Nadal interview after indian wells win over fed

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Nitish, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. wy2sl0

    wy2sl0 Hall of Fame

    Jan 22, 2010
    The cold hard truth is a bit of above, and a bit of below.

    Nadal's style of play is frankly very ugly. With the background and history tennis has as a sport of elegance, it is difficult for anyone to mention Nadal in the same sentence as GOAT.

    I am not in belief Nadal is in contention yet, but the seed has been planted. We will see if Nadal can continue to water it until he retires, and how big the tree gets.
  2. Mike Sams

    Mike Sams Legend

    Sep 2, 2011
    Tennis has changed. It's a much more physical and grueling sport now. I don't see that as necessarily being a bad thing. Maybe more exciting.
  3. canuckfan

    canuckfan Semi-Pro

    Apr 26, 2007
    You're right on the mark, bobby. But you make far to much logical sense for the ignorant fans to believe you. They are happy to invent their own "ranking" system and use it to validate their fanhood. Nadal has a chance to keep building his career, and he is already a hall of famer and a legend on clay. But to make a claim as the greatest ever at this stage -- nonsense.
  4. hawk eye

    hawk eye Hall of Fame

    Feb 2, 2010
    It should bug you, then.
    If Nadal wasn't so much in awe of Fed the H2H would probably be 27-2 or something like that..
  5. ultradr

    ultradr Legend

    Oct 16, 2006
    Ha ha ha. That's a good one.

    Seriously, however, his demeanor on court hardly show any awe of Federer.
    He walks, hits, gazes like a superior against Federer.

    I think it is rather easy for him to beat Federer. He is merley professional
    commenting on a fellow pro Federer who achieved a lot.
  6. Povl Carstensen

    Povl Carstensen Legend

    Jun 14, 2004
    Well last year it was Federer who twosetted Nadal in the same tournament.
  7. netlets

    netlets Rookie

    Jan 28, 2010
    Madison, CT
    Exactly. He plays way below his best against Nadal over and over again. I give credit to Nadal for putting him in that state, but without the clay head to head it wouldn't be the case. The clay match ups created this trance for Fed and he let it carry over to occasional loses on other surfaces. If there were more fast surfaces out there like indoor, Fed never would have feared Rafa. (see O2 bludgeonings) In fact, I think Fed is just as dominant on a fast court as Rafa is on clay. Problem is there aren't any fast surfaces anymore aside from the O2 championships.

    Not counting last match either...Fed couldn't move.
  8. m2nk2

    m2nk2 Hall of Fame

    Jan 31, 2013
    By saying that Fed is the GOAT is just Nadals way of saying that he's the GOAT since he beats Fed, no?
  9. Nitish

    Nitish Professional

    Jan 5, 2013
    He clearly says he is not better than federer
    And if I think I am better than him because I beat him, I think, 19 against 10, I will be very stupid and very arrogant. I think this is not the case.
  10. wy2sl0

    wy2sl0 Hall of Fame

    Jan 22, 2010
    I don't think it is entirely accurate to say Federer would win everything if he was tougher mentally. I do think he has a serious block, however I would argue that earlier in his career the losses to Nadal may have been from that, I do believe that now he just cannot keep the pace with Nadal. Nadal is physically superior in every way to Roger, so he knows he can't trade blows for 5 sets.

    Definitely the head to head in majors should be even or in Rogers favour (outside of RG) however I don't believe it would be reversed had Federer not been mentally compromised. I do believe it would be right around even.

    People need to remember that 19-10 or whatever really isn't that terrible.

    4 matches out of 29 change and suddenly it is 15-14....that is nothing.
  11. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    Ah! THAT'S it??

    The tennis world appreciates your genius and insight.

  12. PureTennis

    PureTennis Guest

    Good point. The H2H could very well be 18-14 or close to that if Nadal hadn't avoided Wimbly, the summer hard court season and the WTF (essentially avoiding an inspired and in-form Federer on his best surfaces . Federer looked very confidant against Nadal at Indian Wells 2012).

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