Originally Posted by cc0509
No offense Zagor because I think you are a good poster, but Almagro is not Nadal's lapdog? Has Almagro ever defeated Nadal in any match? Who cares if their matches are "close?"
Zagor is right. Almagro actually puts up better scorelines against Nadal on clay than the vast majority of the field. Nobody competed with Nadal better at the 2010 RG than Almagro in the QF. Almagro went down 7-6 7-6 6-4 but he really competed well with Nadal. Nadal was simply better than him in key moments.
For lapdog, check out how Monaco has performed against Nadal on clay court matches.