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Gonzalez v. Nadal Final: Who Will Win?

mrserenawilliams
05-12-2007, 05:27 PM
on paper it seems like a good match.

Can Rafa extend the streak to 77 straight?

Ivanatis
05-12-2007, 05:28 PM
yap, Nadal in 2

mrserenawilliams
05-12-2007, 05:29 PM
I say Rafa in 3 tight ones. I think this will be another great match before RG :yeah:

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 05:30 PM
:eek: Skinny Kolya proved to be a tougher chicken to fleece than anyone would have thought and ran around the farm well before he was finally butchered by Rafzilla. He held his feathers with more grace than expected:worship: . Kudos.

Can the red-hot Chillean give a challenge in the final, or will he make a grand feast?

Methinks Rafa in 2:worship:

I cant wait to see him BITE the cup:lol: (burps) Bon Appetit!

NicoFan
05-12-2007, 05:30 PM
I like them both.

Before today's match, I would have said Rafa easily.

But tough match against Davydenko so it may go the distance tomorrow.

I still think Rafa will win though.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-12-2007, 05:31 PM
no way man... Rafa in 2

77th in the making

dylan24
05-12-2007, 05:32 PM
doctor gonzo in 3
and then he will become president of chile

ReturnWinner
05-12-2007, 05:32 PM
Nadal

rafa_maniac
05-12-2007, 05:35 PM
A few days ago I would have laughed at this question, but yeah, that was before a 3.5 hr marathon. Nadal is as fit as anyone, but he needs to regroup physically and especially mentally within a day basically. I am going to go out on a limb and say Gonzo for this one.

Bumsby
05-12-2007, 05:35 PM
doctor gonzo in 3
and then he will become president of chile
:lol:
I hope you're right (for the win part, not the presidency :p )

Allez
05-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Gonzalez wins a speedy final in 2 easy sets.

tcorinna
05-12-2007, 05:38 PM
GONZO :worship: ... He is playing very good :worship: GOOO GONZO :worship: :worship: Goodluck :worship:

Nacho
05-12-2007, 05:38 PM
what's their H2h?

Flibbertigibbet
05-12-2007, 05:39 PM
Nadal in two, but I think at least one will be close (7-5ish). The clay has to be playing super fast for Gonzalez.

Scotso
05-12-2007, 05:40 PM
Rafa in two.

m9m9m9m9m9
05-12-2007, 05:40 PM
I think Nadal in 2 close sets..
He will probably keep on attacking Gonzo's backhand..
Gonzo can't just slice the backhand and wait the chance for a big forehand..it will slow down the tempo of game too much and allow Nadal to have too much time to prepare

guga2120
05-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Rafa in 2.

Albop
05-12-2007, 05:41 PM
what's their H2h?

3-1 for gonzo

but the only win of nadal was in rome last year

i said gonzo in 3

FedFan_2007
05-12-2007, 05:57 PM
Nadal in 2 easy sets. Gonzo won't win 2 games. 6-0, 6-1.

Sunset of Age
05-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Rafa in two. Niente Problemo!

LeChuck
05-12-2007, 06:00 PM
Rafa in 2 hopefully.

Mateya
05-12-2007, 06:00 PM
Gonzo will fire some forehands which not even Rafa can get back :cool: but on the end...2-0 for Rafa in two competetive sets.

Rafa lost some energy today, but after tough 2-1 in sets match I always say its like a comfortable straight sets win at a slam (3-0, like 7-6 7-6 6-4) so shouldnt be a big deal.
Gonzo sure is fresher, but not enough for Rafael tommorow, who will give Gonzo´s average backhand a hell of a examination. :devil:

Fedexex
05-12-2007, 06:01 PM
gonzo..i want him to win..

Tomy
05-12-2007, 06:01 PM
Gonzo doesn't stand a chance. Nadal in two easy sets.

FluffyYellowBall
05-12-2007, 06:06 PM
Gonzalez is the next victim..

NYCtennisfan
05-12-2007, 06:13 PM
Gonzo has to serve around 70% and dominate with the 1st Fh to keep the ball away from his BH. Hold his serve, take his chances in the few games that Nadal will give him a chance on the Bull's serve, and then he has somewhat of a chance.

In reality, 7-5, 6-2 Nadal. Gonzo hits the FH well early, maybe takes a lead, Nadal gets his 2nd win and that's it.

Mechlan
05-12-2007, 06:17 PM
Another chance for Rafa to get revenge against someone that's beaten him this year. Rafa in 2 if he comes in fired up like he's been against all the others that have beaten him.

shotgun
05-12-2007, 06:20 PM
Gonzalez has lost his last four finals (three of them against Federer), and I believe tomorrow will be no different, as he will be facing the player with the best record in finals among active players.

MissPovaFan
05-12-2007, 06:21 PM
If Nadal will win I think it will go 3.

euroka1
05-12-2007, 06:22 PM
After today, Nadal will be tired.

