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It's been a ...great season so far for Rafa :lol: and the best is yet to come! In other words it's time to stop horsing around and get to work to defend all those valuable points :armed:


So what do you all think? In which round will Rafa lose in this tournament (if he is to lose)?
Those to guess correctly will get... well nothing really, just the satisfaction of telling everyone else "I told you so :ras:"


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In which round is Rafa going to lose?

1st - (Bye) Blaze-2004, hra87 :lol:
2nd - yana, l_mac
3rd - dulkogi, hra87
4th - scarecrows, mimi, Naide
QF - Metis, Xristos, Getta, GuiroNI, mallorn
SF - tennizen, cmurray, raven_gypsy, MariaV, Tnn74
F - Foxy, Luvyoyoma1954, tennizen
W - l_mac :spit:, tennischeto, Bug, The_Pro, Blaze-2004

in bold font: predictions after the draw came out.


yana, l_mac, dulkogi, hra87, scarecrows, mimi, Naide, Metis, Xristos, Getta, GuiroNI, mallorn, Foxy, Luvyoyoma1954, tennizen, tennischeto, Bug, The_Pro, Blaze-2004 :ras:


Congrats to the winners:
cmurray, raven_gypsy, MariaV, Tnn74 :aparty:


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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

So what do you all think? In which round will Rafa lose in this tournament (if he is to lose)?
Those to guess correctly will get... well nothing really, just the satisfaction of telling everyone else "I told you so :ras:"
Ah, new tournament, new hope, new thread! :D

As for this quiz - I don't think it's reasonable to think that he will be able to defend all his points here (nor in Miami) - but if he makes it to the quarters I'll be okay with that. Should he get ever further, even better!

A lot depends on the draw, of course. We'll have to wait and see before making any predictions...
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Let me bold and wildly optimistic for no reason at all and say he will reach the semi's here.
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Second round if he meets some 234 ranked player
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Let me bold and wildly optimistic for no reason at all and say he will reach the semi's here.
That's the spirit! :hug:
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

4th round :wavey:
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Second round if he meets some 234 ranked player
Does he have a bye in the 1st round? In this style, even bye shall be a threat! :scared:
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Oh dear. What is Genci doing here? :eek:

4th round :wavey:
Do you mean QFs? Or SFs because the seeded players have a bye in the first round?
 

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Does he have a bye in the 1st round? In this style, even bye shall be a threat! :scared:
As far as I know, yes, he indeed has a bye the first round. :lol: btw.
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

Oh dear. What is Genci doing here? :eek:



Do you mean QFs? Or SFs because the seeded players have a bye in the first round?
i just wanted to play the game

128 draw with 32 seeds that have a bye in 1st round, 4th round is before the quarters
 

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i just wanted to play the game

128 draw with 32 seeds that have a bye in 1st round, 4th round is before the quarters
I was joking, Genci.

As for the draw, you're right. I didn't know that it's a 128 draw with 32 seeds. :eek:
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

let's all remember the good old days...

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so far we have

PREDICTIONS BEFORE THE DRAW:

1st - Bye
2nd - yana
3rd -
4th - scarecrows
QF - Metis
SF - tennizen
F -
W -
 

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:lol: I knew that photo would make people more optimistic. :p
 

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:ras: You need to be a registered Rafatard to participate. Shall I put your name down as a new member? :D

In the finals.
 

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Re: Rafa in IW - Come and play the guessing game!

My prediction:
He will do quite well here if he is not injured. I give him a FINAL. He has always played better in IW. 2006 SF, 2007 Winner. The court suits his game - not fast enough, high ball bouncing. Weather suits him. Hot dry climate. I have no reason to believe he will lose early. He lost the previous year in QF in Dubai too and then won IW. The draw however will be the key factor. And losing early in Dubai may give him some more time to adapt and to rediscover him form.

In fact Rafa defended absolutely all points up until IW from the prevoius year even he added some more.
If he loses early before QF or SF we should worry.
 
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