What does it feel like to have a 3-50 record against the Big 3?

Rosstour

Legend
Wow! So when did Nadal develop his current forehand? In that video, his forehand looks like any average random FH. At some point he made a drastic and extreme change to that stroke.
Probably when he hit puberty?

One thing I do notice in that video is no ball bouncing or butt picking. In fact he's in a hurry to start the point. Further proving that all the "OCD" crap is just that. Gamesmanship to rattle the opponent and disrupt his rhythm.
 
Probably when he hit puberty?

One thing I do notice in that video is no ball bouncing or butt picking. In fact he's in a hurry to start the point. Further proving that all the "OCD" crap is just that. Gamesmanship to rattle the opponent and disrupt his rhythm.
OCD, nervous or anxious behaviors, stereotypic behaviors, etc.. are not always present since birth. As a matter of fact, they are almost never present at birth but develop later in life. That said, it's all gamesmanship in his case. He could have come up with something better than picking his ass though.
 

Rosstour

Legend
OCD, nervous or anxious behaviors, stereotypic behaviors, etc.. are not always present since birth. As a matter of fact, they are almost never present at birth but develop later in life. That said, it's all gamesmanship in his case. He could have come up with something better than picking his ass though.
Au contraire, one's ass/ball sweat is the best way to put other males off their game.

We all knew/know a guy who will scratch/fondle his balls right before touching the remote/video game controller, bong, cigarette, or any other shared object. Takes a dump and doesn't wash his hands. It's a dominance thing--"you're going to taste my nether region and you won't say anything, and if you do, you won't be invited back". That's Rafa.
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
The guy has a beautiful backhand one of the best 1HBH, but his forehand was poor as the run of the mill top 200 player. No matter how good you are if you have a weakness like that the big 3 will make light work of you
 
Au contraire, one's ass/ball sweat is the best way to put other males off their game.

We all knew/know a guy who will scratch/fondle his balls right before touching the remote/video game controller, bong, cigarette, or any other shared object. Takes a dump and doesn't wash his hands. It's a dominance thing--"you're going to taste my nether region and you won't say anything, and if you do, you won't be invited back". That's Rafa.
good point, but it doesn't look all that great for him....
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Can you guess the “loser” that is a collective 1-33 vs the Murrdjokerer triumvirate? I’ll give you a hint: every time he dates/marries another beauty it is a day when this tune is highly appropriate:

 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Ferrer isn’t much better:
H2H
vs Fed 0-17
Vs Rafa 6-26
Vs Nole 5-16
Ferrer was a solid player that relied on speed, Stamina and being consistent which was good enough to beat anyone, but too beat the big 3 you need weapons and he has none.

It’s mad though if you think of say 2010-2012 the talented players like Tsonga, Berdych and Delpo check Ferrers record against them it’s the complete opposite
 

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
Ferrer was a solid player that relied on speed, Stamina and being consistent which was good enough to beat anyone, but too beat the big 3 you need weapons and he has none.

It’s mad though if you think of say 2010-2012 the talented players like Tsonga, Berdych and Delpo check Ferrers record against them it’s the complete opposite
So Borg?;)
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Lol and I’m pretty sure 4 of those wins vs. Djokovic came really early in his career too. I seriously don’t think I ever saw Ferrer even make the Big 3 break a sweat when it came down to it. He was a real pigeon in that sense.
Yeah a lot where early days. As I was saying above Ferrer’s record against the rest of the tour was immense the problem was thought he would make QF/SF of slams and was a walking bye for the big 3
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Lol and I’m pretty sure 4 of those wins vs. Djokovic came really early in his career too. I seriously don’t think I ever saw Ferrer even make the Big 3 break a sweat when it came down to it. He was a real pigeon in that sense.
Another crazy one is Tsonga vs Djokovic. Tsonga les the H2H 4-1 and it finished 17-6
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Ferrer isn’t much better:
H2H
vs Fed 0-17
Vs Rafa 6-26
Vs Nole 5-16
With the exception of their very first meeting at Stuttgart (clay not grass then) in 2004, all of Ferrer’s wins were M1K or higher with two at slams and an overall respectable 4-7 HC record. Surprisingly, they never played on grass.

The AO’11 upset was a bolt from the blue with Nadal looking very strong in his first four matches (zero sets lost) and the tennis talking heads calling for another HC slam for the AO’09/USO’10 champion. I suspect @sureshs had already posted congratulations for winning the title, thus jinxing any hope for Nadal. Ferrer was only carrying out our Big Fella’s orders.
 
Another moment of glory for Richard:

His forehand technique was more classic and a bit more powerful than his backhand. I wonder how it ended up becoming that monstruosity. It turned out to be his biggest weakness. Wonder how far he could've go with a decent forehand.
 
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