rafael nadal

  1. Enceladus

    Today before 15 years...

    28 March 2004, Miami, took place first mutual match of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Bull won over Fed 6:3, 6:3. It was the beginning of one of the biggest rivalries in tennis history. Highlights:
  2. Enceladus

    2019 Indian Wells - ATP Masters 1000 - General Discussion

    2018 winner: Juan Martin del Potro (will doesn't defend the title due to knee problems) Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2014-16), Roger Federer (2004-06, 2012, 2017), Rafael Nadal (2007, 2009, 2013) Date: March 4 – 17 Edition: 44th...
  3. RaulRamirez

    Djokovic was absolutely masterful today (an appreciation)!

    At the risk of being Captain Obvious, Novak Djokovic was absolutely masterful today, defeating Rafael Nadal (another all-time great and his own greatest rival) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win his record 7th Australian Open title and 15th overall slam. It was also the third time in his career that he has...
  4. D

    PNN - Player News Network

    BELGRADE PRESS Undisclosed sources warn of an imminent change to Novak Djokovic’s backhand technique for the upcoming 2019 season. “He’s been working out the kinks,” says one source within the Djokovic camp, “it’s for the long term benefit and you know, Roger.” When pressed what the person...
  5. David Le

    FS: Nike Men's Summer Rafael Nadal T-shirt in white/sunburst 2016

    Apparel Item Description (Brand) Nike Rafael Nadal Summer ‘16 Tee in White/SunBurst Orange Quantity: 1 Size: Small (athletic/slim fit) Condition (x out of 10): 8/10 *Specific Time Used (several, a little bit, barely is not acceptable): Multiple times. Wore it once to practice but usually...
  6. David Le

    FS: Nike Rafael Nadal TMC '06 Sleeveless Shirt

    Apparel: Item Description: Nike Winter Wreck Havoc Sleeveless Top Quantity: 1 Size: Medium Condition: 9/10 Specific Time Used: Multiple times General Description: Had this one for more than a decade, but it's still clean, no stains, and comes from a smoke free home. Get this rare shirt into...
  7. D

    Wanted: Nadal sleeveless tops circa 2007/8 - especially French Open 2008

    Hi! I'm looking to buy some sleeveless shirts as worn by Rafa Nadal around 2007/8 in size medium or large, especially the green shirt worn during the 2008 French Open. Thanks!
  8. VamosRafa69

    Nike wimbledon gear for Rafa

    Does anyone know if Nike will be releasing the shorts rafa wore in his exhibition match or the cages he is wearing with a grass court outsole? Thanks
  9. Fedeonic

    A "freak" stat from Federer

    Federer reached 6 times the summit of the Rankings, in the week before, he won a tournament 5 times before reaching the World N°1: 1) 2/2/04: Won Aus Open the week before. 2) 6/7/09: Won Wimbledon the week before. 3) 9/7/12: Won Wimbledon the week before. 4) 19/2/18: Won Rotterdam the week...
  10. CHillTennis

    Del Potro Is a Serious Threat to Nadal

    It's been almost nine years since Juan Martin has been to a grand slam final. Since the 2010 Australian Open he has been 0-2 in grand slam semi-finals. But there is a reason why I believe these stats might soon change. For the first time since 2009 Juan Martin del Potro is in the semi-finals...
  11. puredrivepete

    Nadal's Wrist Tape

    Injury or sweat related?
  12. HetTheGreaterer

    The most consistent player in this era about one aspect :- rafael nadal

    Yes. The most consistent player in time violations.. More than 25s b/w serve points on a regular basis. To umpires and ATP/ITF I will say only onr thing :- what's the use of rules if you're not going to implement them? Just because you're afraid of top players....... P.S. :- The poll question...
  13. HetTheGreaterer

    Can ATP and ITF stop constant slowing down of surfaces?

    Almost every single big tournament, including Slams, Masters, WTF, some 500s are consistantly being slowed down every year at the rate of around 2.5 to 3.5 CPI per year. Even the clay courts are being slowed down (wtf!!??) And also, I am not going to roll back years in 90s and early 2000s(best...
  14. HetTheGreaterer

    Let us Create the 100% unbeatable player for every surface

    Thread's intension is creativity. Take elements like FH, BH, Serve, Netplay, Movement, Stamina, Return, Footwork, mentality, and Speed/CourtCoverage from various players Some rules are given as follows 1) you can not use a single player for more than 4 elements 2) not more than 3 players for...
  15. HetTheGreaterer

    If federer choked on those two break points in the final game of final set AO17

    I was just watching highlights (a thousandth time maybe) and this thought popped up in my mind... What if this happened? Not 100% similar to what happened with him in that 2011 USO SF vs djok, but there are a lot of similarities. If nadal got a break in that final game, would it have stopped...
  16. HetTheGreaterer

    Dolfin vs Bull

    Who wins??? Answer....
  17. ak24alive

    What if Fed is here??

