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Gaudio's chances

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If he gets through against Hewitt, can he win against Nadal? Can he rediscover his 2004 RG form?

Nadal might struggle a bit with players who have an exceptional backhand. Gaudio's is.

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posted May 31, 2007

He looks like he's gone. A tired Hewitt to go through, making it easy for Nadal.

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posted May 31, 2007

easier

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posted May 31, 2007

Unfortunately living here in Bangkok I am getting the Australian feed, and missing all the other good tennis and having this slow boring match rammed down my throat, don't care who wins, as long as someone does quickly!

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posted May 31, 2007

Good luck in your retirement Gaston <ok> <ale>

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted May 31, 2007

Actually, lemarquess, this might just be one of the better matches today....

There seems to have been a lot of one-sided results. and Hewitt did take out a former champ!

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posted May 31, 2007

I agree. I think this was by far the best match today.

I'm waiting to see what Canas can do against Federer and Hewitt against Nadal.

Djokovic has the easiest draw, looks like. He should make it through to the semis easily.

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posted May 31, 2007

Nadal was back to his brilliant form today. I do however wish that Nike would provide some decent underwear for him, the ones he wears are obviously illfitting as he is forever pulling at them. Hewitt did so well to come back from two sets down to win. I look forward to their match.

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posted May 31, 2007

"Nadal was back to his brilliant form today."


<laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh>
Brilliant form against a journeyman ranked 227 in the world????

<laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh>

He hit 9 winners all match, for 34 unforced errors, yes indeed, very impressive <doh>

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comment by Porlock (U7853821)

posted May 31, 2007

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A good question, anorak.

Fitness and determination deemed to carry Hewwitt through in a very watchable game. I think Gaudio 'has' the technical edge but, tactically, Hewwitt wore him out.

Gaudio was openly chatting with his coach. Amazing, I thought, and counter-productive as it signalled to Hewwitt that Gaudio was on the ropes.

If Hewwitt relies on the same tactic, i.e. fitness & grinding etc., as I feel he must, 5 set rallyfests are going to take their toll when he meets a relatively fresh opponent who can get in and out in three.

Wars of attrition. Throw in another rain delay and he could find himself up to his neck.

Should be interesting!

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comment by Defoe8 (U2567283)

posted Jun 1, 2007

Nadal and Federer will get to the final and Fed better watch out, cause as they say "be weary of a wounded animal" which Nadal is after his defeat in Hambourg.

Fed would not want to get too cocky and go in thinking yeah i can steam roll the guy like in Hambourg.

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