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theseth1119 01-21-2013 06:07 PM

Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Will Rafa sweep all 3 events he's entered to play in?

abraxas21 01-21-2013 06:13 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
last option

HKz 01-21-2013 06:14 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Probably a sweep.

GSMnadal 01-21-2013 06:15 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
I'd be shocked if he dropped a set. Vamos :D

Ash86 01-21-2013 06:16 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Should win at least 2, likely 3. Look at his recent losses on clay:

2012: 1 - Verdasco - blue clay; doesn't really count/have bearing on usual clay results. Won 4 titles.
2011: 2- Novak in peak 2.0 mode. Won 3 titles.
2010: 0 - Won 4 titles.
2009: 2 - Soderling; Federer. Won 3 titles.

The top seeds in Chile: Nadal, Monaco, Chardy, Andujar.
Top seeds in Brazil: Nadal, Almagro, Monaco.
Top seeds in Mexico: Ferrer, Nadal, Almagro.

Ferrer and Almagro only real threats - would be final if in Brazil and SF/F in Mexico. He'll have been practising on clay for a month before Chile. Is practicing in Barcelona with Pere Riba etc. i.e, ATP level players back from AO rather than just juniors in Mallorca and will also play doubles as well as singles. Clearly he'll want to win too rather than just tanking like he's sometimes happy to do at Queens etc.

All in all, think it'd be surprising if he wins nothing at all. Not that shocking if wins all 3.

Looner 01-21-2013 06:17 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Nadal starts playing with his right hand just so someone can actually get into a TB with him. Remember, he only plays when he's 100% nowadays and no one beats a healthy Nadal. Ask his fans - they know their stuff.

GSMnadal 01-21-2013 06:19 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ash86 (Post 12973697)
Should win at least 2, likely 3. Look at his recent losses on clay:

2012: 1 - Verdasco - blue clay; doesn't really count/have bearing on usual clay results. Won 4 titles.
2011: 2- Novak in peak 2.0 mode. Won 3 titles.
2010: 0 - Won 4 titles.
2009: 2 - Soderling; Federer. Won 3 titles.

The top seeds in Chile: Nadal, Monaco, Chardy, Andujar.
Top seeds in Brazil: Nadal, Almagro, Monaco.
Top seeds in Mexico: Ferrer, Nadal, Almagro.

Ferrer and Almagro only real threats - would be final if in Brazil and SF/F in Mexico. He'll have been practising on clay for a month before Chile. Is practicing in Barcelona with Pere Riba etc. i.e, ATP level players back from AO rather than just juniors in Mallorca and will also play doubles as well as singles. Clearly he'll want to win too rather than just tanking like he's sometimes happy to do at Queens etc.

All in all, think it'd be surprising if he wins nothing at all. Not that shocking if wins all 3.

Add to the 09 losses that before the Federer match, he had the longest three set match ever lasting over 4 hours. And with Soderling he was injured.

ProdigyEng 01-21-2013 06:19 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
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Originally Posted by Looner (Post 12973777)
Nadal starts playing with his right hand just so someone can actually get into a TB with him. Remember, he only plays when he's 100% nowadays and no one beats a healthy Nadal. Ask his fans - they know their stuff.

:facepalm:

rocketassist 01-21-2013 06:20 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
He could be in a wheelchair and still win those events. He'll be back above Ferrer by the clay season most probably.

JarkaFish 01-21-2013 06:22 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
The South American slam. :worship:

Uncle Latso 01-21-2013 06:30 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Which ones Rafa won't win?

Wherever he faces Thomaz Bellucci

RajFederer 01-21-2013 06:34 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
He'll sweep the, for sure..

GSMnadal 01-21-2013 06:36 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by latso (Post 12974257)
Which ones Rafa won't win?

Wherever he faces Thomaz Bellucci

Bellucci will crash out in R1, so that won't be a problem

Yves. 01-21-2013 06:45 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
I think only Brazil.
He's probably rusty at Via del Mar, but in form in So Paulo. Ferrer is too good for him in Acapulco.

theseth1119 01-21-2013 06:49 PM

Re: Which South American events will Rafa win?
 
The only one he won't win IMO is of course Argentina because he won't be there; Ferrer wins that one.


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