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out_here_grindin
02-12-2009, 02:33 AM
I pick, Dimitrov 6-7(11), 7-6(10), 7-6(14) in an all time epic. Which crumbles Nadal's career as the next GOAT will look back at this as what shot his career forward. Dimitrov will go on to win the next 3 slams of the year and 25 for his career. Nadal will never win a tournamnet again.

KaiserT
02-12-2009, 02:34 AM
Nadal 6-2 6-1

alfonsojose
02-12-2009, 02:42 AM
Pocahontas in a landslide

gaitare
02-12-2009, 02:55 AM
There will be one winner in this.

PeteCentral
02-12-2009, 02:59 AM
This Nadal is good.

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 03:11 AM
I pick, Dimitrov 6-7(11), 7-6(10), 7-6(14) in an all time epic. Which crumbles Nadal's career as the next GOAT will look back at this as what shot his career forward. Dimitrov will go on to win the next 3 slams of the year and 25 for his career. Nadal will never win a tournamnet again.

Exactly what I was thinking. GriGOAT will put the hammer down on the Mallorcan(Majorcan?) asspickin' bumrootin' Mug. GriGOAT will show the world how REAL tennis is played!

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 03:15 AM
GriGOAT def Nadal 6-0, 6-0 in 72 minutes. Never faces a break point and converts 6/10.

Kolya
02-12-2009, 03:48 AM
Spain.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 04:34 AM
When was the last time a Bulgarian male player played the #1 player in the world!?

gaitare
02-12-2009, 04:45 AM
Stanoytchev played Kuerten and Kafelnikov in 2000, but I don't think they were ranked nr 1 at that time.

Zhihong
02-12-2009, 05:19 AM
Grigor in two tough sets.

octatennis
02-12-2009, 05:48 AM
hope dimitrov baggel rafa so he will play next in indian wells.

do not play dubai ****!!!:wavey:


here is where the legend born.

typicay
02-12-2009, 06:46 AM
I think Nadal has a chance here

HattonWBA
02-12-2009, 06:56 AM
nadal to win easily

coria_fan
02-12-2009, 06:59 AM
I think Nadal will win, but aidee Grigoro!!! :)

maconick
02-12-2009, 07:14 AM
LOL Grigor is a carbon copy of Federer's game but just less consistent, unfortunely its an easy matchup for Nadal

habibko
02-12-2009, 07:30 AM
if Dimitrov somehow won this, I'll officially start calling him GriGOAT from now on.

Chris Seahorse
02-12-2009, 08:19 AM
Grigor Dimitrov sounds like he has a good future. I can certainly see myself liking and supporting him too. But the hype he is getting here from certain posters who really should know better is way out of proportion. He beat Berdych. That's all.

Hopefully over the next two or three years he develops and establishes himself on the tour. If he makes the top 20, and I hope he will, he will have done very well for himself. Maybe he'll even do better than that. But winning a couple of Junior Slams guarantees nothing. He is still immensely green and it is wrong and stupid to put unrealistic expectations on the fellow, even in jest.

As to this match, well I imagine he will get a few games. I certainly hope so. But suggestions that he will beat Nadal are absurd. Nadal and Berdych are about as different as it is possible for two tennis players to be. To suggest Dimitrov will encounter a more mentally focused, mature and skilled player today would be a gross understatement. Nadal in two easy sets (not bagels though)...and why this isn't even an option in the poll God only knows.

Bazooka
02-12-2009, 11:17 AM
Nadal was asked about this in interview, and he made reference to his match vs. Federer in 2004 when he fought the #1 for the first time, and he was also 17 (and won 63 63, lol). He said the boy will give everything to win just like he did that day. However besides this consideration there is nothing suggesting Dimitrov can do anything but win a few games.

federernadalfan
02-12-2009, 12:04 PM
rafa wo

Venle
02-12-2009, 12:13 PM
Rafa 6-3, 6-3.

andylovesaustin
02-12-2009, 12:14 PM
I dunno.

I remember (short-lived #1) Guga's first match with Andy Roddick, and Andy beat him. I was crazy for Guga, so I was supporting him at the time.

I am not sure who will win the Dimitrov v Nadal match. I agree with Rafa that Dimitrov is going out there to win. What I really like about Rafa is that he takes all of his opponents very seriously. But.. I am not sure.

I hope Rafa, but then again anything can happen.

FedererBulgaria
02-12-2009, 12:22 PM
Grigor try your best,i love you,boyyyyyy.....;)

waterlily_021989
02-12-2009, 12:26 PM
Nadal 6-4,6-2

jmjhb
02-12-2009, 01:19 PM
I'd love Dimitrov to win but can't see it happening.

Andi-M
02-12-2009, 02:07 PM
Becker won wimbledon at age 17. This kid at 17 beats Birdchoke in an MM....automatic goat. :haha:

Igaarg
02-12-2009, 02:13 PM
I would love to see Grigor win, but I don´t know.

Aenea
02-12-2009, 02:20 PM
Grigor Dimitrov sounds like he has a good future. I can certainly see myself liking and supporting him too. But the hype he is getting here from certain posters who really should know better is way out of proportion. He beat Berdych. That's all.

Hopefully over the next two or three years he develops and establishes himself on the tour. If he makes the top 20, and I hope he will, he will have done very well for himself. Maybe he'll even do better than that. But winning a couple of Junior Slams guarantees nothing. He is still immensely green and it is wrong and stupid to put unrealistic expectations on the fellow, even in jest.

As to this match, well I imagine he will get a few games. I certainly hope so. But suggestions that he will beat Nadal are absurd. Nadal and Berdych are about as different as it is possible for two tennis players to be. To suggest Dimitrov will encounter a more mentally focused, mature and skilled player today would be a gross understatement. Nadal in two easy sets (not bagels though)...and why this isn't even an option in the poll God only knows.

:bigclap:

The hype about Grigor Dimitrov is going a bit over board. I read his coach has said Grigor was ready to win a GS :confused: Ready? Really? I don't see this happening yet but who knows :shrug: RG is just in 3 months but let's first see how he plays tonight.

Nathaliia
02-12-2009, 02:20 PM
I plan to bet on Nadal but I think I must take a large handicap in case Dimitrov was on fire :awww:

Albop
02-12-2009, 02:20 PM
Dimitrov 6-3 6-3

Just like in Miami 2004...............

Yves.
02-12-2009, 02:23 PM
Dimitrov 6-7(11), 7-6(10), 7-6(14)

Über LOL

Bazooka
02-12-2009, 02:32 PM
Dimitrov 6-3 6-3

Just like in Miami 2004...............

LOL, just as in Miami would be Nadal 6-3 6-3 :)

peterparker
02-12-2009, 03:17 PM
oh nadal is going to have some fun with this kid.

Iván
02-12-2009, 04:32 PM
lets not forget this is nadals worst surface and he looked rubbish vs bolleli yesterday.

Do you know whaT.......

Bazooka
02-12-2009, 04:54 PM
lets not forget this is nadals worst surface and he looked rubbish vs bolleli yesterday.

Do you know whaT.......

That is true.

But really, that's why I said the boy will get some games.

Honestly, if I was Rafa I would take this chance to compeltely destroy him, make my best to try to doublebagel him, even if that means a huge effort and losing in the next round. You never know, this kid could be good in the future, and this is a good chance to emasculate him like he did to Djokovic.

RIboy
02-12-2009, 05:00 PM
i think that Nadal maybe has a small chance here

TennisAce34
02-12-2009, 05:02 PM
Dimitrov in 3

A_Skywalker
02-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Rafa in 2 easily of course. Vamos!

PiggyGotRoasted
02-12-2009, 05:39 PM
Head says nadal will win, but I just get the feeling that with the whole thing about Dimitrov being expected big things and that.. if he would win here it could be one of those matches where we look back into the future and look at this match as a big turning point in both of these players careers.

Yves.
02-12-2009, 05:44 PM
It's a bit optimistic to think Dimitrov's got a chance. He'll may manage to hold his serve for a while, but at some point Rafa will find a gap. Maybe 6/4 6/3 Nadal. I hope he play Friday evening :inlove:

Bilbo
02-12-2009, 05:45 PM
even the ATP website is overrating this match :o

FedererBulgaria
02-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Rafa in 2 easily of course. Vamos!

And you`re bulgarian?VAMOS:silly:

NinaNina19
02-12-2009, 07:51 PM
Dimitrov 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.

FedererBulgaria
02-12-2009, 07:53 PM
Grigot play AMAZING tennis! 1st set-more than 1 hour

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:00 PM
His game is still raw... or maybe he is just nervous. Right now he is playing like Federer in 1995-1996-1997 I think... no?

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:03 PM
Good... tries to play deep ball!

NinaNina19
02-12-2009, 08:06 PM
His game is still raw... or maybe he is just nervous. Right now he is playing like Federer in 1995-1996-1997 I think... no?

His forehand is worse but his backhand is better.

PiggyGotRoasted
02-12-2009, 08:07 PM
Dimitrov is the new sampras

TeamID
02-12-2009, 08:08 PM
This reminds me of the Agassi-Federer match in 1998.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Just looking at his physical built, I am guessing soon his body will develop like Safin. I think right now he is growing physically stronger than Federer. So, in few years not only he could be as good as Federer, but physically stronger as well. Does anyone agree?

NinaNina19
02-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Dimitrov is the new sampras

Sampras wouldn't lose a set to Nadal on this surface. Dimitrov is the new Federer.

oranges
02-12-2009, 08:10 PM
Considering his first ATP win was two days ago, he's playing great. Nadal likely to spend 2+ hours on court again

PiggyGotRoasted
02-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Sampras wouldn't lose a set to Nadal on this surface. Dimitrov is the new Federer.

Ok then he is the new 17 year old sampras who's game isnt complete yet :angel:

NinaNina19
02-12-2009, 08:12 PM
Ok then he is the new 17 year old sampras who's game isnt complete yet :angel:

That's pushing it but OK.

PiggyGotRoasted
02-12-2009, 08:12 PM
This reminds me of the Agassi-Federer match in 1998.

I also think this.

Smoke944
02-12-2009, 08:13 PM
First time watching Grigor.
Kid is a beast.
serve is good
forehand is decent enough
backhand is gorgeous
moves pretty well
very nice slice bh

NinaNina19
02-12-2009, 08:15 PM
Dimitrov plays like Gasquet but with a better forehand and potential for a better serve and movement.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:15 PM
Is that ATP WORLD TOUR printed on the net? So, the people on the other side are seeing it mirrored?

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:24 PM
5-3!!!!!!!

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:27 PM
First BG male to win a set against a current #1 player! Correct me if I'm wrong.

Igaarg
02-12-2009, 08:27 PM
Come on! 3rd set. Love this kid.

jcreback
02-12-2009, 08:29 PM
Nadal is a joke in any tournament that isn't a slam.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:32 PM
2000 US Open
R128
Kafelnikov def Stanoytchev
6-7(5) 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-3

Kafelnikov was #1 in May 3rd, 1999. August 20, 2000 he was #6 I think.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:38 PM
That was a Philippoussis forehand!

TMJordan
02-12-2009, 08:39 PM
LETS GO GRIGOR!


What u gonna do scoobs/raginglamb?

Fiberlight1
02-12-2009, 08:39 PM
There's a livescores thread for this kinda stuff.

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Unlike Federer, GriGOAT isn't mentally scarred from 12 defeats and multiple beatdowns.

madmanfool
02-12-2009, 08:40 PM
That was a 167 kph or 104 mph forehand

TMJordan
02-12-2009, 08:43 PM
What shots by Grigor :rocker2:

Nadal can't hang in the rallies, the ball is hit to hard for him to handle. :awww:

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:44 PM
There's a livescores thread for this kinda stuff.I looked for that thread: Are you talking about the one for the Gamblers' Lounge?

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 08:45 PM
There's a livescores thread for this kinda stuff.

Yeah but nobody is on there!

Fiberlight1
02-12-2009, 08:46 PM
Lets all move to the livescore thread!

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Ok, I will...

TMJordan
02-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Nah, I like it better here...break him now Grigor! What a shot! BP!

icedevil0289
02-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Unlike Federer, GriGOAT isn't mentally scarred from 12 defeats and multiple beatdowns.

I know. Fed needs to take a page out of grigor's book and not be intidimated.

FedFan_2007
02-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Fed's mental scarring began in June 2005 with that first grand slam loss at Roland Garros. Coming in he was 1-1 with Nadal and riding a huge wave of confidence.

TMJordan
02-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Lucky Nadal.


If only MTF didn't change the rules in the OOP threads. :sad:

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Someone post the link for the live-scoring: The one that I see in this section has zero posts: Are you all talking about that one, or the one in the Gamblers' Lounge?

Guy Haines
02-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Grigor has already way outperformed most people's ideas of what he'd do in this tournament. If he beats Rafa here it's going to be crazy.

Of course testing/beating Nadal here isn't the same as trying to do so on other surfaces. But it's good for Grigor to get his first match against the current #1 in this kinda setting. The timing of his nascent arrival certainly couldn't be any better.

jmsx521
02-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Was that lines-person behind Dimitrov, Jim Courier?