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R. Federer versus D. Nalbandian Semifinal

R.Federer
06-06-2006, 05:32 PM
Roger will have to defeat the two active players who hold H2H leads over him to win the title in Paris. Brad Gilbert predicts in his usual self assured way that he expects Roger to win in straights..... I hope so, but David is definitely a huge challenge for Roger.

Argenbrit
06-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Brad Gilbert is a clown.

R.Federer
06-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Brad Gilbert is a clown. Yes.... this is such a tough one to call. For everyone who wants Roger to win, his having to meet David is a nightmare!!!! David will have a little bit of a mental advantage meeting someone who he plays so well against

bokehlicious
06-06-2006, 05:38 PM
For once Gilbert's predictions will be right :angel:

uNIVERSE mAN
06-06-2006, 05:38 PM
when is this match? thursday or friday?

Argenbrit
06-06-2006, 05:42 PM
when is this match? thursday or friday?

Friday

scoobs
06-06-2006, 05:42 PM
Friday.

So the semi-final we all saw at the start holds (great effort from David to get through that awful section)

Now let's see...

gillian
06-06-2006, 05:45 PM
Yes.... this is such a tough one to call. For everyone who wants Roger to win, his having to meet David is a nightmare!!!! David will have a little bit of a mental advantage meeting someone who he plays so well against

I'll say. What is this, like their 80th meeting-LOL. Just hope it's a good match. I've been a very realistic Roger fan: I don't think he can win the French this year, but I do think he'll do so next year or in '08.

BlueSwan
06-06-2006, 06:00 PM
If anyone has the mental advantage it's Federer. He has a 5-1 record against Nalbandian in their last 6 encounters. I really don't think the fact that Nalbandian once dominated Fed and had a 5-0 record against him is an issue anymore. It's the recent matches that counts. Sure, they've had lots of close encounters of late, but Federer has got to be the favourite.

rofe
06-06-2006, 06:04 PM
This is going to be a tough match for Federer. He probably still has the TMC defeat in his mind even after his win over Nalby in Rome and the fact that Nalby used to own him. He will be nervous because:

a) He gets to the FO final for the 1st time if he wins
b) He evens the h2h with this win at 6-6

I hope Fed gets through his nervousness quickly or he will find himself a set down.

bokehlicious
06-06-2006, 06:08 PM
b) He evens the h2h with this win at 6-6


I think that will motivate him just well. People will stop shouting that David owns Roger, which is already wrong for years !

kindablue
06-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Go Rogelio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Ummmmm....

Actually, I think I see David winning in 5 or not at all. He won't go down without taking a set so Brad is way off with his straight sets predictions. Nalbandians returns are too good, and his bhdtl is one of the best in the game bar maybe Safin or Andre. In any case, Roger turned it on today to beat Ancic, and surely he did impress but...Nalbandian is a different player and I think Daveed proved in the ye masters he can win on the big stage beating high quality players...(Federer).

robinhood
06-06-2006, 06:17 PM
This is going to be a tough match for Federer. He probably still has the TMC defeat in his mind even after his win over Nalby in Rome and the fact that Nalby used to own him. He will be nervous because:

a) He gets to the FO final for the 1st time if he wins
b) He evens the h2h with this win at 6-6

I hope Fed gets through his nervousness quickly or he will find himself a set down.

If one of them is going to freeze up, it's going to be Nalbandian.

a) He gets to the Slam final for the 1st time since 2002 if he wins
b) The h2h is evened at 6-6 if he loses

I expect Nalbandian to feel twice as nervous as Federer will.
Plus the crowd will generally be on Fed's side for obvious reasons.

stebs
06-06-2006, 06:21 PM
I think that will motivate him just well. People will stop shouting that David owns Roger, which is already wrong for years !
Yep. If David owns Roger then Henman owns Roger too. In fact Tim owns Roger more than Nalbandian does.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:23 PM
If one of them is going to freeze up, it's going to be Nalbandian.

a) He gets to the Slam final for the 1st time since 2002 if he wins
b) The h2h is evened at 6-6 if he loses

I expect Nalbandian to feel twice as nervous as Federer will.
Plus the crowd will generally be on Fed's side for obvious reasons.

Explain Daveeds win over Roger at master's cup then?

scoobs
06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Suffice to say there are high stakes for both players :)

Who handles it better? Well we'll see.

