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    Can Roger still do it?

    What makes you think Nadal will not win majors other than French? Especially US open which he won two times in his last three attempts. Or Wimbledon which he reached the semifinals on the last two occasions and came horribly close in one of them. Or Australian open where he reached the finals...
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    What saddens me about Federer...

    Please do not forget the fact that Rafa reached the semi finals of Wimbledon on the last two occasions and was very close to winning the title in 2018 (He was extremely close to beating Novak in Semifinal and would have definitely beaten Anderson in potential final).
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    Rafael Nadal vs Lewis Hamilton - Who is the greater champion?

    In my opinion, Nadal is many times greater champion then Federer. He is clearly far above any body else in Tennis. Similarly Hamilton is many times greater champion than Schumacher. He is clearly far above any body else in Formula1. This is evidenced by their unparalleled records which they are...
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    Rafael Nadal vs Lewis Hamilton - Who is the greater champion?

    Had Rafael Nadal took up Formula 1 instead of Tennis, would he be able to beat Lewis Hamilton? Had Lewis Hamilton took up Tennis instead of Formula 1, would he be able to beat Rafael Nadal? I personally feel that Rafael Nadal and Lewis Hamilton are the two greatest sports champions of all time...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    But after 2011, I feel that Novak is overrated. For example, even now many people consider him as the clear favorite in almost every hard court tournament even though he has clearly struggled to maintain his consistency over the last few years even on his best surface. Also many people consider...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    According to me, there is a clear reason why Nadal does not like to be considered as the favorite and why he always projects himself as an underdog and always over complements his rivals (Federer and Djokovic). It is because it takes away the pressure from him and shifts the pressure and burden...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    I am saying that being considered as an underdog gives a huge (unfair) psychological advantage to Nadal and putting his rivals at a big disadvantage since all the pressure is on his rivals while Nadal is free of any pressure and expectations. By giving Nadal the role of an underdog, people are...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    Also Nadal was not just beginning to break out at that time. He was already the best clay court player by 2005 French Open when that match happened. Nadal had won the Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open and Rome Masters in that year and was in great form entering that slam and was looking like a...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    Suppose if most people considered Nadal as the favorite in 2005 French Open Semifinal and had heavy expectations on him, would that match still have taken the same course with exactly the same result? Does the psychological factor or pressure of expectations not have any impact on the outcome of...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    Suppose if most people considered Nadal as the favorite in 2005 French Open Semifinal and had heavy expectations on him, would that match still have taken the same course with exactly the same result? Does the psychological factor or pressure of expectations not have any impact on the outcome of...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    Actually even now, what I observe is that most of the people assume that Djokovic is a sure bet to beat Nadal in a potential Australian Open final (just based on 2019 final score) even though Nadal himself is a great hard court player and has won a lot of big hard court titles (beating Djokovic...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    I am not able to understand your question. What is meant by tl;dr?
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    What I want to say is that Nadal was not under any pressure in most of the slams since people always considered him as a less talented underdog (who only wins by hard work and practice rather than talent) and therefore people never had huge expectations on him. Thus Nadal had the privilege of...
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    Nadal always had this psychological advantage over Federer and Djokovic

    Right from the beginning, people always under estimated Nadal's ability and potential. Almost everybody predicted that his career will be very short because of his physically taxing style of play. People always had very less expectations on him (many people predicted that Nadal would just be...
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