Coria or Nadal

04-16-2005, 04:57 PM
Vote and comment

04-16-2005, 04:58 PM
Thrash him Nadal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-16-2005, 05:00 PM
It'll be Coria. He's fresh as a daisy, as opposed to Nadal and they're playing 3/5.

04-16-2005, 05:00 PM

Come Guille, smash that kiddo.. :p

Vamos Rafa! ;)

04-16-2005, 05:01 PM
go rafy! :yeah: :woohoo:

User ID 4783
04-16-2005, 05:02 PM
Coria, although I want Nadal to win

04-16-2005, 05:03 PM
I think Guillermo will do it...Rafa had a lot of doubts serving for set, although he did it well at the end...

federer express
04-16-2005, 05:05 PM
Thrash him Nadal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey hey....thats such an aggressive statement. careful you dont upset the delicate members of this forum ;)

04-16-2005, 05:06 PM
Coria wins this for me. I wouldn't mind if Rafa won either though. :yeah:

04-16-2005, 05:09 PM
I like both of them............. But, unfortunately, I think exhaustion could catch up with Nadal tomorrow if Coria brings his best game.

This match could swing in either direction.

04-16-2005, 05:14 PM

Chloe le Bopper
04-16-2005, 05:14 PM
Gotta go with Coria :shrug:

federer express
04-16-2005, 05:15 PM
two counter-hitters. tough call....

04-16-2005, 05:17 PM
CORIA! :woohoo: :worship:

04-16-2005, 05:18 PM
I´m less confident after his tough match today, but still have high hopes. Nadal for me.

04-16-2005, 05:21 PM
Nadal I guess

04-16-2005, 05:21 PM
my answer: Coria

federer express
04-16-2005, 05:22 PM
coria for me. he mixes his game up better. he has an incredible drop shot and nadal's is pretty poor. otherwise, very evenly matched.

Clara Bow
04-16-2005, 05:23 PM
Meh.. this is tough. My heart is divided because I want Coria to win and get confidence back in his form. I also want Nadal to get his first MS title and be able to win after a tough match against Richard.

If both players are able to bring their A game I don't know who will win. But since Coria is fresher - I may have to go with him.

04-16-2005, 05:23 PM
Rafa has paid his dues, he deserves to win this...

User id 7816
04-16-2005, 05:28 PM
Rafa and I'm not in a doubt ;)

04-16-2005, 05:29 PM

Agassi Fan
04-16-2005, 05:31 PM
Vamos Guille!!!!

04-16-2005, 05:31 PM

04-16-2005, 05:34 PM
hope: Nadal
think: coria

04-16-2005, 05:35 PM
I love both these guys :sad: I don't wanna see either of them loose. But if I have to pick...I'll say Coria....he has the experience and skill to break down Rafa's game if he's mentally tough tomorrow. Good Luck to both! :worship:

04-16-2005, 05:38 PM
Vamos Coria!!!!

Clara Bow
04-16-2005, 05:41 PM
It looks like a number of people may not be able to watch this match tommorow because ESPN doesn't carry it.

I will be Tivoing it tomorrow from TTC and if it turns out to be a good match, I will be happy to burn the match to a DVD if people would like. Because that takes time, I will only burn 5 DVDs. But if anyone wants to PM tomorrow after the match to let me know if they would like me to send them a DVD I'll be happy to do so. It's no hassle since i do this for friends quite a bit (As I type , I'm burning a episode of Lost for friends we are seeing tonight.) I'll just be able to do it for 5 people though as I stated earlier.

Sorry- just love to share TV goodness.

04-16-2005, 05:57 PM
Coria is unpredictable; all it takes is for the linesmen or referee to do something to piss him off and he'll get so pissed off he'll lose his concentration.
That said, I do feel that he has the upper hand in terms of variety and freshness but this would be one match I wouldn't place my money on.

04-16-2005, 05:59 PM
hey hey....thats such an aggressive statement. careful you dont upset the delicate members of this forum ;)
touche :worship:

04-16-2005, 06:19 PM
:banana: :banana: ˇˇˇRAFA!!! :banana: :banana:

04-16-2005, 07:35 PM
I hope Guille will win :)

04-16-2005, 07:40 PM
Guille :banana:

04-16-2005, 07:51 PM
hope: Nadal
think: Nadal

04-16-2005, 07:51 PM
Nadal 26-4 2004 on Clay
Coria 24-2 2004 on Clay

Nadal in 3.

04-16-2005, 07:53 PM
Coria, I hope.

04-16-2005, 08:49 PM
second final consecutive master series
is the great fighter

04-16-2005, 08:50 PM
I think Rafa has this one :)

04-16-2005, 08:51 PM
i cant believe i'm saying this...vamos rafa!

04-16-2005, 08:51 PM

bad gambler
04-16-2005, 09:24 PM
i would break my arm & leg for a nadal win, anyone but coria

04-16-2005, 09:44 PM
Rafael Nadal-Parera ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-16-2005, 10:17 PM

i don´t like coria :p

04-16-2005, 10:22 PM

04-16-2005, 10:22 PM
It should be a tough match after a very long week. The match could go either way! As long as it's a good match, it makes no difference to me who wins.

04-16-2005, 10:38 PM
It is going to be tough match but I just have to put my money on Nadal to win his first Masters Series. I think that he has learned from the time he played Federer and he has got a great chance. It will also depend on his fitness, but he should be okay.

