If Djokovic were to play Nadal at RG now, who wins?

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Nadal vs. Djokovic RG

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  1. NadalAgassi

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    Yeah a player with 1 RG final would beat a player with 7 RG titles at RG at their mutual peaks, LOL! I feel sorry for your Mom who must feel awful about dropping you on your head and hitting it really hard as a baby. There cant be anymore explanation for how beyond words dumb and braindead a human being you are.
     
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  2. MichaelNadal

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    I say Nadal in 4 sets now.
     
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  3. DropShotArtist

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    It's universally acknowledged you are the stupidest poster on this forum. So yes you win for once! :) LOLLLL, Djoker will never win Wimbledon. You are so stupid. :)
     
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  4. Phoenix1983

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    LOL why is Djokovic ahead in this poll?
     
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  5. mattennis

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    It depends entirely on their form during RG, not their form now.
     
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  6. TCG

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    I would say Nadal at this point of time. Djoker needs to be in his 2.0 version again to have a chance against Nadal.
     
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  7. beast of mallorca

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    Ooooops, be careful there DropShot, I can see some hatred oozing out of your nose............:cry:
     
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  8. pds999

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    This 2.0 nonsense is a bit of a myth, As soon as Nadal figured out you don't hit looping forehands to the Djokovic backhand and instead give him no angles with the slice and hit the forehand down the line to Djokovic's forehand, the contest was effectively over. The clay season last year told us that. Embarrassingly one-sided but for a bit of rain. Nadal has too many weapons on clay and slow hard courts (and on grass). You can only really favour Djokovic indoors or on a faster hard court.

    This poll is a bit daft because if they met today on clay at RG, Nadal wins in straight sets.
     
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  9. JustBob

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    Unless Nadal's movement/footwork improves by the time RG comes around, my money is on Djokovic.
     
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  10. cc0509

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    No way..............
     
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  11. The-Champ

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    Nadal is way past his prime on clay and Peak Djokovic still couldn't beat him last year. Who knows maybe he beats him this year..
     
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  12. TCG

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    The 2.0 version of Djoker is not about his game, Its his superior mental strength to find a way despite all odds. He always found a way to break through his opponent forcing them to feel the heat. It happened to Rafa in all those finals in 2011. Rafa couldn't deploy his strategies until Djoker lost that aura around him. If Djoker can get back to feeling invincible once again it will be a tough match against Rafa. Anything less than 2.0 will be a beat down for him on clay.
     
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  13. Spider

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    Djokovic has the best chance of anyone to be honest. But let's face it, he would love a Soderling like thing to happen that opened the doors for Federer to win it in 09.

    The question is whether Djokovic can keep that extremely high level of play for at least three successful sets on clay. So far he has not managed to do it.
     
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  14. malbaker86

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    Novak has NEVER ben dominant on clay to say he'd defeat Rafa on clay at RG is tough. It cld happen but gotta roll with Nadal
     
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  15. Relinquis

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    Rafa will trounce Novak pretty badly if they meet at Roland Garros.
     
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  16. borg number one

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    Nadal would be the clear favorite in my opinion. I don't see Nadal losing to Djokovic or anyone else at the French Open if I had to say now. Of course, the clay season will now proceed, but he has another level compared to Djokovic and company and he seems very fresh and motivated.
     
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  17. Talker

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    Nadal hasn't looked great since his comeback, had some up and down games.

    Gulbis almost beat him, they played about even.

    Beat DelPo but he was tired after 6 sets with Murray and Djokovic, two of the most energy draining players on the tour then 3 sets with Nadal in consecutive days and has a wrist he can't use at full power on the BH.

    Djokovic for sure till Nadal is playing his best again.
     
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  18. borg number one

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    I'd agree that Nadal has not been at his best. His consistency, fitness and movement are all at only about 75% in my opinion. Yet, he's showing surprising accuracy off both wings with more aggressive shotmaking. Nadal will only improve from here on out. He'll be the clear favorite at the French. Djokovic can perhaps take him to 4 sets. Nadal may win it in 5 in that match, but it's more likely to be a 3-4 setter.
     
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    Nadal won't be trouncing Cvac anywhere. Cvac is far too good for that to ever happen.
     
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    Yes, he'll get better for sure.
     
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    Seriously Clarky, enough already, you have predicted little that has been correct for a year now! Nadal will win RG, Djokovic has a very small chance to win it and everybody else? Forget it.
     
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    No way, not going to happen.
     
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  24. pds999

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    Disagree. The 2.0 Djokovic was all about his improved game (and fitness) which gave him that mental edge. He didn't start the season with it, his play bred results which bred confidence.
     
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  25. Clarky21

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    We will find out soon enough won't we?
     
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  26. Clarky21

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    Cvac only has a very small chance to win RG? On what planet? Lol.
     
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  27. forzamilan90

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    50-50% as of now
     
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