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A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

Why wouldn't Federer feed Nadal exclusively with slow-paced deep balls, sharply angled from time to time, but never hitting the ball hardly? Then Nadal would have to make all of the game and he has much problems to 'kill the ball', and he would probably start to make more mistakes/tire down. Federer should also make Nadal to run a lot and expecialy make sure Nadal hits a lot of jumping two-handed backhands - Nadal would become more and more tired it would be more and more easy for Fed to close out the match. But he should continue playing patiently this same way every game of the match, however long the match would be, because Nadal feeds on tempo and fired-up opponent and instantly comes to life when the other guy livens up! In Federer's only win against Nadal on clay, Hamburg 2007, Federer aplied similar strategy!
Of course this has little to do with other surfaces? but who knows, maybe it would work on them to

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You fedtards have completely lost it.
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Re: A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

Some good points, as usual, DDrago
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There is no way for Federer to beat Nadal on clay nowadays I'm afraid, the sooner you realise this the better
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Gee, if Fed defends Rafa will kill him with his forehand.
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Why wouldn't Federer feed Nadal exclusively with slow-paced deep balls, sharply angled from time to time, but never hitting the ball hardly? Then Nadal would have to make all of the game and he has much problems to 'kill the ball', and he would probably start to make more mistakes/tire down. Federer should also make Nadal to run a lot and expecialy make sure Nadal hits a lot of jumping two-handed backhands - Nadal would become more and more tired it would be more and more easy for Fed to close out the match. But he should continue playing patiently this same way every game of the match, however long the match would be, because Nadal feeds on tempo and fired-up opponent and instantly comes to life when the other guy livens up! In Federer's only win against Nadal on clay, Hamburg 2007, Federer aplied similar strategy!
Of course this has little to do with other surfaces? but who knows, maybe it would work on them to
Are you joking? In Federers win over Nadal at Hamburg the match only turned around early in the second set when Federer looked like thinking "%¤#% it, if nothing else works, at least I can hit a few winners", and basically started hitting winners from everywhere on the court. In fact, a common trend in their matches is that Federer only has the upper hand when he plays very aggressively and does it well. As soon as he becomes hesitant he loses - quickly!
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Re: A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

Do people really want to discuss clay right now?

Me, apart from a bit of attention to the post-Wimbledon season at events I quite like, I don't want to dwell on the dirt until next April.
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fed can only win on clay against nadal if he plays in a similar way to roddick does against fed.
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Let it go, man. Just...let it go.
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Re: A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

I dont think Federer will ever comprehensively beat Nadal on grass either

my bf won wimbledon - he is rafa nadal
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Holy shitballs. Federer simply can't do it man. I used to think up ways for Roddick to beat Federer too after awhile you just have to accept it, and root for other people to take him out. (Roddick however has been playing Federer the way he actually needs to the last couple matches so atleast he learned)

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Re: A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

You need to accept that it's just not going to happen if Nadal plays well. Federer has tired every trick in the book, Nadal is a complete claycourter, he can adjust to every strategy. Unless you play perfect, god like agressive tennis without making any erros, it just doesn't matter what you do.

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Re: A way for Federer to (comprehensively) beat Nadal on clay?

Or he could wait for Rafa to be struck by lightning. That might work too.
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