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  1. RafaIsBack

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    He's practicing with Berdych : http://instagram.com/p/mpumHTBRUG/# ;)
    Rafa has 600pts to defend vs 1000 for Djokovic.
    If Rafa wins, the gap between the two will open a little more ;) VAMOS.
     
  2. dudeski

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    MC is Nadal's last chance to gain points before grass court season. The pressure to remain number 1 will become unbearable. Most likely outcome is new number 1 after FO. Vamos!
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  3. octobrina10

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    Via @PGarciaTennis

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  4. clayqueen

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    Why assume that even if Nadal doesn't defend all his points that Djokovic will win all the clay tournaments? People doubt Nadal's record on clay more than they doubt Djokovic's!!!! From my recollection, Djokovic only made one clay final last year which was MC.
     
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    Sweet Colorway of the Lunar B's, but wondering if Rafa will switch back to reliable 4.3's for the Clay season.
     
  6. NADALRECORD

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    Djokovic doesn't win slams anymore, so its a moot point. If Djokovic doesn't beat Nadal at the slams this year, Nadal has his 4th year-ending #1 (and that's only one less than Federer btw). And let me remind you that Djokovic hasn't won a slam outside of Australia since 2011 :lol:
     
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  8. dudeski

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    Let me remind you that Nadal hasn't been in 3rd round of Wimbledon since 2011 :lol:
     
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    That's to do with his knees. And his knees are a non-factor this year. Anyway, say bye bye to your only hope (Djokovic) because he's only a non-slam wonder these days.
     
  10. TMF

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    Nadal is undefeated when he's healthy.
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  11. NADALRECORD

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    Nadal was healthy at Miami, he just didn't go down-the-line - and I respect that, because he goes down-the-line far more at slams, and that is by design. Nadal plays differently at slams, and Djokovic plays differently at slams. That's why their h2h is opposite at slams compared to non-slams: In 2013 Djokovic won 3 of their 4 non-slam meetings, while Nadal won both of their slam meetings.
     
  12. RafaIsBack

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    Rafa has always had a lot of points to defend on clay since 2005 and he has always won at least 1 Masters 1000 ;) On clay, Djokovic has trouble against much more players than Rafa, last year Nole lost against Dimitrov in Madrid, and Berdych in Rome. Rafa may not defend all his points on clay but it's very unlikely that he loses early in all the tournaments. He doesn't need to win everything to stay #1. He will probably stay close to Djokovic until Wimbledon where he can increase the gap even if he loses early since he has nothing to defend and Djoko a final (1200 pts).
     
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  13. octobrina10

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    MONTE CARLO COUNTDOWN:
    2011. The 7th title in Monte Carlo. Rafa defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 in the final.
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  14. clayqueen

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    What happened last year?
     
  16. dudeski

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    MONTE CARLO COUNTDOWN:
    2013. The 9th final in Monte Carlo. Nadal lost to Djokovic 6-2, 7-6 in the final. Nadal had to save multiple breakpoints just to avoid a bagel in the first set. Djokovic was recovering from an ankle injury sustained 2 weeks prior in a DC match and wasn't even sure he will be able to play in the tournament. He was happy he did.

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    Time for another Djokovic/Nadal showdown. And we know how the last time they played here was like. Nadal has lost his invincibility on this surface. Will likely be another win for Djokovic.
     
  18. RafaIsBack

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    Djokovic won Monte-Carlo last year, but he wasn't even able to reach the final of Madrid nor Rome ;). Rafa won both of them.

    The difference between the King of Clay who won :
    - 8 Monte-Carlo Masters,
    - 7 Rome Masters,
    - 1 Hambourg Masters,
    - 2 Madrid Masters (clay),
    - 8 Roland Garros,

    ... and Djokovic (1 year younger than Nadal), who's only won in his career :
    - 1 Monte-Carlo Masters (beaten by Nadal in 2009 and 2012),
    - 1 Rome Masters (beaten by Nadal in 2007, 2009, 2012 :shock: )
    - 1 Madrid Masters,
    - 0 Roland Garros (beaten by Nadal in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 :shock: )

    I'm not even talking about Federer who's spent his whole career losing to Nadal on clay, the reason why most of his fans root for Djokovic who's a much stronger for Nadal :razz:
     
  19. LazyNinja19

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    Some photos from Rafa's Poker match with the Female World no.1 player Vanessa Selbst, earlier today.

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    Heh, most women would be quite distracted by that smile and those dimples but I don't think they had much effect on this particular woman. :wink:
     
  24. edberg volleys

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    I'm not Nadal fan but I kinda liked this:



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  25. dudeski

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    Yeah me too. Same with vive le ... We all think Nadal should retire from tennis and go pro proper.
     
  26. clayqueen

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    Yes, that's why no one is claiming that Nadal will win Wimbledon. Of course he can win Wimbledon but I haven't seen anyone, least of all his fans, making him the favourite.
     
  27. clayqueen

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    So Nadal has lost his invincibility on clay to Djokovic????????

    After Djokovic won MC last year he was tipped to rule on clay for the rest of the season. He did not win a single match in Madrid, went out in the Qtrs. in Rome and the SF at the FO. Meanwhile, Nadal swept the board after being the runner-up in MC.

    Some of you need a reality check.
     
  28. octobrina10

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    MONTE CARLO COUNTDOWN:
    2012. The 8th title in Monte Carlo. Rafa defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
    Rafa became the second male player (after Guillermo Vilas) to win the same tournament eight times during the open era.
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  29. octobrina10

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    Babolat has changed the color scheme of Rafa's racket - the red color (or dark pink) has been added. His racket is similar to those in the rackets' picture:
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  30. beast of mallorca

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    6-1, 6-3, 6-0

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  32. clayqueen

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    Rafa also won Wimbledon in 2010.
     
  33. octobrina10

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    She is certainly tough!
    Washington Post, December 1, 2009: ¤¤ Serena Williams fined a record $82,500 for U.S. Open tirade.
    Williams cursed and physically threatened a lineswoman who called her for a foot fault. ¤¤
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/30/AR2009113002988.html
     
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    Shirtless Saturday Practice
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  36. MichaelNadal

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    Come on Rafa! One more season.... one more season....

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  37. edberg volleys

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    LMAO! One of the best posts ever! And I m dead serious! Brilliant!
     
  38. MichaelNadal

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    Lol thanks man. I feel like Rafa is gonna have to go beast mode to dominate this year. All or nothing, those days of him playing like crap and still winning are coming to an end.
     
  39. Murrayfan31

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    Nadal truly is the Ultimate Warrior of tennis. Too bad what happened to the Ultimate Warrior though.
     
  40. octobrina10

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    Google translate
    Mundo Deportivo, 10/04/2014: ¤¤ Mary, the winner of 'The Voice Kids' dedicates 'Lucia' to Rafa Nadal.
    Maria Parrado, the winner of 'The Voice Kids' presented her first CD. The 12 years old Andalusian [a region in the south of Spain] stated that Rafa Nadal was her sporting idol and that "she would dedicate the song 'Lucy' to him" - the song she managed to win the Tele 5 competition with.¤¤
    http://www.mundodeportivo.com/20140...a-a-rafa-nadal_54405682630.html#ixzz2yksAkOKW
     
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  41. LazyNinja19

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    Rafa be like...

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    .....like a boss! 8)
     
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  42. clayqueen

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    I love this!!!!!
     
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    Yes, such a shame he was hampered by his back in Australia.
     
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    http://postimg.org/image/69m3dligd/ is a summary of Nadal and Djokovic's records on the five big tournaments on clay. It's jaw dropping how amazing Rafa's record is.

    Djokovic:
    Monte Carlo: 1 title, 20-6 W/L
    Barcelona: doesn't play
    Madrid: 1 titles, 10-3
    Rome: 2 titles, 24-5
    Roland Garros: 0 titles, 36-9
    4 titles, 90 wins-23 losses

    Rafa:
    Monte Carlo: 8 titles, 48-2
    Barcelona: 8 titles, 40-1
    Madrid: 2 titles, 19-3
    Rome: 7 titles, 41-2
    Roland Garros: 8 titles, 59-1
    33 titles, 207 wins-9 losses

    I mean, Djokovic's record (79.6%) isn't actually that bad, but Rafa's (95.8%) is unheard of in tennis. Makes me laugh when I read some posters saying Djokovic is as good as Rafa on clay and that he'll win several of these tournaments this spring. Rafa is in a class of his own.
     
  46. octobrina10

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    Rafa practiced (with S.Wawrinka) today and he was interviewed after the practice:
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    I add a video.
    Rafael Nadal Nike Clay Court Gear Guide
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77JBHSAcf48
     
  48. octobrina10

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    Via @ MassaFelipe19
    "Happy to be with Rafael Nadal today in Monaco ! Great guy ! Number 1 as a person ! Good luck Rafa !!"

    Felipe Massa is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver.

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    Impressive !

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  50. MichaelNadal

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    He looks happy, that's a good sign :)
     

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