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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 03:55:28 AM »
Nole is out and I don't think that Murray or DP could hurt Rafa on clay at all. Murray never won anything on clay. DP goes hot and cold. Nadal looks good to me.

the only guy who could challenge him on clay is Djokovic. let's hope his ankle will recover soon.
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 04:03:24 AM »
I have to add, I'd love to see Murray winning on clay. maybe this year something will be different.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 02:02:00 PM »
When I think of the clay season, the first thing that I think is Paris and that I'll be there for the first week of Roland Garros.  :king:

Have to agree with Alex to a point. I think Nole has as good a chance as ever to do something special in Paris this year.

OK, with Nole injured, his chance of taking the title in Paris has gone from "some" to "remote."
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 07:46:23 PM »
I wouldn't say DelPo can't beat Rafa on clay. He can outplay Rafa on slow surfaces, IW final 1st set showed that. Yes, it was a HC but slow as clay. Some guys like Murray are excellent slow HC players but clay just doesn't suit them. But DelPo isn't one of those guys, clay isn't a problem for him. But fitness is. In Bo5 against Rafa, straight-set win is almost necessary for Juan, and even the 3rd set may be too much for him. Even in Bo3, he'd almost need to win it in two. But I think he has the game for it, he just needs to play like he played 1,5 sets in IW F.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2013, 08:09:39 PM »
DelPo went 5 sets with Fed in 2009 at RG.
He did tire out in the fifth set.
 
 
So DelPo can go five, or I should say, should be able to go 5, hope he pushes his endurance because he's been beat enough times because of it.
 
When you have endurance you don't have to hold back much in set one, it just doesn't help at the end of a match but through the whole match.
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013, 08:30:05 PM »
I firmly believe that del potro`s stock is rising.
 
 
grass is the only question mark.
 
 
he can play on hard courts and he can play on clay.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 08:37:22 PM »
When you have endurance you don't have to hold back much in set one, it just doesn't help at the end of a match but through the whole match.

And not only that but when you have endurace, you can play mentally more relaxed as you don't have the pressure to win the match in straight sets.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 08:48:31 PM »
supreme fitness also tends to intimidate the opposition.
 
 
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2013, 08:56:17 PM »
supreme fitness also tends to intimidate the opposition.
 
 
general august I just noticed our avi.  it is pretty damn cool.
 
I saw that shine on the gold medal.
 
 
 :)) :))

Getting off-topic for this thread but I want to celebrate Adam Nelson getting the Olympic gold 8 years after the games because of a doping case. He's one of my favourite sportsmen and I want to do my best to give him publicity as an Olympic Champion as he didn't get that honour when the competition was held.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2013, 09:09:53 PM »
supreme fitness also tends to intimidate the opposition.
 
 
general august I just noticed our avi.  it is pretty damn cool.
 
I saw that shine on the gold medal.
 
 
 :)) :))


Getting off-topic for this thread but I want to celebrate Adam Nelson getting the Olympic gold 8 years after the games because of a doping case. He's one of my favourite sportsmen and I want to do my best to give him publicity as an Olympic Champion as he didn't get that honour when the competition was held.

 
Read the story, a shame how doping can influence others lives.
 
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2013, 11:12:22 PM »
supreme fitness also tends to intimidate the opposition.
 
 
general august I just noticed our avi.  it is pretty damn cool.
 
I saw that shine on the gold medal.
 
 
 :)) :))

Getting off-topic for this thread but I want to celebrate Adam Nelson getting the Olympic gold 8 years after the games because of a doping case. He's one of my favourite sportsmen and I want to do my best to give him publicity as an Olympic Champion as he didn't get that honour when the competition was held.




well done general august.


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that is an interesting story. I did not know anything about him.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2013, 12:12:12 AM »
DelPo went 5 sets with Fed in 2009 at RG.
He did tire out in the fifth set.
 
 
So DelPo can go five, or I should say, should be able to go 5, hope he pushes his endurance because he's been beat enough times because of it.
 
When you have endurance you don't have to hold back much in set one, it just doesn't help at the end of a match but through the whole match.

Going 5 sets with Fed on hard courts is an unbelievably different story than going 5 sets with Nadal on clay.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2013, 01:33:53 AM »
I got: Delpo tires in the end. His fitness hasn't been up to par likely because he doesn't have the same power from both wings he used to possess.
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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2013, 02:11:23 AM »
DelPo went 5 sets with Fed in 2009 at RG.
He did tire out in the fifth set.
 
 
So DelPo can go five, or I should say, should be able to go 5, hope he pushes his endurance because he's been beat enough times because of it.
 
When you have endurance you don't have to hold back much in set one, it just doesn't help at the end of a match but through the whole match.

Going 5 sets with Fed on hard courts is an unbelievably different story than going 5 sets with Nadal on clay.

I was going to say the same thing, except of course RG 2009 was not played on hard court. Regardless, I'd say three sets against Nadal is more taxing than four sets against Federer. We've yet to see Del Potro display that kind of endurance.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2013, 01:53:58 PM »
Oops. I'm embarrassed. I saw 2009 and automatically assumed he was talking about the USO XD But yeah, 5 sets against Fed on clay is still a very different story than 5 sets against Nadal on clay.

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Re: Your thoughts on the clay season
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2013, 04:44:37 PM »
Oops. I'm embarrassed. I saw 2009 and automatically assumed he was talking about the USO XD But yeah, 5 sets against Fed on clay is still a very different story than 5 sets against Nadal on clay.

 :cool: . Yeah I caught that but I got the point. Nadal will drain you down more anywhere just by his grinding style.
 
 

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