Will Nadal break Djokovic's SF streak at RolandGarros2013?

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  1. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    With Nadal returning in February at the Vina del Mar clay-court tournament, and playing potentially EIGHT clay-court tournaments (inclusive of RolandGarros2013), Nadal will play;

    -Vina del Mar
    -Sao Paulo
    -Acapulco
    -Barcelona
    -Monte Carlo
    -Madrid
    -Rome
    -RolandGarros2013

    However, Nadal's ranking will also drop to #5, and may be seeded this way for RolandGarros2013. As a result, Nadal could face Djokovic in the QF of RolandGarros2013. Will Djokovic's streak come to an end when he faces Nadal at RolandGarros2013 in the potential QF? Will Djokovic fans on Talk Tennis see it as significant as when Soderling beat federer at RolandGarros2010 in the QF?

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    Nah. Novak will be fine when Nadal returns.
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    But since Nadal is playing 7 clay-court tournaments before RolandGarros2013, he may be in one of the best clay-court forms of his life. Could Djokovic, in the potential QF, stand up to such prowess? :p
     
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    i cannot see him listed for Vina del Mar on the atp website atleast. Is he playing ?
     
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  5. xan

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    djokovic to beat nadal in qf, murray in sf, and fed in finals. you heard it here first.
     
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    Nadal playing 7 clay court tournaments according to NSK logic will mean that he is a lock of all those titles and because of this he will rise back to #4 before RG, therefore cannot stop Djoker in the quarters, no? :twisted:
     
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    Yes, Nadal is playing Vina del Mar, and it's on the ATP website too-

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/01/Features/Nadal-To-Play-At-Vina-del-Mar.aspx :p
     
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    I really hope they meet in the FO Q. Sorry, let me rephrase it: I really hope that if unfortunately Nadal makes it to FO Q then it is Djokovic that he will be playing there.
     
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    If Nadal meets Djokovic in the RolandGarros2013QF, Djokovic's confidence will be destroyed again (and Nadal already has the mental edge in the h2h, leading 19-14, one win away from tying the Sampras-Agassi h2h). So yes, I also HOPE that Nadal meets Djokovic in the QF. :p
     
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    Sure, I'll bump this thread when the moment of truth comes. :p
     
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    Yep, that nobody in your avatar looks disgusting when compared to the trophy of RolandGarros. Borg, or Nadal, are far more appropriate. :p
     
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    And then his knee will get meesed up again, he will miss the rets of this season, and most of next....NSK/6-1 etc.....will live their lives on these forums telling us that Nadal will return "soon" and that his career isn't over...

    Same, cycle, different day.

    Rafa is finished, get over it, not even all those steroids he takes can fix that knee.
     
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    This thread has been created because OP is hurt that Novak is closing in on the number of majors Nadal has.

    OP - if you are quoting H2H, please also add Rosol-Nadal and Davydenko-Nadal H2H. Now dont come back and say that they are not over a large sample size or the gap is not significant. If H2H counts, then what matters is "who has the most ".
     
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    Would agree with Bad Knee (what greater authority?) that Rafa playing a bunch of clay tournaments is hardly auspicious for a guy with his medical issues. I'd be surprised if he even gets to Roland Garros able to play. Celebrity Apprentice??
     
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    10pwnages.
     
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    Well played sir :)
     
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    Nadal is always on the verge of returning...but then...[​IMG]
     
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    The gap between Djokovic and Nadal is now smaller than the gap between Nadal and Federer. This has sent the NSK account gang into red-alert panic mode.
     
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    ok I'm new here. What does NSK mean?:oops:
     
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    Are you sure you won't be banned again by then?
     
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    rafa needed to take a year off to regain confidence. that does not sound like a recipie for GS success. but maybe he rebuilt his backhand so he could challenge the new king?
     
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    Nadal Slam King, a hyperactive troll who has conceived many other accounts on these boards. In a week a two, you'll be able to spot his posts instantly.

    Look for:

    "humble warrior"
    "Fed is ugly"
    "channel slam champion"
    "won 2010 USO only broken once"
    "only man to win three slams on three surfaces in one calendar year"
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    thanks for that!:)
     
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    Sorry, I don't see any 'pwnages' (and certainly not 10 of them). You're quoting a post from another user who has made the same point as me. What's wrong with that? It seems to be like you're looking for trouble. :mad:

    Are you the double-account of nadal_slam_king? It sure seems like it, since your username differs by only 4 characters. :p
     
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  26. dr325i

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    Nadal will NOT be #5 by then when other significant HC Masters are deducted...
    He will have to pass others before getting to Djokovic...
     
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    you're assuming he won't play Indian Wells and Miami. He is defending SF points in both tournaments. Assuming he defends all his clay points leading up to RG he will still be #5 but a lot can happen I agree. Berdych could gain points at IW or Miami. But it doesn't really matter if he's #5 or #8 as far as the RG draw is concerned. He could potentially face any of the top 4 seeds in the QF there.
     
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    No, i am not assuming that, i just think he will not defend those points from 2012....
     
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    Do you add a :p emoticon in all of your posts?
     
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    Oh I see. I misunderstood.
     
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    Fascinating that Nadal is taking such a cowardly and effeminate route back -- playing against round after round of nobodies in four inconsequential tournaments normally reserved for failed journeymen and aspiring pipsqueaks.

    We'll know by May just how damaged his knees are. On top of that, his 8 month fishing trip comes just as he ages past his prime.

    He'd better hope Rosol's not trolling the South American dirt this year. ;)
     
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  32. jokinla

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    I feel bad for Nads really, I mean he was once the best #2 the world had ever seen, and now he's just #2 in his country, unfortunate, just when his future was looking so bright.
     
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    Which is the best tennis Nation in the world...so, not a bad place to be #2 :)
    However, we all know that Ferre is not a true #1 Spanish racket...
     
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    Nadal can get to 6400 ranking points by winning Vina del Mar, Sao Paolo, and Acapulco. Ferrer right now is at 6865, but 500 of those came at Acapulco. Assuming Nadal defeats Ferrer in the final, as should be the case, even if Nadal is not in great form, then Ferrer will drop down to 6565 (and if he doesn't make the final, then obviously he'll lose even more points). Then Nadal's not so far behind, although he does have more to defend during the European clay swing (do-able, especially since he can pick up significant points at Madrid) and the spring hardcourt Masters (certainly possible, but we'll need to see how he's playing). I don't think it would be all that unreasonable to see Nadal as the fourth seed at the French Open.
     
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  36. Ellipses

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    If Nadal wasn't "mentally destroyed" after losing seven straight times on all surfaces to Djokovic (3 slam finals if I am remembering correctly?) then why on earth would Djokovic be "mentally destroyed" by losing to the clay GOAT three times on clay?
     
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    Djokovic is the fave to win RG this year. Nadal has been out for too long.
     
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    That's true. Djokovic would of long been mentally destroyed by Nadal if we went by that logic being that he's suffered some tough losses to Nadal before turning the tide in 2011.
     
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    I hope he does draw Novak in Semis.
     
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