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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:16 am

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:I'll split the difference. Nadal in three (maybe four, Soderling's playing well but Nadal is a whole different challenge for him. So far Soderling's played mostly big hitters and hasn't seen too many fast guys yet, nor has he seen many guys who really like to spin the ball....)

after 09, they were claiming that nadal's topspin shots ended up right in soderling's wheelhouse. we'll see if nadal makes any adjustments to flatten out his shots, which he he has somewhat done as of late.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby StlSluggers » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:55 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:I'll split the difference. Nadal in three (maybe four, Soderling's playing well but Nadal is a whole different challenge for him. So far Soderling's played mostly big hitters and hasn't seen too many fast guys yet, nor has he seen many guys who really like to spin the ball....)

after 09, they were claiming that nadal's topspin shots ended up right in soderling's wheelhouse. we'll see if nadal makes any adjustments to flatten out his shots, which he he has somewhat done as of late.

Interesting. i have to deal with that problem with my second serve all the time; it's usually in just the right spot for taller guys to crush it if they can get around it. funny that they would have that problem at the pro level, too. i just assumed that they all have enough kick there to negate that.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:40 pm

Nadal in straight sets: 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:04 pm

Vicious :-°

Nadal will be #1 now, ending another Federer streak.
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:33 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Vicious :-°

Nadal will be #1 now, ending another Federer streak.


Nadal was number 1 for a while back in '08....in fact Federer hadn't even been number one for 50 straight weeks... 47 straight weeks at would No. 1 doesn't even count as a streak for Federer.


By the way, Nadal is just ridiculous on clay. He's the type of player that is beatable, but one has to give so much effort physically and mentally for an entire match to beat him that it's nearly impossible to do....
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby jfg » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:00 am

Who's the hippie who decided that making a court out of clay was a good idea?
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Re: Soderling Ends Federer's 6-year Semis Streak

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:16 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:could soderling become to nadal what nadal was to federer at the french open?

Maybe if this was one of the other 3 majors. I think Nadal as healthy as he is probably won't even lose a set to Soderling in the Finals.


Eh.....that's quite a claim the way Soderling is playing. I'll take Nadal in the full five.

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Men's rankings as of Monday June 7:

* 1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8700 pts (+1)
* 2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8390 (-1)
* 3. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6675
* 4. Andy Murray (GBR) 5385
* 5. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 4785
* 6. Robin Soderling (SWE) 4755 (+1)
* 7. Andy Roddick (USA) 4510 (+1)
* 8. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4395 (-2)
* 9. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3645
* 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3185
* 11. David Ferrer (ESP) 3010
* 12. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2945
* 13. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2825 (+4)
* 14. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2690
* 15. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 2215 (+1)
* 16. J|rgen Melzer (AUT) 2125 (+11)
* 17. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 2095 (+1)
* 18. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 1960 (+3)
* 19. John Isner (USA) 1925
* 20. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1905 (-5)
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