In my humble opinion Roger should beat David every time they play because from where I stand, Roger does everything David does and does it a little better.

He shouldn't have lost that Master's Cup Final match, and I'm glad he beat him in Rome, but here, over 5 sets, IMO Roger should win this reasonably comfortably - 4 sets perhaps, allowing for his usual mid-match dip in concentration.

We'll find out on Friday - should be a good match.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Suffice to say there are high stakes for both players :)

Who handles it better? Well we'll see.

In my humble opinion Roger should beat David every time they play because from where I stand, Roger does everything David does and does it a little better.

He shouldn't have lost that Master's Cup Final match, and I'm glad he beat him in Rome, but here, over 5 sets, IMO Roger should win this reasonably comfortably - 4 sets perhaps, allowing for his usual mid-match dip in concentration.

We'll find out on Friday - should be a good match.

Sorry buddy but, Roger doesn't have a better backhand than Daveed, Roger doesn't change pace as well as Daveed, Roger doesn't strike the ball as well as Daveed. What Roger does do is create really well, and move really well...those are two things I think Daveed struggles with but I think Nalby has proved over the years he's able to hide those weaknesses when he plays Roger and use his strengths against Rogers weaknesses.

DDrago2
06-06-2006, 06:32 PM
A final before the final

David wins in more then three sets

It will be a match full of drama

scoobs
06-06-2006, 06:33 PM
That's your opinion - mine differs on that score. Ultimately it's opinion on both sides and unprovable.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:34 PM
That's your opinion - mine differs on that score. Ultimately it's opinion on both sides and unprovable.

Well of course ;)

I would just say you are in a small minority with your opinion.

scoobs
06-06-2006, 06:36 PM
Again, that's your opinion - not like we can count all the heads in the world and see who ultimately does have the majority view :)

I'm not disrespecting Nalbandian, in any case - he's a great player who I enjoy watching and support as long as he's not playing Federer :)

robinhood
06-06-2006, 06:38 PM
Explain Daveeds win over Roger at master's cup then?

Um, perhaps Fed's injured ankle (or was it a foot??) had something to do with that?
Of course Nalbandian played well to win that match, too, and they had a close one in Rome.

But this time it's a Slam semi where Fed visits more often and has more success at, which is why I am only predicting that Nalbandian will feel the weight of the occasion more than Federer on Fri.

Dirk
06-06-2006, 06:38 PM
David's BH is not as good as Roger and nothing else he does is as well. Roger beats him by controlling the pace which he can do much better than fat david. Roger will play him with a sharpy focus on Friday. David was lucky Roger didn't raise his game in the 2nd set at Rome because it gave him a chance.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:41 PM
Um, perhaps Fed's injured ankle (or was it a foot??) had something to do with that?
Of course Nalbandian played well to win that match, too, and they had a close one in Rome.

But this time it's a Slam semi where Fed visits more often and has more success at, which is why I am only predicting that Nalbandian will feel the weight of the occasion more than Federer on Fri.

Good explanation :)

I can see your point of view, I just have to :rolleyes: at people who don't take Nalbandian seriously feel like Roger will crush him in straights. Daveed has been playing too good over the past 7 months to crash out like that. I admit Roger is the favorite and I am not saying that an upset is on the cards, all I am saying is simply that Nalbandian could easily win this match and I wouldn't be suprised.

oneandonlyhsn
06-06-2006, 06:42 PM
Could go either way IMO. Everyone that I wanted to win the FO was on the top draw :(

Roger, David and Nikolay :ras:
Anyway, good luck to both players as I enjoy watching them both, but I will be cheering for Rogi :angel:

rofe
06-06-2006, 06:43 PM
In my humble opinion Roger should beat David every time they play because from where I stand, Roger does everything David does and does it a little better.



I disagree. David takes the ball a lot earlier than Roger and hits a lot flatter. He is also very consistent in the sense that his game style is risky but he doesn't try to paint the lines but prefers to move his opponent from side to side. He is, if you will, a poor man's Agassi.

Roger is more creative on court and has more variety in his shots. Roger relies more on his topspin shots and his slices.

They have different styles.

scoobs
06-06-2006, 06:43 PM
I don't think Roger will win in 3 sets, not on clay.

