Will Nadal complete the Career Grand Slam? Will Nadal ever win the US Open?

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Will Nadal complete the Career Grand Slam? Will Nadal ever win the US Open?

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  1. aceX

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    Nadal will win the US Open.

    What do you think?

    Nadal already has:
    - Australian Open
    - French Open
    - Wimbledon
    - Olympic Gold

    Can he complete the Golden Career Grand Slam?

    Edit:
    14/09/2010 - Nadal has reached this milestone already!
     
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  2. drakulie

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    The way it has been going for him, I would say no. However, I think he definitely has the game to do it at least once.
     
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  3. OKUSA

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    Gulbis has a better chance to win the USO than Nadal
     
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  4. Clay lover

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    I think he has his best chance yet this year. Let's see what he can do.
     
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  5. kournacopia

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    If Nadal gets a cakewalk draw at the USO like he has this year at the FO, it's possible.
     
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  6. OKUSA

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    cakewalk draw on hard courts is not possible. there are a lot more people who can beat nadal on hardcourt than clay.

    everyone in the top 10 can and like 10 more outside the top 10
     
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  7. decades

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    No he will be just like Borg.
     
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  8. Radobg

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    I hope he will do it,but........there is so many BUT actually..
     
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  9. FedError

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    except for Verdasco
     
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  10. Sentinel

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    Considering that he has one slam to go, its not too difficult to imagine. I think he will. He has many years to go.
     
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  11. Spider

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    I remember reading threads about whether Nadal can ever win at Wimbledon, AO open or US open in 07 (i.e. any other slam away from clay). Now it is narrowed down just to US open.
     
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  12. carlos djackal

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    I really think he can win the US Open, he won the olympics which I believe is the same court surface to the US Open so maybe he can win it sometime....
     
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    wasn't james blake in the semi's at beijing? i rest my case
     
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  14. vortex1

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    Blake was on fire for a few days. Took out Federer, I believe.
     
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  15. davey25

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    Federer was horrenedous in that match. 58 unforced errors in only 2 sets. Blake then couldnt even finish off an off form and error spraying Gonzalez in the semis. I wouldnt say he was on fire.
     
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  16. gold soundz

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    I think Nadal will. He's got many years to do it and he's already made the semis twice. Come on he'll get it at least once.
     
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    If you asked me last year I would have voted yes,but I just don't know anymore..oh and I definitely don't think he has that many years ahead of him to try to win it.maybe 3 more attempts.
     
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  18. gold soundz

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    If he can just get to the final and play Federer he has a decent chance of winning. This year Del Potro won't be there either.
     
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  19. BullDogTennis

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    most likely yes...federer and nadal are on a whole different level from anyone else. and if fed gets injured or somethin, nadal could easily take it.
     
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  20. gold soundz

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    Federer won't get injured, but Nadal could beat him. I don't see how Nadal won't get to the US Open final at least once. He's been one match away from it on two occasions ALREADY. He's got many more chances.
     
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  21. Anaconda

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    Nope. Here is why

    2005 - **** draw, can't even get past James Blake
    2006 - Another easy draw, loses against Youzhny.
    2007 - With his easiest draw to date, he loses against Ferrer
    2008 - don't get me started, no one could have asked for a better draw. If he couldn't win it that year then he never will
    2009 - it was a pretty tough draw, but played one top 10 player and got beatdown by JMDP.


    Nadal has had his luck with his draws and the US open. And at best he can manage a few semi finals. There is always someone who will beat him there. I mean, who is the best player Nadal has beaten at the US open?
     
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  22. namelessone

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    No,unless he develops a powerful serve and starts hitting flatter like he did in his teens. His spinny strokes and serve are good enough to get him through QF/SF but are not suited for fast HC so he can't make that final push. Even on slower HC at AO which is a bit more friendly for him it took a titanic effort to win his only hardcourt slam. Rafa has said that he would like to play until about 28 years old so he basically has another 3-4 chances. If he keeps focused on improving and has a favourable draw I don't see why he can't do it.

    There is a certain bar on fast HC which you can't pass unless you have a reasonably fast serve and flatter strokes. For Rafa it is SF. Just look at how many SF he made in the second half of last year only to be beaten by guys with better HC games than him and coincidentally,all had better serves and flatter shots than him.
     
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  23. dmt

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    He needs to hit flatter and play a high risk game if he has to win it. He has played it pretty safe so far, and what it has shown is that he can reach the semi finals with it. Sure if he were hitting flatter, it would be a bigger risk but IMO that's the only choice left.

    Nadal can hit the ball incredibly hard and flat, especially on the forehand side but he does it very rarely. I saw it while watching indian wells this year where he came up with a 110 mph forehand vs Ancic, and a few years ago he hit an incredibly hard forehand vs federer a few years ago. So he does have the ability to hit flat strokes, just doesn't go for them very often. But now he has to, if he is to ever win the us open.
     
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  25. P_Agony

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    Mark my words, Nadal will win the USO at least once.
     
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  26. Legend of Borg

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    That doesn't rule out someone like Delpo from taking them both out.
     
