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Rafa's draw!!!

konyalikartal
10-27-2006, 07:35 PM
I am a fan of Rafa but I accept that this is the hardest draw he's ever had. It's like a draw from hell for him. Think that he has the probability to play Safin (3 times champion here), Gasquet (best french player at his home soil), Blake (hasn't won a match against him), Berdych (lost 3 consecutive times and we can say his enemy after the Madrid match and defending champion here) consecutively before a clash with most probably Federer in the final. I want to make a fantasy poll with this draw. Suppose that he will be a finalist in this tournament. Which match of Rafa do you want to see most? In this draw every match of him will be a blockbuster and all the tennis fans around the world would eagerly wait for Rafa's matches with each of these guys. Let's vote!!!

Ernham
10-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Federer, of course. I'm perplexed as to why the hell everyone before me wanted to see him play Safin.

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 07:42 PM
You should have included a Nadal/Nalbandian match :D

Out of those, Safin/Nadal is a very likely and interesting matchup, and one that would proabably favour Safin on that surface. Kudos to him if he manages to win that :cool:

NeverSayDie
10-27-2006, 07:43 PM
I cant believe this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banghead: :mad: :( :sobbing:

RonE
10-27-2006, 07:45 PM
I smell roasting #11 for the year coming up :devil:

Jlee
10-27-2006, 07:45 PM
Safin/Nadal!!

If Safin plays well he should beat Rafa. But you never know with Marat ;)

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 07:47 PM
I smell roasting #11 for the year coming up :devil:

:lol:

Getting reading to bump the thread up?

RonE
10-27-2006, 07:48 PM
:lol:

Getting reading to bump the thread up?

You bet your ass I am :devil:

Byrd
10-27-2006, 07:52 PM
^^Lol

scarecrows
10-27-2006, 07:57 PM
Marat gets nervous pretty quickly so with Rafa's delaying between points and his continuous jumping around Marat will brake all the rackets he has

Nadal-Berdych can be enormous

LilyRoseAva
10-27-2006, 07:58 PM
safin nadal

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2006, 07:59 PM
I'd love to see Safin vs. Nadal but Safin is liable to lose to Clement. :rolleyes:

Byrd
10-27-2006, 07:59 PM
Imagine Nadal playing clement in the 2nd round and Shushing the crowd after he beats him :haha:

cmurray
10-27-2006, 08:01 PM
I feel like I've been waiting forEVER to see Rafa/Marat. The problem is who to cheer for............................................I just don't know.

rmb6687
10-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Federer, of course. I'm perplexed as to why the hell everyone before me wanted to see him play Safin.

wow, really? that could be an awesome match, provided Safin shows up...

btw, I'm getting sick of federer/nadal matches, its been a rather blissful half year without having to see those two go at it again.

konyalikartal
10-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Ernham said:
I'm perplexed as to why the hell everyone before me wanted to see him play Safin.

Ernham, the reason for this is I think they have never met before:)

Jlee
10-27-2006, 08:03 PM
I feel like I've been waiting forEVER to see Rafa/Marat. The problem is who to cheer for............................................I just don't know.

Same here. Just go with whoever is losing ;) :lol:

R.Federer
10-27-2006, 08:04 PM
In this draw every match of him will be a blockbuster
Lets see if the players seeded to play him actually get there

rmb6687
10-27-2006, 08:06 PM
Ernham said:
I'm perplexed as to why the hell everyone before me wanted to see him play Safin.

Ernham, the reason for this is I think they have never met before:)

good point. but also, if safin is playing well(a big IF, i know) doesn't everyone want that? :D

DrJules
10-27-2006, 08:07 PM
I smell roasting #11 for the year coming up :devil:

I would be totally shocked if Nadal wins Paris.:eek: :eek: :eek:

LK_22
10-27-2006, 08:35 PM
It's about time Rafa's had a 'hard' draw. Rafa fans should never complain again after the draw he got at Wimbledon :rolleyes:

Who knows, maybe this kind of draw might help him regain his form. Playing Berdych again must be an incentive for him....

cmurray
10-27-2006, 08:36 PM
I would be totally shocked if Nadal wins Paris.:eek: :eek: :eek:

But if he does, it would quiet some of his critics, no? Well, not on here, but most other places.

silverwhite
10-27-2006, 08:36 PM
Davai, Marat! :D

Ernham
10-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Still, even though I had not considered that, I'd ratehr see where Nadal and Federer sit versus each other in Federer's current form. I would suspect the majority of people would, too. Guess I should say "suspected".

Conita
10-27-2006, 08:45 PM
none of them he's played most of them already and Safin well u never know with him :P
I would like 2 see Nadal play Nalbandian, i think that would be a interesting mix if nalbandian is actually awake :P

Metis
10-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Rafa-Safin is my pick. Hard to decide who to root for if they end up playing each other. I think I'll have to go with Rafa.

I hope that it will be an exciting battle and that Marat will not choke :p :

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/offbeat/gallery/2006/1026/11.offbeat.ap.jpg

scoobs
10-27-2006, 08:47 PM
Prefer Rafa / Nalbandian but I'll take Rafa / Safin :)

cmurray
10-27-2006, 08:50 PM
Rafa-Safin is my pick. Hard to decide who to root for if they end up playing each other. I think I'll have to go with Rafa.

I hope that it will be an exciting battle and that Marat will not choke :p :

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/offbeat/gallery/2006/1026/11.offbeat.ap.jpg

bwahahaa. awesome picture.

silverwhite
10-27-2006, 09:02 PM
It'll be interesting to see how the players in his 1/8 of the draw react since 4 of them (Wawrinka, Gasquet, Clement, Gicquel) will have to play a SF match tomrrow and potentially a final as well. Of course, Nadal might just end up facing only one of them if Safin beats Clement. :lol:

guga2120
10-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Safin,Gasquet,Blake,Berdych,Federer , :eek:
He could be bounced right off the bat by Safin on this court.
I voted for Rafa/Berdych though that was intresting in Madrid.

atheneglaukopis
10-27-2006, 10:57 PM
Words of caution:

1. As pointed out, Safin could lose to Clement.
2. In any Safin vs. Nadal thread, DO NOT everybody vote for Safin! He loses when we do that! :banghead:
3. Don't count out the Bye either. ;)

FluffyYellowBall
10-28-2006, 11:17 AM
You know with safin playing the way he is, we dont know what in his head. His half of the draw depends on whats gong on in his head! And y complain about his draw.? If hes gonna prove himself hen hed better get through a tough draw so u should be happy

Alexiana
10-28-2006, 11:55 AM
I'm really excited about Rafa-Marat. The haven't met before, have they? Could be a very close match:D

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 11:58 AM
Safin - Nadal and I'll be there :) :)
Now, Safin has to win against Clément, because I don't want to see a Clément/Nadal :lol:

MariaV
10-28-2006, 11:59 AM
I'm really excited about Rafa-Marat. The haven't met before, have they? Could be a very close match:D

No they haven't met before and this match isn't sure yet either. ;)

MariaV
10-28-2006, 12:00 PM
because I don't want to see a Clément/Nadal :lol:
Oh, I'd prefer that to Safin - Nadal any day. ;) :lol:

landoud
10-28-2006, 12:02 PM
I'm sick of Rafa-Fed matches so I voted Rafa-Safin