This final showed that tennis is badly missing Nadal

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  1. Dutch-Guy

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    People are finally realizing that Nadal is good and exciting for tennis.
    I hope Rafa comes back strong and Federer keeps playing for at least a decade.
     
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  2. BeHappy

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    Winners/unforced errors stats:

    Djoker: 47 winners/61 unforced errors (-14)

    Murray:29 winners/46 unforced errors (-17)

    Is this what tennis has become? Is this the product the ITF Grand Slam committee thinks people will pay to see and tune in to on their tv?

    They have got to start speeding courts up.
     
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  3. SempreSami

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    Way to think one player is bigger than the sport.
     
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    I can't wait for Rafa's return. I hope it's a real success.
     
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  5. Rocky89

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    I agree, I can't wait for him to come back. Even though I'm a big fan of tennis in general I still miss the guy.

    No one is saying he is bigger then the sport, but you can't deny he brings a certain excitement to the sport and is missed my many (even the trolls miss having someone to hate on)
     
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  6. President

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    I agree, we need Federer and Nadal at the top! Vamos Rafa, Come on Roger!
     
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  7. DragonBlaze

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    See I would agree with that, except after the last two atrocious finals it just becomes more clear that Fed and Nadal are indeed far more entertaining to watch. Whether that is against each other or Novak/Murray.

    Novak/Murray as a combination, unfortunately, is a snoozefest.
     
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  8. dominikk1985

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    I agree. nadal also doesn't always have the most exiting game but he has some glamour around him that nole and murray don't have (not as much as fed but still).

    the more top players have the better.
     
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  9. kalyan4fedever

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    ofcourse if he was there results would be a whole lot different everything will be affected by a player who has a +ve h2h against all the top 1-2 and temporary 3
     
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  10. tennis_pro

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    Can't believe I'm saying this but Nadal needs to come back AND FAST. I don't wanna see Murray-Djokovic finals all the time. They make me sick.
     
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    Even if nadal comes back fed is not going to be around forever so there is still a possibility of djok-murray finals,the only thing to do is speed up the courts
     
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  12. JRAJ1988

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    Being a Murray fan I agree lol...this final was terrible to watch, no but the match itself was a borefest...I got up early with a hangover to see but a game of pensioner ping pong. Nadal needs to return without ANY injuries to get back in the mix.
     
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  13. Rocky89

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    The media needs to stop trying to make Murrovic happen.

    It's not going to happen.
     
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  14. MichaelNadal

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    Bamos Rafa.
     
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    Allez Rogi! Vamos Rafa!

    We need Fedal back in action.

    Hopefully, Roger can beat Djokovic at the FO and Rafa can beat Murray at the FO for a FEDAL FO final.

    Same with Wimbledon.

    It's already crap enough that we have both hardcourt slams being dominated by Murrovic.
     
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  16. SempreSami

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    Need I remind you whingers that the 2011 FO final was a textbook display of tedium.

    There are plenty of players capable of providing entertainment in tennis but it's neither Murray nor Djokovic's fault that they're better than them and end up cancelling each other out.

    I don't mind Nadal at all and it'll be good to have another contender in the Grand Slams but holding him up like some sort of Messiah with dodgy knees is silly.
     
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  17. SLD76

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    I dont miss nadal.

    but what I do miss is guys who are shot makers and creative on court.

    what a boring match of human pong.
     
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  18. TheF1Bob

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    Blame Murray. Novak was just doing the bare minimum required to win.

    Muzza = Pusher = Disgusting
     
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  19. JRAJ1988

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    Brad Gilbert was a pusher and everyone gave him credit for it.
     
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  20. President

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    Yeah but he wasn't winning slams and making major finals consistently.
     
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    murray isnt a pusher, but they are both so good at retrieving that u cant get a ball past them, especially on the slower AO surface.

    hence it becomes a boring match of human pong.
     
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  22. [Z]engin

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    Djokodal matches aren't that exciting.

    The only thing good that comes from that match-up was that Djokovic was spanking Rafa's ass, abusing the Rafa backhand. Until Nole's form dip in the clay season.
     
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  23. CMM

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    Yes.

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  24. babbette

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    It's true. A loooooooottttt are talented! But Rafa just has the x factor man. He attracts even those that aren't tennis fans.