    What if one fine morning while diving in the deep sea of web Federer came upon a madhouse where live lonely tennis fans desperate for attention (like myself maybe), full of rage, devoit of love and drenched in hatred. The madhouse called talk tennis warehouse. What if he decided to create an...
  18. David Le

    FS: Nadal Nike/Babolat Combo. Rush and Crush AO ‘10 Crew and Two Babolat Pure Aero

    Item Description (Brand) Nike Men’s Rush and Crush Crew Quantity: 1 Size: Med 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): No Hole, Stains, or Smells. Comes from a...
  19. HetTheGreaterer

    If nadal fails to win French open this year and federer wins wimbledon and/or Us open, then?........

    Most likely the slam race will be over for ever, atleast in this era. What to say friends? As if rafa won't win this FO, he will struggle throughout the 2018, and even if it does not happen, Nadal has not been successful in defending a hard court title, throughout the span of his respectable...
  20. fed_is_GOD

    "The Dream is to win Roland Garros AGAIN" -- Roger Federer

    http://www.**************.org/tennis/news/Roger_Federer/52467/roger-federer-the-dream-is-to-win-roland-garros-again-/ Here he comes for it.. Nadal surely would have many sleepless nights from now..
  21. David Le

    Nike Men’s Rush and Crush Crew Rafael Nadal AO ‘10

    Item Description (Brand) Nike Men’s Rush and Crush Crew Quantity: 1 Size: Med 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): No Hole, Stains, or Smells. Comes from a...
  22. MS_07


    As chokovic is officially outta race, Can Bafa Nada make it a 100 titles? IMO, If he wins 3-4 clay and 1-2 outside it , and more USO_2017 like epic draws, he has serious chance of making it. He's ~32 I believe he has 4-5 years left in him ..
  23. BlueClayGOAT

    7 requirements for Rafa each match:

    1.) Must, absolutely must, take a million hours before each serve by pulling shorts from ass, bouncing ball, wiping nose, then one ear, then the other, bouncing ball more, grimacing, and then serving. If first serve is a fault, must go through whole routine again. 2.) Bottle labels must be...
  24. Fedeonic

    Paris 2017 2R: [1] Rafael Nadal vs Hyeon Chung

    Rafa Nadal's final obstacle towards a 4th YE#1 is called Hyeon Chung. Nadal won their only match this year 76(1) 62 in Barcelona.
  25. MS_07

    Why world is so cruel to rafa nadal ?

    World gave him a fair chance at USO. He won it without facing any top 25 player. But now look at China - 500 draw ... R 32 - lucas poille (#23) R 16 - khachanov (#32) QF - isner (#17) SF - dimitrov (#8) / jmdp (#24) / RBA (#13) F - Nick (#20) / m zverev (#26) / PCB (#10) / berdie...
  26. B

    Why didn't anyone exploit Nadal's DEEP returning position?

    One of the most iconic scenes from this year's US Open was Nadal's deep returning position. While Nadal always stands metres (kilometres?) behind the baseline to return serve, it was unusually deep even from his standards. Question is - why didn't his opponents exploit this by using variety...
  27. TheMaestro1990

    Nadal drop of form?

    Isner played tremendously well, but Rafa couldn't get much of his game working. A lot of unforced errors, and by the looks of it, he really wanted to win this one...
  28. BlueClayGOAT

    Rafa's serve

    Does Rafa have the worst serve among the true greats? Genuine question. I was thinking about it and couldn't think of any other great for whom the serve was less of a weapon.
  29. TheMaestro1990

    Celebration thread for Rafael Nadal's awesome 2017 Grand Slam season

    Just as Federer, Nadal deserves his own celebration thread for his Grand Slam performance this year. Who would have thought a year ago that Fedal would share all four GS titles in 2017? And that they pretty much dominated the rest of the tour as well... amazing!
  30. MS_07

    Rafa Joker and "weak era"

    Let's assume that any 2 of Nishikori (clay + HC) / Milos (HC + grass) / Dimitrov (HC + grass) / Thiem (clay + HC) are as talented as Rafa / Joker and they start winning slams when they're anywhere between 19-22. Then how many lesser slams Rafa/ joker might end up with ? By the age of 25 joker...