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Chela's chances against Rafa

Ad Wim
04-16-2007, 12:43 PM
Chela is in the shape of his life this season, but so is Rafa the last month.
What do you think of this match?

I think it will be very, very close, but Rafa will clinch it in three.

Byrd
04-16-2007, 12:46 PM
1 set will be close and then chela will breakdown and get battered in the other. I don't even like Rafa, but the the 3rd round will be a better match :devil:

Ad Wim
04-16-2007, 12:48 PM
I don't like Rafa either, but I feel kind of sorry for his draw. Chela is definitely the toughest unseeded player in the draw.

Sunset of Age
04-16-2007, 12:58 PM
Hmmm. I expect Chela to be just cannon fodder for Raf.
And NO, I'm not jinxing him here. ;)

Rogiman
04-16-2007, 01:03 PM
Chela's chances = a snowball's chance in hell.

Norrage
04-16-2007, 01:05 PM
Verkerk will beat Chela!

Sunset of Age
04-16-2007, 01:07 PM
Verkerk will beat Chela!

:lol: if only *that* would indeed happen... would be the upset of the tournament!

vincayou
04-16-2007, 01:10 PM
close to none

LocoPorElTenis
04-16-2007, 01:17 PM
JIC is playing solid but no way on earth he's defeating Rafa.

Ad Wim
04-16-2007, 01:31 PM
I know his chances are slim, but I think you are overreacting a bit.

Don't forget that Chela has won more matches than Rafa this year and it's Rafa's first match on clay for almost a year, which must take some adaptation.

lorenz
04-16-2007, 02:02 PM
2% of winning chance. But he will deliver a good match.
He is doing a good job till now.

Klaas_nalbandian
04-16-2007, 06:25 PM
Well mardy dit pretty well against chela if I look at the statistics, he won a game on chela's serve and finally was able to win some points on return games.

Well I don't see chela upsetting Nadal,

Jimnik
04-16-2007, 06:26 PM
JIC in three. :smoke:

Yappa
04-16-2007, 06:37 PM
Federer lost early in the past two HC Masters Series tourneys, so will Nadal in the clay events. ;) (Not that I want it to happen)

Merton
04-16-2007, 06:42 PM
An order of magnitude lower that they would be on a hard court and that just about says everything for those who saw their match at IW.

Snowwy
04-16-2007, 07:02 PM
Nadal will win 3 and 3.

NYCtennisfan
04-16-2007, 07:48 PM
First set might be close, Chela might get to break point a couple of times and the score could get to 6-4 or even 7-5 for Nadal. The second set will be 6-0, 6-1, or 6-3 for Nadal. The only reason the first set might be close is because nadal is playing his first match on clay.

Allez
04-16-2007, 07:55 PM
The only way Nadal is losing this is if he suffers another ass-ache :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
04-16-2007, 08:04 PM
I hope this thread is a joke.

GlennMirnyi
04-16-2007, 08:15 PM
Chela's chances = the same chance of Lalo hitting a BH DTL winner on clay.

Adler
04-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Topic: Chela's chances against Rafa
Surface: Clay
Answer: NONE

NYCtennisfan
04-16-2007, 11:34 PM
Topic: Chela's chances against Rafa
Surface: Clay
Answer: NONE

Topic: Chela's chances against Rafa
Surface: Any
Answer: NONE

NicoFan
04-17-2007, 12:45 AM
Chela has zero chances against Rafa.

sodman12
04-17-2007, 01:18 AM
Chela's chances = the same chance of Lalo hitting a BH DTL winner on clay.

lol

GlennMirnyi
04-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Chela's chances are pretty much the same of Mayer or Massu winning a grass tournament.

Snowwy
04-17-2007, 02:31 AM
The only reason the first set might be close is because nadal is playing his first match on clay.

He played and lost a doubles match on clay today, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) so he should be use to the surface.

NYCtennisfan
04-17-2007, 05:31 AM
He played and lost a doubles match on clay today, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) so he should be use to the surface.

In that case, the reaming will begin from set 1. :)

Action Jackson
04-17-2007, 05:33 AM
Chela has more chance of being crowned Mr. Universe than defeating Nadal.

Mateya
04-17-2007, 07:40 AM
:confused: Poor Chela...he is probably the best unseeded player here and has to face Nadal in the 2nd round.
Nadal wins 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 ...and maybe without that first set :devil:

Loremaster
04-17-2007, 07:46 AM
Chela chances are as good as Ljubojoke chances to win GS

oz_boz
04-17-2007, 07:49 AM
Negligible.

Dougie
04-17-2007, 07:50 AM
He played and lost a doubles match on clay today, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) so he should be use to the surface.

I don´t think adjusting to the surface is a problem for Nadal, playing on clay is like coming home for him.

almouchie
04-17-2007, 08:04 AM
a real tough draw
chela having his best season
looks dangerous
is a consistent solid clay courter

nadal has to be very careful

explicit
04-17-2007, 08:31 AM
About 30 percent.
He is playing very well atm, but still I don't see him beating Nadal.

scarecrows
04-17-2007, 08:54 AM
Chela wins 6-2 6-1

Xristos
04-17-2007, 09:38 AM
Nadal 1 and 3.

Oliboyz
04-17-2007, 09:39 AM
Chela's chances are pretty much the same of Mayer or Massu winning a grass tournament.

If you said that then chela may have some chance to beat Nadal, coz I think Mayer is quite good on glass.... He used to be in Round 4 in wimbledon, am i right? :cool: