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WWW Miami SF: [4]Nadal vs. [6]Roddick

Mario Sharapov
04-01-2010, 02:45 AM
Who will win?

TMJordan
04-01-2010, 02:46 AM
Mandy without a chance

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 02:46 AM
Roddick in 3.

Fiberlight1
04-01-2010, 02:47 AM
Nadal in two.. Roddick hasnt played anyone.

Mimi
04-01-2010, 02:49 AM
why couldn't this match be the final, I like Roddick too :banghead::banghead:

Jimnik
04-01-2010, 02:49 AM
Nadal 6-0 6-0

osalsyst
04-01-2010, 02:49 AM
Nadal in 2 I fear

federernadalfan
04-01-2010, 02:50 AM
roddick in two
6-1 6-2

born_on_clay
04-01-2010, 02:50 AM
Rafa in 2 I hope :D

rocketassist
04-01-2010, 02:52 AM
Rodduck has no serve now, so he will lose 6-2 6-2.

Michael Bluth
04-01-2010, 03:01 AM
I feel sorry for Andy.

harrywang5
04-01-2010, 03:11 AM
Someone's knees will blow after ths match.

andy neyer
04-01-2010, 03:12 AM
Nadal of course.

1987518LPF
04-01-2010, 03:18 AM
I choose Rafael.

freeandlonely
04-01-2010, 03:20 AM
ultimate moonball exhibition

missvarsha
04-01-2010, 03:22 AM
7-5 6-1 for the Pig

Ertl93
04-01-2010, 03:24 AM
Rafa in 2.

M4RC
04-01-2010, 03:28 AM
7-5 6-3 for the Raf.

Johnny Groove
04-01-2010, 03:29 AM
Don't care.

Favorite matchup on tour.

Mechlan
04-01-2010, 03:31 AM
Hopefully Andy, but probably Rafa.

Arkulari
04-01-2010, 03:39 AM
Rafa in straights :D

jcempire
04-01-2010, 03:41 AM
Nadal. but who knows

prafull
04-01-2010, 04:06 AM
Nadal in three tight sets.

Geo
04-01-2010, 04:10 AM
Nadal should win this comfortably if he plays as well as he did tonight :shrug: Roddick is consistent, but he's not gonna out-rally and out run Nadal :spit: If Nadal loses this match then he's back to sucking mode :o

River
04-01-2010, 04:19 AM
Roddick's gotta play OUT and BEYOND of his comfort zone in order to beat Rafa. If he plays normally, he will lose against a consistent Rafa.

I say Roddick in 3... But I'm a hopeless Roddick fan who doesn't know when to face facts xD

Roddickpova
04-01-2010, 04:21 AM
Wish it was the final, But Nadal will win in 2 hard fought sets.

Ariel
04-01-2010, 04:22 AM
Rafa 7-6 7-6. Andy will screw up the tiebreaks.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2010, 04:26 AM
Rafa 7-6 7-6. Andy will screw up the tiebreaks.

This. IF Roddick brings his best tennis, otherwise it will be a routine 6-4 6-3. ;)

docking34
04-01-2010, 04:30 AM
unfortunately, it will prolly be nadul, but i pray for roddick in 3 tight sets perhaps. MAYBE?

.-Federers_Mate-.
04-01-2010, 04:32 AM
Rafa in 2 6-2 7-5 or something similer

harrywang5
04-01-2010, 04:35 AM
Something like 6-3 6-2 for Rafa with Andy having 8 groundstroke winners for the entire match.

LinkMage
04-01-2010, 04:37 AM
More mugs for Nadull to beat. :zzz:

HarryMan
04-01-2010, 04:50 AM
Nadal should win this, Roddick will need his serve working well to stand a chance in this match up.

Clara Bow
04-01-2010, 04:53 AM
I would like Rafa to win it but he can not count on mental lapses from Andt. I think Andy's fight is under-rated (perhaps by not other players but by general tennis fans.

Bright spot- if Rafa loses I will be thrilled for any other fellow who wins the tournament. I want Rafa to get the title- but as a fan, I like having happy thoughts for any of those left.

tea
04-01-2010, 06:24 AM
Nadal is too good these days. That must be a sense of coming clay that influences him.
Rafinito in 2. Duck will be lucky to get more than 3 games.

