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Old 04.02.2009, 09:41
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Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

It has been a while since we have watched the remarkable bashing between Nadal vs Federer in July at Wimbledon 2008, which was written in the history of this tournament.

Shortly after, since the number two became the number one and vice versa, there was a new challenging match between the two for Grand Slam at Australian Open 2009. Nadal has proven again that he is picking up better and better form every season, improved his serve and posses a strong spirit to fight, which is opposite to his Aussies's final adversary whose strengths are somehow fading away. He quenched the eager desire of the former pretender to win the 15 Grand Slam too soon and forced him to rethink his tactics for the future.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle5653849.ece

But the way to victory for Nadal was not easy. He had quite tough opponents at AO 2009. Probably one of the best matches in history of tennis, Nadal vs Verdasco where two mentally and physically strong Spaniards have demonstrated they skills in spectacular five-setter.

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain...pic-semi-final

And having a close look at the ranking and points Nadal secured his number one position for a while setting apart from Federer mere 3260pts:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/rankings

Looking forward to more spectacular tournaments like that!
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Ah yes, these two are just the best to watch, absolutely fantastic tennis they are playing !!!!!!
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Old 02.06.2009, 14:02
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

I have been watching very carefully all the matches in French Open and I find it quite shocking to see Nadal go after unexpected victory of Soderling who is currently ranked number 23. Was it the wind that distabilized Nadal's game making his shots less deep or was it the height of his opponent who got used to Rafa's heavy topspin?
Does it open the path for other players to claim the Grand Slam like Murray?

Other great players like Djokovic, Roddick and Tsonga said goodbye to the tournament and Federer hardly survived the 4th round with his sloppy first two sets against Haas. Later somehow his senses revived and he managed to clinch the victory in 5-setter that gave him "immortality" in view of the French crowds. Now it is all open for other players who will queue for victory after Nadal's demise, and Federer knows that. He will have to stay alert

Who do you think will win French Open 2009, I'd like to hear opinions from other members?
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Old 02.06.2009, 14:50
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Our Roger is so unpredictable that it is impossible to predict the outcome.

At his best, even now, he is unbeatable by anyone other than Nadal, who is now out

At his worse almost anyone can beat him

And he can be both in a single match, as he was yesterday
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Old 02.06.2009, 18:59
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

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Does it open the path for other players to claim the Grand Slam like Murray?
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I have been watching very carefully all the matches in French Open and I find it quite shocking to see Nadal go after unexpected victory of Soderling who is currently ranked number 23. Was it the wind that distabilized Nadal's game making his shots less deep or was it the height of his opponent who got used to Rafa's heavy topspin?
Does it open the path for other players to claim the Grand Slam like Murray?

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Who do you think will win French Open 2009, I'd like to hear opinions from other members?
Oh, I keep my fingers crossed for Robin Soederling!! (of course nationality has noooothing to do with it) After winning the quarter final today - maybe it is his turn to bring the whole thing in.... but I know it is quite far fetched
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Oh, I keep my fingers crossed for Robin Soederling!! (of course nationality has noooothing to do with it) After winning the quarter final today - maybe it is his turn to bring the whole thing in.... but I know it is quite far fetched
Well, with Mats Wilander reporting on Eurosport you've got a Swede analyzing the chances of a Swede. It feels like the days when this kind of thing was commonplace ... fifteen, twenty years ago (back when I watched this sport regularly and for hours on end)
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Old 02.06.2009, 22:49
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Our Roger is so unpredictable that it is impossible to predict the outcome.

At his best, even now, he is unbeatable by anyone other than Nadal, who is now out

At his worse almost anyone can beat him

And he can be both in a single match, as he was yesterday
I agree. I would have mixed feelings if I had to bet all my money on him. He always "chips and charges" against his opponents that it is very difficult to predict the final result.

Here at least we can be clear and the next days will show who could be the ONE to win Roland Garros 2009.
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Another extraordinary game: ROGER FEDERER BEATS JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO 3-6 7-6 (7/2) 2-6 6-1 6-4 TO REACH THE FRENCH OPEN FINAL.
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

yes yes yes - Robin made it to the final





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I agree. I would have mixed feelings if I had to bet all my money on him. He always "chips and charges" against his opponents that it is very difficult to predict the final result.

Here at least we can be clear and the next days will show who could be the ONE to win Roland Garros 2009.
Sunday will definitely be an interesting game - will Robin be able to keep up the good game, especially when playing against Roger...

I think I continue to keep my fingers crossed...
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Well, with Mats Wilander reporting on Eurosport you've got a Swede analyzing the chances of a Swede. It feels like the days when this kind of thing was commonplace ... fifteen, twenty years ago (back when I watched this sport regularly and for hours on end)
Yup - those were the days...
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Just read an interesting take on Federer's semifinal, and indeed his perfermonce throughout the tournament: Roger Federer fights way into French Open final:
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It was the wanting that had him at times in total disarray. The cool certainties, the serene accuracy, the profound understanding of the tactical ebb and flow of a game: all these things went out of the window in the face of Federer’s unspeakable and colossal desire.
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Fedex delivered again giving his fans benefit of doubt with unpredictable victory from two sets down. His experience over young upcoming players and effective chip and charge strategy disintegrate opponent's game even though they have made 2/3 of the job and it still all comes backs against them with disappointment.

Soderling seems to be a complete player and he posseses all the elements of technique, concentration that make him a tough player. The question remains will Soderling have enough mental strength to beat Federer?

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Soldering seems to be a complete players and he posseses all the elements of technique, concentration that make him a tough players. The question remains will Soderling have enough mental strength to beat Federer?
Soderling will surely be soldiering along for the soldering of his name on the trophy.
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Soderling will surely be soldiering along for the soldering of his name on the trophy.
Soderling = Soldering (soldering iron + solder) He is a young soldier (not a poor Sod..) in combat for Grand Slam title!

It is easier to pronounce it and it also associates with something known!!!
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

good luck, Rogi!!! u can do it!!!
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

No doubt he will make it in straight sets!
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oh roger, you're a star!
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Re: Nadal Vs Federer again ;)

Well, the best guy won! (Isn't it good with games where one can be just as happy when one or the other wins? )
Roger really deserved it, and hopefully he brings home Wimbledon this summer too.

But I think we will see more of Robin Soederling in the future as well.

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