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Old 01-21-2008, 12:45 AM   #121
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That's true. I am just superstitious when it comes to Rafa. Obviously Youzhny is the biggest threat for Nadal in this draw but a five set match allows Nadal to come back a little bit more. However he has to play better than USO 2006.

As for KaxMisha, well he is the" upholder of logic" in this irrational universe. I once stated that I wouldn't mind Fed being no.1 if Rafa wins French and Wimbledon. He bad repped me saying "stop trolling, Nadal will never win Wimbledon". A little bit of a slip-up for his high standards I would say
I won't mind too much if Youzhny beat him though, I like Youzhny a lot. That reminds me, I need to re-work my sig. I had it organized in a specific way, but that way is no longer relevant (it's based on my favorites in arbitrary categories I created). Plus Gasquet has been putting me to sleep recently, and in his category he barely squeaked passed Murray. Maybe I should switch. I'll give it some thinking over.

I don't think Tsonga has a chance btw, unless Youzhny is injured again or something, so it should get interesting. Hopefully Nadal will amp it up and we'll get a nice 5-setter out of it.

And hopefully Hewitt beats Djokovic tonight.

I was just looking at the Federer-Tipsarevic thread. It's like every one of his posts leads to an argument. I got into one with him for no reason at all, but I posted in a style that I thought would particularly aggravate him and it was fairly fun. Next time I'll start an argument and be completely "illogical" and see how it works. People obsessed with "logic" are funny, because once they come up against someone who is illogical, their worldview gets shaken to the core and they get really upset and have to make the other person understand their logic. All very funny to watch.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:09 AM   #122
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I actually do worry about Tsonga, he could beat Youhzny i think, im just being superstitious because he could be the guy with the run to the final that weve had every year since 01 you know: Clement, Johansson, sch (cant remember the guy from 03, i think hes south african), safin 04 05, Marcos, Gonzo... Tsongo??? But then again It could easily be Youhzny who is definatley on a high after Crushing Karlovic, and then handily defeating Koyla, If he beats Tsonga in straight sets we can Kiss Rafas finals hopes goodbye.


Yah Know I really dont think Rafa has much of a chance of winning even if he were to beat Niem and make the finals, because even in his destruction of Serra, he was broken twice, who cares about the scoreline, HE WAS BROKEN TWICE, by a guy he was destroying. Im really impressed that rafa improved the smart way, instead of trying to be more of a hardcourter, he decided to improve his old game of hitting left to right, and trying to keep it deep then using the angles, thats the way for him to win, Hit the ball higher over the net to keep it as deep as possible with less effort, guys cant consistently attack you when you do that. They said he was the new agassi in 05 and even 06 wimbledon cos he was like a windscreen wiper moving the ball left to right. Only Problem is his return of serve is weak at best and His serve is VERY ATTACKABLE which is what im really disappointed in, you would think that they would worked tirelessly to make him get that kick serve out wide in the deuce court, and the slice out wide in the ad court as his bread and butter shots!!!! Hes gonna have to wear his opponents down.

And im afraid if he makes the semis esp against Youhzny even if he squeaked a win it would be a tournament ender like that match against Murray last year....
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:31 AM   #123
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I won't mind too much if Youzhny beat him though, I like Youzhny a lot. That reminds me, I need to re-work my sig. I had it organized in a specific way, but that way is no longer relevant (it's based on my favorites in arbitrary categories I created). Plus Gasquet has been putting me to sleep recently, and in his category he barely squeaked passed Murray. Maybe I should switch. I'll give it some thinking over.

I don't think Tsonga has a chance btw, unless Youzhny is injured again or something, so it should get interesting. Hopefully Nadal will amp it up and we'll get a nice 5-setter out of it.

And hopefully Hewitt beats Djokovic tonight.
I like Youzhny too but when he plays Nadal I prefer Nadal. However, Youzhny's in great form so I wouldn't mind a five setter too. And with you on Hewitt beating Djoko.

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I was just looking at the Federer-Tipsarevic thread. It's like every one of his posts leads to an argument. I got into one with him for no reason at all, but I posted in a style that I thought would particularly aggravate him and it was fairly fun. Next time I'll start an argument and be completely "illogical" and see how it works. People obsessed with "logic" are funny, because once they come up against someone who is illogical, their worldview gets shaken to the core and they get really upset and have to make the other person understand their logic. All very funny to watch.
That's a rather interesting viewpoint to take. Will try that next time
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:01 AM   #124
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Rafa has the wonderful afternoon match tomorrow again. Thank you so very much AO organizers. VAMOS!!!!

Rod Laver Arena 11.00 AM
1. Men's Doubles - Qtr. Finals
Arnaud Clement (FRA)[7] v. Daniel Nestor (CAN)[2]
Michael Llodra (FRA)[7] Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[2]
2. Women's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)[3] v. Serena Williams (USA)[7]
3. Men's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)[24] v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
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Rafa has the wonderful afternoon match tomorrow again. Thank you so very much AO organizers. VAMOS!!!!

Rod Laver Arena 11.00 AM
1. Men's Doubles - Qtr. Finals
Arnaud Clement (FRA)[7] v. Daniel Nestor (CAN)[2]
Michael Llodra (FRA)[7] Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[2]
2. Women's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)[3] v. Serena Williams (USA)[7]
3. Men's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)[24] v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:12 PM   #126
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I have to wake up in the middle of the night.

But I might not bother. I have been too many times sitting sadly in front of my TV as Rafa departs yet another hardcourt Slam before the semis
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:15 PM   #127
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I have to wake up in the middle of the night.

But I might not bother. I have been too many times sitting sadly in front of my TV as Rafa departs yet another hardcourt Slam before the semis

I know what you mean. But look at it this way: maybe it's the last time you can see Rafa at AO. This Nieminen is good.
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Bye Rafa. It's been nice watching you. Sniff.
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Surely Serena can speed things along. Then again.....
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With Rafa now into his first hard court Slam semi I'm not sure if I should cheer or go into seclusion away from all media sources until after the AO finishes.

Nah, he looks good and did not disappoint at Indian Wells so I guess I'll chance a few more hours in front of the television.
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Congrats to Rafa on his win And now for the Semis Vamos
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