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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Well Nadal made it a easy Match up for him And Nadal was the one who made Djokovic look like a Mental Giant in 2011 and Now Nadal made Djokovic Mentally weak player.
    Have you looked at Nadal's clay competition? Which clay court specialist did Nadal beat to win any of his 9 RG titles? If Nadal was playing in the 90s clay era which had many great clay courters, he wouldn't have won 9 french opens and that is a fact.
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    How many do you reckon Nadal would have won if he didn't have his injury?
    Well I think he would have won 2009 Wimbledon as he he was slowly dissecting Federer remember 2007 Wimbledon final in the 4th set leading 4-1 he got injured and then had 2 break points in the 5th we he choked away. If he was Healthy he would won 2008 US Open and 2009 and Bloody Australia 2014 this year:mad: So many bloody opportunities gone down the drain due to injuries.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Have you looked at Nadal's clay competition? Which clay court specialist did Nadal beat to win any of his 9 RG titles? If Nadal was playing in the 90s clay era which had many great clay courters, he wouldn't have won 9 french opens and that is a fact.
    Probably because he'd be 5 years old.
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    How many do you reckon Nadal would have won if he didn't have his injury?
    At least 20 I think. But it's kind of the wrong perspective to take. With the way he played injury was inevitable. He won by destroying his body. Similar to Dwayne wade.


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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Have you looked at Nadal's clay competition? Which clay court specialist did Nadal beat to win any of his 9 RG titles? If Nadal was playing in the 90s clay era which had many great clay courters, he wouldn't have won 9 french opens and that is a fact.
    Well He combated Federer and Novak 2 of the best players apart from Nadal in the last Decade. His like 11 or 12-0 Against them. But who did Federer Face for his slams? Safin, Hewitt, Roddick mental pigeon
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Well He combated Federer and Novak 2 of the best players apart from Nadal in the last Decade. His like 11 or 12-0 Against them. But who did Federer Face for his slams? Safin, Hewitt, Roddick mental pigeon
    Safin at his brief peak was a better player than Murray ever was and in my (probably controversial) opinion a better fast court player than nadal ever was.


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    (Original post by MJ1012)
    Probably because he'd be 5 years old.
    Nadals 9 French Opens should be the most celebrated Stat in Tennis.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadals 9 French Opens should be the most celebrated Stat in Tennis.
    By far the most incredible stat in tennis is that there has been a 138 game set.


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    (Original post by LightBlueSoldier)
    Safin at his brief peak was a better player than Murray ever was and in my (probably controversial) opinion a better fast court player than nadal ever was.


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    Nadal has beaten Federer 2008 Wimbledon. Beat Novak at 2008 Bejing Fast courts. lets not talk about 2 US Open Victories over Novak Djokovic. By the way Novak is 64-4 since his US Open loss.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal has beaten Federer 2008 Wimbledon. Beat Novak at 2008 Bejing Fast courts. lets not talk about 2 US Open Victories over Novak Djokovic. By the way Novak is 64-4 since his US Open loss.
    How does that relate to Safin?


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    (Original post by LightBlueSoldier)
    By far the most incredible stat in tennis is that there has been a 138 game set.


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    Nadal himself has been part of my many long marathons. Longest 4 set match. Longest 3 set match with tie breaker. Longest Australian Open Semi and Longest Australian Open Final.
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    Ridiculous how few times Jordan is being mentioned. He is pretty much the consensus GOAT in basketball unlike Pele/Maradona/Messi in football or Ali in boxing, while also having a massive global impact. He made basketball far more popular in the 90s around the world, and is right up there with any sportsman mentioned here. Lol at James even coming close.

    I get why people are saying Federer, but Nadal rapes him in H2H while having only 3 less slams and 5 years younger. You can say that Nadal only dominates one slam, but he is the only player to win at least 2 slams on every surface type. Federer only won RG because Nadal was injured, and has NEVER beaten Nadal in RG while Nadal beat prime Federer in AO and Wimbledon.

