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Poll ended at 29 Jan 2012, 19:12

Rafael Nadal in 5
0
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Rafael Nadal in 4
3
30%
Rafael Nadal in 3
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Novak Djokovic retires (exhaustion)
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Novak Djokovic in 5
4
40%
Novak Djokovic in 4
3
30%
Novak Djokovic in 3
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No votes
Rafael Nadal retires (embarassment/fake knee injury)
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No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 27 Jan 2012, 19:12

Nadal is considered the favourite at this moment.
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby Mohamed » 27 Jan 2012, 19:30

Vic in 4, or both retire
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 27 Jan 2012, 20:22

I'm just watching the re-air of the nole vs murray match because i couldnt be bothered to wake up at 2 am again. Murray played absolutely scintillating tennis and has a game which doesn't favour Djokovic. Murray was playing like a Grandslam champ and based on Nole's ballstriking and his gameplan for beating Nadal I'll change my vote to Nole in 4 (if he recovers).
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby vamos rafa » 27 Jan 2012, 21:38

faker in 4 again :sweat:
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 27 Jan 2012, 21:42

Who's the faker? And I must reiterate Murray was amazing yesterday. His forehand on the run was just ferocious. Its too bad his level dropped in the 4th but Djokovic also played so well. There's no way Nadal will beat Nole at yesterday's level. Its sad to say but I feel Djokovic and Murray have played better than Nadal and Federer in this tourney.
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby vamos rafa » 27 Jan 2012, 21:51

The Maestro wrote:Who's the faker?

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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 27 Jan 2012, 21:55

Lol but Nadal is also a faker so no need for accusations. There's no need to wrap his knee if its fine now and also keep saying he's 'hopefully fine' for his matches. He keeps it wrapped so if he's being destroyed or loses he can blame his knee then talk about recovering from the injury before the next tournament. Bull crap. Maybe this isnt a valid example but i cba to enumerate so many others.
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TET500 - QF (Valencia '11)
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby Maxy » 28 Jan 2012, 00:25

Vamos Rafa, you can think whatever you want, but he's still #1 8-)
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby Maria Sharapova » 28 Jan 2012, 02:27

Agreeing with vamos rafa. I also suppose that "shoulder injury" he had at the end of last year was fake. He's perfectly fine and into another final of a GS.. seriously.. :roll:
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby LetsGoBro » 28 Jan 2012, 02:50

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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 28 Jan 2012, 03:06

Maria Sharapova wrote:Agreeing with vamos rafa. I also suppose that "shoulder injury" he had at the end of last year was fake. He's perfectly fine and into another final of a GS.. seriously.. :roll:


Uh well, I think you forgot that he had more than a month to recover from the injury and he was playing badly at the end of the season losing a 6-0 set to Nishikori, facing a match point against Berdych and losing 6-3 6-1 to ferrer. Now there's nothing wrong with him. As for Nadal its either he's saving an excuse for a loss or its his superstitious ways that are forcing him to wear the knee strap.
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby vamos rafa » 28 Jan 2012, 10:11

The Maestro wrote:Now there's nothing wrong with him.


I do agree there is nothing wrong with him but there is no point showing you are crippled and half dead in set 2 and 3 and that you can sprint like usain bolt in set 5. Or maybe he found energy by eating a magic GOAT pill under his towel :) ?

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Maxy wrote:but he's still #1 8-)

never argued that :wink:
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 28 Jan 2012, 21:51

Well there are thousands of fans so he knew ppl would see him. And probably he got more energy just by conserving energy or drinking energy drinks or that substance which could also be an inhaler (he's astmatic). And as Maxy said he's still number one and if he breaks early in the final its over for Nadal possibly in straights. I can imagine Nadal celebrating Murray's 2 break points at 5-5 15-40 in the fifth set and then ending the match despondent as invincible Djokovic stormed back to win the match 7-5 in the fifth.
Grand Slam - R2(RG '12)
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TET500 - QF (Valencia '11)
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Challenger 125- Q3 (Szczecin '11)
Career High Rank: 75 (05/21/12)
2012 W/L Singles(excluding WO, RL & LR): 5/8 (39%)
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 29 Jan 2012, 17:06

Djokovic won in 5 sets. Probably the best final I've seen in a long time but erratic play cost Novak the first set and sheer determination extended the match to 5 sets. Nadal can draw positives from his loss but OMG nole is a monster!!
Grand Slam - R2(RG '12)
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TET500 - QF (Valencia '11)
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Challenger 125- Q3 (Szczecin '11)
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby Dr.Ivo » 29 Jan 2012, 17:57

EPIC, it was weird to see Nole move like it was the beginning of the match at 5-5 in the 5th, and all of that after he seemed to barely walk in few previous games :lol: :applause:
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