4 maybe, or it might even go to 5 - but unless David really does freeze up he's got enough game to take at least a set from Federer.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:44 PM
David's BH is not as good as Roger and nothing else he does is as well. Roger beats him by controlling the pace which he can do much better than fat david. Roger will play him with a sharpy focus on Friday. David was lucky Roger didn't raise his game in the 2nd set at Rome because it gave him a chance.

Gosh, I guess David was lucky all those other six times Roger didn't raise his game. Oh man, and Nadal was lucky too. It's a good thing Roger doesn't raise his game all the time or their would be no tennis to watch at all. :o

scoobs
06-06-2006, 06:45 PM
I disagree. David takes the ball a lot earlier than Roger and hits a lot flatter. He is also very consistent in the sense that his game style is risky but he doesn't try to paint the lines but prefers to move his opponent from side to side. He is, if you will, a poor man's Agassi.

Roger is more creative on court and has more variety in his shots. Roger relies more on his topspin shots and his slices.

They have different styles.
You could argue that - to me it's a difference in degree only, not a difference in type.

You can point out some differences in the way they play the game but their playing style overall is not really dissimilar, IMO

The difference between them has tended to be between the ears.

Dirk
06-06-2006, 06:47 PM
Gosh, I guess David was lucky all those other six times Roger didn't raise his game. Oh man, and Nadal was lucky too. It's a good thing Roger doesn't raise his game all the time or their would be no tennis to watch at all. :o\

He beat Roger so much at first because Roger would S/V too much on his 2nd serve and wasn't patient from the baseline as he is now. I never said he was lucky, he was just better at the baseline than Roger at those times but alas he was a fucking joke still back then too. Nadal is only slightly lucky, but overall he deserves credit for his wins over Federer.

robinhood
06-06-2006, 06:48 PM
Good explanation :)

I can see your point of view, I just have to :rolleyes: at people who don't take Nalbandian seriously feel like Roger will crush him in straights. Daveed has been playing too good over the past 7 months to crash out like that. I admit Roger is the favorite and I am not saying that an upset is on the cards, all I am saying is simply that Nalbandian could easily win this match and I wouldn't be suprised.

Yeah, I agree.
(That's why I was rooting for Davydenko today. :sad: )

One thing's for sure.
I'll be rooting for one of these two on Sunday.

Fumus
06-06-2006, 06:48 PM
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He beat Roger so much at first because Roger would S/V too much on his 2nd serve and wasn't patient from the baseline as he is now. I never said he was lucky, he was just better at the baseline than Roger at those times but alas he was a fucking joke still back then too. Nadal is only slightly lucky, but overall he deserves credit for his wins over Federer.

Well put. ;)

Allez
06-06-2006, 06:58 PM
This match is too close to call. Could go either way. Grudgingly I give Nalbandian the slight edge (2%) because he has nothing to lose. He can just swing away. Swing till kingdom comes. Rogi on the other hand will be under enormous pressure to go one further than last year and pull off a Fed Slam. Everyone already expects a Rafa-Rogi final so Roger will feel the pressure to deliver and you want to be completely relaxed to have a chance against someone like Nalbandian. Plus their last 2 matches have been so close. Coming back from 2 sets and match points down to beat Roger in Shanghai will give Nalbandiyawn an awful lot of confidence. Roger will definitely need to rais his level to win this. :yeah:

Blue Orange
06-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Um, perhaps Fed's injured ankle (or was it a foot??) had something to do with that?
Of course Nalbandian played well to win that match, too, and they had a close one in Rome.

But this time it's a Slam semi where Fed visits more often and has more success at, which is why I am only predicting that Nalbandian will feel the weight of the occasion more than Federer on Fri.

Had Fed not handed out a double bagel the match before?

naughty_sprite
06-06-2006, 07:49 PM
nah federer will win with no problem in my opinion

stebs
06-06-2006, 07:53 PM
Gosh, I guess David was lucky all those other six times Roger didn't raise his game. Oh man, and Nadal was lucky too. It's a good thing Roger doesn't raise his game all the time or their would be no tennis to watch at all. :o

It's getting old. You think Hewitt is also better than Roger just because he beat him a lot of times ages ago? You think Henman is better than Roger? You think Agassi now is better than Roger?

Roger has changed from a decent up and comer who was Nalbandians whipping boy to one of the best players of all time who has won 5 of the pair's last 6 meetings. David did own Roger, 3 years ago.

