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WWW:Nadal vs Safin in Beijing QF

Brick Top
10-08-2009, 12:57 PM
What do you think?

starluk
10-08-2009, 01:06 PM
of course Rafa could get the easy win

8pNADAL
10-08-2009, 01:08 PM
it is great that nadal gets to play safin

PoliFanAthic
10-08-2009, 01:14 PM
If Marat serves like today, anything can happen.

born_on_clay
10-08-2009, 01:52 PM
it is great that nadal gets to play safin

Agreed

This time Rafa will prevail in 2 sets

Puschkin
10-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Come on Marat, we need something to remember!

Burrow
10-08-2009, 02:02 PM
Marat would've been uncomfortable for Nadal to play in his prime but should be easy.

TheWall
10-08-2009, 02:04 PM
2-6 7-6 7-6 Safin

habibko
10-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Nadal in 3, don't think Safin can keep it together long enough to win.. but I hope he does!

Iván
10-08-2009, 03:58 PM
goodbye the lovable rogue

Certinfy
10-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Safin in 3.

ImmzB
10-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Inshallah Safin.

Goldenoldie
10-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Would love to see Safin win this one, but highly unlikely. Nadal has come through two tough matches, and seems mentally right.

kandygram
10-08-2009, 04:08 PM
Normally I would say this is a no-brainer. Rafa will win. That was before I got burned on the Soderling/RG thing. So I'll say Rafa should win. :apumpkin: Whatever happens, it's pure eye candy for the spectators. :drool:

ad-out
10-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Hoping for the big upset. Davai Marat!!

SheepleBuster
10-08-2009, 04:57 PM
Since both their careers are coming to an end, I will root for Safin beating Rafa 6-0 0-6 6-0. But in reality, Rafa wins 6-4, 6-3. Either way both are done winning important tournaments and will renew their friendship fishing and talking about after retirement in a matter of months.

KaiserT
10-08-2009, 04:58 PM
Easy win for Marat.

HattonWBA
10-08-2009, 05:53 PM
Nadal 6-4 6-4

JoshDragon
10-08-2009, 06:05 PM
Because of the court speed I think Safin has a chance but I'm still going to pick Nadal in two close sets.

The_Nadal_effect
10-08-2009, 07:47 PM
Why are people acting like it is Marat's last match? He still has Shanghai and Bercy left - Bercy, which he has already won thrice! :)

Burrow
10-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Why are people acting like it is Marat's last match? He still has Shanghai and Bercy left - Bercy, which he has already won thrice! :)

And St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Johnny Groove
10-08-2009, 08:02 PM
7-6, 6-2 Nadal.

Similar to their match in Canada in 2007.

8pNADAL
10-08-2009, 09:40 PM
nadal always has a big edge over safin because nadal is the most consistent hitter in the world while safin is not

TMJordan
10-08-2009, 10:58 PM
Marat!!!!!!!

Clay Death
10-09-2009, 12:37 AM
7-6, 6-2 Nadal.

Similar to their match in Canada in 2007.

negative. clay monster is still struggling and is clearly not where he needs to be in terms of his form, his confidence, and his physicality.

it may just go 3 sets like his last 2 matches.


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 12:40 AM
I guess Nadal will win in 3 sets...

FlameOn
10-09-2009, 12:42 AM
Davai Marat. My heart says Marat in 3.

Clay Death
10-09-2009, 12:44 AM
I guess Nadal will win in 3 sets...


affirmative. either 2 or 3 but he should be able to get by safin. the match is on friday--7 pm local time. that gives him time for some rest, recovery, and a hit session.

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 12:45 AM
affirmative. either 2 or 3 but he should be able to get by safin. the match is on friday--7 pm local time. that gives him time for some rest, recovery, and a hit session.

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg
I can't see Safin winning this, CD. Maybe he'll take a set. 6-4 3-6 6-1 to Nadal...

Clay Death
10-09-2009, 12:53 AM
I can't see Safin winning this, CD. Maybe he'll take a set. 6-4 3-6 6-1 to Nadal...


that sounds about right dcm. its the clay monster in 3 to be sure old sport.



http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 12:54 AM
that sounds about right dcm. its the clay monster in 3 to be sure old sport.



http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg
Yep. Maybe Safin can win, but it's very improbable...

paseo
10-09-2009, 01:26 AM
I hope Safin can win this one.
Nothing against Nadal, but he really doesn't need to win this tournament.