    It's like in music. A lot have talent but only a few are superstars.
     
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  25. President

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    They are usually a hell of a lot better than the Murray-Djokovic matchup.
     
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  26. kishnabe

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    Rafa needs to come back and humble the Scot.
     
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    I want him to humble the Serb too. Better yet if Federer can do it, but that may be out of the question now...
     
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  28. SLD76

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    murray-djoker-nadal= human pong and endless grinding.

    although I do say, murray nadal usually brings out murray's best shotmaking.
     
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  29. babbette

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    I find it funny that during the match Rafa posted a pic of himself at dinner last night. Not a fan of the outcome Rafa? :lol:
     
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  30. SLD76

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    haha...rafa photobombing the finals.
     
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  31. babbette

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    :lol:........................
     
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  32. vive le beau jeu !

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    it's so much better without the nadal... and even with the muzzette !
     
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  33. Nickzor

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    You mean Rafa's too good for him on Clay, strange that his form would drop at the french, only to make semis and finals at Wimbledon and Us Open right after.
     
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  34. SLD76

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    which is why rafa lost to djoker in back to back clay finals.

    has anyone ever beat rafa in back to back clay finals?
     
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  35. babbette

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    You know you don't mean that. :p
     
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  36. TheF1Bob

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    Probably because he's got no friends.

    Poor Rafa.

    8)
     
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  37. babbette

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    Actually he seems to have at least 1 set of 10 new friends everyday. He's never alone. :shock:
     
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  38. Ralph

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    Perhaps I'm missing something, but had it have gone to a 5th set, how would it have been different to last year's final WITH my twin brother with the hair? Well, aside from perhaps less time between points.

    I disagree. I don't think the game needs him back.
     
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  39. SempreSami

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    Fair analogy, Justin Bieber's a superstar and folk must dislike music if he attracts them. :cool:
     
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  40. babbette

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    Tsonga is Justin Bieber. Rafa is Bruce Springsteen. :cool:
     
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  41. SLD76

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    yes, because im sure The Boss would complain about paying taxes when is already worth probably north of 30 million.
     
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  42. SempreSami

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    Nadal's closer to the Rolling Stones, great early stuff but now plods along whinging about tax.
     
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  43. namelessone

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    Things is, even if you dislike Fedal matches, you can't help but agree that they are much better than Nolandy matches because even though Fed will choke and yadda yadda you will actually see some varied shotmaking because it is a lefty grinder versus a righty all courter whereas Novak and Andy area literally carbon copies. Every one of the Nolandy slam finals was mind numbingly boring and I tried to view those with an open mind(I don't particularly dislike Djoko or Andy, I am actually quite fond of them) but they DO NOT MATCH UP WELL.

    Everybody interested in tennis should be hoping that Nadal comes back pretty strong to defend at least part of his clay realm and that Federer stays healthy.

    Normally I would be hoping for the young'uns to rise but the current generation seems to have trouble making small tourney finals let alone beating big guns in slams.
     
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  44. babbette

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    Uh oh I can sense this getting nasty. Rafa is the superstar. Haters/lovers do so with passion. That's why haters can spend hours hating with intensely disturbing passion and lovers can spend hours talking about him with intensely disturbing passion, end of story. He is needed, wanted.:twisted:
     
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  45. Magnus

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    Tennis misses Nadal? Tennis misses fake injury timeouts? Tennis misses doping? Tennis misses long breaks between serves? Tennis misses poor sportsmanship on post match interviews? Tennis misses all that? Really?
     
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  46. tusharlovesrafa

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    Did NSK exorcise you??:twisted:
     
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  47. Clarky21

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    Sorry to inform you but we already have all of that with Lance on the tour.

    And yes, tennis missses Nadal. I didn't watch a single second of the AO final this year, and by the sound of it, I didn't miss much. Tennis is in the doldrums right now. It needs some life injected back into it badly before people start abandoning it like rats from a sinking ship.
     
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  48. natalia

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    I hope nadal never appears on a tennis court. Never ever.
     
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  49. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal hasn't won a grand slam for 35 years?
     
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    Im just saying, comparing him to bruce springsteen is ludicrous.

    no hate neccessary.
     
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