How many Titles will Nadal have been year end?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by TheGreatBernie, Jul 11, 2005.

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How many titles will Nadal end the year with?

Poll closed Jul 18, 2005.
  1. 6

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  2. 7

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  3. 8

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  4. 9

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  5. 10

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  6. 11

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  7. 12

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  8. 13

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  1. TheGreatBernie

    TheGreatBernie Rookie

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    He has 7 titles now. There are six clay court tournaments left. Do you think Nadal will try and win the rest of them? He'll total for 13 on the year if he can do it.

    Note: My mistake. There are six clay court tournaments left, but 2 overlap. I suppose it would be possible for 5, but realistically he could make 4 of them.
     
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  2. Lakoste

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    if nadal has 7 titles now why would one of the choices be 6? but i would guess 9-10
     
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  3. VamosRafa

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    Rafa has two more claycourt events on his schedule -- Stuttgart and Umag. I'd say he'll definitely play Stuttgart, but if he goes deep into that event, he could pass on Umag and spend the time preparing for the US hardcourts.

    He cannot gain many more points, if any, in optional events; he has to focus on the requireds, and the clay ones are over. He did commit to these clay events earlier in this year, and he likes to honor his commitments. But I don't think he'll risk arriving in Montreal weary and unprepared simply to try to gain two more optional titles with no points attached.
     
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  4. Phil Daddario

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    He's aiming for a US Open appearance.

    I don't doubt that he's going to dominate the clay court titles, but he really needs time to recover and prepare for the change in surfaces.
     
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  5. VamosRafa

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    I agree, Phil. But it's tough when you commit to events when you are No. 51 in the world and need to improve your ranking -- and then find out later, you can only improve your ranking by playing other events.

    And Rafa is very committed to improving his game on all surfaces. He said in an interview yesterday, as translated from Spanish:

     
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  6. TwistServe

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    Poor rafa! What a delima knowing he will never ever be #1!!!!! On the bright side he can be known as the king of clay for many years.. until he has hip surgery or something.
     
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  7. VamosRafa

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    I don't think the word "never" is in Rafa's vocabulary -- in either English or Spanish. A year ago none of you (or even me for that matter), thought he'd be King of Clay this year, and in such a dominant fashion. Now that he's done that, virtually at age 18, he's setting his sights on other goals.

    Wonder what he'll accomplish now that he's 19. As I said before, it should be interesting.
     
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  8. TwistServe

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    V A M O S !
     
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  9. ATXtennisaddict

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    ROFL ROFL I was thinking the exact same thing! ROFLMAO
     
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