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Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

I'd definitely say so. Anyone who thinks he's just a retriever (especially on hard-courts) failed to notice that he hit 50 winners in the Australian Open final to Federer's 71 - definitely more than just retrieving. I think he definitely goes for more winners on hard-courts which makes for more entertaining tennis.

On clay he generally waits for the errors. His best surface of course, but it's not that fun to watch him on it most of the time.

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Yes, Australia definitely has a lot of work to do if they want to improve their players' results on clay.
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Re: Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

Well his oppenants are better on HC making it a fairer thus more entertaining contest.

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Its only entertaining when hes losing

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Its only entertaining when hes losing
so you have been going without entertainment for a while now.

there is no significant change in the trend either so you know what that means.

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Re: Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

30% nadals winners are lob shots and another 30% is passing shots.
yeah, thats going for winners.
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30% nadals winners are lob shots and another 30% is passing shots.
yeah, thats going for winners.
haven't watched many of his matches lately uh?
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30% nadals winners are lob shots and another 30% is passing shots.
yeah, thats going for winners.

so where are all the players who are always going for winners? is the objective to win or to lose?

and why are you even watching this guy play?

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30% nadals winners are lob shots and another 30% is passing shots.
yeah, thats going for winners.
More like 90% are lob winners left right left right passing shot vamos!! Repeat No wonder he got 4 RG same technique

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More time spent out on the hard-court = more ass-scratching/picking < less entertainment value. That boy must go through underwear like he does new racquets.
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More time spent out on the hard-court = more ass-scratching/picking < less entertainment value. That boy must go through underwear like he does new racquets.
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Re: Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

Maybe he is a more entertaining football player.

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Who isn't??

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Re: Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

Nothing different in entertainment levels.

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: Do you think Nadal is more entertaining on hard-courts?

It's only entertaining when Federer loses 10 more times this year.
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