WWW San Jose Final: Verdasco vs Raonic

02-13-2011, 03:48 AM
Who will win?

Johnny Groove
02-13-2011, 03:50 AM
At least 12 games for Milos.

02-13-2011, 03:50 AM
Nando can handle Milos' game.

Voo de Mar
02-13-2011, 03:51 AM
Nando's been in a good shape, Raonic should seek his chances in a tie-break but I assume Nando wins it 6-3 6-4.

02-13-2011, 03:54 AM
Fernando in straights to defend his title. Maybe he'll be nicer in Memphis and Milos can win there.

02-13-2011, 03:56 AM
Three sets maybe, Nando on top.

02-13-2011, 03:56 AM
hope Milos sends him packing unceremoniously.

02-13-2011, 03:58 AM
Don't care either way, a win win for me. I think Verdasco will come out on top in 3 sets, though.

02-13-2011, 04:16 AM
oh shit the poor kid, he's going to get hammered. Nando has been playing slam winning tennis this week and he's gonna unload on Milos. I hope Milos may be able to make it competitive but Verdasco is so confident atm that i just can't see it happening. Verdasco 6-1 6-2.

02-13-2011, 04:24 AM
Nando, something like 6-4 6-3. The only thing Milos has over him is his serve and that won't be enough,

02-13-2011, 04:27 AM
Verdasco has been clutch the entire week and not bad on returning. I'll go for Nando in 2, it's a bad match up for Milos.

02-13-2011, 04:53 AM
Bad match-up indeed for a new comer in his 1st lucky final.
And he will have to meet Verdasco again this coming week in Memphis, but on 1st round that time.
What a weird coincidence.
Good experience for him nevertheless.

Say Hey Kid
02-13-2011, 07:00 AM
i'll say verdasco 7-6, 6-3.

02-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Nandito in 2.

02-13-2011, 09:48 AM
Nando in 2. He's back! :D

02-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Another game for Milos

02-13-2011, 12:32 PM
verdasco has been virtually unbreakable - only 1 break out of 41 service games this week. raonic’s only hope is to serve lights out and take it to two tiebreaks. i suspect he’ll be a little tight for his first final and fernando’s experience too much to overcome.

6-4, 6-4 verdasco. should be interesting nonetheless.

02-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Raonic - Verdasco in the 1st round in Memphis :lol:

Cristy RVD
02-13-2011, 12:52 PM
Raonic in 3 here... I hope.

02-13-2011, 01:53 PM
Verdasco was solid in the match against Delpo, very clutch. Everything came together.. his forehand was VERY good, his backhand was not too bad, he was mentally strong on the big points, served some aces and only got broken once. Seems like Nando is finally finding his good form again. I think Milos will struggle against Verdasco. Verdasco is a good returner and it seems like his serve is stronger than ever. It's just a bad match up overall for Milos. I expect something like 6-4, 6-4 to Verdasco.

02-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Cmon Verdasco! :yeah:

02-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Verdasco will win this untroubled If he doesn't start the clown stuff. Huge serve and technically limited guys with poor footwork are ideal match-ups for him.
Nevertheless, I'm rooting for Milos here.

02-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Raonic to take out the trash. ;D

02-13-2011, 04:48 PM
I hope Milos may be able to make it competitive but Verdasco is so confident atm that i just can't see it happening. Verdasco 6-1 6-2.

No way, even if Miloš plays crap he still can win more games with his serve alone.

Verdasco in 2 tight sets, possibly 3.
And there is always a chance of a little choke and serving DFs at the best time possible ;)

Mr. Oracle
02-13-2011, 07:29 PM
anyone know where this can be watched online?

02-13-2011, 07:45 PM
would like to see raonic win but i think verdasco will expose his weak movement across 2 sets.

02-13-2011, 07:49 PM
anyone know where this can be watched online?



02-13-2011, 07:49 PM
anyone know where this can be watched online?

veetle :


it's a free and legal stream

Mr. Oracle
02-13-2011, 08:01 PM
thanks me brothas!

02-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Rogers Sportsnet Ontario just announced they will have it live tonight at 8pm.

02-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Gutted. Have to sleep early (i.e. before 2:00 AM...) tonight... :(

Rao over Nando in 3?

02-13-2011, 08:41 PM
Gutted. Have to sleep early (i.e. before 2:00 AM...) tonight... :(

Rao over Nando in 3?

Well.. it could happen, but I really doubt it to be honest. Nando has been clutch so far this turnament. He is in a good form and playing well. His serve isn't as good as Milos', but it's still one of the best this tournament, he didn't get broken until the SF. Also, he is MUCH better at returning than Milos. So overall Verdasco should have a better game than Milos. I think a pretty good serve + good returning >>>> amazing serve. Verdasco has the better game and should beat him. Of course, unless Nando brain farts again.. You never know with Verdasco, and Milos could take advantage of that. I think that is the only way he can win, if Verdasco has a mental breakdown, or else Verdasco should take it in two tight sets.

Like I said, it's just a bad match up overall for Raonic. I think he will struggle against Verdasco.

02-13-2011, 08:43 PM
I like them both,but I like Nando more,so I am going to say Nando wins in 2 :)
I really admire Raonic's game and think he is someone to look forward to for the future and could be a huge threat:)
Good luck to both!

02-13-2011, 08:50 PM
I reckon it will be a huge upset if Nando does not retain his title. Fantastic effort from Raonic though :yeah:

02-13-2011, 09:02 PM
For the Canucks out there, RDS is also showing it live. And it looks like Sportsnet is taking over from TSN for all non-Grand Slam events:


Sounds like good news to me. TSN's Masters Series coverage was crap.

02-13-2011, 09:03 PM
Nando in 2

02-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Wow, even better. We get 1000 AND 500 events. And it all starts next week in Memphis.