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Another Possible 3rd Round Showdown: Ferrero vs Safin

oxy
05-20-2005, 02:20 PM
This is the 3rd time they are meeting in a span of two months!!!! Who will triumph????

Neely
05-20-2005, 02:34 PM
It's best of five, Marat will win again this time, he will make sure he will lose exactly two sets to go over his favourite distance and to hold on his lead in our MTF five set records ranking. Because Marat doesn't like to play on grass, Marat realises that Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam left that is winnable for him, the real Marat will come out for this tournament! ;) :)

TheBoiledEgg
05-20-2005, 02:41 PM
it takes 90 mins for Marat's brain to warm up
thats too long for best of 3, the match is over already :tape:......... by that time his brain is fried.

still 100% in best of 5 sets in 2005.

hablovah19
05-20-2005, 03:16 PM
:bounce: I'm cheering for Marat!! :bounce:

uNIVERSE mAN
05-20-2005, 03:23 PM
lol, safin won't make the third round.

lau
05-20-2005, 03:39 PM
lol, safin won't make the third round.
We`ll see what happends :aplot: Maybe yes, maybe not.... Anything can happen when he`s on court and I adore that ;)
He did it quite well in the first GS of this year :angel:

auwkeung
05-20-2005, 03:53 PM
support JCF !!

Scotso
05-20-2005, 03:57 PM
JCF would crush him.

Chris Seahorse
05-20-2005, 04:03 PM
Under normal circumstances I think Marat would be praying that Ferrero would lose early but in the unlikely event that Ferrero didnt make it to the 3rd round it would only mean Safin would probably have a match he would dread even more......his nemesis Santoro. Whatever happens I don't see Safin in the 4th round.

Tennis Fool
05-20-2005, 04:15 PM
Marat realises that Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam left that is winnable for him, the real Marat will come out for this tournament! ;) :)
Psst, the U.S. Open.

If Marat thought this was his last chance at a Slam this year, he'd fail miserably in the first round.

oxy
05-20-2005, 04:17 PM
TennisFool...ur signature is so funny

savesthedizzle
05-20-2005, 04:35 PM
I really hope JC wins, but partially it depends on which Marat plays tennis that day.

Chloe le Bopper
05-20-2005, 04:40 PM
I hope that whoever wins says something bitchy to the press afterwards.

Carolinita
05-20-2005, 04:45 PM
I hope Marat wins this time! :bigclap:

Agent X
05-20-2005, 04:45 PM
I think its a bit early to say who we think will win the 3rd round match, lets not forget Marat can't win a match at the moment :shrug:

alfonsojose
05-20-2005, 05:39 PM
If Marat reached third round and beat JCF, he could win this

Corey Feldman
05-20-2005, 05:51 PM
Good luck Ferrero... hand marat a bit of what you did in the 03' semis :yeah:

Bibir
05-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Good luck Ferrero... hand marat a bit of what you did in the 03' semis :yeah:
Poor Escude :sad: , he doesn't know it was in 02 semis. :o

Bibir
05-20-2005, 07:48 PM
lol, safin won't make the third round.
I like it so much when you support Safin. :hearts:

NYCtennisfan
05-20-2005, 11:44 PM
I hope that whoever wins says something bitchy to the press afterwards.

Hehehehehehehe.

Neely
05-21-2005, 12:38 AM
Psst, the U.S. Open.
that was a misunderstanding... I was thinking overall in his career: he has won AO and US Open, he doesn't like grass, but he was able to make good runs in RG already... And best of five matches... Marat has to take his chance! :cool:

Corey Feldman
05-21-2005, 12:39 AM
Poor Escude :sad: , he doesn't know it was in 02 semis. :o
your right, time really does fly :o
ok ferrero, give him what you did in 02 then ...

Rogiman
05-21-2005, 12:40 AM
Best of 5 matches definitely increase Mapat's chances.

Nevertheless -

Go JCF :fiery:

Vass
05-21-2005, 09:04 AM
I hate the fact that Marat has to face JC so many times in a single 'off-season'. That's not good for the H2H...

Marat should play well and beat JC, or I would rather see him lose before 3rd round.

BelgianWaffle
05-21-2005, 09:59 AM
I hope that whoever wins says something bitchy to the press afterwards.

:lol:

This draw sucks for Marat. And JC. I like both sooo :ras: :ras: :mad:

Billy Moonshine
05-21-2005, 10:35 AM
Safin!!
He's gonna be pumped up and out for revenge!

