Wimbledon 2008 – Nick’s Picks – Men’s Singles Finals

Nick’s Picks will have complete coverage of Wimbledon 2008, and we are teaming with Tennis Week and The Independent Newspaper in London to provide in-depth analysis throughout the tournament! Also, be sure to listen for Nick on Radio Wimbledon each day at 4pm EST!

Read Nick’s Breakdown and tell us who you think will win (score and set) and the person who comes closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!! Simply post your pick in the comments section!

Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

When the draw came out, this is obviously the match that everyone wanted to see. Every sport has a great rivalry, and right now in tennis this is it. It is the modern day Sampras vs. Agassi or McEnroe vs. Connors. However you want to compare it, it is fantastic for the game. If Federer can hold Nadal off and take the title, it would go a very long way in cementing his status as the best player in the game today. If Nadal could pull this out, there will be plenty of people who argue that he is now the best. One thing is for sure, if both continue to play at such an amazingly high level then this match is going to be fun to watch!

Match-Up:

For the third straight year, Federer and Nadal will meet in the finals of Wimbledon. Two years ago, Federer needed four sets in 2006 and then last year Nadal pushed him to five sets. This year, both men are playing at such so well that this is going to be a tough match to call. Nadal is 11-6 against Federer, and has beat him three times this year (all on clay though). On a harder surface (grass or hard courts), Federer is 5-1 against Nadal.

We all saw what Nadal did to Federer in the finals of Roland Garros, but something tells me this match is going to be closer. It is no secret that Federer is more comfortable on grass than he is on clay, and he hasn’t really been tested thus far at Wimbledon. The same could be said for Nadal too, as he has only dropped one set (second round to Gulbis). Nadal has shored up some areas of his game that players used to think they could attack, namely his serve and backhand. Both of those have become weapons, especially the backhand. Federer’s serve has been his most consistent weapon this year at Wimbledon. He has used it brilliantly and won many free points from it. Neither player should be tired, so I don’t think energy will be an issue.

I don’t feel this is going to be a quick match like the French Open finals, because I believe they are a bit more evenly matched. For either player to win, they will need to get a high percentage of first serves in and keep their errors down. When they do this they are at their best. It’s going to be close, and I cannot wait to watch!!

Nick’s Pick -Tell us who you think will win (score and set) and the person who comes closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!! Simply post your pick in the comments section!

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~ by Nick's Picks on July 4, 2008.

56 Responses to “Wimbledon 2008 – Nick’s Picks – Men’s Singles Finals”

  1. Federer 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

  2. Federer 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4

  3. My predictions:

    Nadal in three: 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

    And for the Ladies:

    Venus in three: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

  4. Federer – 6-4 2-6 7-6 6-3

  5. Unfortunately, Nadal in four: 6-4, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3

  6. prediction: nadal in four 7-5,2-6,6-4,7-6.

    mauro hadad

  7. Rafa in 4

    6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3

  8. Nadal 7-5,7-6,6-1

  9. Federer-4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

    Venus-6-3, 6-7, 6-4

  10. Fed 7-6, 6-4, 6-3

  11. Federer 6-4,7-6,7-6

  12. fed 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

  13. fed to kill nadal
    6-0,6-0,6-0

  14. fed in 3

  15. Federer 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3.

  16. Nadal 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-4

  17. Nadal: 4-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

  18. Federer to win: 7-6, 7-5, 6-3

  19. Federer 6-3, 7-6, 6-2

  20. hello mister nick.

    federer to win and nadal will win under 10 games.

  21. Federer: 6-4 6-4 7-5

  22. Nadal 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-4

    Venus 6-4 6-4

  23. Nadal: 75 67 46 75 62

  24. Federer 6-4, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4

  25. Federer
    6-4,6-4,6-4…

  26. Women’s final: VENUS in 3 sets 7-6,6-7,6-4
    Men’s final: NADAL in 4 sets 7-6,3-6,7-5,7-6

  27. Federer in 4- 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 Go Rog!

  28. Federer 6-4 6-4 6-4

  29. Men’s Final: Federer wins 57 76 (8) 46 76 (10) 12 10 epic match but the “Federer” takes down Rafa. Posted by DonniePK

  30. Federer

    6-3 6-7 6-2 4-6 6-2

  31. Federer in 4 sets. 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.

  32. Nadal def. Federer 4-6 7-6 6-3 7-5

  33. Federer to win in 4

    7-5, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6

  34. Federer 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-3

  35. Federer in 4 sets

    6-2, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5

  36. Nadal in 5 sets. 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-4

  37. Nadal 7-5 6-3 7-5

  38. Federer 6-3 7-6 4-6 7-5

  39. Roger Federer 7-6,6-4,7-5

  40. FedEx-nadal 7-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 go FedEx ur the man!!

  41. Federer is the man on a grass court. Federer in 4 sets.
    7-6 6-4 6-7 6-3

  42. Nadal d. Federer: 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3

  43. One last thing…the last 10 times these two have played, the winner of the first set has won 9 of them. In the last year’s final, Federer won both 7-6 games and in 2006 Federer won a 7-6 game again. If the first set is 7-6 and Federer loses, he will ultimately lose the match.

  44. Nadal in 4 sets
    7-5,6-4,5-7-6-4

  45. NADAL!!!
    In 4 sets!
    7-5,5-7,7-5,6-4
    And if I win anything,
    Nick, please give it back to the children.
    GO RAFA! Respect to Federer, but GO RAFA!

  46. History is history! Go Nadal!
    Nadal in 5 sets!
    7-5,5-7,4-6,5-7,7-5
    We respect Federer but really believe in Nadal. Wish I knew how to say it in Spanish but it would be a combination of peace be the journey and WIN, for all us who believe in Rafa!

  47. Nadal 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2

    Go Rafa!!!!!

  48. Rafa Nads, 46 76 76 64…same score Mc Beat connors with in 81 breaking Borg’s matchwinning wimbledon streak.

  49. my apologies to the above, i meant the same score McEnroe beat Borg with in 81 final…connors??mmm..i ont know where that came from…apologies

  50. Federer in 5 sets

    6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

  51. Federer 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

    payback time for roland garros. viva roger : )

  52. Federer def Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 7-5

  53. Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

  54. Federer – Nadal 7:5, 7:5, 4:6, 6:4

  55. Nadal wins 26 63 76 64

  56. No one got the pick exactly right, but Olga came the closest so congratulations on winning “Nick’s Picks” for the Men’s Finals! You will be notified about your prize soon!! Thanks to everyone else who participated and keep checking the blog for more picks, contests, and analysis!

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