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Old 02-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by DropShotArtist View Post
Q: The best? You’ve won more in 2008, 2009 or 2010…
Rafa: Yes, but in 2012, I really played better. The Australian Open final against Djokovic, even if I lost it, was great. I continued to win Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Roland Garros. I exploded on court.

Nadal admits his level of play was better in 2011/2012 than 2008.
First of all he didn't mention 2011.

Secondly, in 2012, he won every clay event apart from stupid blue clay Madrid. In 2008 he lost early in Rome. In 2012 he was within a bee's dick from winning the AO, in 2008 he got thumped in the sf. In Wimbledon he was clearly injured with needle marks all over his left knee.

So technically his first 6 months in 2012 were better than 2008.
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