1. W

    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...
  2. W

    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...
  3. 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?
  4. lrdrdy

    Why isn't it Nadal>Federer right now?

    Everyone touted RG 21 as Nadal's play for GOAT, and since he failed, the consensus is that Nadal is still behind Fed, and will be surpassed by Nole soon. But why is Fed's 20 better than Rafa's? Here are the cards that prove its not. 1. There was no "Nadal" Era, he made the best of it anyway -...
  5. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Wawrinka, French Open final, 2017

    Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the French Open final, 2017 on clay It was Nadal's 10th title at the event. He would go onto win the next 3 editions. It was his first Slam title since 2014. Wawrinka was the reigning US Open champion and this was his first loss in a Slam...
  6. 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...
  7. GhostOfNKDM

    Fedfan confession time

    Went to watch Sinner play, but I gotta admit I enjoyed Rafa's demolition job Out before I get flak
  8. SardinesForDinner

    Norrie will finish what Gasquet started

    In yesterday's match Gasquet had all the momentum as he won three straight games from 2-5 to level the second set at 5-5 against a rattled Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard was clearly nervous, sweating more than usual and had to use all his game antics to win the set. But nonetheless, this is a...
  9. GhostOfNKDM

    What's your unsalty criticism of Nadal's statue?

    Here's mine: Nadal deserves recognition for his achievements. I just think honoring an active player like that while he's still competing is kinda unfair to his competitors... why not wait until the man has retired to do this? Now the highlights feature his silhouette, the logo features it...
  10. W

    Match Stats/Report - Soderling vs Nadal, French Open fourth round, 2009

    Robin Soderling beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-6(2) the French Open fourth round, 2009 on clay Soderling would go onto the final where he'd lose to Roger Federer. Nadal had won previous 4 titles at the event and would go onto win the next 5. The 2 would meet again in the...
  11. Z

    Lol just Zverev things at Grand Slams

    Here is a statistic that shows how ridiculous Nadal is at RG and how memeworthy is Zverev in slams Nadal has lost 27 sets in 102 matches at RG Zverev has lost 32 sets in 19 matches at RG I have counted yesterdays match for Zverev Discuss/Disgust
  12. GhostOfNKDM

    Wilander: "Novak will avenge the bagel against Nadal"

    I mean c'mon, has this guy lost his marbles? First Ivanisevic and now Wilander... these guys only adding to the pressure on Djokovic. You think it's possible? I say it'll be a crispy SF that's for sure. SOURCE
  13. Yugram

    Greater US Open player: Nadal vs Djokovic | 2021 Edition

    Titles Nadal: 4 in 15 participations [26.6%] Djokovic: 3 in 15 participations [20%] Finals Nadal: 5 in 15 [33.3%] (Lost to Djokovic in 2011) Djokovic: 8 in 15 [53.3%] (Lost to Federer in 2007; Nadal in 2010, 2013; Murray in 2012; Wawrinka in 2016) Semi Finals Nadal: 8 in 15 [53.3%]...
  14. Yugram

    Rank Nadal’s RG runs from hardest to weakest

    I’ll start: Hardest: 2013 (prime Fognini, Nishikori, Wawrinka, peak Djokovic, Ferrer all in a row) 2011 2014 2007 2006 2020 2019 2005 2018 2008 2012 2017 Weakest: 2010
  15. Krish0608

    Djokovic: Last few days were a confidence booster for clay, I’ve found the game. Now I have to keep it and peak in Paris.

    Novak is not saying anything new here. But he’s NOT playing RG for mere formality as we often hear on these boards. He’s hungry and he wants it. This year he seems to want it more. Probably more so than the previous years. And unlike last few years, it looks like he’s made some essential tweaks...
  16. Rafa4LifeEver

    La decima × 4

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

    2021 Rome masters final :- (1) Djokovic [SRB] v/s (2) Nadal [ESP]

    57th meeting between the pair. We don't need any explanation for this matchup. Their 9th meeting overall at Rome, nadal leading h2h 5-3. Express your gratitude towards the greatest warrior of tennis world and the toughest mental battler in modern tennis taking over each other, lovely ladies...
  18. LoveTheGreatOne

    2021 rome masters 1000 R32 :- (2) Nadal R. vs (full fleged) Sinner J.

    2nd meeting between the pair. Highest ranked teenager vs The best clay courter almost twice his age. Sinner gave rafa the biggest scar at 2020 RG.. What do you think about the match? How does it go?
  19. LoveTheGreatOne

    Rank top5 players from current tour in terms of......... much can they tolerate Nadal's forehand topspin to the backhand, and actually neutralize or attack it.
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Medvedev, US Open final, 2019

    Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in the US Open final, 2019 on hard court It was Nadal's 4th US Open title and he would go onto to finish the year ranked 1. This was Medvedev's first Slam final. He had reached the final of his last 3 hard court events (including a...
  21. 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...
  22. Rafa4LifeEver

    Turn anger into opportunity :- Rafa Nadal

    The greatest warrior of tennis world at it again. Say vamos, ladies and gentlemen.
  23. Rafa4LifeEver

    2003 Federer vs 2005 Nadal vs 2008 Djokovic [POLL]

    All 3 won their first slams in the given years Roger - Wimbledon 2003 Rafa - Roland Garros 2005 Nole - Australian Open 2008 Who was the best in their respective maiden slam winning years and who was the worst?? Ladies and gentlemen, please Discuss with love Edit :- Due to suggestion from...
  24. LoveTheGreatOne

    2021 Barcelona Open R16 :- [1] Rafael Nadal v/s Kei Nishikori

    Its the first meeting between the pair since their forgettable encounter at french open in 2019. (6-1 6-1 6-3 nadal) Nadal leads the H2H 11-2, and on clay he is 5-0 against the Japanese finesse. Though he has given nadal troubles on the surface playing similar to barcelona in 2014 Madrid open...
  25. LoveTheGreatOne

    2021 Barcelona open R32 :- Rafa Nadal vs I. ivashka

    How many games will nadal drop on pista rafa nadal??
  26. Rafa4LifeEver

    Move on to the Spain now

    Well, depsite the loss, Rafa's fitness level, fighting spirit, ballstriking (in a few patches) was great for a guy who hasn't played a competitive match in over 3 months. I see no negative vibes in this loss, all credits to the young Russian andrey rublev for taking it to nadal with massive...
  27. Rovesciarete

    Why have ATP 100 players become three years older over the last three decades?

    Some data goes a long way to show this stark trend but how did it come to that? Of course we know that teenager are far away from peak performance but the strength of the trend surprises!
  28. Z

    An analysis of Forehand greatness After my Musetti post, I sat down yesterday and quickly threw out what a forehand needs, and what it doesn't. Greatness requires gravity and minimal wrist movement to allow SW maximization. Discuss
  29. 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.