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WWW: Nadal vs Djokovic Cincy SF

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 01:55 AM
14-4 for Nadal. What a great match tomorrow.

Burrow
08-22-2009, 01:57 AM
hopefully nadal, the more matches (hardcourt especially) the sooner he will be gone.

Voo de Mar
08-22-2009, 01:58 AM
I hope D'Joke will take revenge for bitter loss in Madrid, it will be difficult though, Nadal is in good shape again... Nadal in 3. Good to see 4 best players in semis together :yeah:

rubbERR
08-22-2009, 02:03 AM
why its good to see? federer only sprays errors and makes service winners, murray does opposite...keeps ball in play and service winners :lol:

Nadal - Djokovic? gosh...we have seen these guys play each other already 18 times :lol:

Ilovetheblues_86
08-22-2009, 02:05 AM
Let´s go Djokovic show the serbian power on! AJDE! :lol:

Voo de Mar
08-22-2009, 02:07 AM
why its good to see? federer only sprays errors and makes service winners, murray does opposite...keeps ball in play and service winners :lol:


It's good because we will know in some sense who is the best on hardcourts at the moment.


Nadal - Djokovic? gosh...we have seen these guys play each other already 18 times :lol:

And most of their matches were useless but their last match was great, so maybe it's an indicator of tomorrow's match.

Steelq
08-22-2009, 02:07 AM
For the sake of his further career,i hope Djokovic.

Sunset of Age
08-22-2009, 02:08 AM
Rafa in two. No doubts whatsoever. :yeah:

rubbERR
08-22-2009, 02:09 AM
It's good because we will know in some sense who is the best on hardcourts at the moment.

Murray is, then comes other top 6 players.

Fiberlight1
08-22-2009, 02:09 AM
Time to break the Djoker's heart yet again.

Nadal in 2.. 7-6 6-4

fast_clay
08-22-2009, 02:09 AM
sorry novak...

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Voo de Mar
08-22-2009, 02:11 AM
Murray is, then comes other top 6 players.

Should prove it winning next two matches.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 02:13 AM
Nadal !n 2

malisha
08-22-2009, 02:14 AM
with this loss Djoko sholud call it a season
he wont recover fast

shotgun
08-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Their matches are usually very entertaining, but it will depend mostly if Djokovic is able to bring his "A" game to the court.

MrChopin
08-22-2009, 02:15 AM
Pray for Death.

coonster14
08-22-2009, 02:16 AM
nadal in 3, rafa wants revenge for what happened here last year when he got thrashed by djokovic in the semis.

but great to see them face each other again, i always enjoy their matches, theyre great to watch :)

Laba
08-22-2009, 02:27 AM
:rolleyes: @ the poll so far.

Djokovic smashed Nadal here in the SF last year right after it was confirmed that Federer would lose his #1 Rank to Rafa. I just don't think Novak can be dismissed so easily but I'm hoping Nadal wins this, and if he does, it will probably be in three.

kinski76
08-22-2009, 02:28 AM
The poll is so lopsided I'm almost tempted to vote for Djoko :eek:

I think I shall. :cool:

Guga_fan
08-22-2009, 02:28 AM
Djokovic will lose and will start playing even worse tennis from then on.

Mechlan
08-22-2009, 02:33 AM
Awesome, I love watching these two play. Going to go out on a limb and say that Djoker takes this one. Though the final will be better with Nadal in it.

Del_Toro
08-22-2009, 02:46 AM
The Joke will roast the pig in 3 sets.

tangerine_dream
08-22-2009, 03:01 AM
"Nadal vs Djokovic"

Where's the orgasm smiley?

FedFan_2007
08-22-2009, 03:21 AM
Rafa in two. No doubts whatsoever. :yeah:

No Nole in 2.

ExcaliburII
08-22-2009, 03:24 AM
Nadal in 2

HeretiC
08-22-2009, 03:45 AM
At this moment it doesn't look good for Djokovic. He will have to bring his level from Madrid(with few modifications), on hardcourt it should bring him the win, but he wasn't been even near that form in the past months. I am anxious to find out if Nadal serve today was really that good or it was just Berdych misreading it completely.

freeandlonely
08-22-2009, 04:00 AM
Djokovic in 2.

kooties
08-22-2009, 07:25 AM
I love this, these guys are MADE to play each other. They bring out the best in each other, match in and match out.

I say Djokovic in 2, he always has something special saved for Nadal.

Arkulari
08-22-2009, 07:44 AM
Rafa in three :woohoo:

nanoman
08-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Djokovic possess a good enough BH to beat Nadal on HC. But unfortunately he has been woefully off-form.

Nadal in 2 or 3.

Forehander
08-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Nadal.

Xristos
08-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Rafa 46 76 63.

«Ivan»
08-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Rafa in two. No doubts whatsoever. :yeah:

i don't know,i would love nole but above all i would love to :haha: at your tennis knowledgable face.more than anything.

shame,rafa deserves better fans (you're not rafa fan,you're fedal,cartoon caracter).

Bargearse
08-22-2009, 10:19 AM
I would lurve to see Djokovic win this, but Nadal will prevail.

alter ego
08-22-2009, 10:21 AM
Ajde Novak :angel:

If Nadal wins this one, Novak is finish for this year :o. But given Nadl's recent form I'll go for Nole in 2, just like last year.

Commander Data
08-22-2009, 10:31 AM
Novak is the more talented HC player, hope he can live up to that. Otherwise it starts to get pretty bitter for him.

Titi
08-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Djoker really should win but he probably won't.Nadal in 3 I say.

Goldenoldie
08-22-2009, 10:43 AM
Absolutely no idea who is most likely to win this one.

At least I'm glad Murray/Federer is the first semi-final, because then I'll know who I'd prefer to win second semi-final.

If Federer beats Murray, I'd like to see Nadal beat Djokovic, but if Murray wins I'd like him to play Djokovic in the final.

Titi
08-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Why? Not confident for Murray against Nadal?

Goldenoldie
08-22-2009, 10:48 AM
Why? Not confident for Murray against Nadal?

Correct!

tea
08-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Based on how well they both are playing atm I feel something ugly in gonna happen today.

Anyhow, one of them will lose and that is great news itself.

Nadal in 2 I say.

batavlada
08-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Djokovic started playing again like pu$$y. One good mach, then dozens with "dont get involved too much because I will feel very bad if I loose tight again". He is mentally weak for SF. If he does not think that he can beat Rafael 100% he will loose. Unfortunately this is 2nd season in a row where he does not have confidence. Blockades in every movement. This is more painful than playing like tiger and loosing even 20-0 in a row. He automatically keep saying to himself that his opponents are better players.

Cure is to recall how he felt in last SF which is mission impossible for him. He cleansed Nadal from court.

rocketassist
08-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Djokovic in two sets, 7-5 6-4 perhaps.

HattonWBA
08-22-2009, 11:01 AM
Novak In 3 Sets

Andi-M
08-22-2009, 11:02 AM
Raf in 3.

Certinfy
08-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Nole in 3

Rika217
08-22-2009, 11:13 AM
Nole in 2

Laba
08-22-2009, 11:16 AM
I'd like to say Rafa but I have a feeling Nole will take this. For Nadal to win, depth is the key here along with his positioning on the court. If he's too passive and finds himself pushed right back, it will be like last years SF but if he take control of the rallies and start working Djokovic over, he's in with a shot. He'll need to serve really well, a high percentage of first ones needed and his ROS will need to be vastly improved if he wishes to break serve himself. I see this going three sets with one tiebreaker.

Matt01
08-22-2009, 11:27 AM
Since we are in Cincy on a fast HC, Djoker will win in 3.

Bilbo
08-22-2009, 11:29 AM
R. Nadal in 2

Iván
08-22-2009, 11:30 AM
N.o.l.e

Vida
08-22-2009, 11:41 AM
wartime buddies back to the field...
...nole in 3 sets!

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 12:12 PM
Rafa in 2

CescAndyKimi
08-22-2009, 12:35 PM
Nole in 2. Saw Nadal against Berdych, nothing special. The commentators are highly retarded...saying he's back? He;s lucky Berdshit is a mental case.

Fast hardcourt, Djoko can return, he can cover the court and be solid. If he decides to bring his backhand and forehand to the match at optimum, this will be over quick.

n8
08-22-2009, 12:47 PM
Djokovic is 4-3 against Nadal on hard. Cincy favours Djokovic even more so. However, I still think Nadal can win to complete his set of Masters Series finals.

Aenea
08-22-2009, 01:59 PM
Djokovic is 4-3 against Nadal on hard. Cincy favours Djokovic even more so. However, I still think Nadal can win to complete his set of Masters Series finals.

Berdych was 2-0 on Deco Turf but this didn't help him too much yesterday :D

I think Novak will win :sad: After all those bitter losses to Rafa this year he'll be very eager to finally pose a win and will play his best. And since I don't want second Madrid SF I prefer Rafa doesn't push too much. A SF on fast Cincy courts is good enough for USOpen preparation.

Good luck, Rafa :)

andylovesaustin
08-22-2009, 02:10 PM
I like both Rafa and Nole, so this is a tough one!

I'll say Rafa in three because I like storybook endings! I'd like to see Rafa make a comeback. Or maybe I should vote for Nole because it might be too early for Rafa to "peak"? Hmmmmm this is even more difficult than I thought!

I'm not going against Rafa, so I'll pick him. But it wouldn't kill me if Nole won. In fact, it would be good for Nole.

l_mac
08-22-2009, 02:10 PM
I think Nole will win. All 4 of his wins over Rafa have come on North American hardcourts, 3 of them in Masters SF (and the other in a Masters QF)

The signs all say "Novak victory" :bigcry:

If Fed wins this afternoon maybe Rafa will be more motivated to kill himself to win, because then he will give himself a chance of being #2 seed for USO (I know he says the ranking is not a priority, but I don't really believe him)

SF is a much better result than I was expecting, and it equals his best ever showing in Cinci.

If Rafa did win, he'd be the first man to make the final of all 9 MS events. (I thought Federer had already done that, but he must be missing one which must be Paris?)

Har-Tru
08-22-2009, 02:18 PM
I think Nole will win. All 4 of his wins over Rafa have come on North American hardcourts, 3 of them in Masters SF (and the other in a Masters QF)

The signs all say "Novak victory" :bigcry:

Two of Djokovic's wins came on the slow North American hard courts (one in Indian Wells and one in Miami). It would be better to look at the H2H on fast hard courts (2-2, counting indoor), or on DecoTurf (2-1 Djokovic).

l_mac
08-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Two of Djokovic's wins came on the slow North American hard courts (one in Indian Wells and one in Miami). It would be better to look at the H2H on fast hard courts (2-2, counting indoor), or on DecoTurf (2-1 Djokovic).

I could do that, but it wouldn't really suit my pessemistic outlook as much.

Also Rafa's 2 fast court wins can be discounted, IMO, because one of them came while Nole was getting embarassed by everyone at TMC '07, and the other came in a really big match and I would always give Rafa the edge over Nole in those situations :D

Sapeod
08-22-2009, 02:35 PM
Djokovic can't win this. He can't lose to a just coming back Nadal. Commentators saying Nadal's back :retard:
Who as he beaten. Seppi, who he struggled with, Mathieu and Birdshit who are a headcases. Yep, he's definately back. Federer, Murray and Djokovic don't stand a chance after all of the amazing talent Nadal has plowed through in this tournament.

tea
08-22-2009, 03:20 PM
Bad news.
Nadal improved to a 150-39 match record at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level and he now is one match away from becoming the first player in history to reach nine different Masters 1000 finals.
Don't know how about you, but I'm used to see another player breaking those type of records.

Ajde Nole!:rocker2: Do the job done for history's sake!

Roger, and you better do it in Paris indoors this year to ensure that at least this confusion will never happen again.

chenx15
08-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Next best test after the "injury". Nadal in 3

Tennisman82
08-22-2009, 03:25 PM
Nadal looks sharper, tougher and more eager but I think Djokovic is still capable of beating Nadal because I think he’ll come out with some of his best tennis tomorrow. Djokovic’s best hc tennis form is something pretty special, and we saw that at the AO in 2008.

It’s all in the head for someone like Djokovic. If he’s on, I think he can beat Nadal on hc in bo3 format.

Tennisman82.

Jōris
08-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Djokovic.

zeleni
08-22-2009, 05:15 PM
Both players aren't in good form. Match can end either way easily. Nole in 2, hopefully.:)

Aenea
08-22-2009, 06:39 PM
Bad news.

Don't know how about you, but I'm used to see another player breaking those type of records.

Ajde Nole!:rocker2: Do the job done for history's sake!

Roger, and you better do it in Paris indoors this year to ensure that at least this confusion will never happen again.

Hopefully if Rafa fails to do it today he'll do it in Shanghai and still be the first in history :D

BTW Welcome :wavey: what a great new edition to the Fedtards community :bigclap:

connectolove
08-22-2009, 06:50 PM
I go for Nadal...

Corey Feldman
08-22-2009, 06:59 PM
Nadal 64 64

Voo de Mar
08-22-2009, 08:50 PM
It's good because we will know in some sense who is the best on hardcourts at the moment.


Murray is, then comes other top 6 players.

No, he isn't.

Gandalf
08-22-2009, 09:00 PM
Based on their QF matches, I would say Nadal in two. But it would be nice to see Novak getting a win over Nadal again, he was absolutely crushed after the Madrid match, so it would help him to get back on track.

(Also, it would be nice if after his disastrous start of the year up to Rome, Roger gets to win his next match against all of Nadal, Murray and Nole; I wasn't convinced he would win against any of them ever again).

saniapower
08-22-2009, 09:02 PM
yet another Federer v Nadal final coming up :rocker:

Laba
08-22-2009, 09:05 PM
I think there's more pressure on Nadal coming into this one than there is on Djokovic which might help Nole just swing freely and have a big crack at it. I think either player here will lose in the Final but I'd hoping Rafa can pull through to gain a few more points and really test himself out to see where he's at vs. Roger.

ballbasher101
08-22-2009, 09:11 PM
I am just hoping for a good match. A tight three setter like in Madrid would be very tasty indeed :drool:

rofe
08-22-2009, 09:41 PM
I am just hoping for a good match. A tight three setter like in Madrid would be very tasty indeed :drool:

If it really gets tight like Madrid, Novak has a good chance of losing.

Anyway, after their relative performances, I would have to go with Nadal on this one.

abraxas21
08-22-2009, 09:57 PM
novak comes from a 5 match losing straight against nadal but it should be taken into account that he has won all of his four matches against nadal on hardcourts so i think he has a chance here in cinci. novak in 3

Fiberlight1
08-22-2009, 10:00 PM
novak comes from a 5 match losing straight against nadal but it should be taken into account that he has won all of his four matches against nadal on hardcourts so i think he has a chance here in cinci. novak in 3

Yeah, but Djokovic is still only 4-3 against Nadal on hardcourts.

NadalSharapova
08-22-2009, 10:02 PM
Rafa needs to win to smoke fed in the final

karadjordje
08-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Nole in 3 sets, roast the pig .

kandygram
08-22-2009, 11:20 PM
I'm going with Rafa in two.

Nole had a little freak-out during the Chardy match, so questionable if he can hold it mentally together.

Looking at Rafa's celebrations during good points, he's only gained momentum. Knowing it could be the first time he'll meet Roger in a final since Madrid should be motivation enough. Plus, Murray to lose points while Rafa will have matched his.

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 11:44 PM
A Rafa-Roger final would be more exciting.