Deivid23
06-06-2006, 08:01 PM
David's BH is not as good as Roger and nothing else he does is as well. Roger beats him by controlling the pace which he can do much better than fat david. Roger will play him with a sharpy focus on Friday. David was lucky Roger didn't raise his game in the 2nd set at Rome because it gave him a chance.

:haha:

robinhood
06-06-2006, 08:11 PM
Had Fed not handed out a double bagel the match before?

Yes.
That was before Fed played a couple of tough tiebreaks against Nalbandian and ran out of energy due to poor fitness and bad ankle.

(Or was it a foot? My memory is fading.)

Ales_Alessandra
06-06-2006, 08:13 PM
Why is there always someone attacking one of the players?!! That is so unecessary!!:(
Anyway, could someone tell me how much was the SF in Rome? I haven't seen it! Could you also give some kind of report from what you saw? Thank you!! :)

stebs
06-06-2006, 08:19 PM
I disagree with Fumus saying that Nalby is better in all of those ways. I mean Nalby is a great player no doubt but he cannot change pace better than Roger in any way. I also disagree with Dirk, Nalbandian's backhand is streets ahead of Roger's unfortunately. Other than that There is very little Nalbandian has better than Roger.

It should be a very good match, they are too excellent players and the meeting they had in Rome was close certainly.

I think any people saying that Nalbandian still has something over Roger mentally are deluding themselves. Roger has won 5 of 6 meetings since he went down 0-5 in the H-2-H.

celia
06-06-2006, 08:22 PM
Ummmmm....

Actually, I think I see David winning in 5 or not at all. He won't go down without taking a set so Brad is way off with his straight sets predictions. Nalbandians returns are too good, and his bhdtl is one of the best in the game bar maybe Safin or Andre. In any case, Roger turned it on today to beat Ancic, and surely he did impress but...Nalbandian is a different player and I think Daveed proved in the ye masters he can win on the big stage beating high quality players...(Federer).
i agree. this match up scares me. i hope Rogi wins but i won't be surprised if he loses. Nalby can beat him.

scoobs
06-06-2006, 08:26 PM
What I like about this scenario is that we have a Grand Slam semi final with pressure of different kinds on both players, but best of 5 sets, no injury or fitness concerns to get in the way, no excuses to hide behind.

The better player on the day, whichever it is, will win.

Should be good :D

stebs
06-06-2006, 08:30 PM
In all the matches between the two they have won 18 sets each. They are 4-4 in their eight tie breaks and while Roger leads the bagel stats by 1 to 0 Nalby is the better for breadsticks leading by 3 to 2.

I can see Roger winning in 3, 4 or 5 but I can only see Nalby winning if it goes the distance. I hope it's a good match because it certainly should be, I just worry that Federer will have a shock in the change of styles after facing Ancic and Berdych.

R.Federer
06-06-2006, 08:37 PM
Roge cannot possibly be indifferent to the situation. He will either relish the chance to get a place in history, or be bothered by it. I hope he seizes the moment and wins.... but I am sure that david will also want to make up for the lost chances at slams the past several years

Julio1974
06-06-2006, 08:42 PM
It's clear that Federer is the better player. So, Nalbandian can only win if: (i) Federer has an awful day (like the second set in Rome, when he played like Schirapan) or (ii) Nalbandian has a magic day (like in Shanghai). If both play at their usual level, Federer should win in 4, or even in 3 close sets..

All_Slam_Andre
06-06-2006, 08:43 PM
I actually think that despite us all expecting a good game, that Federer will actually cruise through in straight sets, like at that US Open quarterfinal, which was embarassingly one-sided. Federer has won 5 of the last 6 meetings, so the hoodoo has been reversed. Unfortunately for Nalbandian, he is not in the same league as Federer and will probably be outclassed. That Federer-Nadal final is looking ominously likely to happen.

All_Slam_Andre
06-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Yeah Julio good point. Nalbandian will have to play to his optimum ability, as well as Federer having an awful day, for him to win. Even then it would go to 5 sets. The days of Nalbandian owning Federer are long gone.

tennischick
06-06-2006, 08:56 PM
Roger could win this but Nalby won't make it easy for him.

bandabou
06-06-2006, 09:05 PM
Hmmm....one of those Na-guys Roger struggles with. I think Roger knows what to expect from Nalbandian: pounding the backhand, good retrieving...those are the areas that David can hurt Roger with....because that backhand is mighty good, much better than Roger's. Nalbandian knows what to expect too: lots of slice backhands and every short ball put away with the forehand. I think Roger will rise to the ocation and beat Nalbandian. Not easy by any means, because Nalbandian has some damn good returns...if Roger serves well, than he's too many weapons for Nalbandian.

