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brickner_damage
06-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Who is favored more at Olympics? Rested Rafa or fatigued Fed?

Towser83
06-29-2012, 07:49 PM
rest and fatigue doesn't even come into it, nadal may have lost but Fed looked shaky against benny as well. Nadal has got to be favoured over Federer unless Federer wins Wimbledon.

brickner_damage
06-29-2012, 07:51 PM
rest and fatigue doesn't even come into it, nadal may have lost but Fed looked shaky against benny as well. Nadal has got to be favoured over Federer unless Federer wins Wimbledon.

Rafa Nadal won't be mentally fatigued at the Olympics, that we can be sure of. A long holiday..

norbac
06-29-2012, 08:08 PM
Aren't there three weeks between the end of Wimbledon and the start of Olympic tennis. That rest period, coupled with playing 2/3 for most of the tournament should mean that Wimbledon fatigue shouldn't be a factor.

kishnabe
06-29-2012, 08:08 PM
Nadal will lose early there as well. Federer won't be contending as a favourite even if he wins this year Championships.

Hitman
06-30-2012, 01:43 AM
I think Djokovic trumps both.

Federer is way to many ups and downs. He could have easily been following Nadal out of the tournament yesterday.

Nadal has had all of his momentum smashed into oblivion, everything he did to get that edge during the red clay is pretty much gone. He will be coming in after one of the biggest loss in his career.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 01:58 AM
I think Djokovic trumps both.

Federer is way to many ups and downs. He could have easily been following Nadal out of the tournament yesterday.

Nadal has had all of his momentum smashed into oblivion, everything he did to get that edge during the red clay is pretty much gone. He will be coming in after one of the biggest loss in his career.

I think he knew this was likely after he was down 2 sets to 1 twice in the 1st week of 2010 Wimbledon. Isn't the shock that people make it out to be. I think chasing the 7th French Open title tired him out a bit too (mentally), so he'll enjoy the break before London.

ashitaka2010
06-30-2012, 02:07 AM
I think he knew this was likely after he was down 2 sets to 1 twice in the 1st week of 2010 Wimbledon. Isn't the shock that people make it out to be. I think chasing the 7th French Open title tired him out a bit too (mentally), so he'll enjoy the break before London.

I agree, he didn't look that upset in his press conference.

forzamilan90
06-30-2012, 02:16 AM
well obviously Nadal can chill now and can rest up big time, Federer if he goes deeper into Wimbledon who knows how much fatigue he will gather in time for the Olympics...idk but a fresh Nadal is usually a consistent performer, so I voted for him

goderer
06-30-2012, 02:24 AM
There are two weeks in between Wimbledon and Olympics...how the hell does fatigue even cross your mind, you hobbit.

Rhino
06-30-2012, 02:37 AM
Rafa needs matches on grass badly if he wants to win the Olympics. He should enter Newport or something.

if Federer keeps winning he will be match-fit and I would favour him.

PrinceMoron
06-30-2012, 02:42 AM
Who is favored more at Olympics? Rested Rafa or fatigued Fed?

Me, because I have tickets, I have been favoured by the gods. Actually, they haven't arrived in the post yet, but it is early days.

I will post you some pictures, we are going to have a great time. Hear you can't bring your own food in, so we might get a little raucous with only beer all day.

Sorry, you can have your thread back now.

CMM
06-30-2012, 02:50 AM
Who cares? Rafa alrady has a gold medal and winning another one wouldn't mean much for his career.
He should focus on Toronto, Cincinnati and US Open. At the first two he has very few points to defend.

Bartelby
06-30-2012, 02:53 AM
Wimbledon is bigger than the Olympics!

forzamilan90
06-30-2012, 02:54 AM
Wimbledon is bigger than the Olympics!

Wimbledon is bigger than all. Most prized tournament in tennis.

Sentinel
06-30-2012, 03:07 AM
rest and fatigue doesn't even come into it, nadal may have lost but Fed looked shaky against benny as well. Nadal has got to be favoured over Federer unless Federer wins Wimbledon.

Nadal will lose early there as well. Federer won't be contending as a favourite even if he wins this year Championships.
Who gives a hoot about the Olympics if Fred wins the Champs, not that I am expecting it given his abysmal form. God knows how many miracles Jesus and Allah will have to perform just to get Roger into the WO final.

However, if Roger doesn't win WO, OG can be a sort of consolation. I don't rate OG much, so just a consolation.

Magnus
06-30-2012, 03:19 AM
Who cares. They would both prefer another Wimbledon title over the stupid medal.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 04:40 AM
Who cares. They would both prefer another Wimbledon title over the stupid medal.

Yeah but neither have a chance at this Wimbledon because Rafa Nadal lost and Djokovic is better than Federer in the 5 sets. So Olympic Gold is all that matters now, until the US Open. Career-wise its crucial for Rafa Nadal so he gets the Olympic tennis singles record, and important for Federer so he gets a singles gold.

dr325i
06-30-2012, 05:00 AM
There are two weeks in between Wimbledon and Olympics...how the hell does fatigue even cross your mind, you hobbit.

Better question is: How does Federer even cross your mind????

Gorecki
06-30-2012, 05:03 AM
Wimbledon is bigger than the Olympics!

and on that bombshell, we finish today's show. dont miss out the next show where we will prove beyond doubt that Burkina Faso is a country in Africa!!!!

tennis_pro
06-30-2012, 05:07 AM
Biased thread title is biased.

tistrapukcipeht
06-30-2012, 05:53 AM
Total lack of knowledge simply saying the 2 of them can win.

Fed didn't win it yet, wait until the end of the tournament and the winner is probably the favorite.

Rafa depends on the draw more than himself.

Grass will be clean for one week, expect it to be fast.

TheF1Bob
06-30-2012, 06:36 AM
Neither, Novaks taking it back to Serbia baby!!! :)

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Total lack of knowledge simply saying the 2 of them can win.

Fed didn't win it yet, wait until the end of the tournament and the winner is probably the favorite.

Rafa depends on the draw more than himself.

Grass will be clean for one week, expect it to be fast.

I never said either would win. Djokovic obviously the huge favorite for Olympics. But who is favored more, Rafa Nadal or Federer? One will be rested and mentally fresh. The other will have just played a full Wimbledon..

MichaelNadal
06-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Really, Rafa has no excuse to NOT win the Olympics. He should be well rested, ready, and used to the grass after lots of practice by then.

tudwell
06-30-2012, 06:16 PM
If Federer wins Wimbledon, he'll have loads of confidence going into the Olympics. Nadal, on the other hand, won't, and he runs on confidence even more than Federer does. So I don't think rest will be an issue as much as either player mentally preparing himself to win the Olympics. Either one could do it - Djokovic is no god on grass.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 07:14 PM
If Federer wins Wimbledon, he'll have loads of confidence going into the Olympics. Nadal, on the other hand, won't, and he runs on confidence even more than Federer does. So I don't think rest will be an issue as much as either player mentally preparing himself to win the Olympics. Either one could do it - Djokovic is no god on grass.

How is that possible? He has to play Djoko you know.. Federer will be lucky to win one set. At Roland Garros, was Djoko straight sets. On grass, Djoko can hit through the court even more (while it looks like Federer can't, if you saw his match the other day). Compared to Federer, it looks like Djoko is a god on grass. Federer would have been better off losing to Benn. The pain of losing to Djoko once more will be too much for Federer (especially with Rafa Nadal out of the draw).

Ico
06-30-2012, 07:29 PM
Really, Rafa has no excuse to NOT win the Olympics. He should be well rested, ready, and used to the grass after lots of practice by then.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1206/tennis-wimbledon-2012/images/rafael-nadal.jpg

Clarky21
06-30-2012, 07:30 PM
Who cares? Rafa alrady has a gold medal and winning another one wouldn't mean much for his career.
He should focus on Toronto, Cincinnati and US Open. At the first two he has very few points to defend.



I agree,but don't get your hopes up. Nadal runs on confidence and the Stopper just obliterated all of the confidence he had built up recently during the clay season. He's too mentally fragile to overcome it,and I think his Olympics chances,and the rest of the season is shot to hell now because of it.

Clarky21
06-30-2012, 07:32 PM
Really, Rafa has no excuse to NOT win the Olympics. He should be well rested, ready, and used to the grass after lots of practice by then.



Where is he getting all of this grass practice at? In Mallorca on hardcourts? He's not winning the Olympics,and really,his chances before he lost to the Stopper were still zero anyway. He also said in presser that his confidence is ruined now,and we all know what the means for the rest of the season.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 07:32 PM
It is an amazing contrast, at the Olympics. On one hand you have Federer hellbent on winning a singles gold, his main focus this year. And on the other hand you have Rafa Nadal with a singles gold already and pretty much in holiday mode for the weeks preceding the Olympics. Cannot get more different than that. Federer the stress-head, vs Rafa Nadal the vacationer.

dParis
06-30-2012, 07:33 PM
I have a feeling Roddick medals in London.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 07:37 PM
I have a feeling Roddick medals in London.

I think you are right. Best of 3 set format and grass always helps him. I can see him beating Federer maybe in that.

bluetrain4
06-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Who is favored more at Olympics? Rested Rafa or fatigued Fed?

There's too many weeks between Wimbledon and the Olympics for that to be much of an issue.

WhiskeyEE
06-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Rafa won't be favoured for anything until next spring. He's done on fast courts. He won't win another title off of clay/slow HC. Ever.

brickner_damage
06-30-2012, 10:53 PM
Rafa won't be favoured for anything until next spring. He's done on fast courts. He won't win another title off of clay/slow HC. Ever.

But I think we can safely assume Rafa Nadal will do better in the hardcourt slams than Federer for the next few years. Not much of an achievement, but certainly a positive.

MichaelNadal
06-30-2012, 11:02 PM
Where is he getting all of this grass practice at? In Mallorca on hardcourts? He's not winning the Olympics,and really,his chances before he lost to the Stopper were still zero anyway. He also said in presser that his confidence is ruined now,and we all know what the means for the rest of the season.

He really gets on my nerves with that. Ugh.

Sentinel
06-30-2012, 11:39 PM
Really, Rafa has no excuse to NOT win the Olympics. He should be well rested, ready, and used to the grass after lots of practice by then.
You are right. The rest of the posts here are highly speculative.

Finding a grass court should not be an issue for the #2 who has 2 Wimbledon's in his cabinet. He's physically fit with no injuries, and that's most important. He's already well rested from an easy RG, so no fatigue there.

Most likely not enough match practice, and just getting taken off guard by "Stopper" (lol, what is that supposed to mean, Clarky, it doesn't seem very creative :) ).

brickner_damage
07-01-2012, 12:35 AM
^ LMAO at "Stopper".....you are right, that is unbelievably simple-minded.

Sentinel
07-01-2012, 12:38 AM
^ LMAO at "Stopper".....you are right, that is unbelievably simple-minded.
Maybe our dear Clarky meant "party pooper".

But maybe her creative juices aren't flowing too well considering the chips are down for PokerStar.:)

zagor
07-01-2012, 03:20 AM
It depends on the umpires really. If they give in to Nadal's reasonable request and therefore instruct his opponents not to breathe, I'd say Nadal is a lock for every tournament he enters.

Sentinel
07-01-2012, 04:39 AM
It depends on the umpires really. If they give in to Nadal's reasonable request and therefore instruct his opponents not to breathe, I'd say Nadal is a lock for every tournament he enters.
I can picture it.

Breathing violation called on opponent and then the ump announces: "Mr Rosol has two breaths remaining."

Feather
07-01-2012, 06:51 AM
I think he knew this was likely after he was down 2 sets to 1 twice in the 1st week of 2010 Wimbledon. Isn't the shock that people make it out to be. I think chasing the 7th French Open title tired him out a bit too (mentally), so he'll enjoy the break before London.


Welcome back *** :)

bullfan
07-01-2012, 07:04 AM
It's hard to say, I think that the Olympics could have a non-top 4 or top 10 as a winner. The format can really play into a huge server, of which none of the top 4 are.

I wouldn't be surprised if someone with a huge serve wins. They only have to worry about a best 3 out of 5 for the final.

Clarky21
07-01-2012, 07:14 AM
You are right. The rest of the posts here are highly speculative.

Finding a grass court should not be an issue for the #2 who has 2 Wimbledon's in his cabinet. He's physically fit with no injuries, and that's most important. He's already well rested from an easy RG, so no fatigue there.

Most likely not enough match practice, and just getting taken off guard by "Stopper" (lol, what is that supposed to mean, Clarky, it doesn't seem very creative :) ).



"Stopper" is a term that Jimmy Connors came up with to describe one and done players like Rosol. I thought it was fitting,but if you don't like it,go ahead and tell him about it since Connors is the one who came up with it.

Clarky21
07-01-2012, 07:17 AM
He really gets on my nerves with that. Ugh.


Yeah,mine too. He should be brimming with confidence after the clay season he had,yet he went into Wimby with none,lost,and has only made things even worse for himself. I don't understand it,and can only say that he's just not that mentally tough.

bullfan
07-01-2012, 07:28 AM
Yeah,mine too. He should be brimming with confidence after the clay season he had,yet he went into Wimby with none,lost,and has only made things even worse for himself. I don't understand it,and can only say that he's just not that mentally tough.