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  27. Hitman

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    I think he will win one, difficult to know when that will be. But with two semis, he's shown that he can go deep into that event.

    However, it is without a doubt his toughest slam. The surface has the opposite effect of that at RG, in that it hides his strengths and exploits his weaknesses. Flat, powerful hitters can have field days with Rafa, and he won't be able to out hit them.

    However Rafa is very good in a finding a way to win. I think once in his career it will all click for him there, with the ideal draw, great form, some upsets clearing the way for him.

    I don't think he will win more than one though, but I can see him adding another AO at some point.
     
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  28. vortex1

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    I agree with everything in this post. Nadal has a brutal forehand and can blast away at the ball super flat, but he does it so rarely it's frustrating. The topspin FH is great on natural surfaces like clay and grass, but on fast HC it's just giving massive hitters like Delpo a short ball to put away.

    Just watched the video.

    "He is going to overpower a lot of people in his career" - commentator

    I only wish he kept that FH.
     
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  29. aceX

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    I guess I should say the Golden Career Grand Slam. lol :lol:
     
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  30. pmerk34

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    I bet Blake could take you with his left arm with a frying pan spotting you 40-0 leads every game.
     
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  31. aceX

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    Whoa lets keep it civil
     
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  32. boredone3456

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    Its possible, but with his knees and the way he schedules himself I really doubt it.
     
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  33. pmerk34

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    That is civil for him. he'll probably respond with how Graf could beat Blake.
     
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  34. T1000

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    If everyone in the top 100 didn't show up then yea he could do it
     
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  35. T1000

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    Gonzo cheated kid, get your facts right. And Seles getting stabbed basically gave Graf all her titles after that, trolling works both ways
     
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  36. TheLoneWolf

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    ^^ That's dumb.
     
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  37. T1000

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    please stay on topic troll. look at his draws from 2005-2010, absolute jokes. If he couldn't do it then he won't do it now
     
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  38. TheLoneWolf

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    LOL. You are talking like Nadal loses in 1R consistently. See now who's the troll? :) I mean, Top 100? At least make it something more believable like Top 20. Please...Go hide under that bridge and try to steal money from passers-by, or whatever you trolls do. LMFAO.
     
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  39. JuliusWinto

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    I think you would have to be a complete ******* to bet against Nadal winning one U.S. Open. He very well may not, but you seriously think he couldn't win one? If a player like him, who has such a good finals record, has reached the semis before, one would think he could eke out one win in his career. Like I said, he may not, but I don't think betting against him is a very smart bet.
     
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  40. davey25

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    I am well aware of how the Olympic semifinal played out but he didnt cheat on one of those match points Blake choked away. Blake did not lose the match because of Gonzo's bit of cheating, he lost because he blew it in the end even vs a Gonzo not playing that well for his standards that day and making alot of errors. Those are the right facts, and I was cheering for Blake in that particular match too.

    So was Seles planning on killing Graf by throwing an oversized basket of 100 Krispy Kremes (Seles's daily lunch) at her?
     
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  41. TheLoneWolf

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    Yeah, that sounds like T1000 here. LOL.

    If Fed and Rafa meet in USO, even if it's not in the final, I'm willing to bet Roger and his fanboys would have a sudden bout of fear-induced diarrhea. :)
     
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  42. Raphael

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    Borg had the game to win at least one USOpen, but didn't. Nadal could do it, but time is running out. I don't think Nadal is someone who will still be a factor in Slams in another 5 years, judging by the way his body has reacted already to his style of play.
     
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  43. T1000

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    Too bad I'm not a Federer fan. And so far you have 3 posts in this thread and none are on topic, therefore you're a troll.

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    Nadal will never win the U.S. Open, everyone in the top20 that's not Spanish can beat him
     
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  44. davey25

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    Well as someone who is not a Federer fan in the least I would still pick Federer over Nadal at the U.S Open if they meet (unless Federer has sunk out of the top 5 by then) but I dont think it is a certainty Federer would win that matchup all the same. Particularly if it is in the final as it means Nadal has actually played well enough to reach a final there.
     
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  45. TheLoneWolf

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    Do you promise to relocate to your ancestral troll bridge and never visit the forum again if Nadal wins the USO? Maybe you should put your money where your big Nadal hater mouth is. What do you say, chief? :)
     
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  46. aceX

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    I'm surprised people haven't laboured the point about winning the Olympic Gold on the same surface as the US Open
     
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  47. Mustard

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    Nadal is fully capable of winning the US Open. I think he will do it one day, maybe even this year.
     
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    My sentiment is the same, sir. :)
     
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  49. aceX

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    Yeah I reckon the people voting 'No' are just haters
     
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  50. TheLoneWolf

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    Timeline of Nadal hater claims:

    1. June 2008: Nadal will never win Wimbledon, because he's a 1-dimensional dirtballer.
    2. January 2009: The chances of Rafa winning in a slam HC against Fed are almost null, as he is not that good in HC.
    3. May 2010: Nadal will never win USO. Not good enough in a fast HC slam.

    :)
     
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