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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Tsitsipas, Canadian Open final, 2018

    Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6(4) in the Canadian Open final, 2019 on hard court in Toronto It was Nadal's 4th title at the event. Tsitsipas was unseeded, turned 20 on day of the match and had beaten Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, defending champion Alex Zverev and Kevin...
  2. RaulRamirez

    Fun Thread, I Hope...If You Can Be Any Player for One Match...

    (from the hypothetical to the fantastic) If you could be any player in history for one match -- and experience his/her game and emotions firsthand, who would it be. Which specific match/venue? It could be current or past, a dominating performance or a very close match, your favorite player, or...
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    Match Stats/Report - Davydenko vs Nadal, Shanghai final, 2009

    Nikolay Davydenko beat Rafael Nadal 7-6(3), 6-3 in the Shanghai final, 2009 on hard court It was the third and last of Davydenko's Masters titles and he would soon win his sole Year End Championship title shortly after. This was Nadal's first final in Shanghai. He's never won the...
  4. time410s

    Nike Vapor Cage Thoughts?

    I have mixed feelings on this shoe, as do many. I tried really hard to make it work for me but in the end, I just couldn't do it. I can't help but really appreciate some of the innovations of this shoe but in some ways, I also feel like it was somewhat of a failure. I think the last Cage was...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, Rome final, 2021

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in the Rome final, 2021 on clay This was Nadal's 10th title at the event. Djokovic was the defending champion and had been going for a 6th title in his personal best for a tournament 11th final. The two had previously met 8 times at the event -...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Ferrer, Rome final, 2010

    Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 in the Rome final, 2010 on clay Nadal was the defending champion and this was his 5th title at the event. He'd win all the clay Masters (Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome) and the French Open in the season. This was Ferrer's only final at the event...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Zverev, Rome final, 2018

    Rafael Nadal beat Alex Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the Rome final, 2018 on clay It was Nadal's 8th title at the event. Zverev had been the defending champion. Zverev had recently won Madrid without loss of serve. Nadal would go onto win the French Open shortly after Nadal won 75 points...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Nishikori, Madrid final, 2014

    Rafael Nadal beat Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 retired in the Madrid final, 2014 on clay Nadal was the defending champion and he would go onto win the French Open shortly afterwards. This was Nishikori's first Masters final and he had recently won the title at Barcelona Nadal won 65...
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    Nadal and lefthandedness

    We all know that Rafa is not actually a lefty but instead has a dominant right hand, it was just that uncle Toni taught him to play with the left hand. However, reading about forcing people to change hands when writing, I came across info saying that it actually has a very low success rate for...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Ramos-Vinolas, Monte Carlo final, 2017

    Rafael Nadal beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the Monte Carlo final, 2017 on clay It was Nadal's 10th title at the event, making him the first player in Open Era to reach that figure at a single event. He would add a 10th title in Barcelona and French Open shortly after, and in...
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    Match Stats/Report - Murray vs Nadal, Madrid final, 2015

    Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 in the Madrid final, 2015 on clay It was Murray's second title on clay, the first having come shortly before in Munich. Nadal had been the defending champion Murray won 56 points, Nadal 43 Serve Stats Murray... - 1st serve percentage (31/52) 60%...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Wawrinka, Madrid final, 2013

    Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 in the Madrid final, 2013 on clay It was Nadal's 2nd title in the clay Madrid tournament. He'd also won on indoor hard courts in 2005. Wawrinka was seeded 15th and playing his 2nd Masters final. The two would go onto contest the next Australian...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Nishikori, Monte Carlo final, 2018

    Rafael Nadal beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo final, 2018 on clay It was Nadal's 11th title at the event. Nishikori was unseeded and had beaten seeds Alex Zverev, Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic en route to the final Nadal won 63 points, Nishikori 45 Serve Stats Nadal...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Gonzalez, Rome final, 2007

    Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Gonzalez 6-2, 6-2 in the Rome final, 2007 on clay It was Nadal's third Rome title and he became the first player to win 3 in a row. Gonzalez was seeded 6th Nadal won 63 points, Gonzalez 41 Serve Stats Nadal... - 1st serve percentage (34/44) 77% - 1st serve...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Verdasco, Monte Carlo final, 2010

    Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo final, 2010 on clay It was Nadal's 6th title and 6th in a row at the event and he would go onto win the next 2 also. He would go follow up with titles in Madrid, Rome and French Open shortly after to complete a full sweep of...
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    Match Stats/Report - Davydenko vs Nadal, Miami final, 2008

    Nikolay Davydenko beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 in the Miami final, 2008 on hard court It was Davydenko's second Masters title and Nadal's 2nd runner-up showing at the event. To date, Nadal has been runner-up 5 times and never won the event. This was the third meeting between the two...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Medvedev, Canadian Open final, 2019

    Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 in the Canadian Open final, 2019 on hard court in Montreal It was Nadal's 5th title at the event and the first time and to date, remains the only time he has defended a title on hard court. Medvedev was playing his first Masters final. The two...
  18. liriel

    Not my words, no hate! Does injured but also not in his usual form Rafa knows he'd lose doesn't want that image so prefers to wait it out for RG?

    He's older so I'm afraid it won't be anything like 2013.. But the biggest Rafa fan I know who has his huge poster in his office said to me along the lines.. Yes, Rafa always struggled with injuries but now he's playing golf and doesn't look Thiem-like injured. He doesn't want to be seen losing...
  19. AnOctorokForDinner

    Higher level clay season?

    2008 Federer: Estoril W (Davydenko), MC F (Nadal), Rome QF (Stepanek), Hamburg F (Nadal), RG F (destroyed by Nadal) 2021 Nadal: Barcelona W (Tsitsipas), MC QF (Rublev), Madrid QF (Zverev), Rome W (Djokovic), RG SF (Djokovic)
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nalbandian vs Nadal & Nalbandian vs Federer, Paris final & third round, 2007

    David Nalbandian beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-0 in the Paris final, 2007 on indoor hard court Nalbandian was unseeded and in addition to the top 2 seeds (Nadal 2, Roger Federer 1), beat seeds 14 Carlos Moya, 5 David Ferrer and 10 Richard Gasquet among others in the tournament The previous...
  21. AnOctorokForDinner

    Better hardcourt player in 2011?

    Nadal: AO QF, USO F, 2 masters finals, YEC RR, 0 titles Murray: AO F, USO SF, 2 masters titles, YEC RR, a 500 & a 250 title However, Nadal leads HC Slam H2H for the season 1-0. What it tells us?
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Kiefer, Canadian Open final, 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 in the Canadian Open final, 2008 on hard court in Toronto It was Nadal's 5th title in a row, following wins in Hamburg, French Open, Queen's Club and Wimbledon and he would shortly after win the Olympic Gold medal in Beijing. Kiefer was...
  23. InsideOut900

    Prime Djokovic vs. the post-prime versions of Nadal at Roland Garros?

    I remember we had a thread about 2006 Fed vs 2020 Nadal with some interesting poll results here: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/2006-fed-or-2020-nadal-who-would-win-at-rg.698078/ Let's do one for Djokovic, but the comparison is a bit more generic than one specific year. I am...
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    Match Stats/Report - Rosol vs Nadal, Wimbledon second round, 2012

    Lukas Rosol beat Rafael Nadal 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the Wimbledon second round, 2012 on grass Rosol, who was ranked 100th in the world, would go onto lose in the next round to Philipp Kohlschreiber. Nadal had reached the final of the event in his last 5 entries. He would not...
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    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...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, French Open semi-final, 2019

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the French Open semi-final, 2019 on clay Nadal, the double defending champion, would go onto beat Dominic Thiem in the final for his 12th title at the event. Federer was playing at the event for the first time since 2015. The two had...
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    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Thiem, French Open final, 2018

    Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final, 2018 on clay Nadal was the defending champion and this was his 11th title at the event. He'd go onto win the next 2 also. Thiem was playing in his first Slam final. The two had met in the semi's the previous year...
  28. GhostOfNKDM

    2008 Nadal vs 2020 Novak on clay

    So we heard this a lot from Nadal fans after the SF loss that he is no longer the beast on clay that he used to be. On the other hand some Novak fans claim he has only just entered his prime. So how would the two match up if we put young Nadal vs seaonsed Novak on clay?
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