Is NADAL The KING OF TENNIS (yes/no)?

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Is NADAL The KING OF TENNIS (yes/no)?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2011.
  1. YES

    33.3%
  2. NO

    41.7%
  3. Moonballer

    25.0%
  1. GasquetGOAT

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    Simple poll... Yes or No.

    No other explanation/evidence/justification required (although welcome).
     
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  2. GasquetGOAT

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    bump for more votes:twisted:
     
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  3. abmk

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    Of course , he is ....does this require a poll ??
     
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  4. iamgoat

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    Troll. go away.
     
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  5. jamesblakefan#1

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    Nadal is the King of Burgers. That is his secret to vanquishing Vegetarian Federer.
     
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  6. GasquetGOAT

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    Look at the current poll, clearly more than 60% of people don't agree. ;)
     
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  7. GasquetGOAT

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    LOL, funny sig.:)
     
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  8. joeri888

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    We'll have to wait and see. If he can conquer Roland Garros and Wimbledon again, I'd say yes.
     
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  9. bizarre_opinion

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    Buhahahahaha
     
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  10. King of Aces

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    He has won every grand slam since the FO last year.....he is ranked #1 in the world. I think its safe to say he is the King of Tennis right now.
     
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  11. BHud

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    What...did you forget about a little tournament called the US Open? Get your facts straight King!
     
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  12. Max G.

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    He is the current #1 player by far.
     
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  13. King of Aces

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    Thats true bit on the other hand I left out the olympics gold medal.

    So lets recap:

    Nadal has won the FO, Wimbledon, The olympics, and the AO, and is ranked #1.

    I think that qualifies him as the current King of tennis.
     
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  14. srvnvly

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    Of all time? Just for now? The question is not specific. Rafa is an awesome talent. Period. He may become the King of Tennis, but you can't ignore Rod Laver's 2 calendar grand slams, nor Steffi's golden slam
     
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  15. King of Aces

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    Just for now.
     
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  16. henryshli

    henryshli Semi-Pro

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    Yes because he is current world No.1
     
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  17. Mick

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    Rafa is the idol of my idol :D

    _________

    Rafa is my idol, says grand slam-seeking Safina
    May 17, 11:35 am EDT

    MADRID, May 17 (Reuters) - World number one Dinara Safina is using men’s counterpart and claycourt maestro Rafael Nadal as her inspiration as she bids for a first grand slam title at the French Open starting later this month.

    The Russian won a second successive claycourt title in Madrid on Sunday when she overpowered Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki and is hoping to go one better than last year at Roland Garros when she lost in the final to Ana Ivanovic.

    World number one Nadal has won four straight French Open crowns and the Spaniard is bidding to become the first player to win all three claycourt Masters events in one year in Sunday’s Madrid Open final against Roger Federer.

    “At the moment I can say that my idol is Nadal and I am trying to play like him,” the 23-year-old, younger sister of former men’s number one Marat Safin, told a news conference.

    “The truth is I respect him a great deal and I am trying to be at his level.”

    more at:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_y...-womenmadridsafina_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns
     
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  18. veroniquem

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    "King", that's a little medieval isn't it? He's #1 but it's not why he's my favorite. He's my favorite because he gives us a lot of dramatic, spectacular, unforgettable matches like the Madrid semi.
     
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  19. veroniquem

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    Jelena, Safina, Serena... Nice to see the WTA cheerleading for Nadal :)
    You go girls!
     
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  20. GasquetGOAT

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    I agree, and don't forget the Madrid Final is pretty unforgettable as well/ ;) :twisted:
     
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  21. GasquetGOAT

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    Only 30% say yes? Come on people, he is the current No.1 isn't he? Where are all the Nadaltards, need their votes! ;)
     
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  22. P_Agony

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    Currently he is the king of tennis. He's also a moonballer alright.

    I wouldn't say he's the overall king of tennis. Neither are Federer, Sampras, Laver, etc.

    There is only one king of tennis and that's Sanotro.
     
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  23. TheTruth

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    Exactly! Lol at those who think it's about biceps. It's about tennis first, and foremost. Rafa's tennis is a real treat!
     
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  24. TheTruth

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    That's really interesting coming from Safina. On TTC they're running a short about idols, and she said she didn't have a need for one since she had her own brother to look up to, but I guess Safina has great taste!
     
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  25. Leublu tennis

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    I think Djokovic played a part in that.
     
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  26. rubberduckies

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    There aren't that many Nadalfans on this forum.
    It just seems like there are so many of us because our posts are so excellent and intellectually rigorous.
     
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  27. Leublu tennis

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    Well, I can't see the "no" votes. I voted "yes" but would have liked to vote "yes" to "moonball king of tennis".
     
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  28. sh@de

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    So you can't vote for options 1 and 3 or 2 and 3? :p. j/kj/k
     
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  29. veroniquem

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    Definitely, Djoko was superb. Nadal brings the best out of his opponents because they have to be almost perfect to have a chance at beating him.
     
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  30. Lol at option number 3 on the poll.

    Its called clearance, not moonballing!
     
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  31. pricey_aus

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    Nadal hits the ball to flat for my liking.
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    It's about passion: not muscles, not technique, passion and that's what Nadal brings to the plate.
     
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  33. Serve_Ace

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    I'm glad to see that you admit that nadal has no muscles or technique, don't believe me? Re-read what you wrote
     
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  34. Noveson

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    :rolleyes:What are you a five-year-old? It is not difficult to understand what he is saying.
     
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  35. veroniquem

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    Saying it's not about... doesn't mean they're not present, it just means they're not what matters the most even though they matter too.
     
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  36. Serve_Ace

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    Just read it, you'll know
     
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  37. GasquetGOAT

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    Sorry to break it to you but there aren't really any quality posts from any of the Nadaltards lately and yet they are so many of you. Goes to show the average intellectual quality of Nadaltards on this board. Except for Zaragoza I must add, he/she maybe biased but he/she is the only one who posts quality stuff from time to time.
     
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  38. Mansewerz

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    OMG, you cannot compliment Djokovic without tooting Nadal's horn. Why can't you just say Djokovic played great tennis because he is capable of that kind of tennis? You're infatuation with nadal is rather annoying.
     
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  39. scraps234

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    federer is the king...
     
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  40. GasquetGOAT

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    But the king is long dead, says Mrs Djokovic...
     
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  41. Nadal_Freak

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    Goes to show how biased against Nadal the majority of this board is. Pathetic.
     
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  42. Mick

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    they are still upset that nadal took away the number 1 spot from king federer :)
     
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  43. manny pacquiao P4P king

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    well he's #1, so ATM he's the king. but he's not the overall king - sampras is. and he's a moonballer.

    he qualifies for each
     
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  44. GasquetGOAT

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    Not really, just shows maybe if Nadal stops making excuses after a loss he'd have won more fans? No?
     
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  45. King of Aces

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    Wow Moonballing must be a great strategy because Nadal is doing pretty well at it according to you.

    Why dont you start the Bolleteri school of moonballing since it seems to be such an effective strategy. :confused:

    Seriusly what the hell are you smoking??? Nadal hits the ball with more RPMs on it than anyone in the history of tennis includung Roger Federer......how can you call his amazing forehand a "moon ball".:confused:
     
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  46. Pirao

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    Which excuses? You mean, like Federer never makes excuses after a loss? :twisted:
     
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  47. helloworld

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    Now? Yes. All time? No.
     
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  48. Pirao

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    I'm pretty sure it means now, it's pretty obvious he isn't the best player of all time right now.
     
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  49. GasquetGOAT

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    Federer is an old man, history. Why are you still talking about him?

    Nadal is the current No.1, GOAT candidate, with achievements already surpasses Agassi. Tennis is all about Nadal right now, can we focus? Can you do that?

    What I don't understand is, since we all know Nadal is God of tennis, why is he always tired after a loss? Or has blisters? Or tired while having blisters?
     
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  50. thetaxman

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    Nadal is the king of picking.
     
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