What would Gasquet have won with Nadal's brain?

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What would richie have won/ranked?

  1. 2-4 MS1000, ranked 3rd at best, 1 slam final

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. 3-5 MS1000, 1 slam, ranked 2nd at best

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. 5-7 MS1000, 3 slams, ranked #1 for 20 weeks

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. 6-8 MS1000, 5 slams, ranked #1 for 65 weeks

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. 7-9 MS1000, 7 slams, ranked #1 for 90 weeks

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. 9-12 MS1000, 7-10 slams, ranked #1 for 150+ weeks

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. The Bawss

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    Let's imagine Gasquet worked as hard and had the same mental strength as Rafael Nadal Parera. How much would he have won and where would he have been ranked?
     
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  2. kishnabe

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    Zero....since Nadal can't use his brain without Uncle Toni's instructions.
     
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  3. The-Champ

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    Nothing. A Great bh and mental strength are not enough to win him the big ones.
     
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  4. NadalAgassi

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    He still wouldnt have the forehand, serve, athletic ability, defensive abilities, or return of serve of most of the top players. If you want to compare him just to Nadal he still wouldnt have anywhere near the movement, defense, ability to turn defense into offense, overall athletic ability, the forehand, or the insane fitness and stamina, while Gasquet seems to like playing as far back as Nadal most times. I will be generous and go with option 2: 3-5 MS1000, 1 slam, ranked 2nd at best.
     
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  5. The Bawss

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    Lol, happy to see someone voted for 7-10 slams. Even I am not that delusional. You need a great forehand and serve for that kind of achievement.
     
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  6. Tennis_Maestro

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    What a stupid, stupid thread. Nadal is not smart, intelligent or whatever. I think you're refering to his "reading of the game". I don't particularly think his reading of the game is that spectacular.

    You know the more appropriate title for this thread would have been "What would Gasquet have won with Nadal's mental fortitude?"

    That's it, brain? Richard is smart as fk and no offence to Nadal but he doesn't strike me particularly intellectual.
     
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  7. Clarky21

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    Another gem of a post from you. You clearly did not understand the question. And Nadal is smarter in tennis terms than Richard is. He is also smart enough not to snort coke up his nose while out clubbing and then blame it on the Pamela Phantom when he gets popped for dope.
     
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  8. tacou

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    It's difficult to say; for instance, would Gasquet stop playing his loopy forehand and flatten it out? Or would he loop it even more, with Nadal's approach but without Nadal's lefty RPM?

    Also, Gasquet's serve is great. Don't know why people think it's a liability.
     
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  9. The Bawss

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    Maybe you would be better off with Nadal's brain.

    I meant brain as in the whole package: mental strength, work ethic, strategy, ability to choose shots other than his backhand, etc...hence "brain".
     
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  10. DolgoSantoro

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    At very most one slam, he still needs a better forehand and serve to be a top player, the brain is merely his biggest weakness
     
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    Why isn't it possible to vote for 0 or 1 MS titles? Just because he would have someone else's "brain", doesn't mean that he automatically wins 2+ MS titles. And "brain" is a very vague word..
     
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  12. ruerooo

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    I don't know. They were pretty serious rivals as juniors.
     
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    He would have won a prize in school for the brainiest young spaniard
     
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  14. Sim

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    I think many players would win a slam or two if they had Nadal's brain.

    Berdych, Tsonga, Soderling, etc...

    I don't think Ferrer would win any though since his game is so limited, but Gasquet could possibly win 1 slam.
     
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  15. RAFA2005RG

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    I remember seeing a video of Gas vs Rafa in junior tennis. Rafa was way behind the curve at that point. Everyone thought Gas had the huge future, while Rafa looked very ordinary.

    I also remember Agassi was the genius junior, while Sampras looked like mud.
     
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  16. Murrayfan31

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    More like what would Gasquet have won with Nadal's body. Too bad he's got that weak body. Hardly any endurance.
     
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    The ability to write a best-selling autobiography.
     
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    Terrible forehand by Top 10 standards, "good" first serve, very average second serve, slightly above average movement, with an elite backhand.

    Wouldn't win a slam.
     
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  20. SoBad

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    Gasquet is a great player. I know a guy who started snorting coca-cola just to learn a French backhand.
     
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  21. 90's Clay

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    ROFL....

    A BH and mental strength with nothing else will get you nowheres
     
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    You think it's all about the money?
     
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  24. ruerooo

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    I think this thread is even more interesting in light of today's result for Richard.
    So frequently the mental element of tennis is underestimated.
     
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    A+ in Spanish class.
     
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  26. kishnabe

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    + he will learn to speak English a bit more slowly.
     
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