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5555 11-19-2013 07:58 AM

Why Nadal has never had GS semifinal streak like Djokovic?
 
Novak has made 14 straight Grand Slam semifinals (and counting). Nadal has never had more than 5.

victorcruz 11-19-2013 08:03 AM

Why 5555 makes insecure threads concerning Nadal everyday?

Honestly, it's cute you guys wanna keep track of every SF they get to but in the grand scheme of things, it's all about them winning that slam.

Personally, I couldn't care less if Rafa makes it to every slam SF if he doesn't win it.

Who Am I? 11-19-2013 08:20 AM

Because he just isn't good enough on a consistent basis unlike Federer and Djokovic.

Sabratha 11-19-2013 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909703)
Because he just isn't good enough on a consistent basis unlike Federer and Djokovic.

Consistency tiers (current era).
Tier 1 - Federer.
Tier 2 - Djokovic.
Tier 3 - Nadal.
Tier 4 - Murray.
Tier 5 - The rest of the top 10.

Who Am I? 11-19-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabratha (Post 7909711)
Consistency tiers (current era).
Tier 1 - Federer.
Tier 2 - Djokovic.
Tier 3 - Nadal.
Tier 4 - Murray.
Tier 5 - The rest of the top 10.

My point exactly.

Backspin1183 11-19-2013 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909703)
Because he just isn't good enough on a consistent basis unlike Federer and Djokovic.

I guess that explains why Djokovic has 6 slams which is just 7 less than Nadal's 13.

chandu612 11-19-2013 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 5555 (Post 7909658)
Novak has made 14 straight Grand Slam semifinals (and counting). Nadal has never had more than 5.

Because he puts all his money on winning slams. Thats why he has 13 and Djokovic has 6

chandu612 11-19-2013 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909703)
Because he just isn't good enough on a consistent basis unlike Federer and Djokovic.

Yup...Djokovic and Ferrer (not a typo) are in the own league.
They should have a new tier for just the two of them

Netzroller 11-19-2013 08:32 AM

Mainly because he repeatedly had to withdraw from tournaments including Majors due to injury. That alone makes it impossible to have such streaks.
Other than that because his level of play has sometimes fluctuated (which might be linked to reason #1) which at top level sports can be enough to cause early exits.
Is that what you wanted to hear?

People seem to forget that Federer's consistency is not the norm but much rather the unique exception. Sure it has to do with style of play and consistency but hardly anyone is lucky enough to even have the chance to play at that level for years after years non stop.

edberg volleys 11-19-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Netzroller (Post 7909728)
Mainly because he repeatedly had to withdraw from tournaments including Majors due to injury. That alone makes it impossible to have such streaks.
Other than that because his level of play has sometimes fluctuated (which might be linked to reason #1) which at top level sports can be enough to cause early exits.
Is that what you wanted to hear?

People seem to forget that Federer's consistency is not the norm but much rather the unique exception. Sure it has to do with style of play and consistency but hardly anyone is lucky enough to even have the chance to play at that level for years after years non stop.

Nothing more to add.

Who Am I? 11-19-2013 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Backspin1183 (Post 7909716)
I guess that explains why Djokovic has 6 slams which is just 7 less than Nadal's 13.

Which is better? Losing in the latter stages of a major to the likes of Federer, Murray and Nadal or losing in the earlier rounds to the likes of Rosol, Darcis, Soderling, Youzhny and Blake. You tell me mate.

chandu612 11-19-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909745)
Which is better? Losing in the latter stages of a major to the likes of Federer, Murray and Nadal or losing in the earlier rounds to the likes of Rosol, Darcis, Soderling, Youzhny and Blake. You tell me mate.

True..djokovic fans needs something to brag..if Djoker ends up with lot less slams than Nadal.

So yeah, whatever makes you think Djoker is better.

gabybackhand 11-19-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909745)
Which is better? Losing in the latter stages of a major to the likes of Federer, Murray and Nadal or losing in the earlier rounds to the likes of Rosol, Darcis, Soderling, Youzhny and Blake. You tell me mate.

If one has 13 majors and the other 6, nobody cares. Anyway Djokovic has some horrible losses in slams since becoming a top 3 player- grandpa Safin at Wimbledon on his worst surface, Melzer, Kohlschreiber. Soderling and former World number 4 Blake aren't even that different than post prime Roddick, Tsonga, Berdych, who have all beaten Djokovic as a top 3 seed too.

Backspin1183 11-19-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909745)
Which is better? Losing in the latter stages of a major to the likes of Federer, Murray and Nadal or losing in the earlier rounds to the likes of Rosol, Darcis, Soderling, Youzhny and Blake. You tell me mate.

13 or 6? You tell me, Capy.

gabybackhand 11-19-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by chandu612 (Post 7909760)
True..djokovic fans needs something to brag..if Djoker ends up with lot less slams than Nadal.

So yeah, whatever makes you think Djoker is better.

Next it will be Djokovic losing some matches to David Ferrer on clay rather than on hard courts is what makes him better than Nadal. Next it will be more Belgrade titles.

TMF 11-19-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by victorcruz (Post 7909672)
Why 5555 makes insecure threads concerning Nadal everyday?

Honestly, it's cute you guys wanna keep track of every SF they get to but in the grand scheme of things, it's all about them winning that slam.

Personally, I couldn't care less if Rafa makes it to every slam SF if he doesn't win it.

Nadal fans are insecure too.

Can Djokovic ever win the Channel Slam? Nadal (2008, 2010)...

Who Am I? 11-19-2013 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Backspin1183 (Post 7909762)
13 or 6? You tell me, Capy.

Obviously 13 is better, but consistency is also a very important factor imo, when it comes to assessing one's career.

Backspin1183 11-19-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by TMF (Post 7909766)

True, because Djokovic with his 6 slams is a threat to Nadal's legacy.

Backspin1183 11-19-2013 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Who Am I? (Post 7909776)
Obviously 13 is better, but consistency is also a very important factor imo, when it comes to assessing one's career.

True, this is why we look at their career winning percentage too, H2H vs the field.

Forehand Of Doom 11-19-2013 09:07 AM

Djokovic is a good sport. He has a 14 SF streak and has only 6 Slams. Nadal has no streak but has 13 Slams. Which one wold you prefer? Streak... slams... streak... slams...

Hmmm...


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