A definitive guide to accurately predicting Rafa Nadal's slam results + behaviour (PROVEN)

jl809

Hall of Fame
As soon as Nadal turned up to the US Open in this brown monstrosity, it was clear his tournament was doomed:

After all, we can see that in recent years, since Moya became coach, Nadal’s results are entirely decided by the quality of his kit.

GOATy kits == Slam wins

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Nice and smart == slam final

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"Meh" kit == "Meh" result
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CRIME AGAINST FASHION == INJURIES AND STRUGGLES
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All White Kit == Will Not Reach the Final

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Now that you have this handy guide, have fun betting on his slam results in 2023! ;)

p.s. this also extends to his M1000 kits but I cba to post those
 
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jl809

Hall of Fame
But didnt he win Wimbledon twice in all white? ;)
This guide has only really become gospel in 2017, once Moya became coach. Perhaps he introduced a kit-based mindset to Rafa. Nadal had plenty of decent kits in 2016 (eg Cincy) without the results to match
 

Oceans II

Professional
Sort of Nole with RG

RG19:
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Too orange. Would suffer a heartbreaking loss like RG15.

RG20:
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Zigzagged lines. (n)

RG21:
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Perfect shade of red. Clean, simple lines. Just knew he was going to win it.
 

jl809

Hall of Fame
Sort of Nole with RG

RG19:
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Too orange. Would suffer a heartbreaking loss like RG15.

RG20:
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Zigzagged lines. (n)

RG21:
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Perfect shade of red. Clean, simple lines. Just knew he was going to win it.
You’re definitely onto something here. 2022 had brown stains on the shirt for inexplicable reasons, and he took an L
 

vanioMan

Legend
Am I the only one who finds correlation between kits and slam wins? Like almost always when somebody wins a GS he's wearing a very cool kit or at least a decent one. There are exceptions, of course, but you know what I mean :D
 
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Oceans II

Professional
You’re definitely onto something here. 2022 had brown stains on the shirt for inexplicable reasons, and he took an L
Med stole Nole's kit for CYGS last season. Clean, simple and similar to Nole's AO21 and RG21. Knew Med was going to win before the tournament. Nole's outfit was good but didn't scream champion to me.

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MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
As soon as Nadal turned up to the US Open in this brown monstrosity, it was clear his tournament was doomed:

After all, we can see that in recent years, since Moya became coach, Nadal’s results are entirely decided by the quality of his kit.

GOATy kits == Slam wins

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Nice and smart == slam final

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"Meh" kit == "Meh" result
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CRIME AGAINST FASHION == INJURIES AND STRUGGLES
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ueieqz5b8ctvc46jkzxf.jpg


All White Kit == Will Not Reach the Final

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Now that you have this handy guide, have fun betting on his slam results in 2023! ;)

p.s. this also extends to his M1000 kits but I cba to post those

Exactly. Nadal wins slams in epic kits. Like Venus says “look good….. play well” :D
 
As soon as Nadal turned up to the US Open in this brown monstrosity, it was clear his tournament was doomed:

After all, we can see that in recent years, since Moya became coach, Nadal’s results are entirely decided by the quality of his kit.

GOATy kits == Slam wins

hi-res-a26f99affb02c897d0c1cec8320fdac4_crop_north.jpg
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cf2c5354cf33067bdc42f3fabe8bee38.jpg
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hi-res-e5f40dc18df3cd837ad34dc166afb255_crop_north.jpg
15599130734836.jpg
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2019-US-Open-Day-14-1582219231.jpg
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2909013-59793268-2560-1440.jpg
61f6bce1415c3f0018d399f1
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29353-rafael-nadal.webp
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Nice and smart == slam final

2017-Australian-Open-Day-6.jpg
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Rafael+Nadal+2019+Australian+Open+Day+1+vWWtXlUO9B7l.jpg


"Meh" kit == "Meh" result
nadal-australian-open-2020-day-8.jpg
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csm_nadal_norrie_ticker_7278723ea1.jpg
3146910-64493928-2560-1440.jpg
000G15NXXBT7I1JO-C122-F4.jpg


CRIME AGAINST FASHION == INJURIES AND STRUGGLES
nadal.jpg
ueieqz5b8ctvc46jkzxf.jpg


All White Kit == Will Not Reach the Final

8a2e5210a1c4ffaf0f6ae5f47a99244e.jpg
4E3BA65200000578-5954573-Rafa_Nadal_was_left_furious_after_Wimbledon_decided_to_play_his_-a-33_1531607720888.jpg
Rafael-Nadal-has-looked-imperious-throughout-Wimbledon-2019-1150673.jpg
collage-maker-29-jun-2022-12.10-am.jpg




Now that you have this handy guide, have fun betting on his slam results in 2023! ;)

p.s. this also extends to his M1000 kits but I cba to post those
This is SCIENCE!
 

aldeayeah

G.O.A.T.
I disliked the RG22 kit too, but he won, so it must have been an epic kit. Or maybe Rafa's kit dependence has a nonclay skew.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
As soon as Nadal turned up to the US Open in this brown monstrosity, it was clear his tournament was doomed:

After all, we can see that in recent years, since Moya became coach, Nadal’s results are entirely decided by the quality of his kit.

GOATy kits == Slam wins

hi-res-a26f99affb02c897d0c1cec8320fdac4_crop_north.jpg
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cf2c5354cf33067bdc42f3fabe8bee38.jpg
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hi-res-e5f40dc18df3cd837ad34dc166afb255_crop_north.jpg
15599130734836.jpg
.
2019-US-Open-Day-14-1582219231.jpg
.
2909013-59793268-2560-1440.jpg
61f6bce1415c3f0018d399f1
.
29353-rafael-nadal.webp
.


Nice and smart == slam final

2017-Australian-Open-Day-6.jpg
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Rafael+Nadal+2019+Australian+Open+Day+1+vWWtXlUO9B7l.jpg


"Meh" kit == "Meh" result
nadal-australian-open-2020-day-8.jpg
.
csm_nadal_norrie_ticker_7278723ea1.jpg
3146910-64493928-2560-1440.jpg
000G15NXXBT7I1JO-C122-F4.jpg


CRIME AGAINST FASHION == INJURIES AND STRUGGLES
nadal.jpg
ueieqz5b8ctvc46jkzxf.jpg


All White Kit == Will Not Reach the Final

8a2e5210a1c4ffaf0f6ae5f47a99244e.jpg
4E3BA65200000578-5954573-Rafa_Nadal_was_left_furious_after_Wimbledon_decided_to_play_his_-a-33_1531607720888.jpg
Rafael-Nadal-has-looked-imperious-throughout-Wimbledon-2019-1150673.jpg
collage-maker-29-jun-2022-12.10-am.jpg




Now that you have this handy guide, have fun betting on his slam results in 2023! ;)

p.s. this also extends to his M1000 kits but I cba to post those


I only count GS's in non-pastel colors, dropping his slam count to ZERO.

Federer GOAT.
 

Jonesy

Legend
USO18 was a glorious kit. All those purple and orange ones are just grotesque, just like his new racket color. His second best best is the RG17 blue.
 

jl809

Hall of Fame
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I have to say I had a bad feeling today after seeing easily Nadal’s most boring RG kit in years. Looks like the formula hasn’t changed
 
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dapchai

Legend
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I have to say I had a bad feeling today after seeing easily Nadal’s most boring RG kit in years. Looks like the formula hasn’t changed
Yeah this clearly looked bad. His Masters kit with red patterns and blue shorts looked much better. The light yellow headband didn't match well with the shirt either.
 
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