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2010, after Wimby 30 18.52%
sometime in 2011 24 14.81%
2010 after winning WTF 7 4.32%
never.... 101 62.35%
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When will Nadal be back to no.1 ?

Pls. vote and discuss...

i think everybody is overreacting...

Nadal is not done ...

He has more feats to accomplish...

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Re: When will Nadal be back to no.1 ?

Not "done", but never going to be #1 again.
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Re: When will Nadal be back to no.1 ?

never is probably the safe bet. however if Roger completely drops away there could be a weak period in which many player are near a top 1 spot without beeing impressive at all the slams. like we had after sampras.

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Never going to be like 08-early 09. He wasn't a good # 1; the best #2 player. How many weeks did he stay at #1???
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I'm doubting he can get back to number 1, however I do expect him to win a few more grandslams.
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Never going to be like 08-early 09. He wasn't a good # 1; the best #2 player. How many weeks did he stay at #1???
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One thing learned after watching Rafa all the last 5 years is you dont count him out......ever. That is the exact moment he comes back and takes it away from you. If he is healthy he will be back. He does not have any comprehension of not giving 110% of himself to the game. In some ways its his biggest problem, in others its his greatest strength. He just has to find the balance.
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Nadull is real number #2, it suits him more so this is an useless question

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Doubtful he will be until at least RG next year, even that is questionable. Just like Fed a few years ago, there is a growing amount of players high in the rankings who can beat him. Difference is, Nadal is becoming injury-prone and hasn't returned to his peak in a long time.

Still a huge threat on clay, I can't see him being a dominant force on hard courts and winning Wimbledon again is a big ask.
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Well, you can really never count the guy out, but the chances are pretty slim.

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He can't totally change his style of play. Rafa said his style of play is different from 05-06, and he's playing better on hardcourts.

But I wonder whether he can add/change something and continue to play well without destroying his body. During Murray's match, Wilandar was just shouting he has to come to the net , times xxx.

So can he improve his serve? Never gonna be 12-130 mph serves, but good placement? I think he has improved a lot but he won't get many aces. Well, unless we can make him play like Fed, ......

Rafa can reach quarters of every events he entered. He can win more if he always meet Roger in QF forwards?????
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When Fed, Murray, and Del Potro retire.

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If he remains injury free after this than he still has a good chance to get the no.1 back after Wimbledon.
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He can't totally change his style of play. Rafa said his style of play is different from 05-06, and he's playing better on hardcourts.

But I wonder whether he can add/change something and continue to play well without destroying his body. During Murray's match, Wilandar was just shouting he has to come to the net , times xxx.

So can he improve his serve? Never gonna be 12-130 mph serves, but good placement? I think he has improved a lot but he won't get many aces. Well, unless we can make him play like Fed, ......

Rafa can reach quarters of every events he entered. He can win more if he always meet Roger in QF forwards?????
Wilander was correct in that match. Rafa should have been coming in during the match. It cost him big time. Rafa needs to stop the consistent pounding and retrieveing. He needs to start being more aggresive. His approach to this was becoming evedent last year when he was flattening out the forehand and coming to net more. This was a correct progresion to his game. This year he went back to looping the forehand and staying back. He must go back to the program from last year. He also needs to eliminate some of the needless bulk off his upper body. Very important for him to loose some weight up top.
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Two, maybe three years in TOP 10 and then retirement
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