Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mediterranean Coast
Re: How many titles will Rafa win in 2008 after Cincy this year?
I think that people forget several basic statistics about Nadal and start talking too much BS. Let's see, because it's plain and simple:
Clay/Grass Season, Nadal best surfaces: absolute dominance from Nadal, winning all the tournaments, 2 GS + 2 AMS + Barcelona + Queens, winning streak, etc, etc, all that we already know.
Hard Season, Nadal worst surface by far (especially summer HC season): well, what do we have here? The fact is that Nadal is the best player (tied with Murray) during this part of the season, he is who has gained more points being his worst surface and being tired. He has achieved a W and a SF. On the other hand we have Djokovic (the utter GOAT of this sport) who has achieved QF and F in his best surface (that's what I call to dominate the surface, superb domination, isn't it?)
During the 2008 season Nadal's results have been 7 titles, 2 finals, 2 S/F an his "worst" result, the Q/F in Dubai.
What I am trying to say? I'm saying that in this forums people think (or want to believe) that Nadal isn't gonna win more titles this year because of his loss in S/F in his worst tournament of the whole year, after 32-winning-streak in 3 surfaces, 5 consecutive titles, the number #1 spot after 158 weeks of #2, the RG-Wimbly back to back and his dominance in the whole 2008 season that is reflected in the nearly 400 points over the second in the ATP race.
Nadal is gonna win, at least, 2 more tournaments, and will reach S/F in the others without too much touble.
PS: Nadal is the best player of 2008 by far, even if he decides to rest from now til' the AO 2009 (just an example, obviously)
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