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Blake vs. Nadal-WWW?

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Nadal's played his service games really well so far. He won 100% of 1st serve points in the second set and yesterday it was pretty good too. If he plays his service games as well as hes been he can beat Blake, in straight sets maybe. And of course the IW win is huge. :cool:

rafa_maniac
04-01-2008, 10:09 PM
In this form, coming off a win over Blake in IW and with the courts playing slowish, Nadal "should" win this as I see it. I truly hope he does. Something tells me Blake will come out firing keen for revenge, win the first set, and then Nadal will reel him back in. Something like 3-6 6-4 6-2

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 10:10 PM
Rafa in two.

kobulingam
04-01-2008, 10:11 PM
This surface is slow like IW but Nadal's shot isn't kicking quite as high.
So if Blake plays pretty well he will take it in straights.

Roland9
04-01-2008, 10:11 PM
I think Rafa is playing much better than he did at IW right now... He should win.

RonE
04-01-2008, 10:17 PM
It will probably be a three setter like in IW. Look for pigboy to come in the winner.

Still, considering the matchup out of all the players pigboy has faced up until now Blake is the one with the best chance to stop him.

Mansave_75
04-01-2008, 10:19 PM
I hope Rafa can finally leave on the road easier Blake... I want a two sets win for Rafito.

jonny84
04-01-2008, 10:19 PM
I am going to go with Nadal for this one in three sets. Probably a scoreline like 6-3 5-7 6-4

anon57
04-01-2008, 10:22 PM
I think Nadal will win, I'm not sure whether it'll be in 2 or 3 sets though.

stebs
04-01-2008, 10:29 PM
Close to 50-50 this match but I think Nadal will repeat his IW win in three sets.

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 10:34 PM
It will probably be a three setter like in IW. Look for pigboy to come in the winner.

Still, considering the matchup out of all the players pigboy has faced up until now Blake is the one with the best chance to stop him.

We always assume that the top 3 players (was gonna say 4:o) have easy draws until they meet someone whos beaten them before. Well of course that will be the case if ur name is Federer Nadal or DJokovic. So rafa hasnt been challenged enough is not a factor in the outcome of this match.

BlueSwan
04-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Nadal in straights. He's playing good tennis now and managed to turn the rivalry around in IW. If Blake is firing on all cylinders he's got what it takes to beat Nadal, but I don't think that's the most likely scenario.

The Pro
04-01-2008, 10:55 PM
Why is it Nadal always has to face Blake, Youznhy or Berdych during a hardcourt tournament??? :(

I'm not calling this one.

rofe
04-01-2008, 10:59 PM
I think Nadal is most likely to go out in the SF if Birdman makes it to the SF. If not, he wins the whole thing.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 11:01 PM
I think Nadal is most likely to go out in the SF if Birdman makes it to the SF. If not, he wins the whole thing.

Fully agree with you here, Berdych (IF he keeps up his current playing level, of course!) seems much more a threat to Rafa than Blake right now.

Shantal
04-01-2008, 11:08 PM
Why is it Nadal always has to face Blake, Youznhy or Berdych during a hardcourt tournament??? :(

I'm not calling this one.

The last time [before IW] that Blake and Nadal played was in 2006. With Berdych [on hardcorts] it was again in 2006.
The only recent repeat offender is Youznhy, and with recent I mean twice in the last 7 months.


I really hope Rafa wins this. :worship::worship:

Richardgm
04-01-2008, 11:10 PM
Nadal in 3. Blake has always been a problem for Rafa (minus previous meeting), and Nadal has been on a good playing streak, so he should win.

