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Poll: Who wins?
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Federer in two 5.88% 1 5.88%
Federer in three 11.76% 2 11.76%
Nadal in two 70.59% 12 70.59%
Nadal in three 11.76% 2 11.76%
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Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
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Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Who wins?

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16-Aug-2013 07:02 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
I think it will be Rafa in straights.
16-Aug-2013 07:14 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Buttie will probably brutalize Decinerer in 2...but who knows ?
Maybe Mr Vavrinec will happily surprise his devoted fans ???[/i]
16-Aug-2013 07:57 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 07:14 AM)tented Wrote:  I think it will be Rafa in straights.

Fed in .. Seriously, I agree .. Rafa in straight sets.. I think the match vs Haas may have taken a lot out of Fed's legs.
16-Aug-2013 08:24 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
I think if Rafa plays intensely, he'll win, but otherwise, it's a fast court and Federer will be looking to gain some confidence before the US Open.

If it was a match in the US Open, I'd say Rafa in four, but it's over 3 and on one of Rogers favourite stomping grounds. This one might surprise a lot of people...
16-Aug-2013 08:36 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Nadal in two sets--one good and the other sloppy.

Virgil Cane is the name ...
16-Aug-2013 09:12 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 08:36 AM)Kieran Wrote:  I think if Rafa plays intensely, he'll win, but otherwise, it's a fast court and Federer will be looking to gain some confidence before the US Open.

If it was a match in the US Open, I'd say Rafa in four, but it's over 3 and on one of Rogers favourite stomping grounds. This one might surprise a lot of people...

This time Mr K.. I am going to listen to Darth Fed.. He said that Fed experienced back issues during the match vs PK and he wasn't too please with Roger's overall game vs Haas.. I trust Darth Fed on this one which means that the odds are not high for a surprise.
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
If Roger remembers who he is , he can get a set, but going by their recent form, it is over in 2 easy sets for Rafa.

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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 09:13 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  This time Mr K.. I am going to listen to Darth Fed.. He said that Fed experienced back issues during the match vs PK and he wasn't too please with Roger's overall game vs Haas.. I trust Darth Fed on this one which means that the odds are not high for a surprise.

Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue

I thought Roger was on-off against Haas, lacked urgency and confidence, and needed his ancient collaborator to help him out with a few timely shanks, but even still: he's Federer, it's a fast court, and somewhere along the line he has to make a stand - and Rafa has to play below his usual intense levels.

I reckon I could make money on this one if I was a betting man... Wink
16-Aug-2013 09:19 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
I will take the clay warrior in 3.

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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Rafa is playing much better than Roger. And when Roger plays Rafa everyone knows the outcome.
Rafa in straight.
16-Aug-2013 09:24 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Federer should withdraw and save himself any embarrassment. His back has issues, he is indecisive, and has little if any confidence in his game. Why bother with the humiliation and pain. Sometimes things are exactly what they are. Fed should retire. His back, age and lack of motivation are sending all kinds of messages to Fed. Time to go.
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 09:19 AM)Kieran Wrote:  
(16-Aug-2013 09:13 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  This time Mr K.. I am going to listen to Darth Fed.. He said that Fed experienced back issues during the match vs PK and he wasn't too please with Roger's overall game vs Haas.. I trust Darth Fed on this one which means that the odds are not high for a surprise.

Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue

I thought Roger was on-off against Haas, lacked urgency and confidence, and needed his ancient collaborator to help him out with a few timely shanks, but even still: he's Federer, it's a fast court, and somewhere along the line he has to make a stand - and Rafa has to play below his usual intense levels.

I reckon I could make money on this one if I was a betting man... Wink


Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue
Yeah, this is true but Darth is brutally honest about Fed. Heck.. I feel worst for Darth when Fed looses more than Federer and his team.Cool
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 09:27 AM)19USC66 Wrote:  Federer should withdraw and save himself any embarrassment. His back has issues, he is indecisive, and has little if any confidence in his game. Why bother with the humiliation and pain. Sometimes things are exactly what they are. Fed should retire. His back, age and lack of motivation are sending all kinds of messages to Fed. Time to go.

That could be just the type of pep talk Annacone needs to deliver!
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Its rather depressing that after Federer's best match in months he has to play Rafa. Tragic, really. Rafa in two.

And Kieran, come on. I hope you're right but...really?
16-Aug-2013 09:57 AM
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Does anyone have the timetable for all the quarterfinal matches? I think Rafa will win in three. He can always attach the backhand even on fast courts. It is bit painful to watch Roger, with the way he is playing now. I really hope that his back problem is not degenerative.
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
Rafa will humiliate Fed in 2 lopsided sets. The h2h increases and Roger goes to Flushing Meadows via the toilet.
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 09:35 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(16-Aug-2013 09:19 AM)Kieran Wrote:  
(16-Aug-2013 09:13 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  This time Mr K.. I am going to listen to Darth Fed.. He said that Fed experienced back issues during the match vs PK and he wasn't too please with Roger's overall game vs Haas.. I trust Darth Fed on this one which means that the odds are not high for a surprise.

Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue

I thought Roger was on-off against Haas, lacked urgency and confidence, and needed his ancient collaborator to help him out with a few timely shanks, but even still: he's Federer, it's a fast court, and somewhere along the line he has to make a stand - and Rafa has to play below his usual intense levels.

I reckon I could make money on this one if I was a betting man... Wink


Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue
Yeah, this is true but Darth is brutally honest about Fed. Heck.. I feel worst for Darth when Fed looses more than Federer and his team.Cool

I don't feel a thing AP. it's 10 times worse when the Packers go down and even then I get over it after a week unless we Are talking the Fail Mary.
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
This match could go either way really. Although Federer is struggling on his form and fitness, this court is still one of the fastest courts on the tour. In addition, if Federer doesn't win this match, he will be seeded sixth behind Berdych.

With all said and done, I pick Rafael Nadal in two tight sets. I would say the second would be a sloppy set.

I do want to see a Murray-Nadal matchup because we haven't have that matchup since 2011!
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RE: Cincinnati Quarterfinal: Federer/Nadal
(16-Aug-2013 09:19 AM)Kieran Wrote:  
(16-Aug-2013 09:13 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  This time Mr K.. I am going to listen to Darth Fed.. He said that Fed experienced back issues during the match vs PK and he wasn't too please with Roger's overall game vs Haas.. I trust Darth Fed on this one which means that the odds are not high for a surprise.

Darth is always negative about Federer before a Fedal match. Tongue

I thought Roger was on-off against Haas, lacked urgency and confidence, and needed his ancient collaborator to help him out with a few timely shanks, but even still: he's Federer, it's a fast court, and somewhere along the line he has to make a stand - and Rafa has to play below his usual intense levels.

I reckon I could make money on this one if I was a betting man... Wink

The negativity is well founded, Roger usually humiliates himself vs this guy even when he is playing well coming in.

Fed can hope for improvement but he isn't suddenly going to play a great match out of nowhere. Not yet
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