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Roger Federer 8 6.61%
Andre Agassi 5 4.13%
Peter Sampras 18 14.88%
Rafael Nadal 85 70.25%
Paul Blart 5 4.13%
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Who is the most mentally tough player out of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Obviously it's either Sampras or Nadal. Agassi had a Sampras-complex and Federer has an even bigger Nadal-complex. Neither Sampras nor Nadal had complexes against anyone.
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Probably Nadal. I agree that Agassi and Federer have a kind of complex with his main rival, but Sampras didn´t overcome so many matches that he should loose as Nadal does only due to his menttal strength.
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Nadal. It's how he wins matches like the one against Nalbandian.

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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

1. Rafa
2. Pete
3. Agassi
4. Fed

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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Rafa hands down
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Nadal turns water into wine and then can turn it back into water, with the simple cry of vamos.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

1. Rafa
2. Pete

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3= Agassi/ Federer

We have all seen Federer getting ten breakpoints against Nadal and dumping ten tame backhands into the net, followed by one Nadal breakpoint which he instantly takes. It's so weak that I actually cannot watch Federer/Nadal matches any more.
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Yeah, it's easy to forget how strong was Pete in the head department. He was fantastic.

However Rafa is the mind GOAT, not only because his comebacks, focus, BPs, etc, but because he is all the time computing, tinkering, evaluating percentage on shots from himself and the opponent, and that's why he can eventually defeat 63 62 guys that actually seem to be dominating him for most of the points.

I think we are underestimating Fed here, however.

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Another terrible poll, by a terrible poster, showing a frightening lack of knowledge when it comes to tennis and psychology, it really is incredible just how clueless people are in this forum when it comes to tennis.

My vote would have to go to Nadal, unlike the others, he doesn't let emotion affect his game, when he is angry, he hits his shots a little harder, but other than that he will always be consistent.

Federer's mental strength shouldn't be underrated, the amount of times he has been down 40-15 on his serve at 4-5 and come back to win the set is unbelievable - that's mental strength.
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Another terrible poll, by a terrible poster, showing a frightening lack of knowledge when it comes to tennis and psychology, it really is incredible just how clueless people are in this forum when it comes to tennis.
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Obviously Nadal, no discussion needed.

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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Lets keep in mind that all these players are mentally though, otherwise you don't win so much (talent alone is not enough e.g. -> Safin).


Lets also not forget that Federer, for years, won the crucial points like a robot. He was very mental though those years.

that said: Rafa is clearly the thoughest, i have never seen something like that. followed by Sampras who regularly served asses when facing bp, agassi was good with older age but also had lots of mental collapses especially when younger. as a general comment. we can only judge from what we know. Rafa is still young while pete and agssi have completed their career. who knows how rafa reacts in his later years...


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1.rafa
2.pete
3.fed/agassi

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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Too close to call?: Sampras, Nadal, Agassi, Roger
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Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?

Have you missed school, Nadulltard?

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