A Pity Nadal Unlikely to play Top Class Attacking Players in His Career

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  1. Laurie

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    Nadal is due to play Nicholas Mahut later today at the US Open. He's played serve and volleyers at Wimbledon or at least guys who've attacked him like Philipp Petzschner. He played Giles Muller this year at Wimbledon which he didn't enjoy.

    I think it's a shame Nadal will not play a real top class serve and volleyer throughout his career. Someone who cannot just serve and volley of course, but can return serve well, can put pressure on him from the baseline and then close the net. Players like Sampras, Becker, Rafter, Krajicek spring to mind. It's a pity Nadal will not face players of this calibre of skill or that young payers are not coming through with this type of skill which would have added a different dimension to Nadal's matchups at the top level.

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    well, not just Nadal, EVERY player in the ATP has been facing fewer serve and volleyers, dunno why you're picking on him.
     
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    Title says top class........your name ends in ic, disqualifies you from knowing about being.
     
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    Tomic of course :)
     
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    Not picking on Nadal. But Nadal is the one player who seems not to have any affinity for attacking players. For instance, Federer looked up to attacking players when growing up, and played quite a few of them on the tour before they retired. And based his initial grass game on some of these players.

    Djokovic looked up to some of these guys as well. Nadal doesn't seem to have anything really positive to say about attacking players or attacking styles of play.
     
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    Oh right, that Serbian tennis player who quit in the finals? I remember him.
     
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    Nadal has high praises for Federer though. But yeah, he was not the type who enjoys S&V tennis it seems.
     
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    Nah he doesn't, we meant AGGRESSIVE players, the S and V talk was another thing.
     
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    It would have been interesting if Nadal had played a Sampras, Becker or Edberg to see how he would have adapted to playing a different style. Isner was somewhat successful playing him at the French this year, almost defeating him and Isner served and volleyed a decent amount.
     
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    Come on man, did you not see the clear wink by Manus?
     
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    He was being ironic when he said they were agressive, considering the video is between Monfils and Simons, and some of the rallies were like 50 shots or something. The opposite of trying to make something happen on a tennis court.
     
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  13. Manus Domini

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    Yup. Name's Roger Federer, nice to meet you. :)
     
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  14. Manus Domini

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    /sigh

    Another poster ignorant of the meanings of smileys...
     
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    Better learn quick, the forums are dangerous places ;)

    btw, if you are Bernard Tomic, give us some proof :)
     
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  16. Manus Domini

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    Gotcha, I'll remember that :)
     
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  17. Laurie

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    Come on chaps, stick to the topic in hand....
     
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  18. wy2sl0

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    Nadal did face aggressive players.

    2010 Miami anyone? :) :)
     
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  19. Manus Domini

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    I might tell you when I've got 1000% proof you are Bernard Tomic, until then...

    Right...

    Pusher Roddick
    Past-his-prime Nalbandian
     
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  20. wy2sl0

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    Even worse for Nadal then.

    Pusher Roddick >'d Nadal.

    This in a year where he was at his supposed hard court "peak".
     
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  21. Manus Domini

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    Very true, very true.

    Then again, it was before he played super well in the autumnal hard court season
     
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