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Muzza I still think his win over Birdman in Wimbledon is significant. I dont remeber how Berdych was playing back then but hes not exactly on fire this week. Dunno

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 11:15 PM
Muzza I still think his win over Birdman in Wimbledon is significant. I dont remeber how Berdych was playing back then but hes not exactly on fire this week. Dunno

Well the difference - at least to me :p - is that Berdych seems to be playing really well right now, which wasn't actually the case in Wimbly. But there is this strange thing with Tomás - one day he's GREAT, the next he can be absolute garbage. I'm actually most surprised that he's been able to play very well for three matches in a row in Miami now :eek:. This might mean two things: either he's really on a roll right now, and that might well mean Bad News for Rafa - or he's going to fold again like a wet newspaper when they meat again. :p
Hope for Rafa - if he makes it past Blake, of course, and if Tomas wins his match tomorrow as well - that the latter scenario will indeed be the case. ;)

Shantal
04-01-2008, 11:17 PM
I still think his win over Birdman in Wimbledon is significant. I dont remeber how Berdych was playing back then but hes not exactly on fire this week. Dunno

Rafa had two advantages in Wimbledon, the biggest one being his movement on grass, which is better than his movement on hardcort. And the wind, because Berdych hates playing in windy conditions.

But Rafa's level during the last week is better [from the two matches that I have seen] then his playing in Madrid 06, and even then it was a tight match - 6-3 7-6(6).

A lot depends on how they both play tomorrow.

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:21 PM
Well the difference - at least to me :p - is that Berdych seems to be playing really well right now, which wasn't actually the case in Wimbly. But there is this strange thing with Tomás - one day he's GREAT, the next he can be absolute garbage. I'm actually most surprised that he's been able to play very well for three matches in a row in Miami now :eek:. This might mean two things: either he's really on a roll right now, and that might well mean Bad News for Rafa - or he's going to fold again like a wet newspaper when they meat again. :p
Hope for Rafa - if he makes it past Blake, of course, and if Tomas wins his match tomorrow as well - that the latter scenario will indeed be the case. ;)

Ive only watched him play one match this week. It always seems like he plays out of his mind against Rafa :( Anyway, I hope he goes with the wet newspaper choice;)

I agree with Shantal too. Nadals major weapon on grass is how comfortable he is with his movement.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 11:24 PM
Ive only watched him play one match this week. It always seems like he plays out of his mind against Rafa :( Anyway, I hope he goes with the wet newspaper choice;)

Well, he didn't in Wimbly last year - there appeared Wet Newspaper Birdman once again... :lol:

I agree with Shantal too. Nadals major weapon on grass is how comfortable he is with his movement.

So do I, Raf's movement on grass is incredible, and Tomas' is worse anyhow because of his length. Besides that, Tomas indeed doesn't seem to be able to play well in windy conditions.

Here's hoping for a nice tornado coming up in Miami in a few days. :rocker2:
(only kidding folks... ;))

elessar
04-01-2008, 11:38 PM
Sad to see all those fangirls who think Rafa's gonna win... try to have some perspective people :rolleyes:

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:38 PM
I meant the year he lost to nadal. I guess that was 2006 then ;)

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:41 PM
Sad to see all those fangirls who think Rafa's gonna win... try to have some perspective people :rolleyes:

A girl being a fan of nadal does not make her a fan girl :rolleyes: My perspective last week i IW was that he would get his ass kicked by Tsonga. By the time he won that i thought the same would happen with Blake so stop making dumb assumptions.

elessar
04-01-2008, 11:46 PM
A girl being a fan of nadal does not make her a fan girl
You're a girl.
You're a fan.
You're a fangirl :shrug:

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:49 PM
You're a girl.
You're a fan.
You're a fangirl :shrug:

So we're all fan girls and fan boys ...Youre just as bad I am then..:wavey:

elessar
04-01-2008, 11:51 PM
So we're all fan girls and fan boys ...Youre just as bad I am then..:wavey:
No I'm not I'm much more balanced and objective, haven't you seen me posting before :shrug:

Marek.
04-01-2008, 11:52 PM
Don't fuck up again Blake.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 11:58 PM
I meant the year he lost to nadal. I guess that was 2006 then ;)

