Griekspoor "Rafa and Roger were there and he just came and basically destroyed every record in the book,”

pj80

Hall of Fame
“That’s really crazy. It’s going to be really, really tough. That is probably the biggest challenge in tennis at the moment, playing Novak on a hard court,” Griekspoor told ATPTour.com. “But on the other hand, it’s probably going to be on Ashe, which is the biggest tennis stadium in the world. This is why you practise as a kid. This is what you dream of. It’s going to be really tough, but I’m going to enjoy it a lot.”

“[I respect] the way he’s been at the top for so long. Rafa and Roger were there and he just came and basically destroyed every record in the book,” Griekspoor said. “The guy has been so solid through the years, he has been so good for so long. He’s just a legend of the game. It’s going to be very tough, but very exciting as well.”

“I really enjoy playing the big guys on the big courts. It’s such an honour to play those guys. They’re not going to be around for so long,” Griekspoor said. “This is why you practise. This is why you play tennis. This is why I play tennis: to play on the big courts against the legends of the game. I’m really looking forward to that.”

Why Tallon Griekspoor Prepared For US Open (And Novak Djokovic) On Clay | ATP Tour | Tennis
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa hasn't been there. He's missed 7 GS tournaments since 2011 for a start. You need to update your information on Rafa; start here, up to 2017:

Rafa has missed quite a lot of tournaments since the end of 2011. T


All the injuries Rafael Nadal has had during his career up to 2016

OCTOBER 22, 2016 12:34
by LUIGI GATTO | VIEW 100439

'Who knows what would have happened if he was injury-free..'. How many times we heard it about Rafael Nadal, a tennis player who won much but who also paid over the years the physical energy he has always spent. His career saw him suffer injuries almost every year, except for 2015 where he had what described as a "mental injury", the fact of being unable to control emotions in the important moments.


We start by 2003: at the age of 17 Nadal suffers from an elbow injury during a practice in Manacor, it forces him to withdraw from what was planned to be his first Grand Slam in career, Roland Garros. 2004: scafoid stress fractureduring Estoril event.


Two months of break that force him to skip the most important events of the season: Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Athens Olympics. 2005: left foot injury, three months out of competition and withdrawal from Paris Masters and ATP Finals.

He also suffers knee injury in October during Madrid Masters, that however managed to win after a remarkable final against Ljubicic. 2006: he has an issue on the soles of the left foot that cause a one month break and the withdrawal from the Australian Open.

A back injury does not allow him to continue the match against Hewitt at The Queen's Club after winning the title of all the most important clay-courts events. The treatment gives the results he hoped for and reaches his first Wimbledon final, plays ATP Finals for the first time ever losing to Roger Federer in the semifinals.

2007: new year new injury. Rafa suffers cramps to his left arm that make him lose strength and precision, another issue that adds to the usual knee injury. However Nadal does not panick: 'The only injury I had this year was knee's.

There isn't any reason to get worried and to be honest my career isn't in dange
r.' 2008: a tendon knee injury forces him withdraw from his quarter-finals Match against Davydenko in Paris Bercy. In this case the problem requires time to heal, so withdraws from ATP Finals after a very tiring season where he played 111 matches.

He can definitely consolate with the fact that became World No. 1 for the first time in his career. 2009: tendon issue on both knees. The loss to Robin Soderling is the first one at the Roland Garros for Rafa, who skips Wimbledon as well.

But 31 May will remain forever in the tennis history. In the same year he will suffer abdominal issues during US Open, although he still manages to reach the semifinals losing to Del Potro. 2010: once again a knee injury, this time against Andy Murray at the Australian Open in the quarter-finals.

A match played at a high intensity but that sees Rafa give up down 6-4 7-5 3-0. Nadal will recover very great in one of the most important seasons for him.

2011: adductor problem during Australian Open against Ferrer. Rafa remains on court until tue end of the match and during a medical time out is in tears.

2012: it's the biggest injury Rafa ever had in his career. He starts to have knee issues already during Roland Garros that he will win. But in Wimbledon the five-sets loss to Lukas Rosol is his last match of the season. 2014: the back injury comes in the worst moment, during the Australian Open final.

'It hurt me more losing this final instead of the 2012's one against Djokovic'.

Nadal said after the match. 2014: The wrist was one of the Fewer parts of Rafa's body that were not affected, but it ended in 2014 when the Spaniard player gets injured during a practice session and withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati and US Open.

He will return to compete in Beijing. 2016: we come to our days and the issue is still the wrist, that starts to bother him after Australian Open. He has treatments until April, then withdraws from Roland Garros and Wimbledon.



 
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Omega_7000

Legend
He means the following allowed him to break all records.

- A geriatric past his prime Federer was his main rival
- A past his prime reduced to a clay specialist Nadal was his other main rival
- Constantly injured and out of the game contemporaries like Murray, Delpo, Wawrinka
- Multiple younger generation of players the likes of Raonic, Nishikori, Raonic, Kyrgios etc. etc.
 
Rafa hasn't been there. He's missed 7 GS tournaments since 2011 for a start. You need to update your information on Rafa; start here, up to 2017:


. 2003 French - left shoulder - 15 days - skips

2. 2004 Estoril-WC - fissure in left ankle - 80 days - walkover against Labadze, skips rest

3. 2005 Auckland - chest pain - 0 days - retires against Hrbaty

4. 2005 Madrid - tendonitis in both knees, especially left - 0 days - wins Madrid

5. 2005 Paris-2006 AO - inflammation of left foot - 90 days - skips

6. 2006 Monte Carlo - left finger - 0 days - time-out against Federer

7. 2006 Hamburg - tiredness - 7 days - skips

8. 2006 RG - banana stuck in throat - 0 days - time-out against Mathieu

9. 2006 Queens - left shoulder - 0 days - retires against Hewitt

10. 2006 Paris - rib - 7 days - skips

11. 2007 Sydney - right groin - 0 days - time-out and retires against Guccione

12. 2007 AO - groin, ass, hamstring - 0 days - loses to Gonzalez

13. 2007 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out and loses to Federer

14. 2007 Cincinnati - cramps in left arm/wrist, dizziness - 0 days - time-out and retires against Monaco

15. 2007 UO - left knee tendonitis, sore left ring finger - 0 days - time-out against Jones, time-out and loses to Ferrer

16. 2008 Chennai - tiredness - 0 days - time-out and loses to Youzhny

17. 2008 Rome - blisters on right foot - 0 days - time-out and loses to Ferrero

18. 2008 Hamburg - right hamstring - 0 days - time-out against Federer

19. 2008 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out against Youzhny

20. 2008 Paris-DC - right knee tendonitis - 21 days - time-out and retires against Davydenko, skips rest

21. 2009 Rotterdam-Dubai - strained ligament in right knee - 15 days - time-out and loses to Murray, skips

22. 2009 RG-WC - tendonitis in both knees - 35 days - loses at RG, skips rest

23. 2009 Rogers-UO - abdominal tear - 0 days - time-out against Almagro, Gonzalez at UO, loses to various players

24. 2009 YEC - lower back - 0 days - time-out and loses to Djokovic

25. 2010 AO - tendonitis in right knee - 0 days - time-out and retires against Murray

26. 2010 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out against Petzschner

27. 2010 Paris - tendonitis in left shoulder - 7 days - skips

28. 2011 AO - left hamstring pull - 0 days - time-out and loses to Ferrer

29. 2011 Miami - right shoulder - 0 days - time-out against Berdych

30. 2011 RG - left foot - 0 days - time-out against Federer

31. 2011 WC - tendon issue in his left heel - 0 days - time-out against Muller, Del Potro

32. 2011 Cincinnati - burnt right fingers - 0 days - loses to Fish

33. 2011 UO - right foot blisters - 0 days - time-out against Nalbandian

34. 2011 Paris - tiredness - 7 days - skips

35. 2011 YEC - left shoulder - 0 days - eliminated in round robin

36. 2012 AO - right knee tendon - 0 days - loses to Djokovic

37. 2012 Miami - left knee - 0 days - walkover against Murray

38. 2012 RG-YEC - hoffa's syndrome in left knee - 140 days - wins RG, loses to Rosol at WC, skips rest

39. 2013 AO - stomach bug - 14 days - skips

40. 2013 Halle-WC - left knee (refuses to give details) - 21 days - skips, loses to Darcis

41. 2014 AO - blisters on left palm, bad back - 0 days - time-out against Nishikori, Dimitrov, Federer, Wawrinka, loses to Wawrinka

42. 2014 Rogers-UO - right wrist - 35 days - skips

43. 2014 Shanghai-YEC - appendicitis - 40 days - loses to Lopez, Coric, skips rest.

