Future GOAT Rafael Nadal to win atleast 2 Calender Slams

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  1. thalivest

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    You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.
     
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  2. jamesblakefan#1

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    Why? Why start this thread when you know this is gonna turn into another fed vs nadal hissy fight? You are a serious thread troller.
     
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  3. Bloodshed

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    Oh man. As much as I would love that to happen, I don't know if I trully believe Nadal will be able to achieve that as well.

    If he does however, no questions asked he will be the GOAT of all time.

    But in the meantine, I trully believe he will break Agassi's 17 MS this year.
     
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  4. rubberduckies

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    I've always thought he would win 2 calendar slams.
     
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  5. Cenc

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    only u can start such topic
    would be fun to see rafa winning roland garros and wimby and then losing uso finals to murray or djoko :D
     
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  6. thalivest

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    Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.
     
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  7. thalivest

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    I think he needs to win between 16-18 slams and win the Calender Slam twice to be the GOAT. I expect by the end of 2012 he will have achieved this however. Probably 18 slams and 2 Calender Slams.
     
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    What if he doubled up and won 8 straight over two years? What would they call it? I think it's possible.
     
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  9. thalivest

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    It would be the double Grand Slam. :) Or maybe the Rafa Slam. The Serena slam of a non calender slam vs Rafa's back-to-back Calender Slams would now look so unimpressive by comparision they would need to rename it the "Fatso Slam".
     
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    Of course you did...
     
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  11. Antonio Puente

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    I don't think you can hit a double grand slam in baseball though. There is no such thing.
     
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  12. P_Agony

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    I wish him all the best and I'll be happy for him if he does.
     
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  13. Bud

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    I think he will accomplish at least 1 calendar slam.

    I too think Agassi's 17 MS titles record will be toast, this year. Rafa accomplished in 4 years what took Agassi nearly 2 decades.
     
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    This year is quite possible... but 2012.. i don't know :|
     
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    Good thread. I agree he has a great shot of doing it. Not sure why 2012 is the other selected year but I agree he will win atleast 2 Calender Slams.
     
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  16. veroniquem

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    I don't know how much he'll end up winning but from the first time I saw him play, he's impressed me more than any other player I'd seen live.
     
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  17. Bud

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    Because of the Olympic gold in 2012... calendar year Golden Slam :)
     
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  18. ignigena

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    I think it will be nearly imposible. Maybe we are understimating the diffficulty of it. If he does only once, I will have to consider he goat stuff too.
     
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  19. Blinkism

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    Yeah Rafa has a good chance of doing it, but then again... so did Roger, right?

    Nadal's attempt at a Grand Slam will probably be more dramatic than Fed's, as we always knew by the end of May that Fed's not going to make the Grand Slam, but if Nadal defends his FO and Wimby titles it'll build up to the USO so it'll be more dramatic.

    Could be really good for tennis, too... bring some of that big crowd back in, to witness a Grand Slam on TV at the US Open.
     
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    5% chance. Geez a guy wins 1 slam on hc and all the sudden hes gonna win 2 calendar slams? I dont get it.
     
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  21. anointedone

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    I second that as well.
     
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    I don't know about GSs, but Graf is not the greatest female player ever. Not even close.
     
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  23. anointedone

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    I am undecided on my own female GOAT. I voted for Court I think in the Former Pro Section but that was mostly since I think she is so underrated in North America compared to Navratilova, Evert, and Graf. I dont know if she really is my first choice if I examined it more or not.
     
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  24. Pirao

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    I don't think he will win 2, but 1 yes, I think, I hope so.
     
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    Let's start first by making the final of the US Open, then we can see.
     
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  26. BorisBeckerFan

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    Let's start by winning the French. That is the next step to him winning a Grand Slam. Here comes my traditional May 14th contradictory statement: Nadal winning the 2009 French is a given, but it's not a given.
     
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    You're right, of course. Neither the French nor Wimbledon are given. Especially not Wimbledon.
     
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    The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.
     
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    lol. :). 10 char.
     
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    you fail, miserably.
     
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    He squeaks by last year, winning it in an epic 200 hour match and now its 90% given? I'm a fan of Nadal, but some of you fanboys and fangirls are just mentally disturbed.
     
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  32. Cup8489

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    i might consider feeling bad for them if he loses in the semis or before...

    but then it would be interesting to see how many of them blame it on fatigue, bad calls, etc.
     
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  33. grafselesfan

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    Nadal certainly has atleast a couple Grand Slams in him.
     
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    put down your crack pipe, OP
     
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  35. bolo

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    the table is open for you to claim that you always thought he could have won 3 grandslams. :)
     
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  36. checkmilu

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    Nadal is in extraordinary form right now, but we should remember that he is human, not machine. I don't think he can win 2 calendar slams but 16 slam is possible. there's no guarranty that he'll win the US Open this year, even the Wimbledon. Every game start with 0-0. If he's not at his best, he could lose to anyone in the top 4.
     
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  37. AprilFool

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    I think that is certainly possible this year unless he meets Federer in New York.
     
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  38. Bud

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    That may not happen unless Federer concentrates on keeping his ranking up.
     
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    Federer cant beat Nadal on any surface anymore, let alone in a best 3 of 5.
     
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    I'm sorry, but our religious views seem to differ. I do not believe that the future is set. Please respect my beliefs. Thank you very much.
     
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    He squeaked by?? He almost beat Fed in straights. Fed had better hope for another 1 hour + rain delay this year (if he even makes the final of course...), otherwise it's gonna be brutal.
     
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    :roll: Almost beat him in straights? You could just as easily say that he "ALMOST" lost the match just as easily.
     
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  43. Claimant

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    Ok, seriously, a lot of people here don't know what they are talking about. Whatever.
     
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  44. All-rounder

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    2012???? if nadal can stay healthy then yes i see nadal steamrolling on a 24/7 bases but lets not forget that murray and djokovic will be there the whole time in his career so lets not count them out

    This is what people expected from federer then a spaniard with looping topsin and huge biceps came along and crashed the party
     
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    French is not giving its earned its anybodys for the taking
     
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  46. tonyg11

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    the way Nadal plays he's going to burn out by 25 (not hating). So if he's going to win 2 slams he better hurry.
     
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    So you think that Rafa will win all four slams in one year? I think that's doable. doing it twice?-I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    wimbledon is NEVER a given or even close for anyone ever.
     
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  49. icedevil0289

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    you don't think fed will make the wimbledon final this year or atleast have a good chance? Who else besides nadal can beat fed on grass? He made it to the final last year without dropping a set. I think he has a good chance to make the final this year. lmao@ the brutal comment. Don't worry, there will be a roof this year.
     
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  50. fedtastic

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    Nadal will never win calendar slam in his life. This era is too strong and the quality and depth of field is better than ever.
    This thread fails.
     
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