;) - yep. At Wimbly 2007, Tomás played the Wet Newspaper Folding trick once again. Not that I particularly minded. :lol:

You're a girl.
You're a fan.
You're a fangirl :shrug:

Aren't we all, to a certain extent? Unless you're a guy, of course... :p

l_mac
04-02-2008, 12:00 AM
Muzza I still think his win over Birdman in Wimbledon is significant. I dont remeber how Berdych was playing back then but hes not exactly on fire this week. Dunno
Are you kidding? Berdych's last two matches were the best I've seen him play for ... a long time.
Sad to see all those fangirls who think Rafa's gonna win... try to have some perspective people :rolleyes:
:rocker2: Blake in 2.
Don't fuck up again Blake.

:armed:

FluffyYellowBall
04-02-2008, 12:01 AM
No I'm not I'm much more balanced and objective, haven't you seen me posting before :shrug:

No i havent...You must ne a non-tennis, chat thread kind of person.;)
Thinking Nadal is going to win may make me wrong but not a fan girl ou fan girl or boy with a sig like that :retard:

Sunset of Age
04-02-2008, 12:03 AM
No i havent...You must ne a non-tennis, chat thread kind of person.;)
Thinking Nadal is going to win may make me wrong but not a fan girl ou fan girl or boy with a sig like that :retard:

Hey Fluffy - Elessar is only kidding you. ;)

spriwi
04-02-2008, 12:05 AM
Why is it Nadal always has to face Blake, Youznhy or Berdych during a hardcourt tournament??? :(

I'm not calling this one.

because they play well on hardcourts and provided you win some matches you have to meet some good players :confused:

nah, it must be BAD LUCK ;)

The Pro
04-02-2008, 12:07 AM
It is Bad Luck! :mad: I don't care about your fancy logic and statistics! :rolleyes:

Lucinda
04-02-2008, 12:10 AM
Nadal 4-6 7-6 6-2

I saw the Nadal/Blake match in Indian Wells and I thought I might throw myself off the stadium balcony in distress before Nadal fought back to win it! :D

ChinoRios4Ever
04-02-2008, 12:22 AM
no vote this time
i dont want jinx

hra87
04-02-2008, 01:01 AM
Oh man, Rafa is dominating a WWW poll against Blake. It's a miracle. :worship:

Sunset of Age
04-02-2008, 01:37 AM
Oh man, Rafa is dominating a WWW poll against Blake. It's a miracle. :worship:

No, it's not, if you actually have seen Rafa playing the past few days. ;)

hra87
04-02-2008, 01:38 AM
No, it's not, if you actually have seen Rafa playing the past few days. ;)

I assumed that would be irrelevant...

Sunset of Age
04-02-2008, 01:39 AM
I assumed that would be irrelevant...

:lol: I don't think so. :cool:

MIMIC
04-02-2008, 01:42 AM
I want Blake to win so badly. My dad calls him the heartbreak kid, and ever since I've been a fan, he usually lives up to that name. :(

I think Nadal will win but I want to be plesantly surprised.

sawan66278
04-02-2008, 02:49 AM
Blake must win in two. He has not handled the heat that well this week. If it goes three, Rafa could run away with it.

I'm actually surprised (pleasantly) that they scheduled the match for 3:00. This could (and should) prove to be a huge advantage for Rafa.

VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!

connectolove
04-02-2008, 03:40 AM
I can't believe that most ppl think that Rafa is going to take it in 2! I dunno ... my heart goes with Rafa but my head anybody can win this one.

Clay Death
04-02-2008, 03:57 AM
I can't believe that most ppl think that Rafa is going to take it in 2! I dunno ... my heart goes with Rafa but my head anybody can win this one.


horse shit. Blake is a respectable professor of a very dismal science called mental midgetary.

watch the Clay Monster apply some heat.

jcempire
04-02-2008, 04:12 AM
After a crazy lose, James Blake got to make his energy back to the court to own Nadal again

We will see it tommorrow, No doubt about it

LEt's go Blake

TMJordan
04-02-2008, 04:12 AM
Nadal 6-2 6-2

Vamos Rafa.

Nadal_Fanatic
04-02-2008, 04:33 AM
3 PM ET time match. Perfect for Rafa. Here's hoping for a hot day tomorrow so Blake will feel the heat. :D

Exodus
04-02-2008, 06:50 AM
Im hope blake can pull it off

l_mac
04-02-2008, 07:13 AM
After a crazy lose, James Blake got to make his energy back to the court to own Nadal again

We will see it tommorrow, No doubt about it

LEt's go Blake
jcempire you really disappoint me these days. :( How can Rafa GO GO GO for #1 if you keep wanting him to lose :bigcry:
Nadal 6-2 6-2

Vamos Rafa.

:(

Rogiman
04-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Nadal benefits from the court, and I'm not sure Blake is up for the fight.

dan_the_man1983
04-02-2008, 11:24 AM
Rafa in 3.

I can see Blake taking a set off him, especially on this surface.

Infact I wont be suprised over a Blake win, but the way Rafa is playing in Miami, I favour him more.

jagan
04-02-2008, 12:00 PM
Blake in 3.

scarecrows
04-02-2008, 12:03 PM
Rafito in 2

Bilbo
04-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Nadal is playing good tennis these days. He should win this match. Likely in 3 sets.

Foxy
04-02-2008, 01:46 PM
I want to see Rafa fired up!

gnaz
04-02-2008, 02:20 PM
It's the battle of the big asses again, I don't know who will win....

bokehlicious
04-02-2008, 02:21 PM
Rafiño in 2. Eaaaaasy money :cool:

RagingLamb
04-02-2008, 03:05 PM
my money's on ralph nader

tennizen
04-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Blake in 3:sad:

BlakeJamitis
04-02-2008, 03:07 PM
This match is in Blake's hand ... he can move just as well if not better than Nadal. he just needs his groundstrokes to be on for 2 complete sets. In IW, he should have won in str8t sets. But where Nadal has the advantage is in the mental department.

Clay Death
04-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Nadal is playing good tennis these days. He should win this match. Likely in 3 sets.

that is my feeling as well. it should be a good match but Nadal gets it in 3 due to superior mental toughness.

Mansave_75
04-02-2008, 04:20 PM
Rafa's mental toughness is the one only reserved to the greatest champions, isn't it?

groundstroke
04-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Nadal in 3 or Blake in 3.

Clay Death
04-02-2008, 04:27 PM
Rafa's mental toughness is the one only reserved to the greatest champions, isn't it?

Vamos.

FluffyYellowBall
04-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Sad to see all those fangirls who think Rafa's gonna win... try to have some perspective people :rolleyes:

Hi im Fluffy, 18, and im a fan girl :wavey: How r u

Sunset of Age
04-02-2008, 09:27 PM
Hi im Fluffy, 18, and im a fan girl :wavey: How r u

I don't think Elessar was serious there Fluffy.

I was wrong too, I seriously believed Raf would be able to wrap it up in two, but apparently he needed a self-demolition from Blake to get it done :lol:>

r2473
04-02-2008, 09:31 PM
In this form, coming off a win over Blake in IW and with the courts playing slowish, Nadal "should" win this as I see it. I truly hope he does. Something tells me Blake will come out firing keen for revenge, win the first set, and then Nadal will reel him back in. Something like 3-6 6-4 6-2

If I were you, I would expect a call from Betfair and the ATP regarding match fixing.......

Wow, NICE call!!

FluffyYellowBall
04-03-2008, 02:55 PM
I don't think Elessar was serious there Fluffy.

I was wrong too, I seriously believed Raf would be able to wrap it up in two, but apparently he needed a self-demolition from Blake to get it done :lol:>

Ok ther UN:hug: