Nadal in clay finals

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  1. Agassifan

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    36-5. Lost twice to Fed, twice to Nole and today. Darn impressive.
     
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  2. djones

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    Yeah I know, should have been 37-4 by now though.
     
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  3. Steve0904

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    No he shouldn't, sorry.
     
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    Zeballos is 1-1 vs. Nadal on clay now. I think he is the new clay GOAT.
     
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    2004 Sopot F: Rafael Nadal def. Jose Acasuso (6-3, 6-4)
    2005 Costa Do Sauipe F: Rafael Nadal def. Alberto Martin (6-0, 6-7, 6-1)
    2005 Acapulco F: Rafael Nadal def. Albert Montanes (6-1, 6-0)
    2005 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Coria (6-3, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5)
    2005 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (6-1, 7-6, 6-3)
    2005 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Coria (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6)
    2005 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Mariano Puerta (6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
    2005 Bastad F: Rafael Nadal def. Tomas Berdych (2-6, 6-2, 6-4)
    2005 Stuttgart F: Rafael Nadal def. Gaston Gaudio (6-3, 6-3, 6-4)
    2006 Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6)
    2006 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. Tommy Robredo (6-4, 6-4, 6-0)
    2006 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6)
    2006 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6)
    2007 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-4, 6-4)
    2007 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Canas (6-3, 6-4)
    2007 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Fernando Gonzalez (6-2, 6-2)

    2007 Hamburg F: Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal (2-6, 6-2, 6-0)
    2007 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
    2007 Stuttgart F: Rafael Nadal def. Stanislas Wawrinka (6-4, 7-5)
    2008 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (7-5, 7-5)
    2008 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (6-1, 4-6, 6-1)
    2008 Hamburg F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (7-5, 6-7, 6-3)
    2008 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-1, 6-3, 6-0)
    2009 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-3, 2-6, 6-1)
    2009 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (6-2, 7-5)
    2009 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-6, 6-2)

    2009 Madrid F: Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal (6-4, 6-4)
    2010 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Fernando Verdasco (6-0, 6-1)
    2010 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (7-5, 6-2)
    2010 Madrid F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (6-4, 7-6)
    2010 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
    2011 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (6-4, 7-5)
    2011 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (6-2, 6-4)

    2011 Madrid F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (7-5, 6-4)
    2011 Rome F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-4, 6-4)
    2011 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer (7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1)
    2012 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-3, 6-1)
    2012 Barcelona F: Rafael Nadal def. David Ferrer (7-6, 7-5)
    2012 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-3)
    2012 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5)

    2013 Vina del Mar F: Horacio Zeballos def. Rafael Nadal (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)
     
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  6. djones

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    But he should have.
     
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    impressive stats
     
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  8. veroniquem

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    Yes, pretty unique. And one can be forgiven for losing a final after 7 months off.
     
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  9. Fiji

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    The days he only lost to all time greats like Federer and Djokovic(he is 6 slam winner so already an all time great) in clay finals seem to be history. Now he can lose to players who have never won a title before like Zeballos.:lol:
     
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    "But I am clay God, no?"
     
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    Yes, he is! He's overdoing it this week with finals in doubles and singles. He should focus on the singles only in Brazil.
     
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  12. malbaker86

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    weird that they were all in odd numbered years too
     
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  13. MindoverMatter

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    Great, something else for him to be superstitious about!
     
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  14. DropShotArtist

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    This is how Nadal maintains such great H2H's against the other top guys. He only faces them when he's playing his absolute best. Many of his losses get spread amongst no-name opponents. And if he's playing his best going into playing a top guy and finds himself losing, then a sudden "injury" appears. That's the Nadal formula for greatness.
     
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    Thanks for the stats, saved me some time.
     
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  16. Fiji

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    His only RG loss was in an odd year as well. Novak smiles.

    Someone won the Career Slam the last time Nadal lost at RG early in a upset.
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    This seems hard to believe but it was the first time on the pro tour Rafa lost a clay final to a non top player. Until now, the only clay finals he had lost were to Fed and Djoko: both current/future #1 . Does that mean Zeb is gonna make it to #1 now? :shock:
     
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    That would be an "odd" coincidence (pun intended) to say the least... but still WAY too early to call.
     
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  19. kpktennis

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    Clearly a butt hurt *******, I'm sure his 11 GS titles were all flukes too
     
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  20. rafafan20

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    still a rough loss :(
     
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  21. veroniquem

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    It's ok. It's only a 250 and it's his first week back on the tour. To me, it would start getting rough at M-C. Right now, he's still trying to get his rhythm back. It's natural after 7 months of inactivity.
     
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  22. OddJack

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    I agree, 250 doesnt matter, Once he gets some matches under his belt he will be winning the 1000 masters.
     
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    Um....where is the French Open loss to Soderling?
     
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  24. Clarky21

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    That was not a final.
     
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  25. joeri888

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    Shows great Nadal is and also how good Federer has been on clay throughout his career.
     
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    I'm gonna unblock Clarky just to see how she's taking it.

    She's probably gonna ratchet up the hatred on "Lance" now :)
     
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  27. Feather

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    There is nothing to write about. Djokovic lost in Paris in second round and won the WTF. Federer lost to Haas in Halle final and won the Wimbledon.

    Compared to that losing a final after not playing for seven months is nothing. Still many people in this forum suffer from bipolar. If Rafa wins this he is starting a 42 match winning spree. If Rafa loses he can't even win clay tourneys now..
     
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  28. Murrayfan31

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    Nadal's knees gotta be hurting after that long match.
     
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