Nadal slam career... Clay and other surfaces...

Im saying exactly that.

Everyone knows his best years were pre 2010.

Just because he won important tournaments after then, doesnt mean he was still the best version of himself.

Go look at videos from 2006 and compare with 2011 if you dont believe me.
So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
 
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NAS

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So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
Of course don't you know, those losses were high quality losses while three slam loss were to inferior players
 

NAS

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So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
Tour was weaker, learn the answer and move on
 

DjokoLand

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So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
2010-2011 Nadal was the best one for me. His 2010 season was insane and bar Djokovic hitting his absolute peak 2011 would of been better.
Nadal lost 7 finals to Djokovic in 2011 if Djokovic wasn’t around he clears up including AO2012.

We then would consider Nadal 2010-2013 as prime Nadal that owned the period
 

goldengate14

Professional
So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
Nadal may be goat as u say but he was nowhere near prime in 2011. Not even close.
 

DjokoLand

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Us2010 beats Us 2013 as well. Us 2010 Nadal was hitting his groundies as well as ever returning brilliantly and serving like Ivanisevic. some mix that.
Nadal certainly was at his best then. The serve was ridiculous and really showed how incredible it would be if you added A top serve to a elite baseliner.
2010 was the least worrying loss for Djokovic at the USO in his career. He hadn’t reached his elite level and that Nadal was simply a better player
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
Nadal is primarily clay court specialist with very high (but occasional) ceiling on hard/Grass court. He was never consistent force outside of clay.
 

NAS

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Yes, just 5 straight Wimbledon finals and going deep in most HC tournaments, no biggie!! Ah, the heavy load of a keyboard warrior :giggle:
Are you like other Rafa fans who don't count 2011,2012,2013,2017,2018 and 2019 non prime years for Rafa?
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Are you like other Rafa fans who don't count 2011,2012,2013,2017,2018 and 2019 non prime years for Rafa?
What do they have to do with what I said and his statement being wrong? How many players made 5 Wimbledon finals and 2 semis and have 4 US Opens?
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
So the version which was losing in Slams to Blake, Youzhny, Gonzalez, Muller etc was better than the 2011-12 version which made 5 Slam finals in a row and was losing only to Djokovic, the goat in his prime form?
Sorry, but Nadal already dealt with the goat in his prime form, around 2006-09.
 
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