    Ali wins it for overall impact, but in terms of domination of his sport AND impact, it is Jordan IMO.
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    (Original post by LightBlueSoldier)
    How does that relate to Safin?


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    What has Safin Done on fast Courts? 1 US Open? Roddick won 1 US Open.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal himself has been part of my many long marathons. Longest 4 set match. Longest 3 set match with tie breaker. Longest Australian Open Semi and Longest Australian Open Final.
    Put it this way: the three longest matches of nadals career combined had fewer sets that that one match iirc.


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    (Original post by ubi1)
    What has Safin Done on fast Courts? 1 US Open? Roddick won 1 US Open.:rolleyes:
    So Safin was inconsistent. But at his peak he was a truly exceptional player. That 2005 Australian semi between him and federer remains the highest quality match I've ever seen.


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    (Original post by Xotol)
    Ridiculous how few times Jordan is being mentioned. He is pretty much the consensus GOAT in basketball unlike Pele/Maradona/Messi in football or Ali in boxing, while also having a massive global impact. He made basketball far more popular in the 90s around the world, and is right up there with any sportsman mentioned here. Lol at James even coming close.

    I get why people are saying Federer, but Nadal rapes him in H2H while having only 3 less slams and 5 years younger. You can say that Nadal only dominates one slam, but he is the only player to win at least 2 slams on every surface type. Federer only won RG because Nadal was injured, and has NEVER beaten Nadal in RG while Nadal beat prime Federer in AO and Wimbledon.

    Ali wins it for overall impact, but in terms of domination of his sport AND impact, it is Jordan IMO.
    3rd for me behind woods and bolt. But then I was only 9 in 1998 so maybe I never got his full measure.


    The big thing that the footballers have going for them is that it is by far the most popular and competitive sport in the world. It's much more difficult to reach the top.


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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Well He combated Federer and Novak 2 of the best players apart from Nadal in the last Decade. His like 11 or 12-0 Against them. But who did Federer Face for his slams? Safin, Hewitt, Roddick mental pigeon
    Federer and Djokovic are not clay court specialists whereas Hewitt and Roddick were grass court specialists who Federer defeated on the grass at Wimbledon. Two of Nadal's best years had joke competition.

    2010- Federer declining, pre-Lendl Murray and Djokovic whose serve was a mess and registered his first top ten win of the season against Federer in US Open Sfs before facing Nadal who got Youzhny in the SFs. Very tough even got his biggest fanboy in the Wimbledon final who took out his two biggest challengers on his way to the final.

    2013- Federer old and injured, Murray injured and Nole being a mental mess. Not to mention another cake US Open draw and an amateur net mistake by Djokovic which helped Nadal to come back in the match. If the competition was really tough Nadal wouldn't have come back from a 7 month injury to dominate in a manner that he did unless if he faked his injury which wouldn't surprise me.
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    (Original post by LightBlueSoldier)
    Put it this way: the three longest matches of nadals career combined had fewer sets that that one match iirc.


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    5 hours match Against Coria in 2005 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(6)
    5 hours Against Federer in 2006 6–7(0–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
    5 Hours Against Verdasco in 2009 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-2) 6-7

    6 Hours Against Novak in 2012 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
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    (Original post by LightBlueSoldier)
    So Safin was inconsistent. But at his peak he was a truly exceptional player. That 2005 Australian semi between him and federer remains the highest quality match I've ever seen.


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    Fed choked he had like few match points but didn't convert them. Safin Played great that tournament but that's not a fast surface it was a medium paced surface.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal has beaten Federer 2008 Wimbledon. Beat Novak at 2008 Bejing Fast courts. lets not talk about 2 US Open Victories over Novak Djokovic. By the way Novak is 64-4 since his US Open loss.
    US Open isn't even fast anymore. It's medium.
 
 
 
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