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Old 02-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #47
spperry
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[quote=single_handed_champion;7200999]Nadal is popular because he came up as Federer's nemesis. Fire vs ice, grit vs silk, rough-hewn vs smooth, counterpuncher vs attacker, moonball vs flatball (not to put him down, just wanted something concise here ).

I agree with this. Nadal although only a year older came through several seasons before Djokovic and was the only player challenging Federer. I think a lot of people started supporting him then and regardless of how good Djokovic is now they still support Nadal.
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