1. NKDM

    Nadal vs Novak - who will leave the bigger impact on the sport?

    This isn’t merely about slam count, although one of them could retire with the slam record. It’s a combination of success, capturing the public imagination with their fitness/playing style/charisma (e.g Borg), highlight wins/losses, example set on and off court etc Who do you think leaves a...
  2. HetTheGreaterer

    Is it becoming a danger for nadal lately??

    The combo of Big hitter plus slow Hard Court conditions. Either he loses or even if he wins, he leaves the stadium flat or ground out, as he's forced into long attritional war and ball bashing off both wings....
  3. Enceladus

    Fed, Rafa, Djoker -Who will win 5 GS tournaments after 30th Birthday and who no?

    The current record in the number of GS titles after 30th birthday holds Federer along with Aussie ATGs Laver and Rosewall at number 4. Behind them are Nadal and Djokovic with 3 GS titles. Which Big 3 member reaches 5 GS titles after 30th Birthday, who doesn't and why?
  4. RaulRamirez

    "Weak Draws" (and the like) - What's Your Solution?

    I'm seeing all these threads - and replies - built around the idea of "weak draws". Most of these have been directed against Nadal . There also seems to be a line of thinking that the powers-that-be have somehow conspired against Federer - arguably, the most popular player ever on the ATP...
  5. Zardoz7/12

    Commiserations to Nadal Fans, Congrats Djokovic Fans.

    (If this violates the spoiling rules please move this into the Pro-Results section but I'm convinced many will know the result regardless) I don't really pull for either Federer/Djokovic or Nadal but I wanted Nadal to win his 2nd Aussie open as some 10th Anniversary moment but Djokovic was just...
  6. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Nadal, Australian Open final 2012

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in the Australian Open final, 2012 on hard court It was the third Slam final in a row (and seventh time in a row) that Djokovic defeated Nadal - and the two would go on to play in the French Open final afterwards (which Nadal would...
  7. REKX

    When was the last time we saw Prime Federer?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, it has been amazing watching these two over the years. Federer's game around 2007 was just pure art, his movement and strokes are a bit more industrious now as oppose to artistic (but it had to be done to let him play on). Nadal now hitting more aggressively and...
  8. BGod

    2018 Wimbledon vs. 2008 Wimbledon

    Okay, so I didn't see the 2018 Wimbledon semifinal between Nadal and Novak live and watched the last set on two occasions on replay. A few days ago I finally watched the match in its entirety because finding 5 uninterrupted hours for a replay isn't easy. And I have to say, I was blown away...
  9. HetTheGreaterer

    The older beasts.....hypothetical scenario

    Well, its a shame that top3 guys from 2007 are still top3 in 2019 and contesting for big titles...So let it be...and consider their best old versions to play against each other After all, its a fedalovic thread again.... Let's consider their reincarnated or rejuvenated versions and put them to...
  10. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Nadal, Wimbledon final 2007

    Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final 2007 on grass The win gave Federer an Open Era recording equalling 5th consecutive Wimbledon and he would go and was a repeat of the previous years result. The following year, the result would be reversed...
  11. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, US Open final, 2010

    Raphael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the US Open, 2010 on hard court The win was Nadal's third Slam title of the year and saw him complete his Career Grand Slam. The two players would go onto contest the final again the following year...
  12. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, US Open final, 2013

    Raphael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the US Open, 2013 on hard court It was the third final in four years that the pair had played at the venue, and with the win, Nadal won his second Slam title of the year, having come into the tournament with a rare...
  13. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Nadal, US Open final 2011

    Novak Djokovic beat Raphael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1 in the US Open final, 2011 on hard court The win gave Djokovic his first USO title in his third final and 3rd Slam title of the year, while Nadal been the defending champion. It was the pairs 2nd straight Slam final, following on Wimbledon...
  14. RaulRamirez

    Big Titles Won (Big 3 versus the field) the Last 15 years

    Here's a stat of questionable value on this slow day, although it does illustrate just how dominant The Big 3 have been the last, well, 15 years. I may not be breaking news here, but sometimes - with all of the debates here - it's nice to sit back and appreciate just what Fed, Rafa and Novak...
  15. HetTheGreaterer

    Rafael Nadal's FH has wrong technique....

    Someone just said it... On tennis world USA Discuss... Disgust Remove slash (/) between tennis and worldusa
  16. NKDM

    Will Roger be able to outlast Rafa one last time in the biggest face-off of their careers?

