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RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 09:49 AM
Nadal at Roland Garros must be the most dominant performance in sports history. All hail to the king.

And he only dropped one set, with a bad knee this year. His best is still to come.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jXWgNx2HcLw/Shf6OuQc9HI/AAAAAAAAArg/fk9-yUC24A0/s400/Rafael+Nadal+%26+Ana+Ivanovic+Roland+Garros+Draw+0 2.jpg
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Rafael-Nadal-Rached-The-Roland-Garros-Semis-2.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02245/nadalap_2245130b.jpg

Ico
10-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Yes. With two bad knees next year, he'll be soaring to new heights.

RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Yes. With two bad knees next year, he'll be soaring to new heights.

Nadal and his team said there will be no more "bandaid solutions" which means he will only play tennis when 100% fit from now on, and Nadal said he will play less hardcourts and more clay from now on (those 2 South American events that Ferrer plays probably). Probably will never lose at Roland Garros again, because he will make sure he's 100% for it. So instead of dropping one set, he'll drop no sets.

ollinger
10-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Plenty of athletes have been more dominant. In racquet sports alone, Sharif Khan won the North American Open in squash 12 out of 13 years between 1969 and 1981, reached the finals 15 years in a row, and won the Professional squash championship tournament 9 times in a 10 year period. Rafa, I suspect, has had it since practice alone would put too much of a burden on his body given the nature of his physical problems.

ivan_the_terrible
10-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Nadal is more dominant than Lance Armstrong, riddle me that...

RF20Lennon
10-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Nadal is more dominant than Lance Armstrong, riddle me that...

LMAO!!!!! XD

RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 10:02 AM
Nadal is more dominant than Lance Armstrong, riddle me that...

Lance Armstrong was a failure early in his career, just like Federer losing in the 1st Round of Wimbledon THREE times. Yet both Federer and Armstrong both reversed their fortunes and won their pet event 7 times.

ollinger
10-15-2012, 10:03 AM
(and we haven't even mentioned boxers, like Rocky Marciano, who was I believe 49-0 during a 9 year professional career.)

ivan_the_terrible
10-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Lance Armstrong was a failure early in his career, just like Federer losing in the 1st Round of Wimbledon THREE times. Yet both Federer and Armstrong both reversed their fortunes and won their pet event 7 times.

I didn't say Federer is more dominant - nice deflection on your part.

Shaolin
10-15-2012, 10:05 AM
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RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 10:05 AM
No athlete has ever been more dominant at a singular sporting event, than Nadal.

RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 10:06 AM
I didn't say Federer is more dominant - nice deflection on your part.

I was just pointing out the perfect parallel of Armstrong and Federer, seeing as you brought up Armstrong.

RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 10:09 AM
Rafa, I suspect, has had it since practice alone would put too much of a burden on his body given the nature of his physical problems.

Nadal's best is still to come. He only dropped one set this year, with a bad knee. He has now announced that he will play less hardcourts. You do the math. And who will beat him in the next generation? Raonic? :lol:

RF20Lennon
10-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Nadal's best is still to come. He only dropped one set this year, with a bad knee. He has now announced that he will play less hardcourts. You do the math. And who will beat him in the next generation? Raonic? :lol:

Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! :)

フェデラー
10-15-2012, 10:14 AM
Plenty of athletes have been more dominant. In racquet sports alone, Sharif Khan won the North American Open in squash 12 out of 13 years between 1969 and 1981, reached the finals 15 years in a row, and won the Professional squash championship tournament 9 times in a 10 year period. Rafa, I suspect, has had it since practice alone would put too much of a burden on his body given the nature of his physical problems.

Don't forget about Jahangir and Jansher Khan. I believe Jahangir went undefeated for five years and won something like 500+ straight matches. He is the GOAT of GOATs.

http://im.rediff.com/sports/2011/jun/21pix16.jpg

TheF1Bob
10-15-2012, 10:16 AM
This thread is just...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mab0m4WsB41r4xlmuo6_250.gif

Alchemy-Z
10-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Micheal Phelps?

sureshs
10-15-2012, 10:17 AM
Mike Phelps is the GOAT

ivan_the_terrible
10-15-2012, 10:18 AM
I was just pointing out the perfect parallel of Armstrong and Federer, seeing as you brought up Armstrong.

Ok, then Federer & Armstrong are more dominant than your boy

Golden
10-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Nadal at Roland Garros must be the most dominant performance in sports history. All hail to the king.

And he only dropped one set, with a bad knee this year. His best is still to come.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jXWgNx2HcLw/Shf6OuQc9HI/AAAAAAAAArg/fk9-yUC24A0/s400/Rafael+Nadal+%26+Ana+Ivanovic+Roland+Garros+Draw+0 2.jpg
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Rafael-Nadal-Rached-The-Roland-Garros-Semis-2.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02245/nadalap_2245130b.jpg

Esther Vergeer. Winning streak of 470 matches in singles and counting. :)

jones101
10-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Esther Vergeer. Winning streak of 470 matches in singles and counting. :)

GOAT

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_R-AhPgfJIeo/TLTQnH8oVnI/AAAAAAAALmY/ziL3VjOtOQI/s320/esther+vergeer+espn.png

End thread!

ivan_the_terrible
10-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Barry Bonds
Ben Johnson
Carl Lewis
Alberto Contador
Floyd Landis
Marlon Jones
FloJo
Roger Clemmens

All contenders against your Rafa's 'most dominant' claim.

slal1984
10-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Esther Vergeer is on a 470-match winning streak in wheelchair tennis since January 30, 2003, which included a streak of 250 consecutive sets won.

Hood_Man
10-15-2012, 10:35 AM
I won the gold medal in my primary school's sports day egg and spoon race two years in a row. First kid at that school to do that, in world history!!!

Ha! Take that pretenders!

RF20Lennon
10-15-2012, 10:37 AM
I won the gold medal in my primary school's sports day egg and spoon race two years in a row. First kid at that school to do that, in world history!!!

Ha! Take that pretenders!

This guy is it!!! Hood man is GOAT!! :)

BrooklynNY
10-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Barry Bonds
Ben Johnson
Carl Lewis
Alberto Contador
Floyd Landis
Marlon Jones
FloJo
Roger Clemmens

All contenders against your Rafa's 'most dominant' claim.

I do not see a common theme here.

Not at all.

:twisted:

ivan_the_terrible
10-15-2012, 10:42 AM
I won the gold medal in my primary school's sports day egg and spoon race two years in a row. First kid at that school to do that, in world history!!!

Ha! Take that pretenders!

10 years from now, the authorities will release evidence that you used an undetectable glue that was absorbed by the egg just as you crossed the finish line.

Your 2 trophies will be confiscated and given over to 2nd place finisher Roger, who tried for years to defeat you :twisted:

Hood_Man
10-15-2012, 10:43 AM
This guy is it!!! Hood man is GOAT!! :)

And I did it without bouncing my egg 16,000 times before the whistle, calling for an MTO near the finish line, asking for the Hawkeye system to be turned off, and screaming at my camp and grabbing my leg when things didn't go my way :twisted:

10 years from now, the authorities will release evidence that you used an undetectable glue that was absorbed by the egg just as you crossed the finish line.

Your 2 trophies will be confiscated and given over to 2nd place finisher Roger, who tried for years to defeat you :twisted:

I would say that Roger wasn't even there, but I guess if we made a poll about it he'd win it :lol:

BHud
10-15-2012, 11:29 AM
Johnny Holmes was more dominant in the 1970's...

sunof tennis
10-15-2012, 11:32 AM
[QUOTE=Golden;6956943]Esther Vergeer. Winning streak of 470 matches in singles and counting. :)

That was too easy:)

RF20Lennon
10-15-2012, 11:32 AM
And I did it without bouncing my egg 16,000 times before the whistle, calling for an MTO near the finish line, asking for the Hawkeye system to be turned off, and screaming at my camp and grabbing my leg when things didn't go my way :)

LMAO EPIC!!!true GOAT!!

Gorecki
10-15-2012, 12:14 PM
for the love of god, not the picture ilustrating nadalete once again...

RAFA2005RG
10-15-2012, 09:26 PM
In 5 years, Nadal will still only have one loss, unless his parents divorce etc.

NLBwell
10-15-2012, 09:38 PM
In addition to the Khans and Ester, I'll add:

Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is a former American track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times

(the US boycotted the Olympics in the USSR in 1980, so he could not run then)

smoledman
10-15-2012, 09:44 PM
GOAT

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_R-AhPgfJIeo/TLTQnH8oVnI/AAAAAAAALmY/ziL3VjOtOQI/s320/esther+vergeer+espn.png

End thread!

GOAT thread indeed.

Tony48
10-15-2012, 10:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Vergeer

sbengte
10-16-2012, 12:08 AM
Dunno. I will wait for our in house expert 6-1,6-3,6-0 to come here and give his verdict on that one.

Hitman
10-16-2012, 12:57 AM
Mike Tyson in the 80s was a wrecking machine. The man created PPV.

Mar. 6 -- Hector Mercedes, Albany, N.Y., TKO 1
Apr. 10 -- Trent Singleton, Albany, N.Y., TKO 1
May 23 -- Don Halpern, Albany, N.Y., KO 4
June 20 -- Rick Spain, Atlantic City, N.J., KO 1
July 11 -- John Alderson, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 2
July 19 -- Larry Sims, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., KO 3
Aug. 15 -- Lorenzo Canady, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 1
Sept. 5 -- Michael Johnson, Atlantic City, N.J., KO 1
Oct. 9 -- Donnie Long, Atlantic City, N.J., KO 1
Oct. 25 -- Robert Colay, Atlantic City, N.J., KO 1
Nov. 1 -- Sterling Benjamin, Latham, N.Y., TKO 1
Nov. 13 -- Eddie Richardson, Houston, KO 1
Nov. 22 -- Conroy Nelson, Latham, N.Y., KO 2
Dec. 6 -- Sammy Scaff, New York, KO 1
Dec. 27 -- Mark Young, Latham, N.Y., KO 1


1986
Jan. 10 -- Dave Jaco, Albany, N.Y., TKO 1
Jan. 24 -- Mike Jamison, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 5
Feb. 16 -- Jesse Ferguson, Troy, N.Y., W DSQ 6
Mar. 10 -- Steve Zouski, Uniondale, N.Y., KO 3
May 3 -- James Tillis, Glen Falls, N.Y., W 10
May 20 -- Mitch Green, New York, W 10
June 13 -- Reggie Gross, New York, TKO 1
June 28 -- William Hosea, Troy, N.Y., KO 1
July 11 -- Lorenzo Boyd, Swan Lake, N.Y., KO 2
July 26 -- Marvis Frazier, Glen Falls, N.Y., KO 1
Aug. 17 -- Jose Ribalta, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 10
Sept. 6 -- Alfonzo Ratliff, Las Vegas, KO 2
Nov. 22 -- Trevor Berbick, Las Vegas, TKO 2
(Won WBC Heavyweight Title)

1987
Mar.7 -- James Smith, Las Vegas, W 12
(Won WBA Heavyweight Title/Retained WBC Heavyweight Title)
May 30 -- Pinklon Thomas, Las Vegas, TKO 6
(Retained WBA/WBC Heavyweight Titles)
Aug. 1 -- Tony Tucker, Las Vegas, W 12
(Won IBF Heavyweight Title/Retained WBA/WBC Heavyweight Titles/Became Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion)
Oct. 16 -- Tyrell Biggs, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 7
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)


1988
Jan. 22 -- Larry Holmes, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 4
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)
Mar. 21 -- Tony Tubbs, Tokyo, Japan, TKO 2
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)
June 27 -- Michael Spinks, Atlantic City, N.J., KO 1
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)


1989
Feb. 25 -- Frank Bruno, Las Vegas, TKO 5
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)
July 21 -- Carl Williams, Atlantic City, N.J., TKO 1
(Retained Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)

Rock Strongo
10-16-2012, 01:02 AM
I love how every other answer is simply ignored.

I have to say though, Jahangir's record is one of those where you just wonder how he could ever be that good. I mean, 555 wins in a row!

Magnus
10-16-2012, 01:05 AM
Nadal is more dominant than Lance Armstrong, riddle me that...

I'm sure Nadal is just as, or even more, jucied.

15_ounce
10-16-2012, 01:25 AM
With his knee problems getting worse, should Nadal participate in wheelchair tennis so that he can eclipse Esther's record as the most dominant athlete in the world?

It would be a huge challenge though, as he has to find a way how to pick his bottom continuously on a wheelchair.

TennisLovaLova
10-16-2012, 01:58 AM
Michael Jordan dominated every NBA finals he played
And it had nothing to do with the fact that it was his favorite surface or weather conditions or blablabla
Even in the playoffs before 91 he was ultra dominent but didnt have the sufficient back up to make the difference.
MJ was domination.

Feather
10-16-2012, 02:33 AM
Nadal and his team said there will be no more "bandaid solutions" which means he will only play tennis when 100% fit from now on, and Nadal said he will play less hardcourts and more clay from now on (those 2 South American events that Ferrer plays probably). Probably will never lose at Roland Garros again, because he will make sure he's 100% for it. So instead of dropping one set, he'll drop no sets.

It's crazy to assume that he will win RG without dropping a set. I do agree that he will win RG though

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 06:09 AM
It's crazy to assume that he will win RG without dropping a set. I do agree that he will win RG though

LOL he only dropped one set this year, and he was in horrible physical condition.

Nadal has said there will be less hardcourt events in his schedule from now on, and most importantly he said he won't play tennis unless he's 100% - unlike 2012 when he played Miami after struggled with problems at Indian Wells.

TennisLovaLova
10-16-2012, 07:05 AM
LOL he only dropped one set this year, and he was in horrible physical condition.

Nadal has said there will be less hardcourt events in his schedule from now on, and most importantly he said he won't play tennis unless he's 100% - unlike 2012 when he played Miami after struggled with problems at Indian Wells.

If he won in such a horrible physical condition with Djoko being at his best means only one thing: Nadal is using PED's and him winning has nothing to do with proper tennis

tennis_pro
10-16-2012, 07:09 AM
I don't remember Nadal "dominating" tennis, he did dominate clay, I agree but that's like 30% of a season.

