Nadal is so epic :)

Winner

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The last point vs Djokovic.
I mean, that's why Nadal v Djokovic is probably the most entertaining matchup of all time. You start to think 'what the hell are those two doing?' while watching that point unfold. That's not tennis anymore, that's a new sport.
 
Novak is better in coming back from behind IMO. However Nadal on clay provides a certainty of results that none else can.
Novak's slightly better in very close matches I think but Rafa has a more consistent level whereas Novak's more up and down with higher his and lower los in this department . (Amazing MP save/5 set record but also DF'd on MP a couple times/botched overheads ) All this is relative cuz both are amazing clutch "when the chips are down" players.
 

Hitman

Legend
When the chips are down there is no-one better.
I would disagree with that. Nadal's poor record of coming back from 0-2 sets down, the fact the last time he did it was back in 2007 doesn't show me that he is the best when the chips are down.

I will say that Nadal has a legendary fighting spirit, which transcends into all sports. But the chips are down cannot just be making it out of tight moments...I would actually say that the best way to describe that would be that he is one of the greatest ever when his back is against the wall, he becomes more aggressive. So tight moments, yes, but overall when the chips are down, I will say no...and that poor record of recovering from 0-2 sets down shows that.
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
I would disagree with that. Nadal's poor record of coming back from 0-2 sets down, the fact the last time he did it was back in 2007 doesn't show me that he is the best when the chips are down.

I will say that Nadal has a legendary fighting spirit, which transcends into all sports. But the chips are down cannot just be making it out of tight moments...I would actually say that the best way to describe that would be that he is one of the greatest ever when his back is against the wall, he becomes more aggressive. So tight moments, yes, but overall when the chips are down, I will say no...and that poor record of recovering from 0-2 sets down shows that.
Fair enough but I'd take him over his rivals for exactly that very heart and fighting spirit. When your back is up against the wall they are exactly the qualities I look for.
 

Hitman

Legend
Fair enough but I'd take him over his rivals for exactly that very heart and fighting spirit. When your back is up against the wall they are exactly the qualities I look for.
When his back is against the wall, yes, he is one of the greatest the sport has ever seen...that cannot be denied.
 

merwy

Legend
Seems to all be forehand winners, almost all of them down the line. Kind of boring seeing the same shot 125 times in a row.
 
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