1. HetTheGreaterer

    Prediction :- Alexander Zverev will beat Rafael Nadal at 2019 Roland Garros

    He's an excellent player & clay is his best surface so far. Though he's been in mini slump so far this season, I'm witnessing another big leap forward for the nextgen posterboy. Sascha is improving at FO year after year, and this year he will beat the 2 times defending champion, 11 times trophy...
  2. David Le

    WTB: Nike Challenger Crew Nadal ‘16 Rio Olympics size M

    Basically what the title says. Looking a good condition one 9/10 would be ideal. DM me if you are selling one. Thanks!
  3. HetTheGreaterer

    Nadal looking good..

    Will beat stefanos 6-2 6-1 Will beat djoker 5-7 6-4 6-4
  4. HetTheGreaterer

    How many games for tsitsipas today??

    Last time they met :- 6 games in 3 sets Last time they met on clay :- 3 games in 2 sets So how many for stefanos today against rafael??
  5. Yugram

    2019 Madrid QF: Rafael Nadal [2] vs Stan Wawrinka

    17-3 H2H, last win for Wawrinka was back in Paris 2015. There are some doubts about Rafa’s form recently though. Will the King prevail and advance to the SF?
  6. eman11

    Rafa Shoe Testing in Madrid Practice Video here: They seem to kind of wrap around in the front (like a glove)... interesting looking shoe
  7. D

    A pictographical comparison of Top 3 performances at the slams

    I wanted to see the spread of slam performances lined up side by side for these guys. Interesting to see who their slam careers compare graphically in a timeline. (still working on a better table aligned by year...) I will add comments on what stood out to me. Leave your impressions too
  8. HetTheGreaterer

    2019 Barcelona Open QF :- Rafael Nadal (1) versus Dominic Thiem (3)

    Overall H2H :- 9-3 Nadal Last meeting :- Nadal Def. Thiem @USO2018 QF 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 7-5 Clay H2H :- 8-3 Nadal Last clay meeting :- Nadal Def. Thiem @RG2018 final 6-4 6-3 6-2 Who will win in this battle of titans? Surely nadal goes down as favourite, but he has declined a lot since the pair's...
  9. raph6

    2014, 2015 or 2016 : which season was better ?

    Hi mates. I was watching some matches of the last seasons this week and I was wondering which season have fans appreciated the most. For me, these 3 seasons have a lot in common, marking the end of the prime of the Big 4. Here is what I think are the highlights of each season, for you to...
  10. HetTheGreaterer

    To both the Nadal fans and Roger/Djokovic fans

    To All of the Nadal's fans and supporters, don't lose hope yet. This match doesn't indicate how well Nadal can play on clay as we all know and thoroughly accept it that he's the clay king. A redlining + mentally dialled Fabio Fognini (a rare combination) just caught Rafa on his off day. Believe...
  11. HetTheGreaterer

    Monte carlo masters 2019 QF :- Rafael Nadal [2] v/s G.Pella..

    Well. The way match's been going, I felt like posting this thread.... Both are lefty and pela is playing some good tennis. Broken nadal twice Coming into this, he's been rock solid.... And Rafa being rafa, king of clay has been blazing through draw in MC till now...
  12. D

    Could FO19 be to Nadal-Djokovic what AO17 was to the Federer-Nadal Slam rivalry?

    At the start of the Aus Open 2017, Rafa was at 14 slams, Roger at 17. If Nadal had won that day, he'd have 15 and within a 2 slam striking distance of Federer. We know the psychological aspects of that rivalry have changed (at least off clay) - as evidenced by Fed's record against Nadal since...
  13. Zardoz7/12

    Guess who's 132nd in the World? Is he primed for Wimbledon?

    A blast from the past, a love affair from long ago, I bring to you....Lukas Rosol :).
  14. D

    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...
  15. 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....
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. HetTheGreaterer

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

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

    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...
  30. 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...