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Madrid QF: Safin v Nalbandian, Who will win?

hanabishi
10-19-2006, 05:10 PM
Head-to-head, Safin leads Nalby, 6-1
Also a good preview for the Davis Cup final

Blue Heart24
10-19-2006, 05:12 PM
hope marat

Fergie
10-19-2006, 05:13 PM
Marat :rocker2:

Jimnik
10-19-2006, 05:14 PM
I would love Marat to win, but the blog is too powerful. :lol:

Adler
10-19-2006, 05:16 PM
The winner will play Roger possibly, so it's gonna be a semifinal showdown. Of course it is after this match.

I'd like Safin to win, because I'd like to see him playing Federer. But Nalbi plays better, he reached semis and now escapes from Henman; he gained confidence boost and Safin is a freak, therefore I say Nalbi in 2 or 3

landoud
10-19-2006, 05:18 PM
Marat

RogiFan88
10-19-2006, 05:18 PM
it s be Maratski but this will be muy interesante, considering the DC F coming up [and the fact that Marat already took out Chucho this week]

Exodus
10-19-2006, 05:18 PM
nalby have been very lucky to reach that far should have lost against bennetau or tim if both of them didn't choked

hanabishi
10-19-2006, 05:19 PM
Nalbandian has been really impressive during his last 2 matches, coming back in the 3rd set both times.

But that head-to-head against Safin (1-6) is just too discouraging (although their last match at the US Open was very close). His only win against Safin has been on clay, and I have a feeling that Safin will pull through with this one yet again.

adee-gee
10-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Form suggests that Safin should win easily.

Clara Bow
10-19-2006, 05:20 PM
I would love Marat to win, but the blog is too powerful. :lol:

But the power of the blog may be dissapated since Nalby has only written one blog in four days.

KaxMisha
10-19-2006, 05:22 PM
Head-to-head, Safin leads Nalby, 6-1
Also a good preview for the Davis Cup final

Well, Safin only lost to Nalby once, and that time he couldn't hold the racket properly, so... The match-up suits him and he, no doubt, has the higher top capacity. However - as always with Marat - it's about wether he can keep it together mentally. If he can - Safin in 2. If not - who knows?

mrserenawilliams
10-19-2006, 05:23 PM
PLEASE win baby, save Blake for TMC

ChinoRios4Ever
10-19-2006, 05:26 PM
nalbi will win in 3 after saving a lot of mp, from 2-5 down in the 3rd and will win 7-5...... SAME OLD HISTORY

i trust in you marat :yeah:

Exodus
10-19-2006, 05:26 PM
i have been looking forward to see marat vs federer in a long time

rofe
10-19-2006, 05:27 PM
Well, Safin only lost to Nalby once, and that time he couldn't hold the racket properly, so... The match-up suits him and he, no doubt, has the higher top capacity. However - as always with Marat - it's about wether he can keep it together mentally. If he can - Safin in 2. If not - who knows?

Safin actually looks very determined in this tournament. No slumping of the shoulders or throwing of rackets when things are not going his way. I expect him to keep it together mentally.

Julio1974
10-19-2006, 05:29 PM
6-3 / 6-2 for Safin.

Brego
10-19-2006, 05:31 PM
My head says Safin but my heart say Nalby (he will want revenge for the U.S. Open) although I like the idea of a Safin/Federer Semi Final. :worship:

KaxMisha
10-19-2006, 05:37 PM
Safin actually looks very determined in this tournament. No slumping of the shoulders or throwing of rackets when things are not going his way. I expect him to keep it together mentally.

Let's hope. Last week, he played his worst match when it mattered the most. Sadly, he often does that. In terms of sheer capacity - and I expect to be attacked by illogical, purely emotional Rafatard arguments now -, Safin and Federer ar way ahead of the rest of the field.

allblue
10-19-2006, 05:37 PM
I love Nalby with all of my heart. But I think Marat is going to win this time, as usual, because Nalby has only written 1 blog so far (:rolleyes:) and Marat is looking very sharp.

BIGMARAT
10-19-2006, 05:38 PM
Marat in 3!

and I can see him beating Federer on semis.

Fed-Express
10-19-2006, 05:39 PM
i have been looking forward to see marat vs federer in a long time

I agree!
It is such an exciting matchup, maybe it ends like in your avatar:wavey:

NyGeL
10-19-2006, 05:43 PM
Nalby in 2 :)

Dancing Hero
10-19-2006, 05:48 PM
Nalbandian to win.

Regenbogen
10-19-2006, 05:54 PM
Safin, he's playing better I think. Although with him you never really know :unsure:

Deea
10-19-2006, 06:03 PM
I want to see Fed vs Safin too...ooooh boy, what a match that would be!!! :eek: Goooo Marat! You can do it! Baby master series steps on their way :p :p

safinalium
10-19-2006, 06:09 PM
safin'll win. and it's gonna be safin-federer semifinal. and i'm probably gonna jump through the window if this happens. :hug: remember what happened in australia last year. now when safin's back to watch those two players play against each other....... vamos safin!!!!! :)

Deathless Mortal
10-19-2006, 06:19 PM
Marat is going to win! 100%!!

sawan66278
10-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Watching the players so far this week, I really think Marat is playing better than anyone else. I think he will have little trouble with Nalbandian...and then there's Roger...and I think its 50/50 with that match...Roger is not playing that well...To be honest, I really think Marat might win the whole tourney!!!

LocoPorElTenis
10-19-2006, 06:43 PM
Safin 70% Nalbi 30%

Norrage
10-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Easy for Safin. Nalbandian might make some comebackish moment and take a tiebreak or whatever but not more...

rmb6687
10-19-2006, 06:52 PM
i have been looking forward to see marat vs federer in a long time

i think many people have....ACKK!!! I get so incredibly giddy thinking about that prospect that I can barely type. PLEASE WIN MARAT...so you can beat Roger too!!

Ales_Alessandra
10-19-2006, 06:55 PM
Marat, Marat!! For the second time this year!! Reedition of USopen!!!! :bigclap:

jes_021
10-19-2006, 07:00 PM
Marat, make me proud!!

Allure
10-19-2006, 07:03 PM
I think Nalbandian in 3.

Adler
10-19-2006, 07:06 PM
Marat has bigger chances indoors, I think it's obvious

brent-o
10-19-2006, 08:55 PM
I'm thinking Safin. But who cares? I just love watching when these two match-up. Two of my favorites. Kinda similar when Rafa plays Baghdatis (although the score never suggests how close the match is since Baggy goes off at crucial times).

Godiva
10-19-2006, 09:16 PM
This thread is jinxing Marat's chances. Why is everyone so giddy with optimism???:mad: I say the surly porker in straight sets.:p

Johnny Groove
10-19-2006, 09:41 PM
ok, first off, this match will definitely go 3. Throw all the records out the window and forget "form" with these two, as we all know how consistent these guys are :lol:

bobjoe66
10-19-2006, 09:42 PM
nalbandian to rise to the occasion and take out safin.

bad gambler
10-19-2006, 09:47 PM
Davai Safin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mir
10-19-2006, 09:48 PM
Safin hoping for the Fed-Saf semi as well

mongo
10-19-2006, 09:53 PM
'bandy is satisfied with his QF result, while the coachless wonder is on a roll.

Safin in 3.

Jaap
10-19-2006, 10:28 PM
Marat to rip the fat bastard a new one.

Jlee
10-19-2006, 10:32 PM
Marat's been playing well. Safin in 3. :shrug:

lunahielo
10-19-2006, 11:18 PM
Hopefully, Marat!

scarecrows
10-19-2006, 11:45 PM
go Marat

win in 3

ys
10-20-2006, 02:47 AM
Marat is on 13 match winning streak in indoors TMS. Dave ain't stopping him..

Merton
10-20-2006, 02:53 AM
Marat in 3, in a preview of the DC final.

d.anyb.oy
10-20-2006, 03:11 AM
2 out of form players, although Marat looks like he's getting back on track. I say Marat in straight sets.

robrulz5
10-20-2006, 03:14 AM
Big Marat in 2.

Billabong
10-20-2006, 03:17 AM
GO Marat, you can do it man:yeah:!

Nalbandian!!!
10-20-2006, 06:54 AM
Go David !!

Sakura 0101
10-20-2006, 07:41 AM
Vamos David !! :yeah:

drf716
10-20-2006, 11:14 AM
marat
he seems so powerful these days
with the love of volkov & fans

oz_boz
10-20-2006, 11:17 AM
Safin in three, winning two tight and losing one big time.

Nadal-Nalby and Nadal-Safin is pretty close anyway! :)

buzz
10-20-2006, 11:22 AM
I hope Marat, but either will be a big challenge for fed next!!!!

Deivid23
10-20-2006, 11:27 AM
Safin in straight sets

*Viva Chile*
10-20-2006, 12:06 PM
Marat :yeah:

and I hope in 2

ChinoRios4Ever
10-20-2006, 05:21 PM
nalbi will win in 3 after saving a lot of mp, from 2-5 down in the 3rd and will win 7-5...... SAME OLD HISTORY

i trust in you marat :yeah:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

but was 7-6 from 5-6 marat serving 4 match

next: federer (like TMC 05), fed serving 4 match in the 5th set 6-5 and 30-0 and got broken and nalbi won the TB

atheneglaukopis
10-20-2006, 05:30 PM
I foresee the next thread Madrid QF: Safin v Nalbandian, Who won? :lol: Before I am jumped all over, yes, obviously Nalby won and congrats to him, but I'm starting to be able to see the funny side of things again.