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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Incredible for Rafa to do this in the last 6 months on HC.....Not far off 34....

Nole is the man at the moment but Rafa is not going anywhere anytime some...

I keep doubting Rafa (I am glass half full type) and yet here he is - clearly second best player in the world on HC and nearly 34 - damn I am glad to be wrong in these moments!
 
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My boy is still slaying :D zero complaints. In 07 if you told me I'd still even get to see new Rafa matches in 2020 I'd be happy. But this? Come on!

:D what flavor?



God is good :notworthy:
Damn bro.... you’re making me hungry for hot wings. Stop!!!!
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Good runs, but did not face DJokovic or Federer.
Still way more impressive than any of us would have expected from him just a few years ago when he was losing to anyone and everyone off clay.

He's basically in the same position Fed was at the same age. He can't beat the top guy but he's done wonders to reinvent himself and dominate everyone else.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Still way more impressive than any of us would have expected from him just a few years ago when he was losing to anyone and everyone off clay.

He's basically in the same position Fed was at the same age. He can't beat the top guy but he's done wonders to reinvent himself and dominate everyone else.
The quality of Tsonga, Berdych, Ferrer, Delpo, Murray and Stan >>>>>>>> Thiem, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Fognini, Isner, Agut.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
The quality of Tsonga, Berdych, Ferrer, Delpo, Murray and Stan >>>>>>>> Thiem, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Fognini, Isner, Agut.
We can still be impressed with what Ralph is doing without turning it into a GOAT debate.

Think back to 2015-16 and ask yourself if he would still be able to win hard court slams & masters even with cupcake draws at age 33. The answer would either be "no" or "probably retired by then."
 

clout

Hall of Fame
Still way more impressive than any of us would have expected from him just a few years ago when he was losing to anyone and everyone off clay.

He's basically in the same position Fed was at the same age. He can't beat the top guy but he's done wonders to reinvent himself and dominate everyone else.
He was losing to everyone ON clay as well back in 2015. Rafa’s late career resurgence post-2017 is something none of us would’ve ever saw coming
 
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Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
Good runs, but did not face DJokovic or Federer.
So? I am so tired of all these lame excuses...like if anyone had to beat Djokovic or Federer on HC for his results to be validated on this particular surface! Like give me a break! Try to hold your composure for more than one consecutive tournament (let alone 4 in a row) i wanna see you trying...then if you can do what Nadal did (facing Fedovic or not) - then i'll give you a credit you deserve - until then...
 
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