That's pretty rich for someone that didn't think Nadal was tough enough to win MC, Rome or FO.

Clarky21
07-01-2012, 08:06 AM
That's pretty rich for someone that didn't think Nadal was tough enough to win MC, Rome or FO.


Sorry,but it's the truth. Nadal himself said his confidence in ruined now. I guess he must be wrong then too.

mcenroefan
07-01-2012, 09:08 AM
Probably Nole.

brickner_damage
07-01-2012, 09:17 AM
I guess it depends what kind of semis/final the player gets. Even a low-confidence Rafa Nadal tends to beat the guys ranked around 5-10. Olympics tend to have some surprise early exits, Federer usually.

WhiskeyEE
07-01-2012, 11:01 AM
But I think we can safely assume Rafa Nadal will do better in the hardcourt slams than Federer for the next few years. Not much of an achievement, but certainly a positive.

No he won't. Djokovic can crush Nadal in the semis of the USO now instead of the final (if he even makes it that far). If Fed can stay in the top 2, Joker and Nadal will probably draw each other at AO as well.

brickner_damage
07-01-2012, 11:09 AM
No he won't. Djokovic can crush Nadal in the semis of the USO now instead of the final (if he even makes it that far). If Fed can stay in the top 2, Joker and Nadal will probably draw each other at AO as well.

Rafa Nadal was extremely low on confidence at the 2012 Australian Open, and we saw what happened there.. he reached the final and a very close 5-set match.

WhiskeyEE
07-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Rafa Nadal was extremely low on confidence at the 2012 Australian Open, and we saw what happened there.. he reached the final and a very close 5-set match.

Djokovic was undermotivated and undertrained. He was drunk during that match and was still good enough to beat him.

underground
07-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Really depends on the draw: remember Fed is now seeded 2 and Rafa 3. If Fed draws Murray it's much easier for him to get to the Final.

brickner_damage
07-01-2012, 11:44 AM
Raonic/Berdych is a bad draw for Federer, not a bad draw for Rafa Nadal however. Also I think in best-of-3-set format, Murray is a bigger danger to everyone.

Murrayfan31
07-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Who cares about the Olympics. The fact is Nadal lost in embarrassing form in the most prized tournament of the year.

brickner_damage
07-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Who cares about the Olympics. The fact is Nadal lost in embarrassing form in the most prized tournament of the year.

Yeah but the chance to win a 2nd singles gold is 100% rare. Very outrageous situation.

Murrayfan31
07-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Yeah but the chance to win a 2nd singles gold is 100% rare. Very outrageous situation.
Unless it's on clay, Nadal's not winning it. Djokovic should win it.

brickner_damage
07-03-2012, 12:32 AM
Unless it's on clay, Nadal's not winning it. Djokovic should win it.

Only if Djokovic can get the upper-hand again in their rivalry.

joeri888
07-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Nadal being ranked no. 3 won't help him.

sbengte
07-03-2012, 01:28 AM
Nadal being ranked no. 3 won't help him.

Having to beat both Fed and Djoker was never an issue for Nadal. He is the perennial favorite when he plays Fed and he anyway had to face Nole in the final most of the time.
So, I doubt it will make a big difference. Until before RG, it would have mattered maybe if he was in Djoker's half and met him in the semis. Even this shouldn't matter after his last 3 wins over Djoker.

joeri888
07-03-2012, 01:33 AM
Having to beat both Fed and Djoker was never an issue for Nadal. He is the perennial favorite when he plays Fed and he anyway had to face Nole in the final most of the time.
So, I doubt it will make a big difference. Until before RG, it would have mattered maybe if he was in Djoker's half and met him in the semis. Even this shouldn't matter after his last 3 wins over Djoker.

Roger vs. Rafa in best of 3 stands at 8-11. Outside of clay, Roger's still ahead I think.How is Rafa an overwhelming favourite.

brickner_damage
07-03-2012, 01:38 AM
Nadal being ranked no. 3 won't help him.

Won't matter, he'll have to beat Djoko either way either in the semi or the final.

sbengte
07-03-2012, 01:53 AM
Roger vs. Rafa in best of 3 stands at 8-11. Outside of clay, Roger's still ahead I think.How is Rafa an overwhelming favourite.

