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Poll: Who wins?
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Nadal in 3 50.00% 7 50.00%
Nadal in 4 35.71% 5 35.71%
Nadal in 5 7.14% 1 7.14%
Wawrinka in 3 0% 0 0%
Wawrinka in 4 0% 0 0%
Wawrinka in 5 7.14% 1 7.14%
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2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
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2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Rafa leads the Series 9-0

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head...9&oId=W367

Rafa has won all 4 clay meetings in straights. The most recent was the Madrid final last month. Can Stan's new found confidence break the tide against the defending champ?

Who ya got?

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(This post was last modified: 03-Jun-2013 02:48 PM by kskate2.)
03-Jun-2013 10:13 AM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Poor Stan. Both times he's had a crack at Rafa recently when Stan was in great form, he's been coming off a lot of match play and unable to give it his best. Unless he recovers well it's 3-0 Rafa. If he recovers enough to play well for a bit he may win a set at best but imo it'd have to be the first set. The weather is improving daily though and that coupled with Stan's fatigue probably means he won't win a set. He didn't serve that well last time they played (again 'cos he was coming off 9 straight days play) so it's gonna be tough again on Weds having played such a physical match today.
03-Jun-2013 01:12 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
If Stan felt the need for a rub down today, Imagine how his body will feel afterwards 2-3 with the Dirt Devil..

Dirt Devil in straight sets unless Stan serves and keep hitting winners well
03-Jun-2013 02:54 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Nadal in straights. Though he has to be sharp (unless Wawrinka is just completely drained physically, then it won't matter), as Stan can definitely rip the ball, especially if Nadal is dropping it short, allowing him to load up on that backhand all day.
03-Jun-2013 03:13 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Nadal in two sets.
03-Jun-2013 03:55 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
yawn. loopy forehand to OHBH, rinse and repeat. and viola. Nadal in 3 sets.
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03-Jun-2013 03:59 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
This is ATP not WTA lol. It's best of 5 Tongue So the Nadster has to win 3 sets which he will.
03-Jun-2013 04:23 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
(03-Jun-2013 04:23 PM)Front242 Wrote:  This is ATP not WTA lol. It's best of 5 Tongue So the Nadster has to win 3 sets which he will.

wasn't it possible to win in two? lol. edited
03-Jun-2013 04:34 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
(03-Jun-2013 03:55 PM)Denisovich Wrote:  Nadal in two sets.

Actually, if you put money on this and Stan retires after losing the 2nd set due to cramps, you would be a rich man. Big Smile

I am a bit shocked that this is only his 3rd career quarterfinal at a Grand Slam. What has Stan been doing all those years? Alongside Almagro, Sánchez, Kohls, Blake, Santoro and others, Stan must be one of the best players ever to never make it to the semis of a Slam.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Nadal in 3. Why? Because I'm not stupid.
03-Jun-2013 05:01 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Rafa in straight sets.

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03-Jun-2013 05:29 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
I hope Rafa's ready to take it up another notch, by Stan is also not in shape, it seems, to take on Nadal. Plus, he's never beaten him.
03-Jun-2013 06:08 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Wawrinka wins a set if the DTL backhand works well and he can get Nadal out of position a bit. But since it is not sustainable in the long run, Rafa wins in 4.

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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Rafa in 3 sets.I hope Rafa plays aggressive tennis from the start of this match like in the final at Madrid against Stan
03-Jun-2013 09:30 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
stans wants to slap some flat forehands to nadals backhand, that's the tactic if its possible to implement..otherwise its no dice stan, its rafa all the way to the vamos factory,

rafas bh is a bit wonky since his comeback..i think its the lack of power or confidence in pushing through that knee..or he is protecting it,

or maybe hit some underarm serves and about 85 drop shots when rafa is 2 miles behind the baseline.

who wins ?, rafa/wafa in one.

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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
outcome isn't even worth discussing, i'm afraid.

so i'll leave you with this instead: wanna know how much the french love a bit of drama? on the french RG website, the headline for Stan's win from yesterday actually reads "Wawrinka crucifies Gasquet". no kidding Smile

the english version is "breaks Gasquet's heart", which has its own flair, i guess.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
(04-Jun-2013 03:40 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  outcome isn't even worth discussing, i'm afraid.

so i'll leave you with this instead: wanna know how much the french love a bit of drama? on the french RG website, the headline for Stan's win from yesterday actually reads "Wawrinka crucifies Gasquet". no kidding Smile

the english version is "breaks Gasquet's heart", which has its own flair, i guess.

ROFL at that French headline Cool
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
Stan has never taken a set off of Nadal by the way.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
(04-Jun-2013 08:01 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  Stan has never take a set off of Nadal by the way.

Stan has his best clay season this year, so i think he may be able to get his first set this time around.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Nadal vs. Wawrinka
(04-Jun-2013 03:13 PM)herios Wrote:  
(04-Jun-2013 08:01 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  Stan has never take a set off of Nadal by the way.

Stan has his best clay season this year, so i think he may be able to get his first set this time around.

Well, it's gotta be the first set, otherwise it will turn into a rout.
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