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R'dam QF: Nadal vs Tsonga - WWW?

Yves.
02-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Exciting match, I think.

richie21
02-12-2009, 10:55 PM
On current form and considering the surface, i'd say Tsonga in 2 sets,possibly in 3(despite the fact he is not playing at his best).
Nadal looked terrible today against Dimitrov(so many unusual UEs from him).

malisha
02-12-2009, 10:55 PM
doubt it will be exiting with their level this week

ChampionshipPoints
02-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Since their famous AO encounter of 2008 which Tsonga won, they played again once last year and Nadal won. Who will win this time?
The way Nadal is playing so far, my vote is on Tsonga.

finishingmove
02-12-2009, 10:56 PM
doubt it will be exiting with their level this week

+1

Yves.
02-12-2009, 10:57 PM
Sorry kid, too late, 2 minutes to be precise...

ChampionshipPoints
02-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Sorry kid, too late, 2 minutes to be precise...

Oops!

Yves.
02-12-2009, 11:01 PM
Oops!

Doesn't matter. Now we can see if people change their opinions :devil:

Crazy Girl
02-12-2009, 11:28 PM
Nadal. 3.

Voo de Mar
02-12-2009, 11:40 PM
I suppose they are going to play on the higher level tomorrow than in the first two rounds. I think they are mentally prepared for this match from the beginning of the tournament ;)

moon language
02-12-2009, 11:55 PM
This matchup is more like who will lose based on current form.

MagicMilan
02-12-2009, 11:56 PM
Tsonganator :shrug:
Nadal is playing like crap in Rotterdam :(

MalwareDie
02-12-2009, 11:56 PM
Tsonga's back was stiff during the Australian Open. I wonder if it still is. If his back his fine, he will stomp on Mugboar.

Laba
02-13-2009, 01:04 AM
Both aren't playing well, but the surface favors Jo so..

HattonWBA
02-13-2009, 07:20 AM
Tsonga will surely be getting tired, Nadal in 2

Bazooka
02-13-2009, 11:14 AM
I think they will raise level today. Nadal can be half-sleep vs. players that are not real rivals, but he can't afford losing easily to Tsonga again.

Tsonga is tired but will do everything to defeat the #1 for the first time. (Nadal was #2 in last AO).

vamosinator
02-13-2009, 11:16 AM
THE RAFA is playing his B-game to avoid mental fatigue, it leads to a lot of unforced errors but his clutchness sees him through. His A-game (as in the game where he makes very few unforced errors) is mentally exhausting so he isn't using it in this tournament. The B-game is a kind of 'go with the flow swing for the fences' kind of game which is good enough to beat most players. When he plays Tsonga he will have to make the decision of either continuing with the B-game or lifting to the A-game :wazzup:

duong
02-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Tsonga played well against Tursunov.

Nadal plays absolutely crap this week.

But of course Tsonga may make a lot of UE and Nadal will fight more.

Then Tsonga in 2 or 3.

vamosinator
02-13-2009, 11:20 AM
HEAD TO HEAD THE RAFA leads 2-1

LAST MEETING: THE RAFA 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 7-5 @ 2008 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells :D

rafa_maniac
02-13-2009, 11:27 AM
This will be a suckfest, Tsonga in 3.

Mateya
02-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Bolelli won a set of Nadal.
Dimitrov won a set of Nadal. :rolleyes:

Tsonga will take two sets.
Tsonga 6-4 6-2

Andi-M
02-13-2009, 12:02 PM
Tsonga in 2.

Johnny Groove
02-13-2009, 12:03 PM
I hope for another IW quality match

federernadalfan
02-13-2009, 12:34 PM
tough one, but rafa in three no?

PiggyGotRoasted
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
haha gay

ORGASMATRON
02-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Cant wait for this, should be really interesting. Tsonga's attacking game and the surface says he is the winner.

vamosinator
02-13-2009, 12:54 PM
THE RAFA will walk all over MrT :mad:
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo163/peiris1/wimbledon08.jpg

SwiSha
02-13-2009, 01:07 PM
I hope for another IW quality match

that was by no means a quality match

both players were playing like shit on that day

Johnny Groove
02-13-2009, 01:09 PM
that was by no means a quality match

both players were playing like shit on that day

Maybe we watched a different match. Those tiebreaks were all tense. I especially liked the comeback at the end from 2-5 down.

Machiavelli
02-13-2009, 01:10 PM
Tsonga all the way, with confidence

SwiSha
02-13-2009, 01:12 PM
Maybe we watched a different match. Those tiebreaks were all tense. I especially liked the comeback at the end from 2-5 down.

a comeback doesnt make that a good match, Nadal was in piss poor form ( the only set he played llike he is capable of was the 3rd one round later against Blake) and an erratic Tsonga was serving for the match and choked badly

that was another legendary fight from rafa but by no means a quality match

vamosinator
02-13-2009, 01:14 PM
If that Tsonga were any good that sucker would have won a slam already I PITY THE FOOL! :D :p

Johnny Groove
02-13-2009, 01:14 PM
a comeback doesnt make that a good match, Nadal was in piss poor form ( the only set he played llike he is capable of was the 3rd one round later against Blake) and an erratic Tsonga was serving for the match and choked badly

that was another legendary fight from rafa but by no means a quality match

So who've you got in this one then?

mediter
02-13-2009, 01:17 PM
Only an uninformed fool would give nadal any chance in this match.

SwiSha
02-13-2009, 01:21 PM
So who've you got in this one then?

i expect Rafa to raise his level but still fancy Tsonga in 3, bad matchup plus fast court

the big questiion is how tired is Jo...

vamosinator
02-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Only an uninformed fool would give nadal any chance in this match.

Major sig material alert :devil:

Johnny Groove
02-13-2009, 02:01 PM
i expect Rafa to raise his level but still fancy Tsonga in 3, bad matchup plus fast court

the big questiion is how tired is Jo...

If he's tired I would imagine he'd want to end the points quickly. If he does that it'll just be Tsonga's net rush vs. Nadal passing shots all day. This one's gonna be close

SwiSha
02-13-2009, 02:03 PM
If he's tired I would imagine he'd want to end the points quickly. If he does that it'll just be Tsonga's net rush vs. Nadal passing shots all day. This one's gonna be close

Jo tries to end the points quickly tired or not :lol: , he is a go getter at all times

i agree it will be close

Foxy
02-13-2009, 02:26 PM
i expect Rafa to raise his level but still fancy Tsonga in 3, bad matchup plus fast court

the big questiion is how tired is Jo...

You cannot get tired on this fast surface. Just on contrary, you can rest up while playing if you get what I mean. :D

asmazif
02-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Oh, it's happening.

Stefanos13
02-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Only an uninformed fool would give nadal any chance in this match.

what a naive post! Never mind, made me smile

Clydey
02-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Gotta love Tsonga. :haha:

Have the moderators discussed allowing us to discuss live matches in these threads? I've asked twice and on two separate occasions was told that they would look into it.

finishingmove
02-13-2009, 07:45 PM
Gotta love Tsonga. :haha:

Have the moderators discussed allowing us to discuss live matches in these threads? I've asked twice and on two separate occasions was told that they would look into it.

just jump into one of the chat threads or the gamblers lounge livescore thread.

Clydey
02-13-2009, 07:55 PM
just jump into one of the chat threads or the gamblers lounge livescore thread.

Hardly anyone uses those threads. If we could use the WWW threads, more people would get involved. No one has been able to explain the logic behind us being barred from discussing live matches in WWW threads.

gebl
02-14-2009, 02:15 AM
Only an uninformed fool would give nadal any chance in this match.

epic foresight :haha:

SwiSha
02-14-2009, 02:18 AM
You cannot get tired on this fast surface. Just on contrary, you can rest up while playing if you get what I mean. :D

dont you think that you re forgetting something? the fact that he just has spent a week down in South Africa playing and now here. Put all this together and i think you can get tired pretty fast.