‘Novak Djokovic can win Calendar Slam without a doubt’, says Rafa Nadal

Frenchy-Player

Professional
Rafael Nadal has described what Novak Djokovic has achieved this year as “something amazing” and believes his great rival can complete the Calendar Slam.

World number one Djokovic will become the first man to win all four majors in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969 if he claims the US Open title.
Nadal and Djokovic – along with Roger Federer – are tied on a men’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles heading into the year’s final major, which will begin on August 30.
World number three Nadal will compete for the first time since his French Open semi-final loss to Djokovic in June at the Citi Open in Washington this week.

“Well, he (Djokovic) already won three [US Open titles]. So when you win three, you can win four, without a doubt, no? He did 75 percent of the way,” the Spaniard said in a press conference.
“He [is] going to be playing on hard court, probably his best surface. So why not? Of course [it] is something difficult. Going to be [other] guys that want to achieve the last Slam of the season.

“But, yeah, of course he’s one of the clear favourites, probably the most favourite player to achieve that. Yeah, what he achieved this year is something, well, amazing. Let’s see. I don’t know. I definitely believe that he can do it, without a doubt.”
 

Bumbaliceps

Semi-Pro
Honestly it makes me almost angry that since forever there is this consensus that it makes sense to ask if something that is obviously possible, is possible.
"Is it possible that the best player in the world wins the next big tournament ?
- No, I believe he can't."

Ask if he will. Anytime someone asks if that realistic and rational action can take place, this person just throws stupidity over the room, and people just nod. :mad::mad:
 

JustMy2Cents

Professional
LOL. Was that Fed's racquet in the door? :unsure:




Maybe it's a healthier alternative to OCD when dealing with pressure?






What a stupid comment about handling OCD. The ignorance in this post above is mind boggling.
Rafa is a person with nervous tics as you have shown in the pics above. In real life people with such compulsive rituals find it tough to function. Rafa is a HUGE ROLEMODEL for them showing how they can not only be a functioning adult but also a hugely successful one adored by fans globally.

Usually people with tics are ridiculed and are never in positions of power. They find it highly encoraging to see Rafa being adored by millions and the crowds chanting his name.

Conflating Rafa with ugly displays of tantrums of racket breaking is beyond ridiculous but par for the course for the ignorants here.
 
What a stupid comment about handling OCD. The ignorance in this post above is mind boggling.
Rafa is a person with nervous tics as you have shown in the pics above. In real life people with such compulsive rituals find it tough to function. Rafa is a HUGE ROLEMODEL for them showing how they can not only be a functioning adult but also a hugely successful one adored by fans globally.

Usually people with tics are ridiculed and are never in positions of power. They find it highly encoraging to see Rafa being adored by millions and the crowds chanting his name.

Conflating Rafa with ugly displays of tantrums of racket breaking is beyond ridiculous but par for the course for the ignorants here.
Double standards are mind boggling.

Selective judging how people deal with pressure.

You have no empathy, since you are

being selectively sensitive only to your favourite player's difficulties.


Rafa has problems functioning in real life because of this?
Quotes?

How is he a huge model for those people
if he didn't ever even

publicly talk about the issue?
Is it really an OCD or some kind of superstition?
Wasn't even asked about the elephant in the room.
 
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