Angle Queen
04-16-2005, 11:17 PM
Heads: Nadal
Tails: Coria

And the coin toss goes to....


04-16-2005, 11:28 PM
I've the feeling most in here vote with their heart not their head :rolleyes:

04-16-2005, 11:34 PM
Coria in 3 sets

04-16-2005, 11:44 PM
I trust the Kid, (Nadal, of course :p) I think he is ready to win a Master Series. He almost did it at Miami... now is his time. Good Luck, Rafa! :yeah:

04-16-2005, 11:47 PM
Coria will win, no doubt!

04-17-2005, 12:44 AM
Since it is best 3 out of 5, I want to see how Nadal handles playing a long match going into the 4th or 5th set. I don't think it will be an easy 3 setter either way unless Coria takes the first two. Nadal has played a lot of tennis and is coming off a 2 hr 45 min grinder against Richard G. Should be a fun match. I wish I could see it:(

04-17-2005, 12:50 AM
GO CORIA!!!! :rocker2:

04-17-2005, 12:53 AM
I hope Coria wins, at least he's got the touch...

federer express
04-17-2005, 01:03 AM
it was 50 for each player til i went for coria! i put him in front :woohoo:

04-17-2005, 01:19 AM
Rafael Nadal-Parera ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why is his last name sometimes called 'Nadal-Parera'?

04-17-2005, 01:26 AM
I think it's 50-50, maybe Coria the slight favorite... but I'm pulling for Nadal.

04-17-2005, 01:29 AM
Vamos Rafa, you can do it!!! :bigclap:

04-17-2005, 01:32 AM
Why is his last name sometimes called 'Nadal-Parera'?

because that is his full last name.

04-17-2005, 01:43 AM
because that is his full last name.

But is 'Parera' his mother's family name?

04-17-2005, 01:45 AM
Why is his last name sometimes called 'Nadal-Parera'?

because the name of his parents are: Sebastián Nadal and Ana María Parera

The - hyphen shouldn't be typed because it is not a compound last name.
If the last name of his father would be let's say... Nadal-Pérez and the last name of his mother Parera then Rafael's complete name would be: Rafael Nadal-Pérez Parera.

so the correct way is Rafael Nadal Parera (without the - hyphen )

Anyway we can simply call him: Rafa :p

04-17-2005, 01:45 AM
I predict Coria to win, but I'm sure it will be more than 3 sets:yeah:!

04-17-2005, 02:40 AM
Nadal in 3

04-17-2005, 02:49 AM
Vamos Rafa, kick his ass, Nadal in 2 :D

Chloe le Bopper
04-17-2005, 02:50 AM
Vamos Rafa, kiss his ass, Nadal in 2 :D
Wow, so Nadal is going to beat Coria so badly that Coria will refuse to play the third? ;)

Seriously, I'm sticking with Coria. I think that he's just too solid. He may say that he thinks Rafa is the best in the world on clay, but I don't think he really means it ;)

04-17-2005, 03:01 AM
I'm going for Nadal. He's uber talented and I think in 3/4 years can dominate the ATP.

04-17-2005, 04:46 AM
I really want for Nadal to win tomorrow, but also want to see Coria gain his confidence again after what happened last year. I still picked Nadal over Coria because his is my favorite of the two.

04-17-2005, 04:49 AM
Let's go, Guillermo!!!

04-17-2005, 04:51 AM
I voted for Coria. I'm hoping his experience will help carry him through this one. :yeah:

I'm sure it'll be a great match! I'd prefer Coria over Nadal, but it's hard to go against Rafa, so I'll be happy either way. :)

04-17-2005, 05:08 AM

04-17-2005, 05:40 AM
hmmm let me think LOL!


04-17-2005, 05:41 AM
Nadal is the franchise.

Chloe le Bopper
04-17-2005, 06:16 AM
Coria has not lost before the finals in any clay tournament since Roland Garros 2003. 3 losses between Hamburg 2003 and now (on clay, again). People may deny him the title of "best claycourter", but he's certainly the most consistent.

It would be an absolute pity if he didn't win at least one RG. I hope this is his year.

04-17-2005, 06:44 AM
I think Coria will win although Nadal at his best has the potential to just outpower him.

Action Jackson
04-17-2005, 07:07 AM
Coria will win, though I don't want this to happen.

04-17-2005, 07:09 AM
:bowdown: please please my "little man" :bowdown:

and I don't mean little as in size (Coria) but in age! :lol:

:banana: ˇVAMOS RAFAEL! :banana:

04-17-2005, 07:21 AM
should be a brilliant match either way

My vote is with Nadal.....he'll do the job and in doing so, will take some serious ownership of the 'No 1 RG contender' tag

04-17-2005, 11:28 AM
Coria is like a brick wall when he gets in his groove. If he doesn't win RG one day it's going to be the biggest injustice since Corretja didnt win it.

He is workmanlike and delivers results. There is no questioning his clay court credentials since 2003. But because he is "only" workmanlike he can always be vulnerable to a shot maker on a hot streak.

Rafa is more brilliant, but less consistent.

It's going to be a battle of wills and I think Rafa will come out on top.

Billy Moonshine
04-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Breakthrough tour win. it´s been building up to this, no?
Davisd cup heroics, TMS title, we all know what´s next....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, seriously, i think he has ther momemtum, the energy and he´s playing great.

04-17-2005, 12:23 PM
who knows!

it would be great for both.

04-17-2005, 04:12 PM
and the winner is... Nadal :yeah: Both, in the poll and at the court :banana: