Has any athlete ever dominated a sports event more than Nadal?

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  1. BHud

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

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    +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."
     
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  3. Dedans Penthouse

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    ^^^^^^^^

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

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    Everyone looked like Jimmy back then.
     
  5. dysonlu

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    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.
     
  6. Shaolin

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    Lol...that could go in the player resemblances thread.
     
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    So we have Fedoper, Nadoper, Djoper and Murdoper. Nice!
     
  8. SQA333

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    YES

    Btw, Federer is better than Nadal.
     
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    Not on clay lol.
     
  10. RAFA2005RG

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    And not in tennis either, that is for sure.
     
  11. NatF

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    17 > 11

    300 weeks > 102 Weeks

    lol at Rafa being better.
     
  12. RAFA2005RG

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    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.
     
  13. Hitman

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    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.
     
  14. RAFA2005RG

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    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.
     
  15. Hitman

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    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.
     
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    Anderson Silva and MJ came to mind straight away.

    For the Aussie's in here; Gary Ablett.
     
  17. robbo1970

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    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!
     
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    I'd venture to say Federer has dominated the YEC event as much as Nadal has the French.
     
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  20. NatF

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    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.
     
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    Rudy Hartono - Badminton

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


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

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    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.
     
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    Lance Armstrong LOL
     

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