All_Slam_Andre
06-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Yeah I agree if Federer serves well he win as Nalbandian's serve is pretty weak and can be broken at will.

tennischick
06-06-2006, 09:08 PM
Hmmm....,,,.
who let you out of wta-hell? :eek:

bandabou
06-06-2006, 09:20 PM
haha..wta hell?

NYCtennisfan
06-06-2006, 09:58 PM
It's clear that Federer is the better player. So, Nalbandian can only win if: (i) Federer has an awful day (like the second set in Rome, when he played like Schirapan) or (ii) Nalbandian has a magic day (like in Shanghai). If both play at their usual level, Federer should win in 4, or even in 3 close sets..

Yep. All in all, I think Fed would rather have played Davydenko. Rafa feels good because he will get the winner of Ivan?Julien instead of Nalbandian.

R.Federer
06-06-2006, 10:05 PM
Roger could win this but Nalby won't make it easy for him.
:topic:
Welcome back- quite a long time since you posted :wavey:

Rogiman
06-06-2006, 10:42 PM
Roger has won 5 of 6 meetings.
Key stats so many people would like to forget...

Otherwise no secrets here, they've met so many times already and there's nothing new either one could learn about his opponent's game, their matches have been close and will most likely always be because they match up beautifully, therefore I'll be surprised if friday's match isn't a 5 setter.

Those who like watchable tennis would rather tune in for this semifinal match than the other one or the finals.

Nalbandian!!!
06-06-2006, 11:03 PM
Yeah I agree if Federer serves well he win as Nalbandian's serve is pretty weak and can be broken at will.

214 KM H TODAY AND 8 ACES.

You underestimate Nalby .

Nalbandian will win in 4 sets.

Rogiman
06-06-2006, 11:08 PM
214 KM H TODAY AND 8 ACES.

You underestimate Nalby .
Not sure where that came from but his serve is crap, that's old news.
The rest of his game is nearly perfect (and great to watch), so that makes up for the serve.

It's the serve (or lack of), however, that has prevented him from winning as many titles as he should have with great talent and skills as his.

Corey Feldman
06-06-2006, 11:26 PM
:lol: i have to laugh when i see ppl saying Nalbi changes the pace better than Federer...
remind me which one has a single handed BH and slices as much as he attacks, certainly not fat dave.

as for the match, its a test for Fed purely because Nalbi likes his game and likes being the underdog, and so yes, dave won that TMC final, but only after fed blew it when serving for the match, and ppl also quickly forget 2 things.
1) Fed beat Nalbi that week at the TMC as well in the group stage and 2)Fed has won 5 of the last 6 against him with the only loss being a match he could have won barring a brainfart.

Fedex knows what is on the line on friday, its one of the biggest days of his life and he'll take Dave out in 4.
cmon!

Javierdaleboca
06-07-2006, 01:13 AM
COME ON DAVID!!!!!

VAMOS ARGENTINA CARAJOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Countdown: 3 days...

Howard
06-07-2006, 01:35 AM
I donít see how you can not pick Fed when he plays anyone other than Nadal. He not only has more weapons than Nalbandian but heís played a lot more big matches and he wins the vast majority of them.

For sure Nalbandian isnít intimidated by Federer, but he certainly doesnít have the same confidence level. Nalby may think he can win if he plays well, but Fed is sure he (Fed) can.

