Who has the toughest match tomorrow? Fed, Nadal or Djok. Duh!!!
Posted by tennisplanet on May 14, 2008
1. Nadal vs Murray.
2. Djokovic vs Karlovic.
3. Federer vs Soderling.
But will the scores reflect the degree of difficulty? I mean, will Nadal’s match go to a three-setter, Djokovic’s 7-5, 7-5 and Federer’s 6-2, 6-3? If not, will that determine who will end up alive on Sunday and on June 8th? Hard to say. Didn’t Davydenko just win at Miami after surviving a match point in the opening round? Or Federer win at Estoril after a roller-coaster ride?
Federer, with his erratic display cannot be counted out based on poor play. He is not out unless he loses despite numerous match points saved. Why? Because he has that extra gear when engaged can overcome anything. Nadal, on the other hand, will suffer if he is extended here, the likelihood of that happening is pretty high. Djokovic’s record says he is good to go unless the physical stuff rears its ugly head.
Therefore, Nadal’s score here will be a better barometer of whether he is going all the way or not, than the other two clowns, don’t you think?