NDFM
10-16-2012, 07:11 AM
To the OP, there has probably already been a thread about nadal's domination at Roland Garros, no need to start another one.

Cup8489
10-16-2012, 07:37 AM
LOL he only dropped one set this year, and he was in horrible physical condition.

Nadal has said there will be less hardcourt events in his schedule from now on, and most importantly he said he won't play tennis unless he's 100% - unlike 2012 when he played Miami after struggled with problems at Indian Wells.

Weird how that horrible physical condition didn't come out until after wimbledon, and weird that he was running around like a rabbit during the FO.

NatF
10-16-2012, 07:48 AM
Nadal was in fine condition at Rolland Garros, and if he wasn't it didn't affect his play. Repeating his 2012 clay performance could be a big ask in 2013.

TMF
10-16-2012, 08:56 AM
Let's get this straight. Nadal dominated the clay season, that is it! He never dominated tennis like Roger Federer. You can't dominate the sport when you haven't won a non-clay title for 2 years, and never defended a non-clay event in his entire career. And he only ranked 100 weeks at #1.

The OP is hyping Nadal.

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 09:08 AM
If he won in such a horrible physical condition with Djoko being at his best means only one thing: Nadal is using PED's and him winning has nothing to do with proper tennis

Weird how that horrible physical condition didn't come out until after wimbledon, and weird that he was running around like a rabbit during the FO.

Actually you'll find Rafa won most of his slams in intense pain. He's spoken about it regularly. He said he enjoys the pain and its challenge. 2009 Australin Open is the best example. He was still in shreds from 2008. But in 2012 it was announced by Uncle Toni that there will be 'no more bandaid solutions'. That means no more playing in pain. If Rafa used the old approach he would have played the Olympics and the US Open this year. Now he is planning on 2016, so he knows he can't afford to play in pain. He'll play Roland Garros at 100% in 2013, because he won't take unnecessary risks at Miami.

RF20Lennon
10-16-2012, 09:09 AM
Actually you'll find Rafa won most of his slams in intense pain. He's spoken about it regularly. He said he enjoys the pain and its challenge. 2009 Australin Open is the best example. He was still in shreds from 2008. But in 2012 it was announced by Uncle Toni that there will be 'no more bandaid solutions'. That means no more playing in pain. If Rafa used the old approach he would have played the Olympics and the US Open this year. Now he is planning on 2016, so he knows he can't afford to play in pain. He'll play Roland Garros at 100% in 2013, because he won't take unnecessary risks at Miami.

The guy honestly overworks himself too much

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 09:12 AM
Let's get this straight. Nadal dominated the clay season, that is it! He never dominated tennis like Roger Federer. You can't dominate the sport when you haven't won a non-clay title for 2 years, and never defended a non-clay event in his entire career. And he only ranked 100 weeks at #1.

The OP is hyping Nadal.

52-1 at Roland Garros. Federer is not even close at any of his best slams. Not even close.

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 09:13 AM
The guy honestly overworks himself too much

I know, impressive isn't it? Nothing more inspirational than hard work.

Cup8489
10-16-2012, 09:14 AM
52-1 at Roland Garros. Federer is not even close at any of his best slams. Not even close.

Probably because he doesn't skip every third major.

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Probably because he doesn't skip every third major.

Are you comparing Nadal at Roland Garros to Federer at Wimbledon?

Nadal never skipped Roland Garros, except for 2004 when he broke his foot.

Federer lost in the 1st Round of Wimbledon 3 times. That's his problem.

TMF
10-16-2012, 09:31 AM
52-1 at Roland Garros. Federer is not even close at any of his best slams. Not even close.

Again, that's only clay which I agree. Next time refer Nadal to clay, not tennis as a whole.

Capiche ?

TMF
10-16-2012, 09:33 AM
Are you comparing Nadal at Roland Garros to Federer at Wimbledon?

Nadal never skipped Roland Garros, except for 2004 when he broke his foot.

Federer lost in the 1st Round of Wimbledon 3 times. That's his problem.

Nadal 7 RG finals.
Fed 8 W finals.

Until Nadal makes another final, then they are equal.

No question Nadal owns the clay, but Federer owns the grass and hard court.

The-Champ
10-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Martina Navratilova won 9 wimbledons if I'm not mistaken. That's dominance.

VPhuc tennis fan
10-16-2012, 09:59 AM
Didn't Fed win AO one year w/o dropping a set? Which one I don't remember. In any case, all that claims that Rafa will win not only next year FO but many others are simply...laughable, to say the least.
Take a good look at Rafa now. The guy is 26 year old, and has hobbled on one leg the last 2 years if not longer. I don't give a damn if he only plays on clay from now on. He may as well play on water, his knees will still be his undoing...soon. Too bad, I like him as a player.
Second, Djoker and now Murray will give Rafa a good run for his money in the next FO. I'm not even betting on the next FO, make it less the next 5 FOs!!!

sunof tennis
10-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Are you comparing Nadal at Roland Garros to Federer at Wimbledon?

Nadal never skipped Roland Garros, except for 2004 when he broke his foot.

Federer lost in the 1st Round of Wimbledon 3 times. That's his problem.

Losing 3 times in the first round as a young pro is a real problem with you have one the most prestigious tournament a record 7 times (tied with Pete)
Where is the double face palm for the stupidity of this post?

BauerAlmeida
10-16-2012, 10:23 AM
-Some player from the Real Madrid team that won 5 Champions League in a row (Di Stefano, Kopa, Puskas, etc., not sure which one was in the 5 teams).
-Anderson Silva in UFC
-Armstrong won 7 tour de france
-Usain Bolt won the 3 competitions in which he participated in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (will probably do it again in Rio)
-Mike Tyson
-Kelly Slater
-Shaun White

Pete.Sampras.
10-16-2012, 10:38 AM
Why do so many people mention Armstrong? These days I would be careful about calling him a "true champion"...

ivan_the_terrible
10-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Why do so many people mention Armstrong? These days I would be careful about calling him a "true champion"...

Because of the similarities... ;)

Mike Sams
10-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Djokovic 3.0 will emerge at Roland Garros 2013...:)

Pete.Sampras.
10-16-2012, 10:57 AM
Because of the similarities... ;)
Haha... time will tell :p

underground
10-16-2012, 12:04 PM
99% of TW are waiting for Federer to beat Nadal in Roland Garros, just you wait it will happen in 2013 semis, oh wait it should be quarters...:twisted:

Disgruntled Worker
10-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Michael Jordan went six for six in the Finals of the NBA. Nadal has gone seven for seven when making it to the Finals of Roland Garros. IMO Jordan's record is the only one that compares in terms of sheer domination (assuming that the 90s was just as competitive as the 80s and the current era).

LuckyR
10-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Uummm.... Rocky Marciano? 49 for 49.

El Nino
10-16-2012, 02:25 PM
The Undertaker...:twisted:

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 10:01 PM
Again, that's only clay which I agree. Next time refer Nadal to clay, not tennis as a whole.

Capiche ?

This thread is about Nadal at an EVENT. Has any athlete ever dominated a sports EVENT more than Nadal? Did I have to spell out the name of the event?

Capiche?

RAFA2005RG
10-16-2012, 10:02 PM
Nadal 7 RG finals.
Fed 8 W finals.

Until Nadal makes another final, then they are equal.

No question Nadal owns the clay, but Federer owns the grass and hard court.

Federer has lost an awful lot of matches at Wimbledon. Including the 1st Round, 3 times. And more recently he lost in TWO quarter-finals. That's not domination by Rafael Nadal standards. It's a mess.

NadalAgassi
10-16-2012, 10:13 PM
-Some player from the Real Madrid team that won 5 Champions League in a row (Di Stefano, Kopa, Puskas, etc., not sure which one was in the 5 teams).
-Anderson Silva in UFC
-Armstrong won 7 tour de france
-Usain Bolt won the 3 competitions in which he participated in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (will probably do it again in Rio)
-Mike Tyson
-Kelly Slater
-Shaun White

Except for Armstrong who doping issues aside had to rely on an entire team working for him to win all those titles I agree with your other choices.

Nadal at the French is definitely the most dominant tennis player ever at any of the slams apart from Court at the Australian Open back when it was a fraud slam.

NadalAgassi
10-16-2012, 10:16 PM
I don't remember Nadal "dominating" tennis, he did dominate clay, I agree but that's like 30% of a season.

Nadal did dominate tennis in 2008-early 2009 and 2010.

adil1972
10-16-2012, 10:16 PM
jahangir khan of pakistan won 10 consecutive british open and was undefeated for 555 consecutive matches

NadalAgassi
10-16-2012, 10:19 PM
Allison Fischer in billiards. I believe a 22 time World Champion or #1 for a year in some form of snooker, 8 ball, 9 ball, she was amazing. Well if you consider billiards a sport that is. Her nickname was Dutchess of Doom. She could intimidate by her eyes alone. Often when she got up to the table she could run racks in a row and you might not even get to play.

MarinaHighTennis
10-16-2012, 10:42 PM
No athlete has ever been more dominant at a singular sporting event, than Nadal.
Okay, but let Nadal count his own accomplishments, its not something we should worry about

smoledman
10-16-2012, 11:01 PM
Phil Taylor in darts. LOL

veroniquem
10-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Losing 3 times in the first round as a young pro is a real problem with you have one the most prestigious tournament a record 7 times (tied with Pete)
Where is the double face palm for the stupidity of this post?

It's not just the 3 times in first round. Fed has lost 7 times total at Wimbledon, some of them recently and to 7 different players. Absolutely no way you can compare that to Nadal's domination of RG (7 titles for 1 defeat) since his teenage years.

