1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. N01E

    The breakdown of first ranking protection

    Firstly I have to mention that this analysis shouldn’t be taken 100% seriously. Some players decided to skip certain events due to the format and we can’t know for sure what outcome it would give us. It’s possible that I may have missed some events so if you spot a mistake please mention it. I...
  6. Znak

    Big 3 stats against one another

    Racquet Magazine published this today, I thought it was interesting — pulled some interesting graphs/quotes. The full spreadsheet can be found here. I find it wild they have nearly the same career win rate percentage: In recent years Djokovic has dominated Nadal on hard courts (Djokovic’s...
  7. 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.
  8. Rafa4LifeEver

    Ask me anything - Part2

    I'm included in the Hall of Fame list of TTW. So as someone with that legendary status, I feel love and affiliation towards fellow ttw members, and wanna connect well with all of you. Ask me anything, ladies and gentlemen, I'd try my best to answer honestly. Thanks and regards, -Carl...
  9. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, French Open final, 2020

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final, 2020 on clay It was Nadal's 4th title in a row (for the third time) and 13th title overall at the event and record tying 20 Slam title. Djokovic had recently won Rome and was the reigning Australian Open champion...
  10. Rafa4LifeEver

    Nadal did this illegal act and got away with it unpunished......

    .....on the holy court Philippe chatrier.. Enjoy the greatest warrior of tennis world committing an "illegal act", lovely ladies and gentlemen. -carl Thompson.
  11. Nuclear Warhead Sinner

    Thiem: I am not a machine

    Link to the article “But the thing also is that I’m also not a machine. I mean, sometimes I would like to be, but there are really, really bad days." “As soon as you’re not 100 per cent there on the court at this level, then results like this come up, and that’s exactly what happened today.”...
  12. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Murray, Indian Wells final, 2009

    Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-1 in the Indian Wells final, 2009 on hard court Nadal had recently won the Australian Open. It was Murray's first loss at a Masters final, having won his first 2. The two had recently met at the Rotterdam final, with Murray winning Nadal won 57...
  13. Rafa4LifeEver

    Let's celebrate this superhuman effort of Novak Djokovic

    Can't believe its been more than 9 years since the Serbian superstar produced one of the most amazing back to back performances and displayed his absolute fight, grit, stamina, courage and strength to take down two fully determined opponents in back to back sublime matches which combiningly took...
  14. RaulRamirez

    Numerical Analysis of the AO Men's Draw

    My philosophy -- though many disagree -- on draws is that players should be bracketed numerically. Since they’ve (given the rules of tennis) earned their seeds, they should be matched up accordingly. Obviously, this is regardless of names involved. Here’s a quick look at the top 4 seeds (no...
  15. Rafa4LifeEver

    Let's all spare a moment for cheering this amazing run by a teenager

    lovely Ladies and gentlemen, has there ever been a teenage player in the history of tennis world, who could play at the level higher or matching that of 2005 nadal?? Enjoy his first ever, and my most favourite slam run of him here. An unbelievable year, heaps of unbelievable performances and...
  16. N01E

    Mandela Effect: AO 2009 final

    Most people remember it as an epic 5-set thriller, but it actually was a rather easy straight set win. Bamos!
  17. Rafa4LifeEver

    The Ultimate Gladiator of Tennis :- Rafael Nadal

    Enjoy some of the most brutal and enegery zapping points by the one and only, Rafael nadal. Have your heart beating faster than lightspeed by watching the greatest warrior of tennis world playing at his finest level. Undoubtedly the most fearsome opponent to have on the other side of the net...
  18. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Berdych, Wimbledon final, 2010

    Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 2010 on grass It was Nadal's second Wimbledon title, he'd won the French Open shortly before and would go onto win US Open shortly afterwards. This is Berdych's only Slam final and he beat Roger Federer and Novak...
  19. eman11

    New Rafa Shorts 2021?

    I have been wanting to post this for a while... are these Rafa's new shorts coming up for either the second half of 2021 or maybe even 2022? I know he has often trained in an upcoming shirt/shorts months before their release... is this maybe one of this kind of circumstance? Or is this a...
  20. Rafa4LifeEver

    What is wrong with TTW!!?? Please stop!!!! All of you, I request with both hands folded.

    Dear all Ladies and Gentlemen, Last 5 days or so have witnessed a shocking exponential rise in hatred, both on fanbase level and personal level at our beloved talk tennis forum, TTW. While I do appreciate the mods' efforts to take down what was some of the worst content on ttw, they were a...
  21. Rafa4LifeEver

    M in my name stands for mercy :- Rafael Nadal

    Being one of the most humble & funny people in person and sometimes a little shy, Rafael Nadal is an absolute merciless warrior when on court and never in a mood for charity. Enjoy some of the stunning highlights I found while scrolling on YouTube. Thank you for your attention and support...
  22. InsideOut900

    Australian Open 2008, but the semifinals are reversed, what happens?

    Say we have Nadal-Federer and Djokovic-Tsonga in the semifinals. Who would you favour in each match, who would win the potential final afterwards? To spice it up, let's presume Nadal plays better, since he was a bit shellshocked against Tsonga and severely underperformed, but this time he gets...
  23. RaulRamirez

    Countering the "Take Away Their Best Slam" Argument

    In my two-plus years here, I’ve read countless posts (especially in regard to Rafa) with this reasoning, “Well, take away his best surface, and how great was he (?)” Something like that. More on how ludicrous I find this reasoning is in just a bit. Here is a quick chart of the (all) Open Era...
  24. W

    Match Stats/Report - Wawrinka vs Nadal, Australian Open final, 2014

    Stan Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open final, 2014 on hard court It was the first of Wawrinka's to date 3 Slam titles. Nadal had won the last Slam at US Open previous year and would go onto win the next at French Open. Nadal had won all 12 of the pair's...
  25. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Nadal vs Murray, Wimbledon semi-finals, 2010 & 2011

    Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-4 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 2010 on grass Nadal would go onto beat Tomas Berdych in the final to win his second and to date, last Wimbledon title. Murray was in the semis for the second year in a row. The two had previously met in the...
  26. InsideOut900

    Let's give AO 09 Nadal a break and stop comparing him to everybody

    Now the important question is, who wins between AO 07 Federer and AO 09 Nadal? :p
  27. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Ljubicic, Madrid final, 2005

    Rafael Nadal beat Ivan Ljubicic 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Madrid final, 2005 on indoor hard court It was Nadal's 4th Masters title of the year (and career), following Monte Carlo, Rome and Canadian Open and to date, remains his only title on indoor hard court. Ljubicic, playing his...
  28. David Le

    Attacking Nadal is my favourite :D

  29. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Anderson, US Open final, 2017

    Rafael Nadal beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the US Open final, 2017 on hard court It was Nadal's third US Open title and first hard title since early 2014. Anderson was playing his first Slam final and would go onto reach the next Wimbledon final also Nadal won 102 points...
  30. 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...