Will Nadal have any rival to challenge him?

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  1. MethodTennis

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    ye nadal will be up there for at least 6 more weeks. Nad tards need to realise that federer runs the show and that Hewitt safin roddick and nadal have been his toys for his tennis career
     
  2. ChopShot

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    Agreed. The knee is obviously not going away - either he needs to get away from tennis entirely until his knee is sound again - or he can kiss his tennis career goodbye.
     
  3. ollinger

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    It seems silly to be staring at one or two "Will Nadal have any rival..." threads every time I open this site. The guy is toast.
     
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    that's not silly.WHAT is silly is reviving a 3 year old thread only to quote yourself and brag about it.
     
  5. vincent_tennis

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    his knees ;)
     
  6. formula16

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    spot on ;)
     
  7. acintya

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    if nadal would be a robot he would dominate until today and many years more! ;)
     
  8. kingdaddy41788

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    Good LORD this is the most ridiculous thread ever...
     
  9. andfor

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    Oh yea? We'll if Laver would have stopped aging from about 1964 on he would have all the records now. He'd easily have schooled, Sampras, Federer and Nadal all while using a wood racquet. So there.
     
  10. acintya

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    no way. sport is more professional today. there is more $$$ in, better trainings, better condition and not JUST talent ;)

    this is like u would say that Pele was the best football player of all time. so wrong! ;)
     
  11. andfor

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    Wrong and wrong.

    And Laver and Pele would not get to train the same as today's athletes? That's not fair. Make the equipment and trainning the same. I'm sure that I am right with out being able to prove it.
     
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    the mind reels
     
  14. A_Chong

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    This thread is just absurd, well in my opinion. Federer just dominates everyone in the tour. Plus, Nadal's knee is dragging him down and will stay with him..
     
  15. formula16

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    well the answers pretty obvious isn't it?

    nadal's biggest rival, and biggest threat, is his knee!
     
  16. dmt

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    if Nadal is federer's toy, how come federer struggles so much with him? *******
     
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    has anybody mentioned Davydenko or Soderling?
     
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    Will nadal have any rival to challenge him? Yeah, ME. I've already mastered the VAMOS and the underwear picking. I'm starting to get pretty good at hurting my knee too.
     
  19. BullDogTennis

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    this thread cracks me up
     
  20. MethodTennis

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    I'm pretty sure federer has strugelled with all of the players i mentioned at some point but in the end federer is number one, and tbh ive never liked federer, my favourite players have been moya hewwit JCF and roddick,

    To say that nadal is on par or better than federer is delousional.

    Look at the nadal hewwit record, nadal cant beat him on hard and hewwit cant win on clay, theyve both just been people that you hope might be the one to beat federer on there preffered surfaces,

    Look at the federer hewitt record and tell me that hewitt hasnt been federers toy since 2004, from 2000-2003 hewitt challenged, this would be the current sitution with-in the rivalry nadal is in.

    Roddick also went through a period of challenging federer although he didnt win many of the matches they were far closer than many of the other 6-0 sets,

    Safin pushed federer nearly ever time they played despite never really caring too much about the sport,

    And then finally you have david nalbandian who has possibly been federers toughest opponent with a 8-10 record, he could beat federer on any surface not just clay or hardcourt or grass like many of his other rivals,

    Nadal will eventually hit the part of the rival at the end known as the lossing streak which all these players have entered when there decent record against federer is decimated.
     
  21. D-man

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    Is it though?
     
  22. fed_the_savior

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    Why is this thread here.
     
  23. FTS

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    i think murray and djokovic
     
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    Can't say about Murray but Djokovic for sure
     
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    DEL POTRO!!!!!

    Cilic, Murry, Djokavic

    And Federer will still be a pain for Nadal for the next 3 years.

    -Steven
     
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    It's gonna be tough for Nadal to surpass Harri Heliovaara.
     
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    Of course Novaak Djokovic and Federer of course. but I would rather bet on Djokovic as he is way way way younger than any of those top 5 in the world...hah !!!
     
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    cilic djoko davydenko << get good davy lol you were amazing
    and ofcourse delpo... and fed
    OHH and soderling, berdych
     
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    BTW now rafa has won 9 slams and i think some juniors coming up have a very good chance when he is 30 and degrading like aggasi and sampras so ya there will be challenges for him
     
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    Actually Djokovic is only a year younger than Rafa, and is the same age as Murray. Only Roger is much older.
     
  31. F-T-S

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    Djokovic it is.
     
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    Definitely. Eg Miami and Indian Wells 2011.
     
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    Everyone on the ATP tour is a challenge to everyone else. Any tennis player on the tour has the chance to pull an upset against Nadal. Now, yes the chances of that happening might be fat or slim and such chances are so sensitive to external factors such as court conditions, weather, players' injuries... the list goes on. But yes it is easy to say that the top few (top 5) players in the ATP would most likely see each other in the latter parts of any tournament/major. But then again those upsets I were talking about might happen and shock everyone. For me, personally, I had low hopes for Del Potro during the '09 USO finals but he managed to pulled through and eventually beat 'the best ever.'
     
  34. zepphead33

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    its funny looking at this 5 years later
     
  35. got spin?

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    Wow, this was before Murray and Djoker came into the Equation!
     
  36. Get a clue, man.
     
  37. George123

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    This thread has to be an epic fail after the 2011 season! about 2 people mentioned djokovic, so lol at the rest of the predictions on this thread.
     
  38. SoBad

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    I agree with you, I think Rafa may well go undefeated on the tour in 2012.
     
  39. F-T-S

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    good call
     
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  41. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    How times have changed. :D
     
  42. Zarfot Z

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    You know what's so funny?

    The fact that OP posted this in 2006, smack bang in the middle of King Roger Federer's golden reign. During which, by the way, he amassed 3 of the 4 Grand Slams and an incredible win rate of 92-5. Second best season of all time, behind Laver's Calendar Grand Slam year of 1969.

    Hilarious.
     
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    Ah, this thread was hiliarious..
    Especially the first couple pages.
    Nadal forever the King of Clay!
     
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    GOSPEL^^^ LOL!!
     
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    Im a big fan of Nadal too, but seeing his playing this Indian Wells, i dont think he will win this tournament, seems like his not on his best right now (still recovering)...
     
  46. Roger2003Wimbledon

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    40 slams, thats going well.
     
  47. SuperDuy

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    great prediction
     
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    I'm pretty sure Novak's going to win this tournament, Nadal still has back problems, and although he's been playing well so far, if he does face Novak in the finals, I expect he'll lose. 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.
     
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    Fascinating that this was written in 2006, when Nadal had a single GS!
     
  50. Goosehead

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    this is the thread that keeps on giving..:) looks like op is defo on track with his "I see 35-40 slams for nadal" prediction.:neutral:

    this thread will still be going in the year 2086 :twisted: it will be bumped to celebrate rafa winning his "40th slam" at the French open on his 100th burfdayy. :shock:
     
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