RafaTheBest
04-01-2010, 07:05 AM
6-2 6-2 if Rafa plays poorly, no?

ossie
04-01-2010, 07:51 AM
Roddick in 3.is this an expectation or are you just hoping cuz you said the same for nalby, ferrer and tsonga :haha:

Il Primo Uomo
04-01-2010, 09:03 AM
I cannot bring myself to vote against Nadal on this one. Nadal to mop the floor with the Hooligan in two. VAMOS.

And why is the OP ALWAYS making polls pop like he does in TF? SMH :retard:

duong
04-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Roddick has a real chance if he just stays calm.

I think he's able to beat Nadal on long points with his pushing game, as Nadal makes an abnormal number of unforced errors and Roddick is very fit physically.

Actually Roddick has become a very good pusher ;)

However, he misses a big chance as it will be in night session then he loses his serve weapon.

And his backhand may still be insufficient against Nadal.

I bet Nadal in a tight match.

On day session I would have bet Roddick ;)

FlameOn
04-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Rafa in 2.

I'm hoping for a Nadal-Verdasco final. :D

Foxy
04-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Roddick has a real chance if he just stays calm.

I think he's able to beat Nadal on long points with his pushing game, as Nadal makes an abnormal number of unforced errors and Roddick is very fit physically.

Actually Roddick has become a very good pusher ;)

However, he misses a big chance as it will be in night session then he loses his serve weapon.

And his backhand may still be insufficient against Nadal.

I bet Nadal in a tight match.

On day session I would have bet Roddick ;)

That's a bull. Rafa loves playing under the sun and absolutely hates playing night matches. You can check his night and day records, compare them and then post here the results. Thanks.

That's way I still think theoretically he should do better at USO (because of day SF and F) rather than AO.

Corswandt
04-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Andy having 8 groundstroke winners for the entire match.

That many? I say a couple tops. None if the match is quick.

Parera in str8ts. But I'll go out of my way to watch this for its comedy value.

duong
04-01-2010, 12:21 PM
That's a bull. Rafa loves playing under the sun and absolutely hates playing night matches. You can check his night and day records, compare them and then post here the results. Thanks.

That's way I still think theoretically he should do better at USO (because of day SF and F) rather than AO.

his night results are not that bad :shrug:

Anyway, my concern was only about Roddick's serve : look at night matches and day matches and you will see that serves are far more effective at day in Miami.

MacTheKnife
04-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Roddick has a good chance at this, but duong is right. Heavy night conditions favor the spaniard. Roddick will do a better job of moving nadal around than he has faced so far, and if he serves well, this could be tight.

ossie
04-01-2010, 01:53 PM
rafa in 2

Sonja1989
04-01-2010, 02:28 PM
I think Roddick win.

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 02:29 PM
is this an expectation or are you just hoping cuz you said the same for nalby, ferrer and tsonga :haha:Yeah :angel:

MalwareDie
04-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Nadull in 2. Roddick is horrible.

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 02:31 PM
If my memory serves correct, this is the first time Roddick is playing a top 6 player since the Montreal SF vs Del Potro?

nanoman
04-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Nadal in 2.
Roddick is another top 10 clown with an useless backhand. Nadal is having a field day since all the players with a competent backhand is in a slump(Murray, Djokovic, Del potro, Cilic, Davydenko, Nalbandian). If none of them steps up, the 3 remaining Slams are his.

duong
04-01-2010, 02:38 PM
If my memory serves correct, this is the first time Roddick is playing a top 6 player since the Montreal SF vs Del Potro?

yes true, he's been injured a long time in the end of last year

Orka_n
04-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Sleeping pill of a match. And Nadull takes it. :sad:

Now I dream of a Toad vs Piggy final. :fiery:

tennizen
04-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Roddick in 3

ossie
04-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Yeah :angel:

at least your honest.. i guess..

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 03:23 PM
at least your honest.. i guess..What's even worse is in IW I chose all of Nadal's opponents to beat him, though in the SF against Ljubicic I chose Rafa to win, and Ljubicic won :o

ossie
04-01-2010, 03:34 PM
What's even worse is in IW I chose all of Nadal's opponents to beat him, though in the SF against Ljubicic I chose Rafa to win, and Ljubicic won :o

its called divine punishment

Sunset of Age
04-01-2010, 03:52 PM
What's even worse is in IW I chose all of Nadal's opponents to beat him, though in the SF against Ljubicic I chose Rafa to win, and Ljubicic won :o

:lol: how much vCash did that cost you? :p

Smoke944
04-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Rafa in 2

Luinir
04-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Rafa in 2 (no tiebreak)

Vida
04-01-2010, 05:54 PM
SLIGHT edge to rafa.

andy neyer
04-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Nadal seems to be a man on a mission in Miami. I truly don't think anyone will stop him.

Ichiban1920
04-01-2010, 06:21 PM
Nadull in 2, Roddick has no chance with his useless backhand which will be completely useless against the forehand moonballs from Nadull. 6-3, 6-4.

DrJules
04-01-2010, 06:43 PM
Nadal 6-4, 6-4.

Bilbo
04-01-2010, 06:57 PM
R. Nadal in 2

l_mac
04-01-2010, 07:05 PM
Roddick has a real chance if he just stays calm.

I think he's able to beat Nadal on long points with his pushing game, as Nadal makes an abnormal number of unforced errors and Roddick is very fit physically.

Actually Roddick has become a very good pusher ;)

However, he misses a big chance as it will be in night session then he loses his serve weapon.

And his backhand may still be insufficient against Nadal.

I bet Nadal in a tight match.

On day session I would have bet Roddick ;)

It is the day match.

DrJules
04-01-2010, 07:09 PM
I know Roddick plays quite quickly.

Will the umpire warn Nadal for taking too long between points especially as he is playing an American player in the US and would have the support of the crowd if he did so.

docking34
04-01-2010, 07:11 PM
i am going to say andy in 2. he will win the tiebreaks because his record in tiebreaks is almost unbreakable by any player, including fed. so roddick in 2, esp with the day conditions - serve/wicked forehand. it will trip nadul up.

out_here_grindin
04-01-2010, 07:36 PM
I see Nadal winning this.

LleytonMonfils
04-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Roddick in 3

tangerine_dream
04-01-2010, 08:10 PM
Roddick 6-3 6-2 if he plays an awful match. :cool:

Will the umpire warn Nadal for taking too long between points especially as he is playing an American player in the US and would have the support of the crowd if he did so.
The crowd will be 50-50, Rafa will have just as much support.

But I wonder if they'll boo Rafa for his stalling tactics like they did at IW last year? http://i42.tinypic.com/vhvu4z.gif

oz_boz
04-01-2010, 08:17 PM
Rafa in anything close to OK form should beat Roddick on all surfaces. Nadal in 2.

stebs
04-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Roddick will need to serve like a beast to have a chance but if he does that and can play well in the big moments he is very tough to beat. I still think Nadal is the heavy favourite here so my prediction would be the Spainard in two.

FEDERERBEAUTY
04-01-2010, 10:06 PM
Heart says Roddick in 3.
Head says Nadal in 2

Luinir
04-01-2010, 10:06 PM
Heart says Nadal 6-0 6-0
Head says Nadal 6-4 6-3

paseo
04-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Roddick will take this and the title!!

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 10:50 PM
Since it's a day match, I'll keep my prediction with Andy in 3.

ossie
04-01-2010, 11:08 PM
rafa takes this easily in 2 sets

dombrfc
04-01-2010, 11:18 PM
This will be horrible. Moonball at a new level. Nadal easy victor here... due to roddicks inability to win points on his own accord. Nadals not bleeding two sets of errors here.

peribsen
04-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Nadal I think (and very much hope), but would feel happy for Roddick if it goes the other way, for some unexplainable reason I've always felt sympathy for him.

Noleta
04-01-2010, 11:42 PM
Vamos Rafa, in 2:bounce:

Calidreth
04-02-2010, 12:26 AM
Duck easily takes out the Moonballing Maestro in 2

Xristos
04-02-2010, 03:29 AM
Nadal in 2.

Topspin Forehand
04-02-2010, 05:25 AM
Nadal wins 6-4 6-4. Day matches suit Nadal. He loves the sun and high bounces that the day conditions offer. Also I think it is a mental thing. He doesn't like artificial lights.

