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Rafa in straights 64.71% 11 64.71%
Rafa in 4 17.65% 3 17.65%
Rafa in 5 0% 0 0%
Richie in straights 5.88% 1 5.88%
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2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
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2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Nadal leads the series 10-0

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These two haven't played since the Davis Cup SF in Spain. A match Rafa took in straights.

Who ya got?
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04-Sep-2013 09:49 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Wow! You're fast, K!

Rafa in 3.
04-Sep-2013 10:05 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Nadal in 3, maybe 4 if Gasquet plays an inspired opening set before Nadal wins with his physicality, lack of talent, and stamina.
04-Sep-2013 10:14 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Rafa in 3. Could be almost as ugly as his quarterfinal.
04-Sep-2013 10:29 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
wouldn't it be a laugh if Richard won..

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04-Sep-2013 10:32 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 10:32 PM)JesuslookslikeBorg. Wrote:  wouldn't it be a laugh if Richard won..

Well, it would sure be a surprise. Even Richie mentioned that the last time he beat Rafa was when they were 14.
04-Sep-2013 10:39 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Heart says Gasquet gets a set.
Head says Nadal in 3 commanding sets.

Anyway, big result for French Tennis since we don't really know when Tsonga is going to return and if he's ever going to be the player he once was. At least we can rely on Richard. Our first boy since Pioline to make it to the Final 4 in New York City. Go out there and leave your soul on the court. Allez Mozart!

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04-Sep-2013 10:41 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Nadal in straights.
04-Sep-2013 10:45 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Rafa in straight sets
Loving the fact his serve still hasnt been broken soo far in this tournament...anti jinx of course
04-Sep-2013 10:53 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 10:41 PM)Didi Wrote:  Heart says Gasquet gets a set.
Head says Nadal in 3 commanding sets.

Anyway, big result for French Tennis since we don't really know when Tsonga is going to return and if he's ever going to be the player he once was. At least we can rely on Richard. Our first boy since Pioline to make it to the Final 4 in New York City. Go out there and leave your soul on the court. Allez Mozart!

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Nice, Didi, and with the emoticon with the tricolore! Motivation is also to rise in the ranks for the YEC. I don't think he'll do it, but he's got plenty of motivation.
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
This one is tricky. Does Richard win a set or nae? We all knew Robredo would be mince meat in Rafa's hands. His countryman tries to use his feet to stay in matches and possesses a very limited offensive game whilst Gasquet is deadly on the backhand wing. Two 5-setters back to back for Richard is pretty extreme. Alright, I think Gasquet takes a set and breaks Nadal's serve at some point. That's really a best case scenario as far as I can see.
04-Sep-2013 10:59 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 10:59 PM)AndrewWilliam Wrote:  This one is tricky. Does Richard win a set or nae? We all knew Robredo would be mince meat in Rafa's hands. His countryman tries to use his feet to stay in matches and possesses a very limited offensive game whilst Gasquet is deadly on the backhand wing. Two 5-setters back to back for Richard is pretty extreme. Alright, I think Gasquet takes a set and breaks Nadal's serve at some point. That's really a best case scenario as far as I can see.

I think you're right...5 sets is too much to do again, and against Rafa, and I do think that's what it would take. Someone is going to break Rafa's serve, though, and it could be Gasquet. Take a set? Perhaps, but I'm not convinced.
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 11:21 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(04-Sep-2013 10:59 PM)AndrewWilliam Wrote:  This one is tricky. Does Richard win a set or nae? We all knew Robredo would be mince meat in Rafa's hands. His countryman tries to use his feet to stay in matches and possesses a very limited offensive game whilst Gasquet is deadly on the backhand wing. Two 5-setters back to back for Richard is pretty extreme. Alright, I think Gasquet takes a set and breaks Nadal's serve at some point. That's really a best case scenario as far as I can see.

I think you're right...5 sets is too much to do again, and against Rafa, and I do think that's what it would take. Someone is going to break Rafa's serve, though, and it could be Gasquet. Take a set? Perhaps, but I'm not convinced.

No need to convince you, Moxie. I am still trying to convince myself of it! I really need to get back into those fantasy draw prediction games we used to play. They were a lot of fun.
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Did not a 10-0 H2H got reversed recently? Can we see another one of it?
Just a wishful thinking, not that I expect it to happen.

Nadal against single handed beautiful backhand. The beast wins and the beauty dies.

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04-Sep-2013 11:38 PM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 11:38 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Did not a 10-0 H2H got reversed recently? Can we see another one of it?
Just a wishful thinking, not that I expect it to happen.

Nadal against single handed beautiful backhand. The beast wins and the beauty dies.

Aw, I hate that you say it like that. Sad I know there has been a lot of love for the SHBH during this tournament, as a lot of the proponents have gone deep. But one nice shot is not the only description of beauty in a game. I like Nadal's varied and quirky game. One pretty shot, like a swallow, does not a late-summer tournament make. And I reckon that shot is going to get 'swallowed up' by a more complete game. Cool
05-Sep-2013 12:43 AM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Oh I don't know....Nadal's forehand is as pretty as they come if you ask me. Wink

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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
(04-Sep-2013 11:21 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(04-Sep-2013 10:59 PM)AndrewWilliam Wrote:  This one is tricky. Does Richard win a set or nae? We all knew Robredo would be mince meat in Rafa's hands. His countryman tries to use his feet to stay in matches and possesses a very limited offensive game whilst Gasquet is deadly on the backhand wing. Two 5-setters back to back for Richard is pretty extreme. Alright, I think Gasquet takes a set and breaks Nadal's serve at some point. That's really a best case scenario as far as I can see.

I think you're right...5 sets is too much to do again, and against Rafa, and I do think that's what it would take. Someone is going to break Rafa's serve, though, and it could be Gasquet. Take a set? Perhaps, but I'm not convinced.

Even though Richard had two 5-set matches, he is going to have 2 days to recover.
So, it won't be a walkover. It will be reasonably competitive.

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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Rafael Nadal in straight sets. I think the first set will determine if this match will be competitive or not. I do believe it will be a competitive match but the way Nadal is playing right now, it could be manslaughter.

In ten meetings between the two, Gasquet only managed to win four sets. So, it will be really tough for him to win a set.

The one thing I'm curious to see if Nadal will get broken. So far in this tournament, he is 67 for 67 on his service games and he has only faced six break points. Since the semifinals of Cincy, Nadal has held 82 straight times. That is an unbelievable feat especially to a player who isn't known for his serve.

In my opinion, if he could reach the finals without losing his own serve, then I think he could break his own record of winning a Grand Slam title with the least service game broken which is five.
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Same matchup issues as for Robredo, although Gasquet can do some more damage with the bh and serve. Gasquet was being awefully passive in the last three sets against Ferrer, still can't believe he pulled that one out (complete and very unusual meltdown by Ferrer).

If he does that against Nadal, he is toast.

Nadal in three.
05-Sep-2013 02:48 AM
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RE: 2013 US Open SF: Nadal vs. Gasquet
Rafa in three over Richie G.. Hopefully. Rafa has to save something for the final against one of the same birthday month twin(Djoker or Murray).
05-Sep-2013 06:23 AM
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