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Decline of the 'RAFA'?

Federer came the closest he has been ever last french open in beating Federer, He then actually beat him on Clay as well. Nadal got a very easy field at Wimbledon and then the real decline of Nadal. Is Nadal going to be the next Hewitt or Roddick who amazed everyone when they first came but could not change the game with the times unlike Federer or Sampras
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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

Earlier in the year Fed was in decline and now it's Nadal.

Yes, they will decline eventually and surprise they might even retire as well.

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Ah, the joys of bandwagoning.

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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

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Federer beating Federer? Interesting.

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Earlier in the year Fed was in decline and now it's Nadal.

Yes, they will decline eventually and surprise they might even retire as well.
they will be hitting balls in the challenger tour by may 2008
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Ah, the joys of bandwagoning.
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Federer beating Federer? Interesting.
maybe he means in virtua tennis 3 or in another tennis video game
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Federer came the closest he has been ever last french open in beating Federer, He then actually beat him on Clay as well. Nadal got a very easy field at Wimbledon and then the real decline of Nadal. Is Nadal going to be the next Hewitt or Roddick who amazed everyone when they first came but could not change the game with the times unlike Federer or Sampras
Please Nadal always sucks at the end of the year, 2005 was the only exception. He will be back to his old dominating self at the beginning of the year!

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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

Now we only need a "Who will roast Nadal in Paris" thread to complete the hysteria from one loss.

(Sorry Rogiman, but that thread does live a bit in infamy)
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Please Nadal always sucks at the end of the year, 2005 was the only exception. He will be back to his old dominating self at the beginning of the year!
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Now we only need a "Who will roast Nadal in Paris" thread to complete the hysteria from one loss.

(Sorry Rogiman, but that thread does live a bit in infamy)
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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

another premature thread...
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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

expected thread indeed

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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

I don't like Nadal but it's being presumptuous to say that he is declining. It's just one loss.
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Re: Decline of the 'RAFA'?

He had a rough day at the office, that's all. Lots of players have horrible losses, and they come out just fine. Sampras lost to George What's-his-name at Wimby in 2002. Guess what he ended up doing later in the year?

Bad day for Rafa, yeah, but a little bit too soon to ring the death knell.
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