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WWW: French Open 1st round: Giraldo vs Nishikori

out_here_grindin
05-21-2010, 11:35 PM
One of the more intriguing matches of the 1st round. Nishikori is back in the slams :worship:. Giraldo begins his quest.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 11:44 PM
I really, really want Kei to win this, partially because I like him, and partially because, even though I like Santi, the bandwagoning on him is ridiculous.

The match is so unpredictable, I think Santi will win it solely on the fact I think Kei will have his serve destroyed throughout the match. However, it isn't a good match-up for Santi, and Kei can expose Santi's lack of movement and lack of consistency.

I'll say Giraldo in 4 or 5 sets.

out_here_grindin
05-21-2010, 11:47 PM
The winner likely gets Djokovic on a tv court!

andy neyer
05-21-2010, 11:50 PM
A shame that these 2 have to meet in the first round.

I guess I have a slight preference for Nishi but anyone will do, really.

Pirata.
05-21-2010, 11:51 PM
Clay goat Giraldo will get it done in three.

ChuckNorrisFan
05-21-2010, 11:53 PM
Intriguing?

Nishikori will be lucky if he manages to get more than 5 games from the future RG champion

navy75
05-22-2010, 12:42 AM
Giraldo wins this in four, with the fourth set being anywhere from 6-0 to 6-2. You've got a guy in Giraldo with awesome clay form playing a player that hasn't played on European clay all year (Kei's two challenger wins were in the States on rubico) and is just returning to the main tour with a protected ranking. I like Kei and was really impressed by his last two weeks in the challengers, but this is a really tough ask of him.

Nathaliia
05-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Kei will give all his heart but his time will come at Wimbledon, hopefully with a better draw. I also think Santiago in 4.

Persimmon
05-22-2010, 12:53 AM
Giraldo.

misty1
05-22-2010, 01:05 AM
giraldo will win something like 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

he might even bagel kei once. This guy has taken down kohlschreiber and ferrero and made it look easy

Filo V.
05-22-2010, 01:13 AM
giraldo will win something like 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

he might even bagel kei once. This guy has taken down kohlschreiber and ferrero and made it look easy

He's inconsistent.

malisha
05-22-2010, 01:16 AM
still too early for Kei

NicoMedellin
05-22-2010, 01:28 AM
Giraldo...Kei still lacks of form!!!

misty1
05-22-2010, 01:30 AM
He's inconsistent.

true but when he's on he's good and if he's on i dont think kei will stand much of a chance

octatennis
05-22-2010, 01:39 AM
i am more worry about his third round match. :cool:

Ibracadabra
05-22-2010, 01:44 AM
giraldo all day long

misty1
05-22-2010, 01:56 AM
i'd love it if i and most of us here were wrong and kei won

emotion
05-22-2010, 01:59 AM
Giraldo 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-4 6-3

fran70
05-22-2010, 02:01 AM
I would like Kei to win but I guess that Giraldo will win

*bunny*
05-22-2010, 03:55 AM
giraldo will win something like 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

he might even bagel kei once. This guy has taken down kohlschreiber and ferrero and made it look easy
Well he did destroy JCF in Rome but JC was arlready carrying a knee injury that sidelined him in Madrid. Still there's no doubt that Giraldo is one of the form players. He will attack Kei's serve any day.

Still, I hope Kei will surprise us all again. He has always said he likes clay, and he's not RG junior doubles champion in 2006 for nothing. But then again, he hasn't played on red clay for almost two years. Also he's recently said clay feels heavier on his arm, and the last thing he needs is recurrence of the elbow injury!
If he can expose Giraldo's inconsistency, he has a chance.

Hewitt =Legend
05-22-2010, 04:59 AM
I thought we already established that Giraldo would win RG, so do we really need a poll for this match?

Arkulari
05-22-2010, 05:42 AM
Vamos Santi!!

-Valhalla-
05-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Giraldo in straights, handily.

Jimnik
05-22-2010, 11:10 AM
Just hope it's on a televised court. Japanese TV should carry some weight.

Come on Kei.

Guigr
05-22-2010, 11:22 AM
I'm rooting for Kei but if it's a good match and on TV I'll be very happy.

chewy
05-22-2010, 01:51 PM
On paper it's Santiago for sure, but as long as Kei is healthy I'll take his chances against the odds.

pica_pica
05-22-2010, 02:30 PM
Good luck Kei!

Pirata.
05-22-2010, 05:44 PM
I thought we already established that Giraldo would win RG, so do we really need a poll for this match?

:lol: :worship:

Proton21
05-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Nishikori proved many of you wrong :wavey:

*bunny*
05-24-2010, 04:59 PM
:yeah:

why,marat,why?
05-24-2010, 05:01 PM
SUCK IT, haterz.

Filo V.
05-24-2010, 05:02 PM
Great win, Kei!

I expected Santi to win, but I knew it wouldn't be easy, some of you thought Santi would blow him out. Must have forgotten how good Kei was progressing before his injury, and definitely have an over-inflated view of Giraldo.

His first GS MD win in his comeback!

Malul
05-24-2010, 05:11 PM
Intriguing?

Nishikori will be lucky if he manages to get more than 5 games from the future RG champion

:drive: