Nadal fans, what of the following do you want the most?

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StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
RG is not in the poll because Nadal in RG already became the greatest player ever in a single slam.

I always thought AO should be the obvious choice, but it looks like he just can't win another title there no matter what. A third Wimbledon would also be great to win after the heartbreaking loss in 2018 semifinal. But now I also realized that Nadal is one win away from equaling most USO titles in the open era. Just imagine how MAD the haters will become if Nadal will win a fifth USO title. :D

(by the way, Nadal is now definitely an all time great in USO, doesn't matter if haters like it or not)
 

AlexanderTheGreat08

Hall of Fame
Either way he makes history.

Double Career Grand Slam.
First player to win at least 3 majors on all surfaces.
USO All time record with 5 titles( sharing with 3 other guys)

Damn I really hope he can bring another one. It will be a big help for the race , Of course as long as he keeps defending RG
 
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Yugram

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I’d really enjoy a third Wimbledon and I think Nadal wants it the most. Wimby was his goal early in career and it would be symbolic to win it in a much later stage, after a devastating period of 2012-2016 also.

But from historical point we need this AO title badly to close the GOAT debate for good. It can be done without AO, but it would require more effort and patience.
 
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Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
I’d really enjoy a third Wimbledon and I think Nadal wants it the most. Wimby was his goal early in career and it would be symbolic to win it in a much later stage, after a devastating period of 2012-2016 also.

But from historical point we need this AO title badly to close the GOAT debate for good. It can be done without AO, but it would require more effort and patience.
An AO, assuming he wins FO would certainly end the debate in many people's mind. The response would be like...

 

RelentlessAttack

Hall of Fame
A 3rd W. Clearly the most prestigious slam, and I think the 5:2 ratio between Novak and Nadal doesn’t really reflect how good Nadal was there in the first part of his career.
 
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octogon

Hall of Fame
Between 2nd AO and 5th USO. Both would be major milestones. 2nd AO gives him the career double slam, which no one else has and 5th USO makes him joint greatest player at another slam.

A third Wimbledon is nice, but I don"t think it does much other than add to his slam count.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
Well, if he gets another AO or WC, he is probably also stopping Djoker or Fed once again. So I would think it would be one of those.
You think ? As a Djokovic and Federer fan, I can say I wouldn’t really mind Nadal getting a third Wimbledon. Him getting a fifth USO, of worse, a second AO, would bother me much more.
 

The Blond Blur

Hall of Fame
For me it would go AO>Wimby (super close second)>USO. If he gets a 2nd AO he would be the only man in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces (currently shares this record with Wilander) and multiple slams at every major. Wimby is a close 2nd since he hasn't won a grass slam since 2010 and adding this will round his numbers out better since he now had 5 HC slams (I think this is largely unnecessary since he's already the youngest to achieve the CGS in the Open Era). The USO would be another HC slam to his name and as OP pointed out he would tie the all-time record of 5 slams in the Open Era. Really you can't go wrong with any choice, but for me it has to be the AO since it's the only slam he has one of.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
You think ? As a Djokovic and Federer fan, I can say I wouldn’t really mind Nadal getting a third Wimbledon. Him getting a fifth USO, of worse, a second AO, would bother me much more.
Well, I think if he gets another AO in jaunuary... things will change quite a bit.
 
RG is not in the poll because Nadal in RG already became the greatest player ever in a single slam.

I always thought AO should be the obvious choice, but it looks like he just can't win another title there no matter what. A third Wimbledon would also be great to win after the heartbreaking loss in 2018 semifinal. But now I also realized that Nadal is one win away from equaling most USO titles in the open era. Just imagine how MAD the haters will become if Nadal will win a fifth USO title. :D

(by the way, Nadal is now definitely an all time great in USO, doesn't matter if haters like it or not)
AO is his cursed slam. He should have won it 3-4 times by now, but injuries and weak clutch have kept the slam tally at just the one.

It's the non-FO slam he needs to win the most. Though Wimby would pretty nice too. He could have had 3-4 of those too.
 
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For me it would go AO>Wimby (super close second)>USO. If he gets a 2nd AO he would be the only man in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces (currently shares this record with Wilander) and multiple slams at every major. Wimby is a close 2nd since he hasn't won a grass slam since 2010 and adding this will round his numbers out better since he now had 5 HC slams (I think this is largely unnecessary since he's already the youngest to achieve the CGS in the Open Era). The USO would be another HC slam to his name and as OP pointed out he would tie the all-time record of 5 slams in the Open Era. Really you can't go wrong with any choice, but for me it has to be the AO since it's the only slam he has one of.
He already does.

USO and AO are both HC. Obviously they aren't IDENTICAL but are considered the same basic surface. Cows can't eat it and winds can't blow it away.
 

Start da Game

Hall of Fame
australian open without a shadow of doubt........he is hindered at wimbledon as grass is not good for his knees, so that slam's now almost out of the equation........
 

crazyups

Professional
Double career slam is a no brainer. Plus, it's the next slam so he has the momentum, then the go ahead slam at the French would be sweet.
 
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Start da Game

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Ummmmm - wasn’t too far off the last 2 years - particularly 2018....
i had him as one of the favourites this year at the wimby before the tournament despite the fact that he moves worst on grass of all the surfaces.........he was very close last year and should have sealed it..........i think he blew it just like fed this year blew his last chance, fed's was even worse greatest blow up lol..........i don't see him pushing his knees too much for another wimbledon........
 
only in your world, for players it's the most prestigious slam
Because they succumb to British hype, as tennis fans do.

