Congrats to Nadal. Incredible.
Imagine the furore if Nadal was the one playing 4 days in a row. Would they be playing the final today ? Absolutely not.When Rome happened - it was clear only Djokovic could pull upset. Otherwise it was always NID 12th RG for Nadal.
Thiem could have performed better if hadn't been so tired but I just don't think he is mentally tough enough to win at biggest stages.
Rafa much more beatable on non clay if it’s not his A game that’s definitely true. That said even still it’s a short list of people that have actually capitalized on that and usually it’s been Fed or Djoker doing it not the rest of the tour.Yeah, I agree again with most of this. My main point is that Nadal can't play his B game and expect to win off clay majors anymore. Whether that means cumulative depletion or a Fed/Djokovic loss I don't know, but Nadal can't play average for a whole GS anymore and win it.
As for the last part, tbh I haven't cared about that in a while. In fact, it would create utter chaos here, and I would love it, because if Nadal only won RGs from here on out to pass Fed, I really think Fed still has a legit argument there anyway, unless Nadal surpasses him by a few.
I agree on the Fed fanboys. They can be horrible, but I'm not sure your second sentence is true. Fed could have 2 majors, and if Djokovic and Nadal had a ton more they'd be comparatively "worse." Because winning majors nets you fans, and fanboys, and Federer has the most majors and as a result the most fanboys.You mean except for the inside in, inside out, and down the line rockets? Even on the backhand side?
You Fed fanboys are the absolute worst. You guys started the fanboy illness that pervaded Nadal and Djokovic fanboys.