Predictions are a funny thing


Jul 5, 2011
Predictions are a funny thing
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When it was mentioned time offmen running shoes could disrupt Djokovic's rhythm, Nadal scoffed: "With, I don't know, 40-something straight victories, you think he's out of rhythm now?"
Djokovic's streak includes a 4-0 mark this season against Nadal, all in tournament finals, including at clay-court events at Madrid and Rome this month. Many point to that as a reason for Nadal's current concerns, and even Uncle Toni acknowledged: "When you lose four times to one player, it is bad for the confidence."
Djokovic also is 3-0 in 2011 against running shoes mensFederer, who plays No. 9 Gael Monfils of France in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
"People don't talk about Roger a lot, but he's had very easy wins against all his opponents since the beginning of this tournament," said Monfils, who finished off a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 1-6, 8-6 victory over No. 7 David Ferrer.
"He's in great shape," Monfils 7l0y5nz said about women running shoesFederer, "and he hasn't got anything to prove to anyone."
Nadal probably doesn't, either, but he sounds as if he's trying to prove things to himself.
"Now he has four matches under the belt," Ljubicic running shoessaid, "and if he managed to win the next one, he's back in business, even confidencewise."
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