    No, I'm not talking about the USO, or even a slam. I was thinking about this yesterday after reading an article where Roger praised Rafa for his tenacity: We're familiar with all their past trysts pre-AO17 - Roger in the lead, Rafa doggedly wearing him down until Roger loses his nerve and lo...
  17. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, French Open final 2006

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) in the French Open final 2006 on clay The win saw Nadal defend his maiden Slam title from the French Open 2005, where he had beaten Federer in the semis and he would go onto defeat the Swiss at the next two finals at the venue too. Federer...
  18. W

    Duel Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Australian Open finals 2009 & 2017

    Two finals on the hardcourts of the Australian Open, eight years apart In 2009, Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3 The 2009 result marked the 3rd time in the last 4 Slams that Nadal had bested Federer in the final and denied Federer a then record equalling 13th Grand...
  19. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Wimbledon final 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 in the Wimbledon final 2008 on grass. Nadal had lost the two previous Wimbledon finals to Federer and this was his first Slam title off clay, while the result denied Federer a record breaking 6 consecutive title at the oldest Slam...
  20. NKDM

    Who has a more complete game - Nadal or Djokovic?

    Right now it seems the Novak worship here has reached it's Zenith with predictions of world domination and annihilation of all records. Which is to be expected given his success in the last 6 months. Not begruding the genuine praise he deserves and fully acknowledging that he's virtually...
  21. HetTheGreaterer

    Wawrinka had higher peak at RG than nasal

    Djok beat nad (peakiest) at rg15 Wawr beat fed (peaking) & djok (ultronly peaking) So wawr > nadl at RG, no??? Disgust
  22. David Le

    FS: Rare Nike Premier Crew Rafael Nadal USO ‘13

    Apparel Item Description (Brand) Nike Premier Crew Rafael Nadal USO ‘13 Quantity: 1 Size: Small Condition (x out of 10): 9.5/10 *Specific Time Used (several, a little bit, barely is not acceptable): Multiple times *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): One of my all time...
  23. pedro94

    Nadal at Paris Masters

    Hi! How you doin' peeps? I'm new to this forum, this is my first thread. I'm been a fan of Rafa for a little while now, got my heart ripped out and thrown into acid watching Wimbledon 2018 SF, aged at least 5 years watching Rafa vs Khachanov at USO over a month ago, went to sleep at the start...
  24. raph6

    Masters 2018 Line-up

    With DelPotro out for injury and Nadal probably out too (I don't see him taking risks for 2 tournaments he never won and he isn't likely to win), this is probably gonna be the 8 players of the Masters this year. 1. Djokovic 2. Federer 3. Zverev 4. Cilic 5. Anderson 6. Thiem 7. Nishikori 8...
  25. RaulRamirez

    Top 10 of This Era Head-to-Head...Interesting?

    With too much time on my hands, I compiled the head-2-head records of the players who are likely considered the Top 10 of the Fed-Rafa-Novak era. Here are the results, assuming my stats and math are accurate: Djokovic: 173-82 (67.8%) Nadal: 152-74 (67.4%) Federer: 156-88 (63.9%)...
  26. HetTheGreaterer

    Rafael Nadal :- Epic..... :)) xD

    Discuss/gust Special mention @MichaelNadal
  27. R

    Wanted: Rafa Bull Featherlight Dri-Fit Hat

    I am looking for a rafa bull featherlight dri-fit hat where the logo is on the bottom left side with no aerobill. Thanks.
  28. HetTheGreaterer

    One record that Nadal holds, but none of other 3

    There has not been a single match where Nadal has broken his racquet And There has not been a single match when Nadal has not broken the time rule Also There has not been a single match where Nadal hasn't picked his butt Really amazing record
  29. RaulRamirez

    Fed Thread (Appreciative): Which is his most impressive record?

    Of Roger's numerous milestones, records and accomplishments, which (to you) is his single most impressive? You're not restricted to these - in no particular order: 20 slam titles (and possibly growing - I wouldn't count him out) 3 slam titles since turning age 35 (and growing?) 10 consecutive...
  30. Djokerr

    Best SET in a tennis match ever played

    In my opinion, the 3rd Set played between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal - 2011 US Open Final is the best SET in a tennis match ever played till date. Reasons: Both players playing at their best and to their limits at the same time! Jaw dropping rallies, court coverage and defense Extreme...