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  1. HetTheGreaterer

    Hypothetical Match :- 2019 AO final Djokovic v/s 2012 AO final Rafa

    Who wins? How the match would go? On one hand, we have one of the most dominant slam final performances by Novak at AO19, and on the other hand there's the ultimate fighter Rafa in his prime who was absolutely determined to turn that 2012 final in his favour.. Discuss.. Please explain your...
  2. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Nadal, Indian Wells & Miami finals, 2011

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Indian Wells final, 2011 on hard court Djokovic, ranked 2, had recently won the Australian Open. Nadal ranked 1, was the reigning US Open champion, having beaten Djokovic in the final. This was the first of what would turn out...
  3. HetTheGreaterer

    Hypothetical Match :- 2016 Djokovic vs 2017 Nadal at RG

    On one hand, we have Djokovic at the height of his achievements & confidence in RG2016, winning the last eluding title in his resume; establishing himself as one of the most complete players ever by winning his own unique NCYGS. On the other hand, we have Nadal playing at his highest...
  4. pedro94

    Could Rafa have won 2016 French Open?

    Yesterday I was rewatching 2016 FO Final highlights, incredible tennis from both Novak and Andy. I remember being so happy for Novak to finally win the title after 3 lost finals (it would be a travesty if he didn't manage to get the career grand slam). That being said.. if Rafa didn't injure...
  5. HetTheGreaterer

    Just in case anyone forgot

    This shot will be in full flow for upcoming weeks
  6. Bender

    Big 3 racquet specs and what it means for their respective games

    As a delayed knee-jerk reaction (oxymoronic, I know) to threads wondering "what if pros swapped racquets?", I created this thread to list out current racquet specs used by the Big 3 (or at least the most recent specs I can glean from the internet), and what I think it means for their games...
  7. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, Hamburg semi-final, 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 in the Hamburg semi-final, 2008 on clay under a roof It was the last year that the event was played as a Masters 1000 event. Nadal would go onto win his first title at the event, beating Roger Federer in the final in a reverse of the...
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, Olympic Games semi-final, 2008

    Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the Olympic Games semi-final, 2008 on hard court in Beijing, China Nadal would go onto beat Fernando Gonzalez (Chile) to win the Gold medal. Djokovic would win the bronze medal by beating James Blake (USA). Nadal...
  9. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nadal vs Djokovic, French Open semi-finals, 2007 & 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in the French Open semi-final, 2007 on clay Nadal was the defending champion and would go onto beat Roger Federer in the final to win his second title at the event. He had beaten Djokovic the previous year in the quarters and would...
  10. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Nadal, Canadian Open semi-final, 2007

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3 in the Canadian Open semi-final, 2007 on hard court in Montreal Djokovic would go onto win the title, beating Roger Federer in the final. His title run saw him beat the top 3 ranked players in the world (Andy Roddick 3, Nadal 2 and Federer 1) in...
  11. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nadal vs Djokovic, Indian Wells final & Miami quarter-final, 2007

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 in the Indian Wells final, 2007 on hard court This was the pairs second match. It was Nadal's first title since the 2006 French Open (where he had beaten Djokovic in quarter-final), first at the venue and he did not drop a set all tournament...
  12. HetTheGreaterer

    Rafael Nadal :- The Nuclear Forehand Encyclopaedia

    So, we already know that @Yoeri Tennis II makes the best compilation of Federer's incredible Forehand Encyclopaedias. Today, I've came across this video and can't imagine a better title than this for the thread. Enjoy one of the most devastating killer shots in tennis, from every position, be...
  13. HetTheGreaterer

    Djokomeme

    Lol
  14. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Miami semi-final, 2011

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-2 in the Miami semi-final, 2011 on hard court Nadal would go onto lose the final to Novak Djokovic, his third loss in the final of the event, including 1 to Federer in 2005. For Federer, it would turn out to be the first year since 2002 that he didn't...
  15. Tennis sprew

    Isn’t weird how Fed and Nadal have never played against each other at USO?

    Just saw this, isn’t it weird they’ve never played each other at USO? I could be wrong and am referring to the final, but I don’t think they’ve ever played each other at USO.
  16. P

    Rafa back to Cage 3's

    Just noticed last night in Nadal's match against Delbonis he's back to the Cage3's. you can notice it right at the beginning of this video, sorry couldn't insert pic.
  17. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Nadal, Doha final, 2016

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 in the Doha final, 2016 on hard court It was Djokovic's first title at the event and 6th title in a row (US Open, Beijing, Shanghai, Paris, Year End Championship) stretching back to the previous season and he would add the upcoming Australian...
  18. HetTheGreaterer

    2020 Australian Open Round of 64 (2nd Round) :- [1] Rafael Nadal v/s [76] Federico Delbonis

    H2H :- 3:0 Nadal, all 3 meetings were lopsided. What do you think about this match?? Discuss. Vote. Stay tuned, stay connected, love tennis.
  19. HetTheGreaterer

    2020 Australian Open Round of 128 (1R) :- [1] Rafael Nadal v/s [72] Hugo Dellien

    H2H :- no data available What do you think about this match?
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Australian Open semi-finals, 2014

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2014 on hard court Nadal would go onto lose the final to Stan Wawrinka. He was the reigning US Open champion and would go onto win the French Open afterwards. For Federer, it was his 11th consecutive...
  21. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nadal vs Federer, Australian Open & Indian Wells semi-finals, 2012

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-4 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2012 on hard court Nadal would go onto lose the final to Novak Djokovic - the 3rd Slam final in a row .The semi result saw Nadal reach his 4th successive Slam final and he would go onto add a...
  22. HetTheGreaterer

    Let's Assume you have a breakpoint, what would you like to do?

    Djokovic :- "Well I'd like to have my best chances on the return, stay focused and try to return my opponent's serve as deep as I can ; force him into uncomfortable positions, take control of the rally and hit a winner or force him into bleeding an error.... Nadal :- Dats ombellible no! Bery...
  23. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Nadal, Indian Wells fourth round, 2017

    Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 in the Indian Wells fourth round (round of 16), 2017 on hard court Federer would go onto win a record equalling 5th title at the event, beating Stan Wawrinka in the final. He had recently beaten Nadal in the final of Australian Open, and would go onto do...
  24. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Nadal, Wimbledon final, 2006

    Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3 in the Wimbledon final, 2006 on grass The win gave Federer his 4th straight Wimbledon title and the match was the first of to date 4 meetings between the pair at the event and on grass. They would go onto play in the finals for the next...
  25. N

    Why are streaks important?

    I should begin the thread by stating outright that I’m a Nadal fan and hence biased towards appreciating his achievements over Federer and Djokovic. Recently, we have threads emphasising a player’s winning streaks over a particular surface/tournament/group of opponents. What confuses me is why...
  26. R

    Nadal coach says Rafa should be the favourite against Roger in best of 5 on every surface

    Francis Roig also thinks Federer would have retired some years ago if Nadal and Djokovic had not existed. Really long interview in spanish: https://juanmamunoz.com/francis-roig-nadal-favorito-federer/
  27. haqq777

    Prize Money Increase Over the Years

    (Graphic from FB Page of a non Sasha fan) :eek: Also, going back even further: The 1989 French Open winner's prize money was (This one I took myself watching the final) Will just leave it here for fellow tennis aficionados to ponder over.
  28. HetTheGreaterer

    Your realistic expectation from Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2020

    Fan biases aside, what does the inner tennis analyst inside you expect of the result Rafael Nadal is most likely to have when the 2020 AO, the 1st slam of the decade concludes? (Last year's AO :- Nadal lost the Final against Djokovic 3-6 2-6 3-6) Do vote in the poll. Discuss.
  29. megamind

    Nadal GOAT Argument: A Stat That's Not Talked About

    YES, another GOAT argument post. Looking at match win % (with minimum 200 matches). Nadal is the greatest of all time. Top 10 of all time Rank Country Name Winning Pct. Won Lost Played 1 ESP Rafael Nadal 83.19% 970 196 1166 2 SWE Bjorn Borg 83.03% 636 130 766 3 SRB Novak Djokovic...
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