1. Rafa4LifeEver

    2024 Madrid Open ATP master's 1000 R16 - Rafael Nadal (SPN) v/s Jiri Lehechka (CZE)

    Okay here we go. Rafa having won 3 matches in a row for the first time since September 2022 goes up against the Czech youngster Lehechka who is known for his big hitting prowess. Does Rafa have enough gas in the tank to overcome yet another tough challenge? Or will the Czech be the one taking...
  2. Rovesciarete

    ATP’s best clay backhand in 2024 among the (ex) Top10?

    Quite an obvious one, if you want you can add other candidates! Here we have a graph of the most recent - and slowest - clay 1000 tournaments:
  3. Rovesciarete

    What Is Going Wrong For Novak Djokovic?- from Jeff Sackmann

    A deep dive on the Top Spin blog into some aspects of Djokovic's troubles during Aussie summer - in which was able to get into the semis! Djokovic has masterfully transformed his game to prolong his career and his success. He has become on of the greatest serve plus players of the modern game...
  4. Neptune

    Which matchup has been more lopsided?

    Nole over Rafa on HC? Rafa over Nole on clay? Update: overall: Nole-Rafa HC 20-7 Rafa-Nole CC 20-8 When both in Top2 Nole-Rafa HC 8-1 Rafa-Nole CC 5-3
  5. Rovesciarete

    A dirty Sinner or a Jannik high on clay? How many clay titles will Jannik Sinner win in his career?

    Jannik Sinner's brilliant final run of 2023 has cemented his status as one of the very best (indoor) hardcourt players. In fact according to Elo only Djokovic is, slightly, ahead of him. Big success on clay has eluded him despite the perception of him was quite different in 2021 when Jeff...
  6. Rovesciarete

    A dirty Sinner or a Jannik high on clay?

    Jannik Sinner's brilliant final run of 2023 has cemented his status as one of the very best (indoor) hardcourt players. In fact according to Elo only Djokovic is, slightly, ahead of him. Big success on clay has eluded him despite the perception of him was quite different in 2021 when Jeff...
  7. K

    Clay Shoes for wide feet with no textile

    hello, I am using since April Adidas Avacourt for Clay, i love them, but they are already broken on the textile sides left and right. Iguess because inhave wide feet A bigger Shoes Number would make no sense. Could some Women here tell me if the Men Version of the Barricade fits wider compared...
  8. D

    Next Olympics tournament will start on Paris clay in July 2024

    One year ago we had a tournament in Tokyo on a hardcourt. The next olympic chance is closer than you think. It will start in two years.
  9. UnforcedTerror

    Djokovic's most impressive achievement on clay?

    Clay is Djokovic's least favorite surface, yet he's still a beast on the surface. In your opinion, what is his greatest clay achievement?
  10. James P

    Week of 04/04/22: ATP 250 Houston (clay) and ATP 250 Marrakesh (clay)

    Clay season is upon us. Not a lot of high powered men in the draws this weekend. Houston is fairly loaded with most of the top Americans playing, 6 of the 8 seeds, in fact. Marrakesh will feature Felix Auger-Aliassime, who joined the draw with a wild card, and little else. Houston (DRAW): (1)...
  11. The Big Foe fan

    Djokovic 2016 vs Nadal 2014 at RG, who wins?

    Both having a last prime run before the steep fall. Both having lost a rome final and having won Madrid en route to the French open final. Both having faced a tough loss in Monte Carlo Both showing quite huge signs of holes in the armour after such a great previous season (nadal more so than...
  12. The Big Foe fan

    has Djokovic reached a higher level on Clay compared to Grass?

    Please keep the argument civilized as long as possible.
  13. V

    Nadal on clay in 2006 vs 2010

    I recall him playing a very high level on clay in 2010, nearly peak level (below his 2008 prime though) despite losing or prolonging a set here and there. However, there seems to be a wider sentiment that he was better in 2006, with some even claiming he was in his prime back then. In which year...
  14. Rafa4LifeEver

    Congratulations to Nole and Nole fans

    Yes, My favourite player the greatest warrior of tennis world, Rafael Nadal the unconquerable Clay God lost to Djokovic, and I am pretty sad at the moment. It was unexpected but full credits to Djokovic; taking nothing away from him given how badly he was conquered last year in the final...
  15. Rafa4LifeEver

    An underrated nole performance

    I don't know why many people including nole fans forgot about this tournament? Coming into this tournament, nole had been unceremoniously dumped out of sunshine double by Philip kohlscriber & RBA, Monte Carlo by medvedev. His last 6 clay tournament results were QF, QF, SF, R16, R32, QF...
  16. Rafa4LifeEver