Safin in 3. Hopefully :)

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 02:40 AM
its quite normal to have upsets end of the season, maybe safin can do it

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 03:18 AM
negative. clay monster is still struggling and is clearly not where he needs to be in terms of his form, his confidence, and his physicality.

it may just go 3 sets like his last 2 matches.


http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/claydeath/v_strelok080100018.jpg

nadal is fine, he has been playing well, confidence is overrated...all you need is belief, its always there these big players

The Freak
10-09-2009, 03:35 AM
its quite normal to have upsets end of the season, maybe safin can do it

Making another excuse as to why Del Potro lost?

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 03:38 AM
Making another excuse as to why Del Potro lost?

What this has to do with Del Potro you fool, you know i watch other tennismatches too.

What do you mean another excuse? it was not excuse it was fact that he was ILL, you can check it here, to think that it was my imagination that he was ill :lol:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/match_report/Japan_Open/2009/Juan_Martin_Del_Potro_-_Edouard_Roger-Vasselin

safinafan
10-09-2009, 03:43 AM
nadal in 2, bye safin :wavey:

fast_clay
10-09-2009, 04:10 AM
del potro was fine... re: last years davis cup... was ill then...

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 04:16 AM
del potro was fine... re: last years davis cup... was ill then...

he wasnt fine in tokyo, he was serving 160km/h serves, obviously we didnt watch same match and btw he was serving 53% 1st serves in because he had no power to serve because of that stomach bug,
i doubt you even watched that match tokyo match.

HE CALLED TRAINER 3 times, what i saw think they gave him something

he wasnt fist pumping like usually he wasnt showing emotions when winning and losing important point and thats only case when player is ill or injured.

The Freak
10-09-2009, 05:01 AM
What this has to do with Del Potro you fool, you know i watch other tennismatches too.

What do you mean another excuse? it was not excuse it was fact that he was ILL, you can check it here, to think that it was my imagination that he was ill :lol:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/match_report/Japan_Open/2009/Juan_Martin_Del_Potro_-_Edouard_Roger-Vasselin

I never said he wasn't ill. :rolleyes:

Everything you say seems like it revolves around Del Potro, so by saying a lot of upsets happen towards the end of the season, you're trying to justify his loss.

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 05:58 AM
I never said he wasn't ill. :rolleyes:

Everything you say seems like it revolves around Del Potro, so by saying a lot of upsets happen towards the end of the season, you're trying to justify his loss.

its quite clear now how ill he was.

oranges
10-09-2009, 06:01 AM
its quite clear now how ill he was.

Perhaps if you repeat it a hundred more times, everyone will forget that he lost. They might actually give him a pass to the semi if he recovered meanwhile, all just to shut you up :rolleyes:

8pNADAL
10-09-2009, 06:57 AM
no point justifying a non-slam loss, nobody remembers the nonslams in history anyway all about the slams

coonster14
10-09-2009, 07:39 AM
i think rafa wins this one in 3 sets.

HKz
10-09-2009, 07:47 AM
Inshallah Safin.

this

betowiec
10-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Safinator in 3

Hellraiser
10-09-2009, 09:38 AM
"Ruki Wierch Rafa!!111" Davai Marat!!111 :worship:

marat_roger
10-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Marat in 3:p

Turquoise
10-09-2009, 11:43 AM
Nadal should win, as his consistency will see him through. If he does, I'd love for him to win the whole thing.

At the same time, sentimental fool that I am, I would be equally happy to see Safin pull an upset. He deserves some sunshine on his goodbye trail :hug:

8pNADAL
10-09-2009, 11:46 AM
hope nadal wins, but if safin wins i hope soderling wins this title

Okonsky
10-09-2009, 12:00 PM
Marat is probably the only one I can't watch so I'm really hoping Nadal in easy 2. I'd like embarassement for Safin.

Burrow
10-09-2009, 12:06 PM
Marat is probably the only one I can't watch so I'm really hoping Nadal in easy 2. I'd like embarassement for Safin.

Still bitter over Djokovic's thumpings? :spit:

Okonsky
10-09-2009, 12:12 PM
Still bitter over Djokovic's thumpings? :spit:

No, no. I simply never liked Safin. In his best times I was rooting for Hewitt, Roddick...never for him and most of Russians (exept Kafelnikov and Tursunov these days).

Puschkin
10-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Voted Safin in 2, no risk no fun.