Ok, I forgot about OG being best of 3 and you may have a point there esp since Roger has won their last two best of 3 matches. But many of those wins are perhaps on indoor HC ? If you go by surface, I think Rafa is still favorite on grass.

SLD76
07-03-2012, 02:09 AM
Who is favored more at Olympics? Rested Rafa or fatigued Fed?

better question is, who cares?

I can honestly say, I dont care about olympic tennis and always felt it
was a sham that they let paid professionals participate.

It should only be for the juniors, imo. At the very most, it should be for rookie tour players.

TigerTim
07-03-2012, 02:10 AM
I put tenner on Muzzah at 10-1
;)

brickner_damage
07-03-2012, 02:13 AM
better question is, who cares?

I can honestly say, I dont care about olympic tennis and always felt it
was a sham that they let paid professionals participate.

It should only be for the juniors, imo. At the very most, it should be for rookie tour players.

I feel its value because of how much emotion Djoko invested in it 2008 and how many words Federer has put into it this year. And then there was Agassi who called it the best moment of his career.

Feather
07-03-2012, 02:28 AM
better question is, who cares?

I can honestly say, I dont care about olympic tennis and always felt it
was a sham that they let paid professionals participate.

It should only be for the juniors, imo. At the very most, it should be for rookie tour players.

Very true

I would rather have Roger Federer win Wimbledon than get the Olympics Singles Gold. No one knows who all won Olympics singles Gold. But every Tennis lover remembers slams.

That's what that really matters

brickner_damage
07-03-2012, 03:43 AM
Very true

I would rather have Roger Federer win Wimbledon than get the Olympics Singles Gold. No one knows who all won Olympics singles Gold. But every Tennis lover remembers slams.

That's what that really matters

One thing is for sure, nobody will forget it if Rafa Nadal wins a record 2nd singles gold. Federer/Djokovic preventing that would be important, even if they don't want the gold personally (jk).

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-03-2012, 07:01 AM
One thing is for sure, nobody will forget it if Rafa Nadal wins a record 2nd singles gold. Federer/Djokovic preventing that would be important, even if they don't want the gold personally (jk).

I agree. Let's not forget that Nadal has the golden opportunity to win 3 Olympic singles gold medals, in 3 consecutive attempts, all on 3 different surfaces, in 3 different continents. If Nadal does indeed accomplish this, it will undoubtedly be one of the longest-standing and most impressive records of all time, given that it requires a 12-year span of consistency and all-surface excellence.

brickner_damage
07-03-2012, 07:24 AM
I agree. Let's not forget that Nadal has the golden opportunity to win 3 Olympic singles gold medals, in 3 consecutive attempts, all on 3 different surfaces, in 3 different continents. If Nadal does indeed accomplish this, it will undoubtedly be one of the longest-standing and most impressive records of all time, given that it requires a 12-year span of consistency and all-surface excellence.

True, winning this year's gold would be great for him mentally so he has the long-term goal of 2016.

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 01:48 AM
Rested Rafa for me, by the way.

brickner_damage
07-05-2012, 01:55 AM
Very true

I would rather have Roger Federer win Wimbledon than get the Olympics Singles Gold. No one knows who all won Olympics singles Gold. But every Tennis lover remembers slams.

That's what that really matters

Now that Fed has to face Djoko in the Wimbledon semis, it looks like you won't get the chance to decide. It will be the Olympic singles gold or zip..

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 01:57 AM
Is Nadal playing doubles at the Olympics this year?

joeri888
07-05-2012, 02:00 AM
Now that Fed has to face Djoko in the Wimbledon semis, it looks like you won't get the chance to decide. It will be the Olympic singles gold or zip..

Nadal on the other hand, has a great chance to win both.

Roger has a good chance to win Wimbledon. He's not the favourite, but I'd say he's at least on 20%. Not that bad.

Olympics should be a better chance in general, since it's best of 3, he has more chance to upset Nadal or Djokovic. On the other hand, he'll have more chance to be upset by someone like Karlovic, Isner, Raonic, Tsonga or Berdych as well.

Feather
07-05-2012, 02:04 AM
True, winning this year's gold would be great for him mentally so he has the long-term goal of 2016.

Olympics is best of three till final. You saw how Rafa played in Halle this year and still talk as if he is a lock for Olympics. FYI, Olympics is NOT on grass

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 02:05 AM
If Nadal is playing doubles, then it may be possible for Nadal to tie Federer's personal record of 1 Olympic gold medal in doubles.

valiant
07-05-2012, 02:05 AM
Olympics is best of three till final. You saw how Rafa played in Halle this year and still talk as if he is a lock for Olympics. FYI, Olympics is NOT on grass

What surface is it then for the olympics?

namelessone
07-05-2012, 02:06 AM
Olympics is best of three till final. You saw how Rafa played in Halle this year and still talk as if he is a lock for Olympics. FYI, Olympics is NOT on grass

Doesn't WB host Olympic tennis this year? I'm pretty sure that's grass.

Feather
07-05-2012, 02:08 AM
What surface is it then for the olympics?

That was a reply to one of the *** accounts and I meant to say it's not on clay.

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 02:10 AM
That was a reply to one of the *** accounts and I meant to say it's not on clay.

The Olympics may be on clay in 2016, in which case Nadal has the opportunity to become the first man in world history to win 3 Olympic singles gold medals in 3 consecutive attempts on 3 different continents, one of the greatest indicators of career longevity.

brickner_damage
07-05-2012, 02:15 AM
Is Nadal playing doubles at the Olympics this year?

Yeah, Nadal has mentioned Olympic doubles in interviews this year. He is definitely playing doubles, and has been trialing different partners during the year. Nadal and Lopez won the 2012 Indian Wells doubles title..

Hitman
07-05-2012, 02:17 AM
Olympics will be on grass.

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 02:18 AM
Yeah, Nadal has mentioned Olympic doubles in interviews this year. He is definitely playing doubles, and has been trialing different partners during the year. Nadal and Lopez won the 2012 Indian Wells doubles title..

Very interesting. If Nadal can win the Olympic singles gold medal here as well as the doubles medal, the tournament could possibly become one that he dominates, like the Barcelona or Monte Carlo tournaments (or Roland Garros/Rome, of course).

Hitman
07-05-2012, 02:20 AM
It will be nice to see if Rosol is allowed to represent his country in the Olympics.

brickner_damage
07-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Very interesting. If Nadal can win the Olympic singles gold medal here as well as the doubles medal, the tournament could possibly become one that he dominates, like the Barcelona or Monte Carlo tournaments (or Roland Garros/Rome, of course).

Yep Nadal is the expert title-defender, defending Monte Carlo 7 times (8 titles)..

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-05-2012, 02:28 AM
Yep Nadal is the expert title-defender, defending Monte Carlo 7 times (8 titles)..

If Nadal won the Olympic singles gold medal, would it count as a title defense? I wonder if Nadal has the record for the most title defenses (in general, not just for one tournament, though he already has the latter record). If not, he has an excellent chance to break it.

brickner_damage
07-05-2012, 02:36 AM
If Nadal won the Olympic singles gold medal, would it count as a title defense? I wonder if Nadal has the record for the most title defenses (in general, not just for one tournament, though he already has the latter record). If not, he has an excellent chance to break it.

That's something I've never heard anyone mention - total title defenses. Not sure. Federer would be up there too in total title defenses. But I know Federer has only defended ONE clay title ever..

Yes it would definitely count as a title defense if he wins the Olympic singles gold again. No doubt about it.

Hitman
07-05-2012, 02:44 AM
Yep Nadal is the expert clay court title-defender, defending Monte Carlo 7 times (8 titles)..

Yep. He's pretty darn good.

Feather
07-05-2012, 03:06 AM
Yep. He's pretty darn good.

I was enjoying the conversation between those guys, brickner_damage and 6-36-16-0.. I felt anyone who interrupts the flow of their talk would be doing a blasphemy, and you just did that :)

SLD76
07-05-2012, 03:17 AM
How many accounts does *** have in this thread?

Thats crazy. Thats really just crazy that someone is talking to themselves in a damn thread.

Dude seriously, Rafa doesnt care about you. Get a life.

joeri888
07-05-2012, 03:23 AM
If Nadal won the Olympic singles gold medal, would it count as a title defense? I wonder if Nadal has the record for the most title defenses (in general, not just for one tournament, though he already has the latter record). If not, he has an excellent chance to break it.

Since you are all for statistics, I wonder.. how many times has Nadal defended a non-clay title the first time the tournament was held after he won it?

Sentinel
07-05-2012, 03:36 AM
It will be nice to see if Rosol is allowed to represent his country in the Olympics.
oh shoot, you just interrupted him talking to himself. anyway, the IP's are a dead giveaway. Give it time.

Is there any place we can check the Czech Olympic qualification ? I suppose #100 is out of question, unless his rank has gone up. Also, he could come as part of a doubles team.