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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

Safin.
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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

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Nalbandian was solid across all surfaces.. Reached a wimbeldon final even though he wasnt all that great on grass. Safin was pretty much just a great hardcourt player. Not very great on the other surfaces. I think Nalbandian was more talented.. But Safin does two big slam wins over arguably the two best players to ever play the game in Roger and Pete. Thats a big accomplishment
Well said. Nalbandain beat Federer at slams twice (03 AO, 03 USO) but couldn't go on to win the slams.

Does anyone know if Nalbandian and Sampras ever played each other at a slam? It would have had to have been in 01 or 02 I guess.
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nalbandian much much better player. has beaten fed more times.
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nalbandian much much better player. has beaten fed more times.
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is that a surprise this far out?
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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

Safin could have achieved lots more.

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Safin for sure. Could have been the GOAT.

i would not go as far and say that... but he definately could have won something like 8 slams
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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

Safin no question for me.

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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

This is just so damn close

"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "

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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

tommy haas

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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

Feeling for angles definitely Nalbandian got more talent in that department, also got maybe more natural feel for halfvoleys from the base line and difficult returns of serve etc.

Safin in his younger years had a very unique combination of power and footwork. The quy just looked and played like a natural athlete
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i would not go as far and say that... but he definately could have won something like 8 slams
He was no Agassi, Tests.

He also sucked on grass and clay pretty much.

Had a lethal backhand but not much else.

I actually think Safin was very over rated.

He basically charmed his way to 2 slams.

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Re: Poll: Whos was a more talented tennis player, David Nalbandian or Marat Safin?

Safin was a very good clay court player in the first half of his career. RG SF and good showings at the clay Masters series. Later on he lost patience with the surface after his body declined.

Lethal backhand and not much else? Try ridiculously good movement for his size, great serve and huge power as well. Guy dismantled Sampras in the final of his slam like he was nothing and the second slam run was just legendary.

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