Who's better on Grass: Ivanisevic vs Nadal

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Dutch-Guy, May 18, 2010.

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Who's better on grass: Ivanisevic vs Nadal

Poll closed Jun 17, 2010.
  1. Ivanisevic

    64.3%
  2. Nadal

    28.6%
  3. Tossup

    7.1%
  1. Dutch-Guy

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    Goran Ivanisevic: 1 winner and 3 runner-up
    Rafael Nadal: 1 winner and 2 runner-up.

    I'm going with Goran here.Finales against Sampras in 1998(Goran runner-up) and against Rafter(Goran winner) was some of the best tennis i've ever seen.

    Vote and discuss.
     
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  2. The-Champ

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    Nadal will not win a single point!
     
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  3. egn

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    Goran. He should have done more on grass, had he not been a headcase. I'm to this date shocked he did not win at least 3 wimbys..and a US Open. That to say based on results Goran still gets the edge and his serve on grass was still one of the most scary things in tennis ever.
     
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  4. aphex

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    on 90s grass: Ivanicevic wins 80% of the time
    on 00s grass: Nadal wins 80% of the time
     
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  5. Telepatic

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    Depends on grass mostly.
     
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  6. Hitman

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    Goran is one of the main reasons the grass was slowed after his 2001 victory.

    I think he hit 200 plus aces.

    Got to admit that he is my favorite player of all time! That serve was something else.
     
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  7. sh@de

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    Goran for now, but Nadal is still in the middle of his career, so who knows what he'll have achieved by the end of his career?
     
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  8. davey25

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    It depends on which grass really.
     
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  9. coloskier

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    Quoted for truth. In today's grass, Nadal has a better chance of winning. With the old grass, Nadal could only wave at Ivanisevic's serve. Plus, Nadal doesn't like playing against other leftys (unless it is his pawn Verdasco) because he can't get into the forehand, backhand exchange. Of course, with Ivanisevic, there are NO baseline rallies.
     
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  10. Agassi beat Goran in 92. Nadal is better than Agassi overall (IMO of course).

    I'm pretty sure the answer is "they could beat each other regularly." Please think about my strategic use of that last word.
     
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  11. dincuss

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    Goran was better on grass,
    but if the two were to play on it Nadal would make it a good match
     
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