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Is Nadal's "big" career over ?

With a new generation of tall aggresive baseliners coming up and blowing spaniard off the court left and rigt, is it the end of the road for Nadal? He is no longer capable of intimidating opponents on the court and all the confident ballstrikers are destroying him on their good day...discuss

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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

tsonga did the same to him a year before he won the aus open actually....
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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

on their good day.

He is having a bad year and has still won a slam on hard, and reached the semis in the other one. I imagine he won't be losing much on clay. I certainly wouldn't write him off. One loss to Soderling on clay doesn't mean he will never win another clay slam.

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on their good day.

He is having a bad year and has still won a slam on hard, and reached the semis in the other one. I imagine he won't be losing much on clay. I certainly wouldn't write him off. One loss to Soderling on clay doesn't mean he will never win another clay slam.
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Knee-jerk thread.

I well remember some other player being completely written off last year, and guess what happened?

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nadal and murray have 5 titles each this year, federer 4, yeah nadal had a bad year....
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tsonga did the same to him a year before he won the aus open actually....
well, to be fair Tsonga win was more of a fluke result back then - but all the recent results and tendencies are not looking good for your beloved clay court king...

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all the results? i think us open semi is an incredibly good result while having a major muscle strain, i didn't even expect him to reach the 3rd round with an injury like that... so where is your logic?
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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

One loss to Soderling at RG is hardly the end of the world. No reason why he shouldn't win several more French titles, and still in with a shout for the others

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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

Yes, he is done. I'm wondering how he manage to find the strength to grab a raquet right now.


Come on, you can't be serious really. How can you write him off so quickly? He's still trying to find his best form with the old rythm and he lacks confidence as well but it's not such a big deal he can't overcome.
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he will still finish number one in the world if he wins the next 3 events, and he already has the equal most titles on tour this year
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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

He passed his peak a long time ago, that's if you acknowledge such a thing...

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all the results? i think us open semi is an incredibly good result while having a major muscle strain, i didn't even expect him to reach the 3rd round with an injury like that... so where is your logic?
well, to be fair he wouldn't even reach that US semifinal if the players he encountered wouldn't bend over for him as usual - all it takes these days is confident ballstriking to put Nadal away, and clay nowadays is not so different from hard if you noticed - actually Roland Garros courts this year were pretty fast, notably the center court one.

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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

Nadal has done incredibly well considering the way he plays.

It must be physically and mentally very tough, if you have to fight for almost every point, because you hardly win easy points.

He is still the favourite in RG and a serious contender for Wimbledon, but it will not become easier for him to win Majors.
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Re: Has Nadal passed his peak and will never win a Grand Slam again?

Too early to tell, but you have to take into account that Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Cilic are younger than him.

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