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Date: 30 Jan 2009 07:51:15
From: drew
Subject: Fatigue factor?
I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
setters at the USO and still won the final.

Rafa's had one tough match. Unfortunately perhaps it is right before
the final.

I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. I think his bigger problem
would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
that hasn't been the case so early in the season.

I'm still picking him to win.





 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 12:05:26
From:
Subject: Re: Fatigue factor?
On Jan 30, 2:43=A0pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> robin wrote:
> > On 30 Jan, 15:51, drew <d...@technologist.com> wrote:
> >> I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
> >> setters at the USO and still won the final.
>
> >> Rafa's had one tough match. =A0Unfortunately perhaps it is right befor=
e
> >> the final.
>
> >> I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. =A0I think his bigger problem
> >> would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
> >> that hasn't been the case so early in the season.
>
> >> I'm still picking him to win.
>
> > Nadal is young and probably the fittest player in the history of the
> > game. With around 48 hours to recover, fatigue should not be a factor.
>
> It won't. =A0There were some unique factors hindering his performance
> today which won't be present on sunday.
>
> If Rafa wins it will be akin to Mac beating Borg in their last 3 slam
> finals & sending him into retirement. =A0Fed won't retire on the spot but
> he will cop a massive blow. =A0Their future slam meetings will resemble
> current Fed v Roddick with all the suspense.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Do you swear on your mother you won't change your tune later and say
Rafa
was *knackered* and that's why he lost?


  
Date: 31 Jan 2009 11:15:42
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Fatigue factor?
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2:43 pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> robin wrote:
>>> On 30 Jan, 15:51, drew <d...@technologist.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
>>>> setters at the USO and still won the final.
>>>> Rafa's had one tough match. Unfortunately perhaps it is right before
>>>> the final.
>>>> I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. I think his bigger problem
>>>> would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
>>>> that hasn't been the case so early in the season.
>>>> I'm still picking him to win.
>>> Nadal is young and probably the fittest player in the history of the
>>> game. With around 48 hours to recover, fatigue should not be a factor.
>> It won't. There were some unique factors hindering his performance
>> today which won't be present on sunday.
>>
>> If Rafa wins it will be akin to Mac beating Borg in their last 3 slam
>> finals & sending him into retirement. Fed won't retire on the spot but
>> he will cop a massive blow. Their future slam meetings will resemble
>> current Fed v Roddick with all the suspense.- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -
>
> Do you swear on your mother you won't change your tune later and say
> Rafa
> was *knackered* and that's why he lost?



I'm not there with Rafa to assess how he's feeling, & we won't know
until he takes the court. I'll have to watch the 1st set to give you
definitive answer as I'm not a clairvoyant.



 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 08:14:29
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: Fatigue factor?
On Jan 30, 10:54=A0am, robin <robinson.n...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On 30 Jan, 15:51, drew <d...@technologist.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
> > setters at the USO and still won the final.
>
> > Rafa's had one tough match. =A0Unfortunately perhaps it is right before
> > the final.
>
> > I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. =A0I think his bigger problem
> > would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
> > that hasn't been the case so early in the season.
>
> > I'm still picking him to win.
>
> Nadal is young and probably the fittest player in the history of the
> game. With around 48 hours to recover, fatigue should not be a factor.

Nadal doesn't show any fatigue because of his fighting spirit until he
fully stops and the machine crashes.
Look back at his five sets matches, other players get tired, Nadal
crashes.
But he is a young strong guy.


 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 07:54:12
From: robin
Subject: Re: Fatigue factor?
On 30 Jan, 15:51, drew <d...@technologist.com > wrote:
> I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
> setters at the USO and still won the final.
>
> Rafa's had one tough match. =A0Unfortunately perhaps it is right before
> the final.
>
> I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. =A0I think his bigger problem
> would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
> that hasn't been the case so early in the season.
>
> I'm still picking him to win.

Nadal is young and probably the fittest player in the history of the
game. With around 48 hours to recover, fatigue should not be a factor.


  
Date: 31 Jan 2009 06:43:16
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Fatigue factor?
robin wrote:
> On 30 Jan, 15:51, drew <d...@technologist.com> wrote:
>> I'm thinking back to the year that Edberg played all of those 5-
>> setters at the USO and still won the final.
>>
>> Rafa's had one tough match. Unfortunately perhaps it is right before
>> the final.
>>
>> I think it won't be a problem for Rafa. I think his bigger problem
>> would have been too much tennis leading up to this point and clearly
>> that hasn't been the case so early in the season.
>>
>> I'm still picking him to win.
>
> Nadal is young and probably the fittest player in the history of the
> game. With around 48 hours to recover, fatigue should not be a factor.


It won't. There were some unique factors hindering his performance
today which won't be present on sunday.

If Rafa wins it will be akin to Mac beating Borg in their last 3 slam
finals & sending him into retirement. Fed won't retire on the spot but
he will cop a massive blow. Their future slam meetings will resemble
current Fed v Roddick with all the suspense.