Russeljones
10-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Looks like this thread is an annual event for the OP.

I'll reiterate my thoughts on the subject posted previously


122 races — Edwin Moses (400m hurdles)
75 races — Emil Zatopek (long distance running)
4 consecutive Olympic titles - Al Oerter (discus throw)
65 consecutive competitions - Carl Lewis (long jump)
140 to 150 competitions — Iolanda Balaş (high jump)
90 — Julio Cιsar Chαvez (light welterweight boxing)
103 — Jimmy Wilde (flyweight boxing)
93 — Pedro Carrasco (lightweight boxing)
91 — Sugar Ray Robinson (middleweight boxing)

187 consecutive matches including 1964 Tokyo Olympics — Osamu Watanabe (Greco-Roman wrestling)
Note: The only modern Olympian to go unbeaten throughout his entire career.

13 years including 3 consecutive Olympics titles (1988–1996) — Alexander Karelin (Greco-Roman wrestling)

555 matches — Jahangir Khan (squash)

418 matches — Esther Vergeer (wheelchair tennis)
Streak started January 30, 2003

and Saori Yoshida, a female Japanese wrestler who has lost 1 match in 9 years

Yes Nadal is exceptionally talented. His reign at RG is one of the most spectaular career performanes in world sport. In terms of dominance however it is not unique and I have shown just a small sample of other athletes' dominance in their respective fields.

adil1972
10-17-2012, 12:14 AM
nadal didt dominated tennis

he only dominated clay court tennis

cant say the same thing about hard, grass and indoor court

egn
10-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Mayweather has never lost a boxing match in his pro career.

Feather
10-17-2012, 12:31 AM
Weird how that horrible physical condition didn't come out until after wimbledon, and weird that he was running around like a rabbit during the FO.

Also weird that despite that horrible physical condition he was slated to play both doubles and singles at Halle following FO.

Russeljones
10-17-2012, 12:52 AM
Also weird that despite that horrible physical condition he was slated to play both doubles and singles at Halle following FO.

It isn't exatly weird that painkillers can take people far.

RAFA2005RG
10-17-2012, 01:21 AM
Okay, but let Nadal count his own accomplishments, its not something we should worry about

Yep we should only count federer's desperate quarter-final achievements....

VPhuc tennis fan
10-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Yep we should only count federer's desperate quarter-final achievements....
Humm, a bit of bitterness and sarcasm there, I see.
Someone else mentioned Lance Armstrong? Did he just step down from his chairmanship of his cancer foundation? I'd worry about any comparison between Rafa and Armstrong given how the latter fared lately.

citybert
10-17-2012, 10:02 AM
Lew Alcindor in college basketball?
Bill Russell 11 NBA Championships?
Babe Ruth

Yes these guys were ahead of their time.

Sabratha
10-17-2012, 10:14 AM
Yeah, Federer has.

MichaelNadal
10-17-2012, 10:47 AM
Esther Vergeer. Winning streak of 470 matches in singles and counting. :)

Yeah seriously, she's amazing!

LeeD
10-17-2012, 10:50 AM
MichaelHailwood won Isle of Man AND 250 GP World Championships SIX years in a row on various 250 Honda's.

Hood_Man
10-17-2012, 10:54 AM
Yeah seriously, she's amazing!

I bet Murray wouldn't think twice about drop shotting her :twisted:

His lob would still get put away for an overhead smash by her though...

SempreSami
10-17-2012, 10:55 AM
Kenenisa Bekele and Paul Tergat at the World Cross Country Championships.

NLBwell
10-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Yes, Babe Ruth may be the greatest athlete ever compared to his contemporaries. My father did an analysis of the number of home runs he hit versus what all the other players in the league hit at that time. It is staggering how much better he was than everyone else. It would be like one player hitting 150 or so home runs these days.
Not only that, he was possibly the best pitcher in the league, too.

フェデラー
10-17-2012, 02:31 PM
There is also one lady most people here don't know about, that is Deng Yaping (table tennis).

Deng won three world championships in singles and doubles, four olympic gold medals (two singles/two doubles), as well as the world cup. She was ranked no.1 for 8 straight years, and retired by the age of 24. She is essentially the Borg of table tennis.

Russeljones
10-17-2012, 10:33 PM
I bet Murray wouldn't think twice about drop shotting her :twisted:

His lob would still get put away for an overhead smash by her though...

I don't know if funny or... funny. :lol:

RAFA2005RG
10-18-2012, 06:46 AM
Humm, a bit of bitterness and sarcasm there, I see.
Someone else mentioned Lance Armstrong? Did he just step down from his chairmanship of his cancer foundation? I'd worry about any comparison between Rafa and Armstrong given how the latter fared lately.

If only Rafa could last the entire year every year the way Roger Fedoper does at age 31, then you might have a "case" (I use that term very loosely).