Certinfy
04-02-2010, 12:20 PM
Can someone explain to me how this is the day match and not the night match?

l_mac
04-02-2010, 12:27 PM
Can someone explain to me how this is the day match and not the night match?

Their side of the draw has played first all week, it's only fair. The winner of Sod/Youzhny could have been playing until 10pm last night, it wouldn't have been right to ask him to come back at 1pm the following day.

Added to that, both players will have preferred, maybe even requested, the day match.

Certinfy
04-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Ah ok, thanks :D

solowyn
04-02-2010, 12:34 PM
6pm GMT, day match is good by me :D

I don't mind either way, but lets say Andy in 3.

jcempire
04-02-2010, 01:09 PM
tough to say

Baghdatis72
04-02-2010, 01:10 PM
Nadal in 3 sets. 6-7 7-6 6-4

Sham Kay
04-02-2010, 01:12 PM
Rafa in 2. I get the feeling we'll see a retirement strangely enough.

duong
04-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Day-match, if he wins it and there's not too much wind, it will be a great test passed by Nadal in my eyes. So far he's improving for sure but I still doubt that he's near to his best.

If he beats Roddick, it would be the first time he would beat a real top-10 since Madrid last year, I guess (I don't count Tsonga who crushed himself twice against Nadal :lol: ... if ever he could be compared to the rest of the top-10 who are much better than him :lol: )

i am going to say andy in 2. he will win the tiebreaks because his record in tiebreaks is almost unbreakable by any player, including fed.

fed has a better record than Roddick in tie-breaks, but Nadal has a worse one (the reason is probably that when Nadal plays well, he's able to break his opponent and wins before TB ;) :lol: )

duong
04-02-2010, 03:15 PM
Roddick will need to serve like a beast to have a chance but if he does that and can play well in the big moments he is very tough to beat. I still think Nadal is the heavy favourite here so my prediction would be the Spainard in two.

if he serves like Ljubicic in IW, he's certain to win imo.

But I don't expect so much : serving well might be enough imo.

Roddick has far more than just a serve. On baseline the current Nadal can make the error before him imo, not the most current case but can happen often enough.

Precision
04-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Rafa 6-4 7-5

HKz
04-02-2010, 04:40 PM
Nadal in two.. Roddick hasnt played anyone.

Well Roddick didn't play anyone in Indian Wells and Soderling by far had the hardest draw and best run after defeating the likes of Tsonga/Murray without dropping a set the whole way but Roddick made the final regardless.

Nadal has always had difficulty against players who can serve big, even when he was playing his best tennis. So I expect this to be a close match.. I know Roddick has lost to Nadal in straight sets at Indian Wells the both semifinals they played there, but I don't think Roddick played particularly his best at either meeting and Nadal was playing some of his best tennis during those two tournaments overall.

Roddick has been quite solid off the baseline, and I believe he has only been unable to save 1 break point this entire tournament so far, so the serve is clicking obviously. If Roddick can keep rolling through his service games and take chances against Nadal's weak second serves, this could possibly be like Dubai.

Either way, this will definitely be a more intriguing matchup than Soderling/Berdych because I'm quite sure Robin has that one in the bag..

Doomach777
04-02-2010, 06:53 PM
Andy Roddick

LoveFifteen
04-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Nadull in 2. Roddick is horrible.

:wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey:

Certinfy
04-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Roddick in 3.

All my predictions this week have been epic :angel:

COA
04-02-2010, 08:11 PM
6-2 6-2 if Rafa plays poorly, no?

:wavey:

heya
04-02-2010, 09:48 PM
Nadal is too good these days. That must be a sense of coming clay that influences him.
Rafinito in 2. Duck will be lucky to get more than 3 games.:o

heya
04-02-2010, 10:00 PM
if he serves like Ljubicic in IW, he's certain to win imo.

But I don't expect so much : serving well might be enough imo.

Roddick has far more than just a serve. On baseline the current Nadal can make the error before him imo, not the most current case but can happen often enough.
He believed in himself so much at the final, he collapsed weakly with no anger at all. He cared & worried so much when he played Ljubibic. I'm sure the Miami semi result came from the "current state of Nadal" & the opponent 'serving' 30 aces.