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Poll: Who wins?
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Rafa in 3 sets 4.00% 1 4.00%
Rafa in 4 sets 28.00% 7 28.00%
Rafa in 5 sets 12.00% 3 12.00%
Novak in 3 sets 4.00% 1 4.00%
Novak in 4 sets 32.00% 8 32.00%
Novak in 5 sets 20.00% 5 20.00%
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2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
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2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Rafa leads the series 19-15

The last clay court match was the Monte Carlo final which Novak won in straight sets.

Who wins?

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(This post was last modified: 05-Jun-2013 12:03 PM by kskate2.)
05-Jun-2013 02:18 AM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
I picked Nadal in five tight sets. I think he will be ready to play war with Nole. It will be a nerve wrecking match that's for sure!
05-Jun-2013 12:12 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
The longawaited epic final. I mean semi-final.

I will vote based on the weather conditions Friday just before the match. Hoping for damp cool conditions and that Djokovic can up his level a bit.

So far it looks like it will rain tomorrow, cool down, but sunny on Friday (still cool though).
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05-Jun-2013 12:13 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Rafa in 4 sets.. I expect Rafa to come out to be the aggressor , its his only chance
05-Jun-2013 12:29 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
What a tough match to call...I myself still find it tough to bet against Rafa on RG clay. I will go with rafa in 5. Nole has purpose and game, and I would not be surprised one bit if he wins, but until it happens, I give the edge to Rafa.

05-Jun-2013 12:34 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Novak in 4. Nadal takes the third... I am feeling confident for him after the haas thrashing. He will be hungry and ready for the occasion.
05-Jun-2013 12:50 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 12:50 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  Novak in 4. Nadal takes the third... I am feeling confident for him after the haas thrashing. He will be hungry and ready for the occasion.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't consider the Haas match a thrashing. While he played better than the R16, he lost serve several times, one set went to a breaker and the other was 7-5.
05-Jun-2013 01:07 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 01:07 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(05-Jun-2013 12:50 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  Novak in 4. Nadal takes the third... I am feeling confident for him after the haas thrashing. He will be hungry and ready for the occasion.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't consider the Haas match a thrashing. While he played better than the R16, he lost serve several times, one set went to a breaker and the other was 7-5.

Thrashing might be a strong term, but getting out in three against a good opponent who matches up well will only increase the confidence. You get the point. If not thrashing then strong victory.
05-Jun-2013 01:09 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Yes, strong victory over a tough opponent who was victorious the last meeting.
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Djoker in 4, or Nadal in 5.
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Nadal in three. Why? Because until proven otherwise he owns the FO.
05-Jun-2013 01:29 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Sunny and 80 in Paris on Friday - so back to Rafa in 4 sets!

Rainy on sunday...cool - that would be trouble esp. against Tsonga.

Does anyone know which match is up first on Friday?
05-Jun-2013 01:41 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 01:41 PM)SF Nadalite Wrote:  Does anyone know which match is up first on Friday?

Well, they start at 13 h on Chatrier. I actually think they will put Nadal and Djokovic first, because Jo Willie could be the first French finalist and I bet they want the Frenchies to see that unfold live after work.

I don't know in who's favour that is, I guess Nadal because if he hangs in there enough he will get the hottest time of the day on court. And it's not like he will rush himself between the points Confused.
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 01:41 PM)SF Nadalite Wrote:  Sunny and 80 in Paris on Friday - so back to Rafa in 4 sets!

Rainy on sunday...cool - that would be trouble esp. against Tsonga.

Does anyone know which match is up first on Friday?

considering this, i'll be revising it to nadal in 4 i guess
05-Jun-2013 02:46 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
I am going with Nole in 4! I think he really wants it!
05-Jun-2013 03:02 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 01:07 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(05-Jun-2013 12:50 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  Novak in 4. Nadal takes the third... I am feeling confident for him after the haas thrashing. He will be hungry and ready for the occasion.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't consider the Haas match a thrashing. While he played better than the R16, he lost serve several times, one set went to a breaker and the other was 7-5.

Me either. 7-6 (5) is a TB that could've gone either way as is a 7-5 third set. A better way to label it was a very close straight sets victory but you can hardly call it a thrashing when your opponent matched you for games pretty much save for the opening set. I'd say Haas more than did himself proud out there with that performance, although when you think how close the 2nd and 3rd sets were maybe he could've hoped for more. Still, we get the best semi final this way for sure. I hope Haas carries his great play to Wimbledon and Halle (where I expect him to defend his title). He's gotta be on the verge of top 10 soon although he's defending 250 points with his Halle title from last year. Whether he defends or not he'll for sure crack the top ten soon which at 35 is incredible.
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
[quote='Sundaymorningguy' pid='8419' dateline='1370462562']
I am going with Nole in 4! I think he really wants it!

LOL do you think so?
05-Jun-2013 03:37 PM
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
(05-Jun-2013 03:37 PM)herios Wrote:  [quote='Sundaymorningguy' pid='8419' dateline='1370462562']
I am going with Nole in 4! I think he really wants it!

LOL do you think so?

don't you think nadal wants it as bad? i mean winning against nole here?

nole may consider FO the ultimate prize, but i think nadal's hunger in this match is more on beating Nole to a pulp
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
Neither guy is beating the other to a pulp here in this match.
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RE: 2013 French Open SF: Nadal vs. Djokovic
There's also a lot of stake for Nadal in here. If he wins this tournament, he will be the first player in the Open Era to win 8 titles in one particular slam. Also, if he wins this tournament, he will be first player ever to win at one least slam in NINE consecutive years. I know he doesn't think about these achievements but that still would be a huge accomplishment to do.
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