44. 2015 Stuttgart - left foot - 0 days - time-out against Tomic

45. 2015 Hamburg - abdomen, shoulder - 0 days - time-out against Seppi for abdominal strain

46. 2015 Beijing - right ankle- 0 days - time-out and loses to Djokovic

47. 2016 Miami - dizziness due to extreme heat - 0 days - retires against Dzumhur

48. 2016 Rome - left foot numbness - 0 days - time-out against and loses to Djokovic

49. 2016 RG-Rogers - left wrist tendon torn - 70 days - withdraws from RG

50. 2017 Pairs - right knee - 9 days - timeout against Cuevas and retires against Krajinović next round, withdraws from tournament
I love how this reads like a @vive le beau jeu ! post highlighting the cavalcade of comedy that is Nadal's history of histrionics.
 
Rafa hasn't been there. He's missed 7 GS tournaments since 2011 for a start. You need to update your information on Rafa; start here, up to 2017:


. 2003 French - left shoulder - 15 days - skips

2. 2004 Estoril-WC - fissure in left ankle - 80 days - walkover against Labadze, skips rest

3. 2005 Auckland - chest pain - 0 days - retires against Hrbaty

4. 2005 Madrid - tendonitis in both knees, especially left - 0 days - wins Madrid

5. 2005 Paris-2006 AO - inflammation of left foot - 90 days - skips

6. 2006 Monte Carlo - left finger - 0 days - time-out against Federer

7. 2006 Hamburg - tiredness - 7 days - skips

8. 2006 RG - banana stuck in throat - 0 days - time-out against Mathieu

9. 2006 Queens - left shoulder - 0 days - retires against Hewitt

10. 2006 Paris - rib - 7 days - skips

11. 2007 Sydney - right groin - 0 days - time-out and retires against Guccione

12. 2007 AO - groin, ass, hamstring - 0 days - loses to Gonzalez

13. 2007 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out and loses to Federer

14. 2007 Cincinnati - cramps in left arm/wrist, dizziness - 0 days - time-out and retires against Monaco

15. 2007 UO - left knee tendonitis, sore left ring finger - 0 days - time-out against Jones, time-out and loses to Ferrer

16. 2008 Chennai - tiredness - 0 days - time-out and loses to Youzhny

17. 2008 Rome - blisters on right foot - 0 days - time-out and loses to Ferrero

18. 2008 Hamburg - right hamstring - 0 days - time-out against Federer

19. 2008 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out against Youzhny

20. 2008 Paris-DC - right knee tendonitis - 21 days - time-out and retires against Davydenko, skips rest

21. 2009 Rotterdam-Dubai - strained ligament in right knee - 15 days - time-out and loses to Murray, skips

22. 2009 RG-WC - tendonitis in both knees - 35 days - loses at RG, skips rest

23. 2009 Rogers-UO - abdominal tear - 0 days - time-out against Almagro, Gonzalez at UO, loses to various players

24. 2009 YEC - lower back - 0 days - time-out and loses to Djokovic

25. 2010 AO - tendonitis in right knee - 0 days - time-out and retires against Murray

26. 2010 WC - right knee - 0 days - time-out against Petzschner

27. 2010 Paris - tendonitis in left shoulder - 7 days - skips

28. 2011 AO - left hamstring pull - 0 days - time-out and loses to Ferrer

29. 2011 Miami - right shoulder - 0 days - time-out against Berdych

30. 2011 RG - left foot - 0 days - time-out against Federer

31. 2011 WC - tendon issue in his left heel - 0 days - time-out against Muller, Del Potro

32. 2011 Cincinnati - burnt right fingers - 0 days - loses to Fish

33. 2011 UO - right foot blisters - 0 days - time-out against Nalbandian

34. 2011 Paris - tiredness - 7 days - skips

35. 2011 YEC - left shoulder - 0 days - eliminated in round robin

36. 2012 AO - right knee tendon - 0 days - loses to Djokovic

37. 2012 Miami - left knee - 0 days - walkover against Murray

38. 2012 RG-YEC - hoffa's syndrome in left knee - 140 days - wins RG, loses to Rosol at WC, skips rest

39. 2013 AO - stomach bug - 14 days - skips

40. 2013 Halle-WC - left knee (refuses to give details) - 21 days - skips, loses to Darcis

41. 2014 AO - blisters on left palm, bad back - 0 days - time-out against Nishikori, Dimitrov, Federer, Wawrinka, loses to Wawrinka

42. 2014 Rogers-UO - right wrist - 35 days - skips

43. 2014 Shanghai-YEC - appendicitis - 40 days - loses to Lopez, Coric, skips rest.

44. 2015 Stuttgart - left foot - 0 days - time-out against Tomic

45. 2015 Hamburg - abdomen, shoulder - 0 days - time-out against Seppi for abdominal strain

46. 2015 Beijing - right ankle- 0 days - time-out and loses to Djokovic

47. 2016 Miami - dizziness due to extreme heat - 0 days - retires against Dzumhur

48. 2016 Rome - left foot numbness - 0 days - time-out against and loses to Djokovic

49. 2016 RG-Rogers - left wrist tendon torn - 70 days - withdraws from RG

50. 2017 Pairs - right knee - 9 days - timeout against Cuevas and retires against Krajinović next round, withdraws from tournament
Are you for real clayqueen? :oops: Banana stuck in his throat... Ass injury... The hot plate incident... WTH!? :oops:
 

Sunny014

Legend
Sorry to break it to you but most experts do care.

Fed fan boys like you don't. But you don't matter.
I am in the majority
I am the one that is important for the corporates as I buy the products that their posterboys endorse
I decide that class is more important that your stats that you attained via hardwork/labour/luck/whatever
The whole world is like me and we decide the parameters of the GOAT Race.
We Federer fans rule over you as we are your betters

So you and your boy from Serbia do not matter, your hero even in his own decade was below Fed in earnings and shall remain there because that is his place.

Sit down boy :whistle:
 
I am in the majority
I am the one that is important for the corporates as I buy the products that their posterboys endorse
I decide that class is more important that your stats that you attained via hardwork/labour/luck/whatever
The whole world is like me and we decide the parameters of the GOAT Race.
We Federer fans rule over you as we are your betters

So you and your boy from Serbia do not matter, your hero even in his own decade was below Fed and shall remain there because that is his place.

Sit down boy :whistle:
You need to stop speaking in "we" language. You just appear delusional otherwise.

Numbers and facts decide the GOAT race. You are just a fan boy. Sorry mate.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
I love how this reads like a @vive le beau jeu ! post highlighting the cavalcade of comedy that is Nadal's history of histrionics.
'burnt fingers' from a sushi restaurant is beyond parody lol.
Banana stuck in throat is my all time favorite.

I love this website man. Comedy galore.
Are you for real clayqueen? :oops: Banana stuck in his throat... Ass injury... The hot plate incident... WTH!? :oops:
 
I am in the majority
I am the one that is important for the corporates as I buy the products that their posterboys endorse
I decide that class is more important that your stats that you attained via hardwork/labour/luck/whatever
The whole world is like me and we decide the parameters of the GOAT Race.
We Federer fans rule over you as we are your betters

So you and your boy from Serbia do not matter, your hero even in his own decade was below Fed in earnings and shall remain there because that is his place.

Sit down boy :whistle:
36>28

20 = 20

Sit down please and come back later. :D
 

Sunny014

Legend
You need to stop speaking in "we" language. You just appear delusional otherwise.

Numbers and facts decide the GOAT race. You are just a fan boy. Sorry mate.
I have the copyright to use WE because globally Federer fans are like me, we will continue to rule.

Thats why Fed still makes more money without playing Tennis while your boy labours all day and makes peanuts, he is even below Serena and Osaka in earnings!
 
I have the copyright to use WE because globally Federer fans are like me, we will continue to rule.

Thats why Fed still makes more money without playing Tennis while your boy labours all day and makes peanuts, he is even below Serena and Osaka in earnings!
My boy is breaking all of Fed's records leaving you to scramble for streaks. LOL.
 
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