VPhuc tennis fan
10-18-2012, 07:39 AM
If only Rafa could last the entire year every year the way Roger Fedoper does at age 31, then you might have a "case" (I use that term very loosely).
You basically answered to the OP with your own answer then.
And if you refer to FO as the SINGLE EVENT that Rafa dominated, then let's just not forget that Fed made it to the final of the FO also 6 times. He only won 1 just because Rafa was in his way. Only Rafa, not any other player. The same can't be said about Rafa vs Fed in any other GS: Wimby, USO, or AO, or even WTF. At least not with the same numbers.

RAFA2005RG
10-18-2012, 09:30 AM
You basically answered to the OP with your own answer then.
And if you refer to FO as the SINGLE EVENT that Rafa dominated, then let's just not forget that Fed made it to the final of the FO also 6 times. He only won 1 just because Rafa was in his way. Only Rafa, not any other player. The same can't be said about Rafa vs Fed in any other GS: Wimby, USO, or AO, or even WTF. At least not with the same numbers.

The problem with Fedoper at Wimbledon is he lost in the first round 3 times, and in 2010 and 2011 he lost in the QFs. Fedoper has needed to participate in 14 Wimbledons for his 7 titles. Whereas Nadal has only needed to play Roland Garros 8 times to win 7 of them. The comparison is like night and day. As far opposite as 7 titles can get.

Not only that, Nadal only dropped ONE set this year at Roland Garros. A good chance he won't drop any sets in 2013 with a fresh frame. Fedoper isn't even in the picture as far as domination of a singular event goes.

LuckyR
10-18-2012, 09:37 AM
Yes, Babe Ruth may be the greatest athlete ever compared to his contemporaries. My father did an analysis of the number of home runs he hit versus what all the other players in the league hit at that time. It is staggering how much better he was than everyone else. It would be like one player hitting 150 or so home runs these days.
Not only that, he was possibly the best pitcher in the league, too.

Any athlete who dominated before the color barrier was broken can't claim squat.

NDFM
10-18-2012, 09:39 AM
The problem with Fedoper at Wimbledon is he lost in the first round 3 times, and in 2010 and 2011 he lost in the QFs. Fedoper has needed to participate in 14 Wimbledons for his 7 titles. Whereas Nadal has only needed to play Roland Garros 8 times to win 7 of them. The comparison is like night and day. As far opposite as 7 titles can get.

Not only that, Nadal only dropped ONE set this year at Roland Garros. A good chance he won't drop any sets in 2013 with a fresh frame. Fedoper isn't even in the picture as far as domination of a singular event goes.

if that's how you feel, but he did dominate the tour for a number of years, only losing 4/5 matches in a year on a few occasions. I agree with you about rafa his success at roland garros is unparalleled no one will be that dominate at a slam.

BHud
10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
This thread is about Nadal at an EVENT. Has any athlete ever dominated a sports EVENT more than Nadal? Did I have to spell out the name of the event?

Capiche?

Yes...as I said earlier, John Holmes was more dominant in his "event" during the 70's...

psYcon
10-18-2012, 12:10 PM
Don't forget about Jahangir and Jansher Khan. I believe Jahangir went undefeated for five years and won something like 500+ straight matches. He is the GOAT of GOATs.

http://im.rediff.com/sports/2011/jun/21pix16.jpg

+1 .

I believe he won 555 consecutive matches in a timeframe of 5 yrs and 8 months. That is insane dominance.

And also this...
"In 1982, Jahangir astonished everyone by winning the International Squash Players Association Championship without losing a single point."

Dedans Penthouse
10-18-2012, 12:12 PM
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/007/422/Cool_story_bro.JPG
^^^^^^^^

Excuse me, but ...... isn't that Jimmy Connors??

psYcon
10-18-2012, 12:13 PM
^^^^^^^^

Excuse me, but ...... isn't that Jimmy Connors??

Everyone looked like Jimmy back then.

dysonlu
10-18-2012, 01:05 PM
So basically, what the OP is saying is that Nadal dominated only two weeks of the tennis season. That's pretty crappy lackluster domination, nowhere near the other examples other people here mentionned.

Shaolin
10-18-2012, 01:35 PM
^^^^^^^^

Excuse me, but ...... isn't that Jimmy Connors??

Lol...that could go in the player resemblances thread.

TopFH
10-18-2012, 02:09 PM
The problem with Fedoper at Wimbledon is he lost in the first round 3 times, and in 2010 and 2011 he lost in the QFs. Fedoper has needed to participate in 14 Wimbledons for his 7 titles. Whereas Nadal has only needed to play Roland Garros 8 times to win 7 of them. The comparison is like night and day. As far opposite as 7 titles can get.

Not only that, Nadal only dropped ONE set this year at Roland Garros. A good chance he won't drop any sets in 2013 with a fresh frame. Fedoper isn't even in the picture as far as domination of a singular event goes.

So we have Fedoper, Nadoper, Djoper and Murdoper. Nice!

SQA333
10-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Has any athlete ever dominated a sports event more than Nadal?
YES

Btw, Federer is better than Nadal.

veroniquem
10-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Not on clay lol.

RAFA2005RG
10-19-2012, 06:32 AM
Not on clay lol.

And not in tennis either, that is for sure.

NatF
10-19-2012, 06:38 AM
And not in tennis either, that is for sure.

17 > 11

300 weeks > 102 Weeks

lol at Rafa being better.

RAFA2005RG
10-19-2012, 06:44 AM
17 > 11

300 weeks > 102 Weeks

lol at Rafa being better.

300 weeks at what event?

17 slams at what event?

52-1 is far more impressive than anything Federer has ever done at any event, by far.

Federer's record at Wimbledon is awful compared to that. Federer has actually only won 7 Wimbledons in 14 attempts.

Hitman
10-19-2012, 06:54 AM
And not in tennis either, that is for sure.

17 > 11

300 weeks > 102 Weeks

lol at Rafa being better.

300 weeks at what event?

17 slams at what event?

52-1 is far more impressive than anything Federer has ever done at any event, by far.

Federer's record at Wimbledon is awful compared to that. Federer has actually only won 7 Wimbledons in 14 attempts.

Funny how you said tennis in your first post, and the reponse you got from NatF was a tennis response. Because in tenns (tennis is a sport, not a specific event), Federer is greater than Nadal.

Yes, at a singular event, Nadal has been more successful.

RAFA2005RG
10-19-2012, 06:56 AM
Funny how you said tennis in your first post, and the reponse you got from NatF was a tennis response. Because in tenns (tennis is a sport, not a specific event), Federer is greater than Nadal.

Yes, at a singular event, Nadal has been more successful.

Am I the only person posting about the thread title? I assumed everyone had read the thread title. You know, the title, it says "Has any athlete ever dominated a sports event more than Nadal?"

Anyone know what the word "event" means? Anyone over the age of 5 here?

Federer isn't even remotely in the hunt.

Hitman
10-19-2012, 07:01 AM
Am I the only person posting about the thread title? I assumed everyone had read the thread title. You know, the title, it says "Has any athlete ever dominated a sports event more than Nadal?"

Anyone know what the word "event" means? Anyone over the age of 5 here?

Federer isn't even remotely in the hunt.

Many people have come up with answers showing sheer domination by athletes in an event in which they have taken part in. Phelps alone has dominated an event called the Olympics, you might have heard of it.

westside
10-19-2012, 07:09 AM
Anderson Silva and MJ came to mind straight away.

For the Aussie's in here; Gary Ablett.

robbo1970
10-19-2012, 07:12 AM
I think the clear answer to the question is yes. In several different sports and in tennis.

But Nadal has done well at one particular tournament.

I didnt read all of the posts, but didnt Rocky Marciano retire undefeated?? And that was in a sport where you get punched in the face!

cknobman
10-19-2012, 07:22 AM
I'd venture to say Federer has dominated the YEC event as much as Nadal has the French.

marc45
10-19-2012, 04:24 PM
[QUOTE=cknobman;6963862]I'd venture to say Federer has dominated the YEC event as much as Nadal has the French.[/QUOTE

i think you'd lose money on that venture

NatF
10-19-2012, 04:25 PM
7/8 attempts is hugely impressive. Nadal on clay is virtually unbeatable. Never lost to the same player more than twice on that surface. Unequaled dominance on tennis. His skewed h2h's reflect that.

jrs
10-19-2012, 04:27 PM
+1 .

I believe he won 555 consecutive matches in a timeframe of 5 yrs and 8 months. That is insane dominance.

And also this...
"In 1982, Jahangir astonished everyone by winning the International Squash Players Association Championship without losing a single point."

This is a good suggestion.
I also heard of a Badminton player Rudy Hartono - heard he quit the game because there was no one at his level.

NadalAgassi
10-19-2012, 04:34 PM
I'd venture to say Federer has dominated the YEC event as much as Nadal has the French.

Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Gilles Simon, Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko, and Juan Martin Del Potro all say hi.

arrowtowntennisclub
10-19-2012, 04:38 PM
sebastien loeb


/thread

NLBwell
10-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Any athlete who dominated before the color barrier was broken can't claim squat.

So, would you say Josh Gibson can't claim squat?

Ellipses
10-20-2012, 05:07 PM
This thread is about Nadal at an EVENT. Has any athlete ever dominated a sports EVENT more than Nadal? Did I have to spell out the name of the event?

Capiche?

You keep asking this when you (rightfully) correct people about the thread being about the ONE EVENT.

Yet whenever people give an answer ABOUT ONE EVENT BEING DOMINATED, you ignore it unless it's about Federer.

RF20Lennon
10-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Lance Armstrong LOL