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Inevitable Clash Between Nadal and Fed?

NadalsBoyToy
04-14-2005, 09:29 PM
For their second straight tourney, will Federer and Nadal clash in Monte Carlo? If they do, who do you think will win....my money's on Nadal. He beat Roddick on clay and Federer will be his next victim. If Nadal can give him a SERIOUS scare on hardcourts, IMAGINE what he will do to him on clay! GO RAFA!

2005 French Open Champ- Rafael Nadal!

makro120
04-14-2005, 09:35 PM
What does Roddick have to do with anything?

I think it will be pretty much 50/50. Federer's greater winning mentality will probably give him the edge. When he is in semifinal against the best players he wants to proof something and his form peaks at this part of the tournament. He will win the important points and fight back if it is needed. He knows how to play against NAdal, not how to win, but how to play effective tennis against Nadal.

Seleshfan
04-14-2005, 09:35 PM
Well Nadal has to get by Gaudio first, who is 3-0 against him. This includes a win on clay this year. But if Nadal does get by Gaudio, I think Federer will win. I think Federer learned how to play Nadal last time they met. I don't think Federer is going to press so much as he did. It should be close though. I'd love to see it happen.

makro120
04-14-2005, 09:38 PM
Except Safin, Federer hasn't lost a semifinal or final in 1 and a half years and has won the tournament 16 out of the 17 last times he has been to semifinals.

So it will require something exceptional from Nadal to beat Federer, much like Safin in AO.

User id 7816
04-14-2005, 09:55 PM
well, wouldn't it be more proper to start that discussion if say Nadal was playing Hanescu tomorrow and not the guy who owns him 3 times on clay apart from everything else? :scratch: keep it up though :)

p.s. Ferrero is spelled Ferrero and not Fererro.....unless you like it better this way :confused: :p

misyou25
04-14-2005, 10:00 PM
50:50, although i prefer roger

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 10:01 PM
For their second straight tourney, will Federer and Nadal clash in Monte Carlo? If they do, who do you think will win....my money's on Nadal. He beat Roddick on clay and Federer will be his next victim. If Nadal can give him a SERIOUS scare on hardcourts, IMAGINE what he will do to him on clay! GO RAFA!

2005 French Open Champ- Rafael Nadal!

did you just use the fact that nadal beat andy on CLAY as a reason that he should beat fed??? :haha: sorry i'm an andy fan but i still find that hyterical! hell mardy beat andy on clay last week, so you really can't use that as a reasoning. Fed is better on clay than andy by a mile (and i don't like fed at ALL)

the argument you should be using much more as you say is the fact that turtle gave fed a hell of a scare on hardcourts and turtle is a, better on clay than he is on hardcourts and b, fed is worse on clay than he is on hardcourts.

but still i think you're getting ahead of yourself! they'r enot playing each other yet.

Billabong
04-14-2005, 10:04 PM
GO Fed:bounce:!!!

NATAS81
04-14-2005, 10:10 PM
Roger was 16-2 on clay in 04.

His all-world abilities cannot be under-estimated.

Fedex
04-15-2005, 12:42 AM
He'll have to get by Gaudio 1st, which certainly will be difficult, and Federer has to beat Gasquet before we can even begin to talk about this match.

Daniel
04-15-2005, 12:50 AM
IF they meet again, i want Roger to win, but clay helps the boy more than the man.

bad gambler
04-15-2005, 12:51 AM
they won't play

gaudio will however

Chloe le Bopper
04-15-2005, 01:16 AM
SIGH.

I would take Fed as the heavy favourite in his match. Nadal is at best 50% to win his.

And Nadal won't win RG this year.

Daniel
04-15-2005, 01:50 AM
SIGH.

I would take Fed as the heavy favourite in his match. Nadal is at best 50% to win his.

And Nadal won't win RG this year.

interesting post.

Can you say who u tihnk will win RG this year, please? :)

Scotso
04-15-2005, 02:19 AM
Ferrero will win RG this year.

It's going to be Gasquet vs. Nadal in the semifinal, so stop talking about this Federer matchup.

Chloe le Bopper
04-15-2005, 03:27 AM
interesting post.

Can you say who u tihnk will win RG this year, please? :)
Coria, Gaudio, Federer, or Safin.

Not necessarily in that order.

Yes, I know that I'm not exactly going out on a whim by picking 4 people. :)

Scotso
04-15-2005, 04:20 AM
I'm not sure why everyone is considering Safin a favorite for RG. His power is somewhat diminished on the clay, and his brain can't hang in for close clay matches.

Chloe le Bopper
04-15-2005, 05:49 AM
You probably would have said something similar to the AO. Hey, I might have too. But the fact is that when he's not being an "oaf" (as much as I hate when people go on about this relentlessly, it occasionally has it's place), Safin can contend on clay. He's done well at RG before, and certainly has the game for it, IMO. Yes, he could also go out in an early rounds. That is the wonder that is Marat Safin.

NATAS81
04-15-2005, 05:51 AM
I wouldn't say it's inevitable. Both Nadal and Federer have faced their share of battles in this tourney, today mainly Nadal's real first challenge.

If they are to face each other at MC, then it's a credit to both for their fighting spirit.

bad gambler
04-15-2005, 05:55 AM
some sound words there NATAS :yeah:

Federerhingis
04-15-2005, 06:01 AM
Yeah I would say 50-50 and if Fed is feeling really confident from the get go 55-45 because of his experience and ability to execute when it most matters. However lets wait til both make it past the quarters, beating Gaudio on clay has never been an easy task and its an even harder task post clay court season 04'. Gasquet is no chopped liver either ,so lets be a bit patient and hope this clash can take place.

NATAS81
04-15-2005, 06:03 AM
You're darn right Gaudio isn't chopped liver.

Most 04 clay wins.