Nadal really is the best of all time on clay!

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  1. woody88

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    yes, I know, I am captain obvious. But watching just today's final, sure we can say that Fed could have played better. But even if he had played better today, I think it would still be straight sets for Nadal, perhaps it would be just closer, but still inevitable. I really think Nadal can win another 4 French open in a row. Just think about that for a second. Absolutely unheard of, yet achievable in his standards. I love Fed as much as one fan can admire a player, but we just have to be realistic. In order for Fed to beat Nadal, Fed needs to be at A+ level, and Nadal has to drop significantly, to a B-, possibly C+, and even then, I think that will only create a victory for Fed for a full 5 sets worth of tennis. Nadal is a clay beast, and I just don't see anyone challenge him in the near future, no one is even close, and even if someone is somewhat closer, I don't see someone pushing him to 5 sets, maybe 4, and that is how dominant he is on clay.
     
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  2. rommil

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    I know what you are saying and I think the same thing. Nadal on the other hand doesn't think so...
     
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  3. BeHappy

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    I don't think so.He is the only claycourt specialist in the world so...
     
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    Rafa could beat Roger and Djoko together 2v1.
     
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    Funny.......
     
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  7. DavidGarcia

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    Oh yeap the other are Not "claycourt specialist" they are just wannabes!!

    Let's list the great claycourt specialist who Nadal has faced over the last past 4 years.

    - Marat Safin
    - Ferrero
    - Mario Puerta
    - Coria

    I am too tired to think....but I am sure he's faced some tough guys out there.
     
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  8. Morrissey

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    It took you 4 years and 28-0 to realize that.
     
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  9. CyBorg

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    Clearly.
     
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  10. BlahDow

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    If he keeps this up for a few more years...Yes I will consider him the best player on clay of all time...I don't care if he is the only *specialist*...he is DOMINATING the surface...of course Federer is/was dominating everything else u_u.
     
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  11. GasquetGOAT

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    Nadal will surely surpass Borg's clay record.
     
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  12. Nadal_Monfils

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    Federer was lucky he didn't get double bageled. The only game he won in the first set he was down 15-40 on his serve and hit a couple of aces and good first serves to bail him out.
     
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