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POLL: Agassi (1999) vs Nadal (2008) who wins?

On hardcourt, grass, and clay.

Both men (well Nadal up to now) in their best year.

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Re: POLL: Agassi (1999) vs Nadal (2008) who wins?

Clay: Nadal, Hard:Agassi Grass:too close.
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Re: POLL: Agassi (1999) vs Nadal (2008) who wins?

on fast hard courts (cincy like) and indoors = Agassi

on all the rest = Nadal

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I'd agree with Seb. I think Nadal would win pretty much all the time on clay and grass, Agassi all the time on fast hardcourts, and they'd split slow hardcourt victories.

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Clay: Nadal, Hard:Agassi Grass:too close.

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comparing them on grass is as hypothetical as it goes.

we dont even know which grass? not to mention that in 99 nobody played like nadal on that surface.
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comparing them on grass is as hypothetical as it goes.

we dont even know which grass? not to mention that in 99 nobody played like nadal on that surface.
It isn't- Put Agassi's 90s opponents in his success on grass on the current grass and they'd still be making it to the business end of Wimbledon.

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comparing them on grass is as hypothetical as it goes.

we dont even know which grass? not to mention that in 99 nobody played like nadal on that surface.
They did meet once on the surface though, and Nadal won easily, Agassi was past his prime, but did make a US Open final the year before, so it's not totally irrelevant.

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Agassi hasnt had the same movement he did in the 90s verse when he played Nadal at Wimbledon in 2006. Andre wasn't playing well at all that season, so I wouldn't look at it seriously.

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They did meet once on the surface though, and Nadal won easily, Agassi was past his prime, but did make a US Open final the year before, so it's not totally irrelevant.
They actually played twice, once in 2005, and again in 2006 and Nadal won them both. But, Andre was already 34 and 35 years old. Hardly a comparison to 99 when he was still in his 20's, but barely.
Also, once was on grass and once on HCs, but not sure which year was which surface.

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They actually played twice, once in 2005, and again in 2006 and Nadal won them both. But, Andre was already 34 and 35 years old. Hardly a comparison to 99 when he was still in his 20's, but barely.
Also, once was on grass and once on HCs, but not sure which year was which surface.
I was replying to your comment that their match up on grass was a totally hypothetical one, and I pointed out that we do have SOME basis for a guess, they met once on THIS surface... grass (3rd round of Wimbledon 06), where Nadal won easily. Of course Agassi wasn't at his peak, but he was still playing well at that age, and of course we need to consider the fact that Nadal is a lot better on grass now than he was in 06. Their other meeting was in the finals of Montreal 05 where they had a tough match won by Nadal. Agassi was in good form that season so it's reason to believe that Nadal would be able to win many of their encounters on slower hard courts, but I would still favour Agassi on the faster ones.

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Re: POLL: Agassi (1999) vs Nadal (2008) who wins?

By surface it should be obvious. Clay and grass it's Nadal, outdoor and indoor hard and carpet it's Agassi.

Nobody should get ahead of theseves beause of Nadal's Toronto title. He didn't face any tough match-ups and it's still only his 3rd TMS on outdoor hard. Agassi won 4 AO and 5 Miami titles so he's still the king of slow hard courts.
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Re: POLL: Agassi (1999) vs Nadal (2008) who wins?

Rafa in all courts but some more closed on hard courts, although for his mental strength I'd give the edge over Nadal.
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