Besides, not all players consider it the greatest. Not all consider a surface which cows eat to be morally/texturally/spiritually superior.
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
I want him to break Rosewall's record of oldest slam winner at 37 and 2 months: probably at RG in 2024, when he'll just be 38.

But that's picky.
 

Pantera

Banned
RG is not in the poll because Nadal in RG already became the greatest player ever in a single slam.

I always thought AO should be the obvious choice, but it looks like he just can't win another title there no matter what. A third Wimbledon would also be great to win after the heartbreaking loss in 2018 semifinal. But now I also realized that Nadal is one win away from equaling most USO titles in the open era. Just imagine how MAD the haters will become if Nadal will win a fifth USO title. :D

(by the way, Nadal is now definitely an all time great in USO, doesn't matter if haters like it or not)
Out of the choices i voted a 5th USO as to be leader of 2 of 4 Majors would be unreal.

However i do think getting a 20th Major would be perfect if done at FO. He got an extra trophy when he won it a 10th time...i just think it would be fitting he does it at FO.

However i wont be complaining if he gets the AO in january...which i do think is the best run Major now
 

zep

Hall of Fame
1. Wimbledon. It would give him 3 slams on each surface, that's a huge deal. Plus he would enter the elite club of Wimbledon legends.
2. AO. he has had many heartbreaks and it would be a sweet redemption, plus 2 titles at each slam.
3. USO. He is already a USO legend. A 5th would make him a joint leader.
 
That's why I said AND have multiple slams at all the majors.
Nope, you were saying he needs to win AO to have multiple slams on all surfaces.

Maybe you didn't want to say it that way but you phrased it wrongly. You didn't emphasize it. You should have stated multiple slams at all the majors first.
 

victorcruz

Hall of Fame
I'll be honest, I can't see him winning 2 straight USOs. He was on fumes at the end of the Shwartzman match and obviously the final against Med. Plus, USO draw will be brutal for him next year, they always give the defending champ a difficult draw. Last year Nadal's was difficult, this year Djoko's was.

AO would be great but let's be real, Djokovic could literally also get a double career slam a few months later at the FO. It would be nice if they had some wink wink agreement to let the other through assuming they meet in the final (Rafa first, WINK WINK).

A 3rd Wimby would be fantastic, 2010 was so long ago.
 

The Blond Blur

Hall of Fame
Nope, you were saying he needs to win AO to have multiple slams on all surfaces.

Maybe you didn't want to say it that way but you phrased it wrongly. You didn't emphasize it. You should have stated multiple slams at all the majors first.
....Dude I said he already shares the record with Wilander.
 

The Blond Blur

Hall of Fame
Yes, you contradicted yourself there.
I wrote "If he gets a 2nd AO he would be the only man in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces (CURRENTLY SHARES THIS RECORD WITH WILANDER) and multiple slams at every major."

Currently shares means he already has the record with someone else that's not a contridiction...You're the only one here who didn't understand what I wrote :whistle:
 
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I wrote "If he gets a 2nd AO he would be the only man in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces (CURRENTLY SHARES THIS RECORD WITH WILANDER) and multiple slams at every major."

Currently shares means he already has the record with someone esle that's not a contridiction...You're the only one here who didn't understand what I wrote :whistle:
Perhaps you believe that because I'm the only one who READ what you wrote...

You didn't make yourself clear enough.
 

The Blond Blur

Hall of Fame
Perhaps you believe that because I'm the only one who READ what you wrote...

You didn't make yourself clear enough.
LOL how is that not clear? I said if he wins the 2020 AO he will be the only man in the open era with multiple slams on all surfaces (a record he currently shares with Wilander) AND multiple slams at all the mjors. He already has one record. The way "and" was used in my post means in addition to meaning he will gain another record. You literally can't be any more clear than that.
 
LOL how is that not clear? I said if he wins the 2020 AO he will be the only man in the open era with multiple slams on all surfaces (a record he currently shares with Wilander) AND multiple slams at all the mjors. He already has one record. The way "and" was used in my post means in addition to meaning he will gain another record. You literally can't be any more clear than that.
Why would you even connect those two things in the same sentence? You should start with the unrealized goal, THEN with the already achieved. It's basic writing logic.
 

The Blond Blur

Hall of Fame
Why would you even connect those two things in the same sentence? You should start with the unrealized goal, THEN with the already achieved. It's basic writing logic.
I connected them because they are relevant. Nadal and Wilander are currently the only men in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces. So, you start from the shared record and then build from there to the currently unrealized new record. It only makes logical sense to go from there. You just read it wrong and I corrected you. It's not a big deal.
 

DSH

Legend
I'll be honest, I can't see him winning 2 straight USOs. He was on fumes at the end of the Shwartzman match and obviously the final against Med. Plus, USO draw will be brutal for him next year, they always give the defending champ a difficult draw. Last year Nadal's was difficult, this year Djoko's was.

AO would be great but let's be real, Djokovic could literally also get a double career slam a few months later at the FO. It would be nice if they had some wink wink agreement to let the other through assuming they meet in the final (Rafa first, WINK WINK).

A 3rd Wimby would be fantastic, 2010 was so long ago.
Nadal is more likely to win his second AO than Djokovic to win his second RG.
:)
 
I connected them because they are relevant. Nadal and Wilander are currently the only men in the Open Era to have multiple slams on all surfaces. So, you start from the shared record and then build from there to the currently unrealized new record. It only makes logical sense to go from there. You just read it wrong and I corrected you. It's not a big deal.
Never said it was a big deal.

Everyone makes mistakes. Get over it.
 
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