roger or rafa to win in dubai???

03-02-2006, 03:34 PM
IS this too early to say? nah, I don't think so.

so what do you thinK??

03-02-2006, 03:37 PM
Shouldn't one of them be 'Roger in 3'?

03-02-2006, 03:39 PM
aaah no please don't jinx it!!


03-02-2006, 03:39 PM
shit! typo!
how can i change it? (cant do it in edit?)
lets say, the 2nd one is roger in 3 then...

03-02-2006, 03:42 PM
You are jinxing both players

03-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Roger in straights for sure

03-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Roger in 3

03-02-2006, 09:45 PM
Rainer? :p

Nah, Roger will win in straight sets.

03-02-2006, 10:13 PM
Roger in 3

03-02-2006, 10:14 PM
Roger in 2

03-02-2006, 10:16 PM
Roger in 2. 6-2 6-2.

03-02-2006, 10:17 PM
I might be the only one to say that :) , but for me it would be Rafa in 3!!!!!!!!

03-03-2006, 02:29 AM
it's not clay, so Roger in 2... Even if it were clay, I'd still probably pick him in 2, possibly 3. Nadal just came back from a very long layoff so he's likely to shake off some rust for a few tournaments...

03-03-2006, 06:25 AM
can anyone tell me when is the last time that the world no.1 and 2 met in the final?

03-03-2006, 06:37 AM
Last year Indian Wells TMC. Federer(1) defeated Hewitt(2) 6-2,6-4,6-4.

03-03-2006, 06:45 AM
I hope I'm wrong as I'd like Rogi's winning streak to continue, but Rafa's coming to some good form and the fed's been far from his best and has not played in over a month, so I say Rafa in 3. Sorry Roger :sad:

03-03-2006, 07:35 AM
Hehe, Just hope it will be a great final. I doubt Rafa can win but then again ... IMPOSSIBLE is nothing. :D

03-03-2006, 12:40 PM
roger in 3 ....

03-03-2006, 01:31 PM
Rafael in three really long but amaizing sets! :D

03-03-2006, 01:31 PM
It's gonna be a tight three setter but, I don't either one of these guys are in top form...that being the case I take Nadal.

03-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Federer in straight sets. 6-4 6-3

03-03-2006, 06:27 PM
nadal in straights

03-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Neither of them have been in stellar form this week. Nadal 6-4 6-4.

03-03-2006, 06:48 PM
roger in 2
he is just too good for him right now
6-4, 6-4

03-03-2006, 11:48 PM
I am going to have to go with Nadal winning this in 3 tight sets. Its going to be a brilliant match.

Corey Feldman
03-04-2006, 12:33 AM
50/50 for me :shrug:
i hope rogi surprises me and wins..
no panic/wild tennis he played v Nadal in that French Open horror show last time.

Gl Fedex.

Hola Mr. SK
03-04-2006, 12:40 AM
Nadal will win. hope Roger proves me wrong!

03-04-2006, 12:42 AM
Roger in 3 :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
03-04-2006, 12:44 AM
Rog-ah in two!

prima donna
03-04-2006, 12:57 AM
Federer D. Nadal
3 6 , 7 6 , 6 0

03-04-2006, 01:04 AM
Fed in 2, 7-5, 6-4 =)

03-04-2006, 03:29 AM
I just checked the latest odds on the dubai final from ( Roger is given as a solid favourite, with the implied probability of winning being 75%. I use betfair since they are not taking position themselves, they just clear the market by setting supply=demand.

bad gambler
03-04-2006, 03:31 AM
probably fed

03-04-2006, 03:32 AM
Federer in 3

03-04-2006, 03:38 AM
My take is that this match is not that important for either player. Rafa gains match experience in hard courts and Roger shakes off his rustiness. If Roger wins, it implies precisely nothing about their potential clash at RG. If Rafa wins, it also does not change Roger's chances at RG. It is just a final at an International Series Gold Event, nothing more, nothing less.

For the record, i think that Roger is the favourite but not as much as 75%.

03-04-2006, 06:17 AM
well if Rafa wins it will be a big deal because he is trying to move away from the clay court "specialist" image some people are unfairly saddling him with. Plus he will have beaten Roger Federer! That's gotta be a big deal for anyone.

03-04-2006, 06:26 AM
i truely hope fedex to win it
but after rafa's match yesterday.... i think it will be rafa's tittle
anyway i voted roger in 3

03-04-2006, 06:27 AM
honestly, i dont know, if it was aussie open or us open then federer but small tournament fed is very vulnerable

03-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Rafa all the way

03-04-2006, 11:52 AM
Good luck Roger

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-04-2006, 04:51 PM

25% got it right. :D

Chloe le Bopper
03-04-2006, 05:48 PM
I was wrong :banana:

03-04-2006, 06:02 PM
I was wrong :banana:

You like trying to reverse-jinx your players by predicting the opposite result, don't you? :p I seem to remember you being somewhat leery about the RG semi last year beforehand. But hey, it certainly works.

03-04-2006, 06:12 PM
I hope I'm wrong as I'd like Rogi's winning streak to continue, but Rafa's coming to some good form and the fed's been far from his best and has not played in over a month, so I say Rafa in 3. Sorry Roger :sad:

Yep sadly I too got it right :sad: