Re: Who do we all think is the second greatest Clay court player of all time?
So most of you naming Nadal as second still have Borg as the greatest, I guess.
Well, not for me any longer. Borg failed to win three USO on clay, Nadal would already have them in the bag. Borg has 6 RG, but did not dominate in every clay tournament the way Nadal does. So Borg may still be the best at RG but not the best "claycourter" in the open era for me.
Nadal career prediction: 6 RG, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 1 US Open
, 2 Master Cup, 20 Master Series
, 65 titles.
(Predicted before RG 2008 when he had 3xRG)
The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling.
~Vegetius, De Re Militari, late 4th century
Nadal: the last Balearic Slinger, the ultimate product of natural selection. Feel the weight of the centuries in the Topspin from Hell!
Last edited by Bazooka; 05-03-2009 at 11:55 PM.