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I think everyone can predict this result, but anyway, NADAL vs GAUDIO - SHANGHAI

mangoes
11-11-2005, 11:49 PM
As much as Nadal doubts his ability to win on this surface :rolleyes: , this should be a fairly easy matchup for him in my opinion.

revolution
11-11-2005, 11:53 PM
Nadal will win 7-6 6-0 (second set a tank job)

mangoes
11-11-2005, 11:55 PM
Nadal will win 7-6 6-0 (second set a tank job)


lololololol.......I see you have been watching Gaudio's matches for the latter part of 2005.....lolol :D

BlackSilver
11-12-2005, 12:16 AM
As much as Nadal doubts his ability to win on this surface :rolleyes: ,

And you think he is a favorite to win the entire tournament?

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2005, 12:51 AM
And you think he is a favorite to win the entire tournament?

Depends how ready Federer i to play. If Federer can play Federer tennis, then he is the favorite. Otherwise, I would say Ivan is a small favorite over Nadal. I don't think anyone else has a shot and if anyone else does come through, it would be a huge shocker.

PaulieM
11-12-2005, 12:55 AM
Gaudio ;) well you never know... :shrug:

gebl
11-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Nadal will win 7-6 6-0 (second set a tank job)

:yeah:

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2005, 01:17 AM
I doubt that Gaudio wins more that 6 games in this one.

BlackSilver
11-12-2005, 01:29 AM
Depends how ready Federer i to play. If Federer can play Federer tennis, then he is the favorite. Otherwise, I would say Ivan is a small favorite over Nadal. I don't think anyone else has a shot and if anyone else does come through, it would be a huge shocker.

Good that more people decided to discuss this.

"Ivan is a small favorite over Nadal"
You don't think that small favorite is extremely conservative if Ljubicic is 100%?
I would say that that Ljubicic is together with Federer the two big favorites, with Nalbandian coming next, closely followed by Agassi, that is closely followed by Nadal.

El Legenda
11-12-2005, 02:02 AM
6-2 6-1 Nadal

Fergie
11-12-2005, 02:31 AM
Vamos Gaston! ;)

mangoes
11-12-2005, 02:36 AM
And you think he is a favorite to win the entire tournament?


I think there is a strong probability that he will win since Roger is coming back from injury and in all likehood will probably not be at 100%. I would have said, if not Roger then Ljubicic, but I think both the Madrid Masters and Paris Masters have left me a bit hesitant in expecting too much from Ljubicic.

No one is talking about Agassi, and he just may be the dark horse of this competition.

GonzoFan
11-12-2005, 06:10 AM
Good that more people decided to discuss this.

"Ivan is a small favorite over Nadal"
You don't think that small favorite is extremely conservative if Ljubicic is 100%?
I would say that that Ljubicic is together with Federer the two big favorites, with Nalbandian coming next, closely followed by Agassi, that is closely followed by Nadal.


I think that there is only one big favourite and that's Federer and coming after him Nadal and Ljubicic and in the fourth place I would say Nalby

landoud
11-12-2005, 06:59 AM
nadal in 2

landoud
11-12-2005, 07:00 AM
but the question now is : who can win the tittle?

stebs
11-12-2005, 07:29 AM
Gaston to win it 0-6 6-0 6-1. go Gaston

azza
11-12-2005, 07:32 AM
Nadal 6-4 6-7(18) 6-0

Galaxystorm
11-12-2005, 09:53 AM
I would say the favorite is Nadal, but watching his physical condition everything can happen since Nadal's preparation for the TMC is being as horrible as it's possible...

After Madrid's final his ankle got inflamed ( because of this reason he pulled out of Basel and Paris . He would have played in Paris with the knees hurting him, but watching his ankle he decided to withdraw ) , and yesterday when he was practising with Nalbandian he felt pain in the ankle again and he's vorried about it , nowadays is his main worry , even more than his knees, which are still bothering him . And because of these two reasons he's practising less time than he would like in the last weeks, in China too .

Before arriving to China , he hardly practised hard in Mallorca , even the first week he avoid the sharp movements , practising statically , hitting the ball without making lateral movements ,trying to improve knees and ankle conditions . In Mallorca he only practised on clay.

He will arrive to the first match against Gaudio, without rhythm ( cause he has made short practises due to the injures and he hasn't could practise on carpet in the last months, only 5 days in China ) , with pain ( knees and above all his ankle ) . To sump up, he arrives to the TMC by far out of his best fit.

mallorn
11-12-2005, 10:31 AM
After Madrid's final his ankle got inflamed ( because of this reason he pulled out of Basel and Paris . He would have played in Paris with the knees hurting him, but watching his ankle he decided to withdraw ) , and yesterday when he was practising with Nalbandian he felt pain in the ankle again and he's vorried about it , nowadays is his main worry , even more than his knees, which are still bothering him . And because of these two reasons he's practising less time than he would like in the last weeks, in China too .
Knees, ankle, surface, alleged GF, what next!?! This tournament sounds like a real ordeal for him. :( Galaxystorm, could you please tell me how you know about his ankle? I havenít seen this anywhere else, is this from the Spanish media or some inside info you've got?

1sun
11-12-2005, 12:00 PM
I would say the favorite is Nadal, but watching his physical condition everything can happen since Nadal's preparation for the TMC is being as horrible as it's possible...

After Madrid's final his ankle got inflamed ( because of this reason he pulled out of Basel and Paris . He would have played in Paris with the knees hurting him, but watching his ankle he decided to withdraw ) , and yesterday when he was practising with Nalbandian he felt pain in the ankle again and he's vorried about it , nowadays is his main worry , even more than his knees, which are still bothering him . And because of these two reasons he's practising less time than he would like in the last weeks, in China too .

Before arriving to China , he hardly practised hard in Mallorca , even the first week he avoid the sharp movements , practising statically , hitting the ball without making lateral movements ,trying to improve knees and ankle conditions . In Mallorca he only practised on clay.

He will arrive to the first match against Gaudio, without rhythm ( cause he has made short practises due to the injures and he hasn't could practise on carpet in the last months, only 5 days in China ) , with pain ( knees and above all his ankle ) . To sump up, he arrives to the TMC by far out of his best fit.
blah blah blah. already getting excuses together incase he loses i see.

1sun
11-12-2005, 12:01 PM
Knees, ankle, surface, alleged GF, what next!?! This tournament sounds like a real ordeal for him. :( Galaxystorm, could you please tell me how you know about his ankle? I havenít seen this anywhere else, is this from the Spanish media or some inside info you've got?
they got it from blah blah land

Galaxystorm
11-12-2005, 12:29 PM
they got it from blah blah land

ASSHOLE

mallorn
11-12-2005, 12:35 PM
they got it from blah blah land
From what I remember Galaxy is Nadalís fan, why would he make up something like that? :shrug:
Galaxy, can you please say something more than ASSHOLE? ;)

mallorn
11-12-2005, 12:44 PM
Today in majorcan press it is said that he felt pain again in his ankle when he was practising with Nalbandian yesterday, and besides on wednesday i posted in Nadal's messageboard that he was more worried about his ankle than his knees ( that new was taken of a radio interview )
Thank you :wavey:

Tatanka
11-12-2005, 12:44 PM
rafa

1sun
11-12-2005, 12:54 PM
ASSHOLE
quiet boy

Galaxystorm
11-12-2005, 01:11 PM
quiet boy

It seemed you were insinuating that i was concocting the new and obviously i got angry since i don't concoct anything ..

Yesterday i said that Nadal's behaviour complaining about the surface was whining and he should shut his mouth and only play.

But about his injuries, he isn't concocting anything . Federer and Nadal, both are the players who arrive to the TMC in the worst physical condition among the 8 players because they have hardly practised and still have pain . A player who practises for a week without running ( hitting the ball statically ) , this player ( Nadal ) isn't pretending , a player who has to shorten his practises isn't pretending.

And besides Nadal isn't a player known to be a whinner with the injuries , you must remember when he played and won the match Nadal-Gasquet in Estoril 2004 with the foot broken , it was broken even before the match started.

I don't doubt about Federer's injury , it would be very stupid on my part , and i don't understand why some people is doubting about Nadal's physical condition :shrug:, both players are by far out of their best fit

*Viva Chile*
11-12-2005, 02:04 PM
Gaston to win it 0-6 6-0 6-1. go Gaston
I thought the same before I want to post it :eek: :lol: