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WWW: Nadal vs Baghdatis at China Open R1

whattheheck
10-03-2009, 11:52 AM
Difficult opening match for both. We'll see how Rafa's abs are doing.

Certinfy
10-03-2009, 11:59 AM
Baggy in 3 :rocker2:

Seriously, Rafa in 2.

whattheheck
10-03-2009, 12:05 PM
If Baggy can take Rafa to a tiebreak, I would be happy. He hasn't performed well recently.

Dini
10-03-2009, 12:06 PM
This will be something like 6-1 6-2 to Rafa.

Ad Wim
10-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Difficult for both?! :haha:

Aenea
10-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Baghdatis on Nadal

"Honestly I'm just unable to play against Nadal," Baghdatis said."I like playing against Roger (Federer), but I just can't play against Nadal. I'm not able to return."

Who will win now? :)

Goldenoldie
10-03-2009, 12:56 PM
Unlucky draw for Baghdatis. No chance.

sammy01
10-03-2009, 01:19 PM
baggy needs just to see this as a chance to test out his game. go for his shots see what happens.

born_on_clay
10-03-2009, 03:00 PM
Rafa in 2

whattheheck
10-03-2009, 03:07 PM
If only Baggy can return to the form that got him to the final of Aussie Open, it would be a good match.

8pNADAL
10-03-2009, 03:11 PM
seems like nearly everyone hates playing nadal, even del potro before this year had never beaten him

oranges
10-03-2009, 03:17 PM
seems like nearly everyone hates playing nadal, even del potro before this year had never beaten him

... which is very surprising given that he's been a top player for years and is a veteran in general :lol:

signed
DELPOTROwon09usopen

8pNADAL
10-03-2009, 03:21 PM
well i personally didnt expect nadal to win this years us open, but del potro wasnt the player i expected to beat nadal since del potro struggled against montreal nadal

oranges
10-03-2009, 03:25 PM
I was under the impression you don't expect anyone to beat Nadal ever anywhere. Who did you expect would beat him?

Bilbo
10-03-2009, 03:28 PM
R. Nadal in 2

acionescu
10-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Why, oh, why have they to play each other? :bigcry: God hates me :sobbing:

Venle
10-03-2009, 05:06 PM
:smash: Marcos in advance. :lol:

Geo
10-03-2009, 06:33 PM
probably Nadal in 2 :p :rolleyes:

HKz
10-03-2009, 09:28 PM
On paper obviously Nadal in two. I honestly haven't seen Baghdatis recently, but since 2006 I haven't expected much out of him, he totally lost that momentum he built from AO to Wimbledon after he lost to old man Agassi due to cramping which is quite embarrassing if you ask me. However, Baghdatis DOES have the game to hurt Nadal if he plays well, he has done it in the past in that second set @ Wimbledon 2006 and throughout their meeting in 2007 MS Paris.

Okonsky
10-03-2009, 10:49 PM
This will be something like 6-1 6-2 to Rafa.

Something like that.

ImmzB
10-03-2009, 10:52 PM
Nadal in 2!

Sunset of Age
10-03-2009, 10:58 PM
Difficult opening match for both.

:haha:
Rafa in two. Poor Baggy, what a nasty 1st round match!

whattheheck
10-04-2009, 01:05 AM
On paper obviously Nadal in two. I honestly haven't seen Baghdatis recently, but since 2006 I haven't expected much out of him, he totally lost that momentum he built from AO to Wimbledon after he lost to old man Agassi due to cramping which is quite embarrassing if you ask me. However, Baghdatis DOES have the game to hurt Nadal if he plays well, he has done it in the past in that second set @ Wimbledon 2006 and throughout their meeting in 2007 MS Paris.

Thank you. People are so quick to write Baggy off.

HKz
10-04-2009, 01:18 AM
Thank you. People are so quick to write Baggy off.

Even without good results in 2008 and this year, the guy has made solid results :shrug: unless an Australian Open final defeating some good people and taking the first and set go and up a break against Federer, plus a Wimbledon semifinal that same year and then another quarterfinal at Wimbledon the next year don't all culminate as solid results. Most can't achieve any of that in life time :worship:

But seriously though, this could be SF 2007 MS Paris all over a again or even worse for Nadal, however I personally still have to say that on paper Nadal should take this easily in 2..

Clay Death
10-04-2009, 01:26 AM
Even without good results in 2008 and this year, the guy has made solid results :shrug: unless an Australian Open final defeating some good people and taking the first and set go and up a break against Federer, plus a Wimbledon semifinal that same year and then another quarterfinal at Wimbledon the next year don't all culminate as solid results. Most can't achieve any of that in life time :worship:

But seriously though, this could be SF 2007 MS Paris all over a again or even worse for Nadal, however I personally still have to say that on paper Nadal should take this easily in 2..


your sig says it all. you are a hata and one of them blind worshippers. you are sure to attract the attention of other blind worshippers like you here. and then you can all blindly worship together-- much to our amusement of course.

way to start out with ZERO credibility here. this is not cool at all. at first glance i thought you might even know a thing or about the sport. the sig however gives it away. you know absolutely nothing and you cannot possibly be a friend of the sport. very disappointing to say the least.

that kind of player bashing is not too cool to be honest with you. it just takes away one`s credibility instantly. surely you want to do better than this.

2003
10-04-2009, 02:34 AM
If only Baggy can return to the form that got him to the final of Aussie Open, it would be a good match.

Baggy has Nalbandians beer bellyto thank for that final berth, and not his own form me thinks.:devil:

n8
10-04-2009, 02:46 AM
Difficult opening match for both.

Given the last direct acceptance for this tournament is 57 (the lowest of any ATP250 or ATP500 event this year I think), I think Nadal should be pretty happy with this draw.

Nadal in 2.

Sunset of Age
10-04-2009, 02:52 AM
Given the last direct acceptance for this tournament is 57 (the lowest of any ATP250 or ATP500 event this year I think), I think Nadal should be pretty happy with this draw.

Nadal in 2.

Obviously, yes.

Haelfix
10-04-2009, 03:12 AM
Its not a great matchup for Baghdatis. He doesn't quite have the firepower to go on a hot streak and hit Nadal off the court, he doesn't do well vs lefties in general and he's been error prone and inconsistent for several years now.

He will need his serve firing on all cylinders and remain mentally strong to force some tiebreaks.

But I doubt it will be anything but 6-3 6-3.

GlennMirnyi
10-04-2009, 03:27 AM
Fatdatis will be ripped a new one.

Clay Death
10-04-2009, 03:32 AM
Its not a great matchup for Baghdatis. He doesn't quite have the firepower to go on a hot streak and hit Nadal off the court, he doesn't do well vs lefties in general and he's been error prone and inconsistent for several years now.

He will need his serve firing on all cylinders and remain mentally strong to force some tiebreaks.

But I doubt it will be anything but 6-3 6-3.


actually if the clay monster is off and i do expect him to be off, the baggy man may take the first set. remember that this guy was throwing in 78-85 mph second serves at the u.s. open just a few days ago.

i believe he will try to be protective of that abdominal muscle injury initially. and i dont blame him if he is extra careful. his fitness is off and his timing and his rhythm off the ground is off. you can expect the clay monster to be a little rusty.

i know he is 5-0 against the baggy man but given the current dynamics, i am not exactly sold on a 6-3, 6-3 easy win.

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brent-o
10-04-2009, 03:54 AM
If only Baggy can return to the form that got him to the final of Aussie Open, it would be a good match.

You would think it should be a good matchup (when Baghdatis was playing well). But even Nadal schooled him back when Baggy made the semis at Wimbledon.

8pNADAL
10-04-2009, 04:25 AM
nadal wouldn't be 'off' he has no injury and is well rested, yet has enough tennis under his belt from us summer events, expect 100% performance.

HKz
10-04-2009, 05:09 AM
your sig says it all. you are a hata and one of them blind worshippers. you are sure to attract the attention of other blind worshippers like you here. and then you can all blindly worship together-- much to our amusement of course.

way to start out with ZERO credibility here. this is not cool at all. at first glance i thought you might even know a thing or about the sport. the sig however gives it away. you know absolutely nothing and you cannot possibly be a friend of the sport. very disappointing to say the least.

that kind of player bashing is not too cool to be honest with you. it just takes away one`s credibility instantly. surely you want to do better than this.

Negative old sport, I think I made someone angry! :D :worship::worship:

Never knew providing statistical evidence required credence :shrug:

Cheers man, drink up and live life!

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Audacity
10-04-2009, 06:30 AM
Nadal in 2.

Aenea
10-04-2009, 09:54 AM
Given the last direct acceptance for this tournament is 57 (the lowest of any ATP250 or ATP500 event this year I think), I think Nadal should be pretty happy with this draw.

Nadal in 2.

Last direct acceptance for Japan Open, an ATP500 event, is 68.

CR3WLFC
10-04-2009, 07:08 PM
WoW.

6/7 6/2 6/4 win for Rafa

ArgieFan
10-04-2009, 07:43 PM
I hope marcos in 2. But i guess Rafa will crush him...

Xristos
10-04-2009, 08:11 PM
3 and 2 for Rafa.

tealeaves
10-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Seriously I don't think baggy would have a chance against nadal :o