Who will win in Basel?

10-23-2005, 09:10 PM
What do you people think??

10-23-2005, 09:11 PM
Feña :shrug:

10-23-2005, 09:11 PM
we don't even know who's finally playing!

10-23-2005, 09:12 PM
Ferrero or Nalbandian, maybe even Murray:shrug:

10-23-2005, 09:12 PM
If Nadal plays.. Nadal :retard:

10-23-2005, 09:15 PM
Nalbo's made the last 3 Basel finals...
A wide open tourney, anything's possible...

10-23-2005, 09:15 PM
poll activated.. :)

10-23-2005, 09:15 PM
i will be really shocked if nadal is playing... how about his knee?!?!

he said it was bothering him yesterday

he should take a break and prepare for the paris....

10-23-2005, 09:28 PM
I don't think Nadal is going to play this one.

10-23-2005, 09:30 PM
He's still on the entry list...

10-23-2005, 09:33 PM
Prolly Rafa

10-23-2005, 09:44 PM
Rafa doesn't need to play this tourny. He's already qualified for Shanghai and he can't gain many ranking points, even if he wins. But I heard the commentators say that he's not going to pull out of this one.

Where has he found this extra fitness from?

10-23-2005, 09:53 PM
Rafa if hes playing

10-23-2005, 09:58 PM
Andy I think will make QF/SF, but that will be a real good result for him. :)

As for a winner, Nalbandian, or Henman maybe, as he's improving from what I seen last week, and his nemeses (Ljubicic etc) are playing elsewhere or not at all.

10-23-2005, 10:01 PM
Vamos Rafa (and JFC ;) ) :bounce:

10-23-2005, 10:12 PM
It would be nice to see David win it :D He usually comes up with great results in Basel.

10-23-2005, 10:16 PM
This tournament is totally wide open. Nadal, if he does play, will surely not be 100% for all his matches. Earlier this year, he lost in the QF of Valencia after playing a 5-set final against Federer in Miami and I suspect something similar will happen here.

Coria, Nalbandian, Henman and Novak have all won this tournament and are obvious contenders. But Gonzo and JCF are still outsiders to qualify for Shanghai and, if they hit form, they can beat any of these guys. And I wouldn't rule out the possibility of Andy Murray winning his 1st title.

10-24-2005, 12:18 AM
I think nalbandian will win but JCF or Nadal

Corey Feldman
10-24-2005, 02:55 AM
Timothy Henry Henman :retard:

10-24-2005, 05:33 AM
If Rafa plays - then I think he'll win. If not - well it's a wide open field - Tim Henman winning it would be great (but somewhat unlikely I think :sad: ) - how about Feña?

Mrs. B
10-24-2005, 09:49 AM
hey, Rosie, time for David to win it again, esp. after that 5 setter last year! ;)

Action Jackson
10-24-2005, 09:49 AM
Jose Acasuso.

10-24-2005, 10:08 AM
What, Nadal is still intending to play Basel? Is he stupid?

10-24-2005, 02:51 PM
Nadal or Nalbandian or Stepanek.

10-24-2005, 03:24 PM

10-24-2005, 03:45 PM
I hope David Nalbandian.

10-24-2005, 03:48 PM
i think that Gonzalez and Nalbandian will reach to the final, and Nalbandian win in three sets.

10-24-2005, 03:50 PM
I hope David Nalbandian, though he has a tough draw. The guy has worked hard and is doing good right now. He deserves some more big wins.

10-24-2005, 05:05 PM
What, Nadal is still intending to play Basel? Is he stupid?

It seems Rafa is not so stupid after all and has withdrawn! ;)

So we know who WON'T win Basel... Rogi or Rafa!

10-24-2005, 05:37 PM
Stepanek has also withdrawn.

10-24-2005, 05:42 PM
David Nalbandian :yeah:

10-24-2005, 05:47 PM
I hope Coria (but voted for Tim- wishful thinking on my part).

10-24-2005, 06:14 PM
Nadal is out:

Nadal withdraws with knee problems
Monday, October 24, 2005

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Swiss Indoors because of knee problems on Monday, a day after winning the Madrid Masters in five sets.

Nadal was promoted to the top seeding after the world's No. 1 and home favorite Roger Federer pulled out earlier this month with a torn ligament in his right foot.

Guillermo Coria of Argentina is now the tournament's top-seeded player with Briton Alan Mackin drafted in as Nadal's replacement.

Nadal rallied from two sets down to beat Ivan Ljubicic in a match lasting nearly four hours in Spain on Sunday to claim his 11th title this year.

Nadal entered the Madrid tournament after a three-week layoff due to a knee injury.

The 19-year-old Spaniard has won an ATP-best 79 matches this year, two more than Federer and the most by a teenager since Mats Wilander won 82 in 1983.

Mackin, meanwhile, will play Cypriot qualifier Marcos Baghdatis in the opening round in Basel.

10-24-2005, 07:22 PM
My heart says Ferrero, but my mind tells me Nalbandian..

10-24-2005, 07:26 PM
after nadal's withdrawal.... murray or coria

10-24-2005, 07:27 PM
Nalbandian, I think. But Gonzo and Ferrero deserve some attention here.

10-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Gonzo or Nalbandian

10-24-2005, 07:53 PM
David I hope, but with him, you never know...

10-24-2005, 08:04 PM
Vamos Coria!

But Gonzalez, Nalbandian and Henman would be fine too, heck - even Murray or Baghdatis.

Does anyone know why Stepanek withdrew?

10-24-2005, 10:04 PM
I think some of the outsiders, good luck andy!! I think anyone has a chance now that nadal is out though!

10-24-2005, 10:07 PM
Fernando Gonzalez. vamos Fena :)

10-25-2005, 01:48 PM
i really hope coria would win this one. but given the level of his game lately, i would not dare set my hopes so high. still it would be really great if guille could win.. :p

10-25-2005, 04:25 PM
I'm going to give Gonzo a vote. He played really well during Madrid. If he can keep up the same level of play, he has a chance.