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    Nadal withdraws from French Open

    Nadal has very strong clay court season, blazes through first two rounds of RG, IOC announces slew of failed doping tests, Nadal suddenly has debilitating wrist injury.
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    Rafa needs a Becker

    You can't fix old. Nadal is over the hill physically. Because of his physical, intense style of play, losing a step was always going to affect him more than the average player. Frankly it is stunning he lasted this long.
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    Can a Frenchman win the French?

    Even if they could the French fans don't deserve it. They can't even show up on time when there countryman is battling in the semis.
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    Rio a must- win for Rafa?

    He definitely needs to show (himself more than anything) that he can win titles. If he can't finish off a touney like Rio then his chances in Paris are not good.
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    Most wasted talent?

    Sorry, but this post is just silly. If John Isner and Karlovic can crack the top 15 serving and staying back then so could Dent. He's way more capable from the baseline than a couple guys that are pushing 7'. Lose 40lbs?!?! How big do you think the guy was? He turned pro around the same...
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    Serena ties Graf on the third try

    It would be poetic because Steffi and Serena would both have 4 RG titles, and 22 total.
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    Most wasted talent?

    Taylor Dent. Don't get me wrong it was fun watching a guy still try serve & volley on every point, but come on man, get a clue. The guy had a huge serve and moved pretty well, if he would have accepted reality, that serving and volley on every point is a dead strategy, he could have been top...
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    Nadal is Finished....

    I have counted Nadal out multiple times. His ability to come out of injuries and slumps is otherworldly. I am done, saying he is done. However, this time feels a little different. It's a longer slump, he's not a young buck anymore. The clay court season will tell all. If he goes another...
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    Hewitt has an awful Masters 1000 record

    Obviously Nadal (27 titles), Djokovic (26 titles), and Fed (24 titles) care about the masters 1000 events. There are several players with NO slam titles but much, much better MS series records than Hewitt. Tsonga has 2 MS titles for christ sake.
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    Hewitt has an awful Masters 1000 record

    11 MS titles was a big deal until about 5 years ago. Agassi had the record with 18. Now those numbers have been trounced by Fed, Nadal, and Djokovic. What struck me was how many touneys Hewitt had to miss altogether, and then many of the ones he did play he made very early exits. There were...
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    Nadal: "I don't know if I'll get back to #1. I am #5 and it's okay"

    Yeah, there is nothing wrong with #5 in the world.
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    Hewitt has an awful Masters 1000 record

    Delpo didn't have any staying power at all, always injured. Stan at least showed up to the MS touneys. He's barely missed any in 10 years. There were years where Hewitt was playing great at the slams and hardly even getting out of bed at the MS events. 2006 he made the 4th round at the FO...
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    Hewitt has an awful Masters 1000 record

    I had never realized this about him. Here's a guy who won two GS titles, but only two MS titles.....and they were both at Indian Wells in back to back years. There are years where he had great showings at the slams and was just terrible at the MS events. In 2005 he made the AO final and...
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    Ferrer vs Gaudio: who had the better career?

    Ferrer without a doubt. Gaudio got red hot at the right moment and good for him. That's how history will remember him. Ferrer is an iron man who could have easily won a GS title if the cards had fallen like they did for Gaudio in 04'. The fact they didn't in no way detracts from the fact...
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    Rafa Movement Issue?

    Yeah he's slowing down. It happens as the years tick away. Same thing happened to Fed. There was nothing he couldn't do with his forehand 10 years ago. Now he looks like he can't quite get in position to hit it as well. The movement going away is a bigger deal for Nadal though. He relies...