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Why can't Nadal be beaten on clay?

Obviously Nadal is amazing on clay but he has been beaten before, Federer should have beaten him in Rome and he's bagelled him before, so he's not indestructible. Anyone mind giving me a few points why he can't be beaten?
Is it his speed, topspin forehands or determination? Other players have those yet they never use them against piggy.
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Cause he is very good on clay? You go aggressive you get everything back, you go passive, he kills you with his forehand, backhand that is not so dangerous but doesn't miss and it is usually very accurate, and very well timed drop shots of both wings.

I don't like Nadal.
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There is more to winning than beating your opponent. You must have the will of a warrior. Nadal has the will of the warrior. Federer, though, has the will of a housewife or, at best, a schoolmarm.
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Re: Why can't Nadal be beaten on clay?

In 05 and 06 he had alot close matches but was always just too good mentally, more than anything. In the last two years he has just gone so far beyond everybody on clay, maybe ever. That's why he always wins.

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Federer should have beaten him in Rome and he's bagelled him before

That win in Hamburg for Roger, was about as legitimate as the the win Ferrero had in Rome.
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Obviously Nadal is amazing on clay but he has been beaten before, Federer should have beaten him in Rome and he's bagelled him before, so he's not indestructible. Anyone mind giving me a few points why he can't be beaten?
Is it his speed, topspin forehands or determination? Other players have those yet they never use them against piggy.
clueless post and a wasted thread.
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clueless post and a wasted thread.
Yeah, CD, I hate it when I see a bunch of wasted threads, too.
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There was a fairly recent thread on this, I can't remember who started it...I think it was Elessar, apologies if I'm wrong
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Yeah, CD, I hate it when I see a bunch of wasted threads, too.
agreed. total waste. if he doesnt know what makes the Clay Monster special on clay by now, he never will. i can take a horse to the water but i cant make him drink it.

some threads are total waste like the one about "Fed`s physique". what a waste.
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only way to beat Nadal on clay is when Nadal is in fatigue or has a very very very nasty blister on his foot.
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Obviously Nadal is amazing on clay but he has been beaten before, Federer should have beaten him in Rome and he's bagelled him before, so he's not indestructible.

Oh, really?
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