    2021 Geneva Open R16 :- Roger Federer v/s P. Andújar

    The swiss maestro's first match in almost 2 months, 3rd match in over 14 months, and his first ever clay match since he stunned us with that surprising magical run at RG2019 with a semi final. Let's discuss about this match, ladies and gentlemen.
  17. Rafa4LifeEver

    La decima × 4

    First Monte Carlo Then Barcelona Then Roland Garros Now Rome. The God of clay for you, ladies and gentlemen.
  18. Rafa4LifeEver

    The 2021 Rome masters 1000 R16 matchup :- (2) Rafael Nadal [ESP] versus (13) Denis Shapovalov [CAN]

    This is the 5th meeting between the pair, 2nd overall on clay. H2H is split 2-2 with one of shapo's victories not being an actual win, but a walkover from the Spaniard in the 2019 paris masters semi final. Shapovalov is the defending semi finalist here, who lost a marathon match to Diego...
  19. Rafa4LifeEver

    Nadal's worst ever performance....

    ......In a clay court match. For some reason it showed into my youtube feed. Rolling back the years, I still can't believe how nadal managed to play this bad, in a masters 1000 final, on clay, in Spain?? Couldn't manage to break Murray, couldn't hit many Forehands & backhands past his own...
  20. Rafa4LifeEver

    Djokovic should give up on Monte Carlo

    Unfortunately for the serb, Monte Carlo has really became the land of struggle ever since he defeated nadal there in 2015 semi finals, 3 & 3. Struggled heavily against Berdych in 2015 F, uncharacteristic loads of errors Lost to Vesely in a quite poor manner in 2016 R32 Struggled against...
  21. GhostOfNKDM

    White ball on clay?

    To see the ball better on TV. Opinions?
  22. LoveTheGreatOne

    What is Your realistic expectations from Novak Giocovic for the clay season 2021??

    My expectations are :- MC :- SF Belgrade :- W Madrid :- F Rome :- SF RG :- QF/SF.. What are yours??
  23. Rafa4LifeEver

    This is the most confident I've ever been in tennis prediction.

    Lovely ladies and gentlemen, Rafael Nadal will win the 14th Roland Garros title in 2021. The greatest warrior of tennis world would drop ≤3 sets en route to the title. Vamos rafa....!!! With warm regards, -Carl Thompson.
  24. Rafa4LifeEver

    An exceptionally good match of tennis by the warrior :- 2020 French Open Final

    Fully available on internet now. Download quickly before it disappears, lovely ladies and gentlemen. Answer honestly in the poll. Please Discuss in a civilized way. Give your reasons for the vote too, if possible. Thanks and Regards, -Carl Thompson.
  25. Rafa4LifeEver

    Which player has had the most impressive victory over Rafael Nadal on clay in the 2017-2020 period?

    The greatest warrior and fighter of tennis world, the clay God Rafa has lost only 6 clay matches in 4 seasons. Ofcourse, all of them were in Best of 3 sets format, he didn't lose any match at Roland Garros and is riding a 28 match winning streak in best of 5 sets' clay matches, dropping only 3...
  26. W

    Match Stats/Report - Pioline vs Edberg, Monte Carlo semi-final, 1993

    Cedric Pioline beat Stefan Edberg 6-4, 6-4 in the Monte Carlo semi-final, 1993 on clay Piloline would go onto lose the final to Sergi Bruguera. Edberg had recently played what would turn out to be his last Slam final in Australia. Pioline would go onto play his first later in the year...
  27. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nadal vs Coria, Monte Carlo & Rome finals, 2005

    Rafael Nadal beat Guillermo Coria 6-3, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the Monte Carlo final, 2005 on clay It was Nadal's first Masters title and he would go onto win the 7 in Monte Carlo. Coria was the defending champion. The two would go onto play the final in Rome soon after with the same result. Nadal...
  28. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, Madrid semi-final, 2009

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(9) in the Madrid semi-final, 2009 on clay It was the first year that Madrid had hosted a clay masters event. Nadal, who had won Hamburg - the tournament Madrid replaced - the previous year would go onto lose the final to Roger Federer. This...
  29. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Safin, Hamburg final, 2002

    Roger Federer beat Marat Safin 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in the Hamburg final, 2002 on clay It was Federer's first Masters level title. Safin had been runner-up at the Australian Open earlier in the year Federer won 111 points, Safin 87 Serve Stats Federer... - 1st serve percentage (44/81) 54% -...
  30. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Nadal, Rome quarter-final, 2016

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 7-5, 7-6(4) in the Rome quarter-final, 2016 on clay Djokovic, the defending champion, would go onto lose in the final to Andy Murray. Nadal had recently won Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Djokovic had won Madrid and would go onto win the French Open shortly...