Ferrero Forever
05-21-2005, 11:37 AM
JC will win in straight sets.

Exodus
05-21-2005, 11:39 AM
dream on Safin's gonna kick his ass

Ferrero Forever
05-21-2005, 11:42 AM
no he's not, Safin's gonna have a nasty mozzie bite once the match is over.

Exodus
05-21-2005, 11:45 AM
well it depends if Safin's on then JCF is toast

Five
05-21-2005, 11:51 AM
I don't think this showdown will happen. I'll be happy if Safin wins his first round match :)

Exodus
05-21-2005, 11:54 AM
lose against Raemon in RG his favorite tourny it's not gonna happen

Ferrero Forever
05-21-2005, 11:55 AM
Ferrero can beat Safin at his best on clay because Ferrero is the almighty god of the clay courts.

Exodus
05-21-2005, 12:16 PM
he was but not anymore! Federer, Nadal and Coria will beat JCF easy on clay

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 12:22 PM
he was but not anymore! Federer, Nadal and Coria will beat JCF easy on clay

I don't agree. Ferrero has the fitness and ability to beat all of these guys on clay. If he gets to the stage where he plays against either of these three (or Gaudio, Gasquet etc) he will have the confidence because of earlier matches. He will only get better with every match. And Ferrero has great stamina as well. :D Everything is ready, now he just waits for a breakthrough.

Exodus
05-21-2005, 12:24 PM
I just don't think JCF at his current level will be able to compete against these guys

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 12:43 PM
Well he is almost guaranteed a 4th round. From there, anything can happen. Honestly though, I can't see Marat reaching the 3rd round.

Exodus
05-21-2005, 12:49 PM
With Marat you never know but I think he will reach the 3rd round pretty easy. maybe JCF won't even reach the 3rd round himself Beck and Santoro?

Five
05-21-2005, 12:51 PM
both Safin and Ferrero won't reach the 3rd round so they can't play each other :topic:

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 01:02 PM
Over the past few weeks, JC has beaten Gaudio, Safin (x2), Lopez, Davydenko, Martin, Volandri etc. But, I changed my mind :smash: I think Marat will make the 3rd round (remember Hopman Cup?), with Marat, the lead up is really no indication of his form.

avocadoe
05-21-2005, 01:11 PM
I'm really stuck on this pick :)

Five
05-21-2005, 01:12 PM
Over the past few weeks, JC has beaten Gaudio, Safin (x2), Lopez, Davydenko, Martin, Volandri etc. But, I changed my mind :smash: I think Marat will make the 3rd round (remember Hopman Cup?), with Marat, the lead up is really no indication of his form.
JCF lost to Davydenko, Davydenko won over him :rolleyes: ;)

Puschkin
05-21-2005, 01:27 PM
This is extremely tough to call, anything can happen, from stright sets to a drawn-out battle, which both are able to fight, so: I really don't know, I would have preferred this match at a much later stage of the tourney to be able to see it :worship:

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 02:17 PM
JCF lost to Davydenko, Davydenko won over him :rolleyes: ;)

Barcelona, Spain SF Juan Carlos Ferrero d Nikolay Davydenko 7-6(1) 6-1 :rolleyes: ;)

I wasn't talking about Hamburg :rolleyes: ;)

YoursTruly
05-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Ferrero all the way!

doublebackhand
05-21-2005, 03:54 PM
I somehow feel that Marat will play better at RG and see him winning over JCF.

CassL
05-21-2005, 04:07 PM
Hopefully, Marat will win this.

User id 7816
05-21-2005, 04:44 PM
have they gone for a beer already? :D hope they'll play again and JC will have to buy Marat a bottle or 2 after that for compensation ;)

Gallen
05-23-2005, 04:56 AM
it's a grandslam so the dynamics are different.. the H2H don't really matter much.
But I hope Ferrero gets thru !!

NYCtennisfan
05-23-2005, 07:56 AM
I thnk it will be a 5-setter either way.

drf716
05-23-2005, 08:44 AM
i think marat will have blisters and drop his shorts.

mayan
05-23-2005, 09:53 AM
It's good to see everyone writing off Safin.The RG clay is faster than the one at Hamburg and will suit Safin much better.If he gets to the 2nd week,i'll back Marat to win it all.

Tomorrow
05-23-2005, 10:11 AM
Sorry to say that Marat is not on his 100 percent, the first job for him is go into the 3rd round