Will Nadal's accomplishments be better than Sampras when he is done ?

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  1. SLD76

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    not this again.......................................................


     
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  2. nikdom

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    Sampras is not done yet. He's still playing the senior tour and kicking some butt.
     
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  3. firepanda

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    Borg did not play AO and reached the final of USO a lot. He also retired early. I suppose you could argue that longevity is all a part of greatness, but I still like to think what could have been. Also, he dominated at Wimbledon and RG, which are contrasting surfaces.
     
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  4. edmondsm

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    Sampras played in a time where there were truly two different kinds of players. S&V guys were utterly dominant on fast surfaces. Baseliners were the same on clay. The racquets and strings have made everyone into a baseline player. It was much harder to win the career slam back then.

    It's not a coincidence that Agassi was the only guy to do it in 30+ years and then we had two guys do it in the span of two years.
     
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  5. helloworld

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    Nadal's current accomplishment is not even close to the level of Sampras as of now. Let's see for another 2-3 years if Nadal is still even playing.
     
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  6. Fiji

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    Nah. It's not even a discussion.

    Nadal's accomplishments might be better than Borg's when he is done.
     
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  7. THE FIGHTER

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    a few more carpet titles should do the trick.
     
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  8. RAFA2005RG

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    Nothing Sampras/Federer/Laver ever did was as impressive as winning 3 slams on 3 different surfaces in a Calendar Year. That one achievement alone trumps anything anyone has ever done in tennis. End of story.
     
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  9. THE FIGHTER

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    agreed! i never thought of it like that, but thats a good point.
     
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    I think being on top for 6 straight years a bit more impressive then winning 3 slams on 3 different surface in just one year.


    Especially considering Grass isn't even fast grass anymore.
    But whatever.

    Thats amazing what Nadal did in 2010. But to be on top for over half a decade at#1 is out of this world
     
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  11. THE FIGHTER

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    aren't you two supposedly the same person?
     
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  12. RAFA2005RG

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    You should know, you are a moderator after all..
     
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  13. THE FIGHTER

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    i like where you're going with this friend. i already liked you since we shared the same view on nads relative to samps.
     
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  14. RAFA2005RG

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    Oh I see, for a minute I thought you were saying we were, but it's good if you are questioning the insinuation. All Nadal fans are the same to Federer fans. I've seen up to 5 posters being accused of being me, yet the accusers are not very observant.
     
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  15. THE FIGHTER

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    "you" as in NSK? ;)

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    LOL, Sampras was never #1 for over half a decade. He kept getting kicked off the top spot regularly.
     
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    Not as impressive as it would have been in Pete's day. With the slower courts, new racquets, etc. Nadal and Fed were able to use the same style to win on every surface. Just wouldn't have happened in the 80s and 90s.
     
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  18. NadalDramaQueen

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    I don't think even NSK has made 66 posts per day, that's a feat only you can manage. :lol:
     
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  19. THE FIGHTER

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    i'm taking the resilient NSK school of thought, one that has been done close to perfection here on TT, to the next level.
     
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  20. RAFA2005RG

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    NSK is one of the 5 posters I'm talking about. And I've never even seen a post by NSK. I wish someone would quote a NSK post so I can see for myself how similar the poster is. But I suspect NSK is no more similar to me than "90s clay". I'm glad I'm powerful enough to own so many posters on Talk Tennis though and be in their heads probably for the next 50+ years, all the way to their graves. They deserve it.
     
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  21. THE FIGHTER

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    exactly what i'm talking about. accept the legacy.
     
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  22. joeri888

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    No. 90's clay is someone else. You on the other hand are the Same as nsk an rafa2005rg
     
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  23. RAFA2005RG

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    I definitely accept the legacy of owning every Federer fan in the world for the next 50 years.
     
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  24. THE FIGHTER

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    yes.

    10yeses
     
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  25. helloworld

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    But, Nadal is already done.
     
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  26. RAFA2005RG

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    Will you still be saying that in June when Nadal leads the tour in titles?
    -Vina del Mar (Feb 4)
    -Sao Paulo (Feb 11)
    -Acapulco (Feb 28 )
    -Monte Carlo
    -Barcelona (maybe)
    -Rome
    -Madrid
    -Roland Garros
     
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    Nadal is not winning all of those titles. Winning a 250 event would be an accomplishment at this point so talking him up to win masters titles and slams is ridiculous.
     
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  28. tennisaddict

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    You were the same person that said career slam is nothing and calendar slam is the holy grail and number of majors does not count.
     
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