Fedex
06-08-2006, 05:16 AM
This match is too close to call. Could go either way. Grudgingly I give Nalbandian the slight edge (2%) because he has nothing to lose. He can just swing away.
Oh, please, lets not pretend like there's no pressure on Nalbandian at all.
There's alot of pressure on him; it a chance for him to get to his first slam final since 02, a chance for him to even win a grand slam. There's plenty of pressure on both players.
This match could go either way, but I'm not as worried about Nalbandian on clay as I am on hard. I think Roger moves better on clay than Nalbandian, and he also hits with more topsin, which is obviously to his advantage.
All in all, it should be a good match and I look forward to it.

yanchr
06-08-2006, 06:44 AM
For sure Nalbandian isnít intimidated by Federer, but he certainly doesnít have the same confidence level. Nalby may think he can win if he plays well, but Fed is sure he (Fed) can.
Ummm maybe you can say this for any other player (except for Nadal), but I think Nalbandian has the confidence when playing Roger, not only not intimidated.

oz_boz
06-08-2006, 07:06 AM
A toss up. I think Nalby in 5.

niko
06-08-2006, 07:06 AM
I think the winner of this match will get the French title. I won't be suprised if it'll come down to David and Ivan.

landoud
06-08-2006, 09:47 AM
as I said in the other thread.... this is an early final IMO
I'd love to see Roger wins

Deea
06-08-2006, 10:09 AM
I think David will win in 5 sets...something like 4-6 6-3 5-7 7-6 10-8!!! It will be a great match to watch, I'm sure of it! I also think that David still has a tiny mental advantage over Federer and he is such a great fighter. He will fight to the end, and who knows, he might actually win!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!!! :bigclap: I want a Nadal - Nalbandian final, please! ;)

bokehlicious
06-08-2006, 10:12 AM
What a huge hype for that match up ! :eek: :rolleyes:

lorenz
06-08-2006, 03:50 PM
I could tell a lot comments with sense.
But I'm a fan of Nalby. !!

The only thing I can say is: °°°Come On, Daviiidddddd!!!!!!!

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigc lap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:: bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigcl ap::bigclap::bigclap:

atheneglaukopis
06-08-2006, 04:06 PM
Had Fed not handed out a double bagel the match before?
The major issue as I saw it was fitness. His ankle and foot held up, but because of the time he had spent on crutches unable to exercise very much, he was not up to a best-of-five. He handed out the double bagel in ~50 minutes and his conditioning held up. He also won the first two sets against Nalbandian, but during the third and fourth sets, he was playing standing tennis and Nalbandian was drop-shotting him to death. (He admitted in the press conference that he saw Federer couldn't run so he hit as many drop shots as he could.) Then Federer called the trainer for a thigh massage, it took a few more games to kick in, and he had his comeback in the fifth to within two points of the match, but Nalbandian wouldn't let him close out (and I will give Nalbandian full credit here).

supersexynadal
06-08-2006, 04:27 PM
I donít see how you can not pick Fed when he plays anyone other than Nadal. He not only has more weapons than Nalbandian but heís played a lot more big matches and he wins the vast majority of them.

For sure Nalbandian isnít intimidated by Federer, but he certainly doesnít have the same confidence level. Nalby may think he can win if he plays well, but Fed is sure he (Fed) can.

I noticed something but im not sure if i saw it wrong. I noticed that nalbandian seems a bit too relaxed when playing federer. After his win over him at the masters cup it seems like he feels hes number 1! So i agree that he isnt intimaded but does anyone thing hes too comfortable? Or at least tries/pretends to be?

Howard
06-08-2006, 04:35 PM
Ummm maybe you can say this for any other player (except for Nadal), but I think Nalbandian has the confidence when playing Roger, not only not intimidated.If you were betting even money on this match, and a substantial amount of it, who would you bet on?

I would never say Nalbandian has no chance. and he can certainly make it a long, difficult match, but in a GS I have to go with the guy who's proved he can go all the way.

maria87
06-08-2006, 06:07 PM
A toss up. I think Nalby in 5.


:yeah:

maria87
06-08-2006, 06:09 PM
I think the winner of this match will get the French title. I won't be suprised if it'll come down to David and Ivan.

yeah, as Marat did in AO 2005 when beat Federer...David can beat him, and then beat Nadal!! oh what a nice day that could be :)

it is time for David to win a Slam, he let the opportunity go in AO and now he should go and take it!

maria87
06-08-2006, 06:10 PM
I think David will win in 5 sets...something like 4-6 6-3 5-7 7-6 10-8!!! It will be a great match to watch, I'm sure of it! I also think that David still has a tiny mental advantage over Federer and he is such a great fighter. He will fight to the end, and who knows, he might actually win!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!!! :bigclap: I want a Nadal - Nalbandian final, please! ;)

:yeah:

Skyward
06-08-2006, 06:13 PM
I think the winner of this match will get the French title. I won't be suprised if it'll come down to David and Ivan.

:spit: