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2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 1 11.11%
2007 1 11.11%
2008 3 33.33%
2009 0 0%
2010 2 22.22%
2011 1 11.11%
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

(He's lighter now than 2007/2008, and that's helped his quickness. Maybe when he was 16, before he put on muscles he was just as quick or quicker, but in 2011 he has the combination of extreme quickness AND better power than ever. How do you rate each year of Rafa athletically?)
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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

(What if I make a Djokovic thread here? That ok?)
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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

It is the shittiest version since a long time. so no.

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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

mid2008 to mid 2009 was the best.
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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

I think Nadal was most athletic in 2006/2007
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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

2005. Never been quite as fast since the injury that ruled him out of the 2006 A.O.

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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

Not even remotely. His overall movement isn't anywhere CLOSE to where it was when he was young. He's also lost muscle mass so to say he's stronger, is incorrect.
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Re: 2011 Rafa is the most athletic version of Rafa ever

no, 2004-2008 (when not injured for a while) he was definitely moving faster. Less weight probably helps against his knee injuries though,
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