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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal proved to be the most dangerous player to serve against in 2008, topping three of the four returning categories in the year-end Ricoh ATP MatchFacts. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who compiled a circuit-best 82-11 record and eight titles, led the circuit in points won returning first serve, points won returning second serve and return games won. He also finished No. 3 in break points converted, behind Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian.
It marked the second straight season Nadal finished at No. 1 in points won returning on first serve, but he improved his standing in the other three – categories which his countryman David Ferrer had led in 2007. Nadal moved up one spot in return games won, three spots in second serve returns and made his entry into to Top 10 in break points converted.
Nadal also finished in the Top 10 in four of the six service game categories: No. 1 in second serve points won, No. 2 in first serve percentage, No. 4 in service games won and No. 5 in break points saved.
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Nadal on Clay
81 Number of consecutive clay-court matches Nadal won from April 2005 to May 2007, an all-time record.
151-5 Nadal’s record on clay since 2005, a 97.2 winning percentage.
177-15 Nadal’s career record on clay (a winning percentage of 92.1)
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There's a Nadal forum, go post this shit there.

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"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."-Pat Rafter silencing the Nadull fanboys
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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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man i have to save that pic, which is not something i usually do.

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But were his stats boosted from his many matches on clay where returning is easier? He is one of the best returners but is he the best?

Players performing at the highest level over a 52-week period since I started following tennis:

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There's a Nadal forum, go post this shit there.
You should like our ACC champion.

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Nooooo. He´s from Manacor....
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What it wasn't Roddick?

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You should like our ACC champion.
huh?, slightly vague Snowwy

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It's my job to put these pathetic Nadull-fanboys in their place. They're the scourge and bane of the tennis world.
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Nadal is more conservative than Margaret Thatcher.
^^QFT

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huh?, slightly vague Snowwy
Bahaha, sound..you sound like our new ACC champion

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Bahaha, sound..you sound like our new ACC champion
Nah, I really don't compare to Glenn's asshatery or whatever you want to call it, the guy is really on another playing field

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It's my job to put these pathetic Nadull-fanboys in their place. They're the scourge and bane of the tennis world.
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Nadal is more conservative than Margaret Thatcher.
^^QFT

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."-Pat Rafter silencing the Nadull fanboys
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