LinkMage
05-12-2007, 06:22 PM
Nadal will crush Gonzo in 2 easy sets.

mickymouse
05-12-2007, 06:27 PM
This will not be easy for Nadal because Gonzo possesses a weapon that Davydenko doesn't have -his serve. He'll be able to score more free points and that may prove crucial. But I still think Nadal will prevail.

CyBorg
05-12-2007, 06:29 PM
7-5, 6-3

Ish... Gonzalez doesn't possess the requisite grounstroke consistency to trouble Nadal. Davydenko was hitting the lines all day today. Gonzo can't do this.

Conita
05-12-2007, 06:31 PM
i really want feña to win
he needs to get a master under his belt!
so i hope he takes it tomorrow

sykotique
05-12-2007, 06:35 PM
Maybe a tight first set, followed by business as usual. Gonzo's inconsistency will show.

Merton
05-12-2007, 06:38 PM
Nadal in 2.

anon57
05-12-2007, 06:44 PM
On clay, I expect Nadal to win in 2, Gonzalez doesn't have the consistancy to defeat him

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Rafzilla in two, hard fought sets.

After fighting through great competition like Youzhny, Djoko and Kolya, he deserves to win.

Bayo
05-12-2007, 07:07 PM
Rafa...in straight sets.

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 07:15 PM
:scratch: Hey, where did all my V-cash go?:confused:


:awww: Awww. I am down by 300 dollars (that I never saw, but it hurts anyway). If anyone in this forum knows about how V-cash works, please send me a PM.

Help.

Jevel
05-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Gonzo in 2 tight ones.

RonE
05-12-2007, 07:42 PM
I cant wait to see him BITE the cup:lol: (burps) Bon Appetit!

It's only fitting for the pig to bite into his trough ;)

nolop
05-12-2007, 07:44 PM
nadal in 3

Bad Religion
05-12-2007, 07:46 PM
Rafa in two sets :D

RsaibotD
05-12-2007, 07:49 PM
If Nadal play like Today, and Gonzo Play like today......Gonzo in 2

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 07:59 PM
It's only fitting for the pig to bite into his trough ;)

Hush Ronnie! Dont you dare make fun of my adorable Pigzilla's eating habits. Whats more, when he migrates from dry deserts to plush grasslands this June, he has many sheep to chew on.;)

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 08:00 PM
...and I forgot, ...one particular GOAT that makes for tastiest mutton...a delight with swiss cheese, they say.

*Viva Chile*
05-12-2007, 08:02 PM
Nadal in 2 easy sets. Gonzo won't win 2 games. 6-0, 6-1.

:spit: :haha: you can't be serious... :o

Alonsofz
05-12-2007, 08:04 PM
González in 2 close sets... Rafa will be very tired, and González is playing wonderful tennis...

Forehander
05-12-2007, 08:05 PM
Nadal in two extremely easily. I don't see how Gonzalez backhand can handle Nadal's top spin at all.

EDIT:
Nadal is god on clay!!!

supertommyhaas
05-12-2007, 08:12 PM
i would of picked rafa in 2 easy ones, but after a great match from davydenko and a poor match from rafa, i will say: 6-3 5-7 6-2 for rafa. but that was a great preformance from davydenko.

FluffyYellowBall
05-12-2007, 08:16 PM
I dont think nadal will be tired. He had a very tough match against gaudio in monte carlo 06 and won that...

Sunset of Age
05-12-2007, 08:25 PM
I dont think nadal will be tired. He had a very tough match against gaudio in monte carlo 06 and won that...

Exactly.

Forehander
05-12-2007, 08:26 PM
but hey guys lets just say Nadal really did lose lol. Do you think he can still win the Roland Garros?

The_Nadal_effect
05-12-2007, 08:29 PM
but hey guys lets just say Nadal really did lose lol. Do you think he can still win the Roland Garros?

Lets not say such things the night before the match. If you're that bored, get yourself an Oujha board.

FedFan_2007
05-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Lets not say such things the night before the match. If you're that bored, get yourself an Oujha board.

Ok, Roger has always given Nadal mad props, so why you and other Rafa-tards keep ragging on him? Don't bring up the "1-dimensional" remark after the French Open, that's been flogged to death.

RsaibotD
05-12-2007, 08:56 PM
Nadal in two extremely easily. I don't see how Gonzalez backhand can handle Nadal's top spin at all.

EDIT:
Nadal is god on clay!!!

Do you remember de AO 2007?

nolop
05-12-2007, 09:04 PM
Do you remember de AO 2007?

do you?,AO isnt on clay :shrug:

Kalliopeia
05-12-2007, 09:08 PM
Ok, Roger has always given Nadal mad props, so why you and other Rafa-tards keep ragging on him? Don't bring up the "1-dimensional" remark after the French Open, that's been flogged to death.

What in the world did what she said have to do with Roger Federer?

NicoFan
05-12-2007, 09:15 PM
Do you remember de AO 2007?

If this was hardcourts, then that would apply.

But Rafa is a god on clay.

