I can point to instances in the past where I've just had enough mentally even though I was perfectly fine physically - can call it frustration maybe?I think it's connected. I never understand why people say a guy is mentally tired but not physically (no offence). Physical tiredness should in theory lead to mental tiredness and maybe even vice versa, though I have no statistical evidence of this theory.
How am I the AndyM of Fed fans? Plenty of people agree with what I’m saying.Yep, keep barking. You are the AndyM of the Federer fans. Don't bother replying.
Best on clay overall has nothing to do with matchup. Also as long as Thiem cannot even win best of 3 tier 1 on clay, he is not 2nd best no matter what.Nadal's got it in the bag
Imagine...Thiem is supposed to be the best on clay (after Nadal)...and he still barely made a match of it.
He didn't play a bad match....could probably beat all the others....but nowhere close to beating Nadal
I understand a lot of what you're saying, but this part here has more to do with it being clay IMO. We've seen Nadal lose pretty regularly playing below average on the other surfaces. Delpo at the USO after he was pushed by Khachanov, Basilashvili and Thiem (so a cumulative effort), Cilic at AO 2018, and a host of guys at Wimbledon in every year except 2018.I personally think Nadal and Djokovic will both tie or pass Fed unless he somehow finds a way to stay a moving target.
The tour is just not convincing me otherwise. RAFA not even at his best today and it’s still been pretty straightforward.
As for Egg he is the favorite in every other slam for the conceivable future.
Prepare for squeaky bum time at Wimbledon
Where in my post did I mention that he will reach a particular round at the Wimbledon? I merely mentioned that his game will translate well. Really, I am a very practical fan.Lmao. He hasn’t made it past the SF of Wimbledon since 2011, and last years SF was only due to uncharacteristicly hot temperatures in London.
It ain’t gonna be like that this year.
here's the AO data i was talking about:yep, there's a reason people who call nadal a "pusher" or "moonballer" never provide any data to support such claims - data flies directly in the face of any such claims
for example, in this match, at this point:
winners - 32 to 25 nadal
net points - 21 to 13 nadal
he's the attacking player in this match
i've provided the australian open average forehand and backhand miles per hour data from several years ago several times in the past on talk TW (the only such data i'm aware of - will find it again shortly), and it supports nadal being a bigger hitting baseliner than federer (especially off the backhand wing)
but data doesn't matter to people who like to try to take away from nadal's incredible accomplishments, and who are probably in most instances absolute garbage athletes and 3.5 tennis players themselves who barely understand tennis
Cilic in that 2018 match was really smart with his serve. Other than Fed or maybe Kyrgios I dunno who has served that well against him, but I haven't watched a whole lot of matches.I understand a lot of what you're saying, but this part here has more to do with it being clay IMO. We've seen Nadal lose pretty regularly playing below average on the other surfaces. Delpo at the USO after he was pushed by Khachanov, Basilashvili and Thiem (so a cumulative effort), Cilic at AO 2018, and a host of guys at Wimbledon in every year except 2018.
So this has almost everything to do with the surface and not how weak the tour is IMO (and I agree it's definitely not the strongest).