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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Nadal/Kafelnikov

I have a discusion in other forum.
So I will ask here who has better achievements?(be objective without your feelings)

For me Nadal by far

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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

Nadal 3 GS and No. 2
Kafelnikov 2 GS, 4 GS doubles and No. 1

Kafelnikov was one of my favourite players but I have to say Nadal is the better player.

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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

No REAL comparison possible. Different players, different times.

The disclaimers already posted, I'd say Rafa has a lot more possibilities in him for the future.

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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

3(+) > 2
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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

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No REAL comparison possible. Different players, different times.

The disclaimers already posted, I'd say Rafa has a lot more possibilities in him for the future.

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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

if Nadal's career ended today, it would be a lot tougher to pick him.

But given that it will continue, I would guess and say that Nadal is going to have the better career between the two, even though I always thought Kafelnikov was great
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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

most worthless thread ever?

Why don't we just compare Diego Hartfield and Richard Krajicek? Why not John Isner and Thomas Muster?
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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

Kafelnikov was more complete player.
He had everything.Good serve, great backhand, lovely touch at the net.
He got 2 GS, I think that he could have more if he played more consistntly.
The problem is that I think that competition in the 90's was much tougher than nowadays. I mean, Roger is maybe the best player ever, but it is only Roger. Now here is the new breeze with Faker, Gasquet .....
In the 90's there were Sampras, Goran who's got AK 47's number almost all the time, Agassi , Krajicek , Chang, Stich and Becker were still active.
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Re: Nadal/Kafelnikov

It's not a bad question. I really liked Kafel and I don't like Nadal too much, but trying to be objective, throughout his whole career Kafelnikov achieved more. Of course we can discuss if his times were more difficult or Nadal's times are (and I think at the Kafelnikov's era it was more difficult to grab the important spots).

Also mind that the Russian won the slams in doubles, which isn't easy at all, and the slams he won were on different surfaces.

Kafelnikov is a better poker player, Nadal is probably a better playstation player .

Next year my answer to this question may be different. Or may be not, if guys like Djokovic and Tsonga keep developing.

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Kafelnikov is a better poker player
Not quite sure about this one, Kafel is not exactly a poker master...

Tennis-wise, Rafa is waaay ahead of Kafel...
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Not quite sure about this one, Kafel is not exactly a poker master...

Tennis-wise, Rafa is waaay ahead of Kafel...
Not as good as Patrik hey?

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Not as good as Patrik hey?
Kafel is a poker journeyman, Patrik is the poker GOAT

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Tennis-wise, Rafa is waaay ahead of Kafel...


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