If Rafa is on, I just don't see Fernando beating him. :shrug:

Chileno
05-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Rafa wins 7-5 6-3

HectorTheGreat
05-12-2007, 11:51 PM
Gonzo in 3

VolandriFan
05-13-2007, 12:22 AM
If Rafa is too fatigued, Feña will win. But it depends on which Feña decides to play first and foremost. If he plays like he did against Volandri and Chela, and Nadal is tired, then he has a chance.

doris_hdz
05-13-2007, 01:36 AM
Feña in 3

RsaibotD
05-13-2007, 03:30 AM
If this was hardcourts, then that would apply.

But Rafa is a god on clay.

If Rafa is on, I just don't see Fernando beating him. :shrug:

...yo creo que feña está pensando mejor los partidos que Nadal en estos momentos, hoy a volandri no le dio Ritmo, y puede que Mañana a Nadal tampoco se lo dé, está muy claro en lo que tiene que hacer, y lejos Feña tiene mejor Saque que Kolya....yo sin dudas pienso que mañana Gonzo Gana...quizás mañana no utilize el reves con slice...uno nunca sabe

Stgobaiano
05-13-2007, 03:39 AM
Rafael en 2.


I Would like Gonzo to win this one , but he is too limited for Rafael,Simply Gonzo doesn't have backhand to be a MS Champion

yomike
05-13-2007, 03:41 AM
Gonzo in two

DhammaTiger
05-13-2007, 03:48 AM
I like both but Rafa more. I just want to see a great match between my 2 favourites. If Rafa wins I am very happy :), if Fernando wins, I am very happy that he won his first masters shield :) Vamos to both of them!!!

Deivid23
05-13-2007, 08:52 AM
I hope Rafa, but this is a dangerous match for him

jenanun
05-13-2007, 09:11 AM
maybe nadal is physically tired, he is mentally too strong and overcome that...

last year, people said nadal has spent 5hours more on court than federer in RG before the final, ran so many miles more on court than federer... nadal must be fatigued, exhausted, so federer was going to win blah blah blah....

nadal.... still able to find a way to win...


i think nadal is going to win in 2

spriwi
05-13-2007, 09:34 AM
gonzo had an easy draw: volandri, chela & massu --- those wins arent enough to suppose he's in his top form...
while nadal certainly is playin his best and he s always sooo focused in the finals, so determined to win.

i bet rafa in two

Mobes
05-13-2007, 09:38 AM
Like a lot of people, before yesterday i would have said Rafa in 2.

Gonzo played very smart, patient tennis yesterday, went for it when he needed to and held back on occassion...

Nadal looked very tired from the word go yesterday (albeit he did seem to revive somewhat in the third)...hopefully he'll realise he can't play MC, Barca and Rome back to back again...

Gonzo will have to play consistently again to beat Rafa and not let the idea Nadal is too tired to win cloud his judgement or he'll start spraying shots all over the place trying to hit away from Nadal...

Gonzo can win this title and end the (pointless and meaningless) streak of Rafa.

Nadal is a unique specimin of fitness on court...but yesterday i think it was more mental fatigue than physical exhuastion...

If Rafa is still mentally tired then Gonzalez could edge it...

But i still think Rafa will win....

SixPack
05-13-2007, 12:56 PM
Everybody I voted for Rafa in two because he gots a better six pack than Gonzalez. Plus, Nadal shaves his chest hair while Gonzalez is hairy. I don't know how in the world he got Gisela Dulko, she's so hot, hotter than Rafa's girlfriend.

martine2
05-13-2007, 01:26 PM
Everybody I voted for Rafa in two because he gots a better six pack than Gonzalez. Plus, Nadal shaves his chest hair while Gonzalez is hairy. I don't know how in the world he got Gisela Dulko, she's so hot, hotter than Rafa's girlfriend.

completely off topic....:rolleyes:
(Besides, they both look great and they both seem perfectly happy with their girlfriend....)

Sunset of Age
05-13-2007, 03:53 PM
Everybody I voted for Rafa in two because he gots a better six pack than Gonzalez. Plus, Nadal shaves his chest hair while Gonzalez is hairy. I don't know how in the world he got Gisela Dulko, she's so hot, hotter than Rafa's girlfriend.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

You are really OBSESSED with men's bodies, aren't you?

Kitty de Sade
05-13-2007, 04:01 PM
Everybody I voted for Rafa in two because he gots a better six pack than Gonzalez. Plus, Nadal shaves his chest hair while Gonzalez is hairy. I don't know how in the world he got Gisela Dulko, she's so hot, hotter than Rafa's girlfriend.

You are a cheeky lil' thing, eh? If you are really interested in the glue that binds the two together, I can answer that for you definitely if you really want to know. ;)

The_Nadal_effect
05-13-2007, 04:03 PM
Everybody I voted for Rafa in two because he gots a better six pack than Gonzalez. Plus, Nadal shaves his chest hair while Gonzalez is hairy. I don't know how in the world he got Gisela Dulko, she's so hot, hotter than Rafa's girlfriend.

:wavey: Hey, I have chest hair too.