Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sticking to my guns (and Rafa's)

Good night all!

I just want to say, though, before I turn it in that despite the epic match he played with Fernando Verdasco which seemed to last about a day, I'm still going with Rafael Nadal to win. I just have this gut feeling about it. Of course, my gut's been wrong many a time, so don't run out and place any bets on this!

Anyway, I think it's going to be Rafa in four over Roger Federer. These young whipper-snappers like Nadal can play all day every day. I don't think fatigue will be too much of a factor. It should be a pretty good one to see, even though I guess I'm going to have to catch the replay!

Catch you in the morning! (Or Australian evening.)

8 comments:

hcfoo said...

Hey there Van! Good morning! :D I have the same gut feeling too that Nadal is going to take this and many people are going to be disappointed :D

Reem said...

Van you're the man :) ... that's it!!!! You were right and Rafa is the champ.... I still can't believe it!!

heyheyhey said...

I was surprised at how well Nadal can put mind over matter. (The matter being his body.) Congratulations to him. That was some match.

Naf said...

Guess you were right! I just couldn't believe what happened to Fed in that fifth set ... Looks like Nadal is on the verge of owning Federer.

van said...

Hey everyone! That definitely was a great one. Tough break for Federer, but I guess if he had to go down to someone, he could've done a whole lot worse than Rafa.

freakyfrites said...

Hey Van!

Good going on the gut reaction, although I wish it had turned out differently! I wonder if Roger will ever be able to get over this whopper of a loss. It would be one thing if he were out played, but he was destroyed mentally. That's pretty tough to overcome. What's your gut say?

van said...

Hey Freakyfrites! My gut and I think he's going to be OK in the long run. I just liked Rafa going into this tournament.

I really wish he would think of getting a coach.

Vava said...

It's amazing how Rafael Nadal at this point seems to have the better shot at catching and surpassing Sampras' record, and not Roger Federer. As long as Nadal stays healthy (and that is likely the only thing that can stop him given how much he punishes his body by his style of play) I can't see Federer winning another Slam, and Rafa having a better than average chance at winning all four Slams this year, and a bunch more during his prime (22 - 26 years of age). Roger is 27, and perhaps that is why he cried so uncontrollably - the realization that his time had past. I hope I'm wrong.