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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Whos "temporary decline" year was better?

In 2008 Federer reached 3 Grand Slam finals and a semi.

He won 1 Grand Slam, over Andee Muggabo 6-2 7-5 6-2

He was put out of the Semi in straight sets in AO.



In 2009 Nadal reached a grand slam final, a 4th round, didn't compete at Wimbledon and reached semi finals of US Gopen (but RAFAWON09USOPEN).

He won the Australian Open 2009. He won some other tournament thrashing Muggaybo in the final. He won 2 Clay titles prior to Roland Garros. Like Fed in 08, was beaten in straight sets in the semi final he reached.

Federer reached semis of TMC 08 and lost to Muggaybo in a good close match, Nadal bombed out of 2009 TMC doing jack all.

Federers slam in 2008 was legit, he thrashed Murray in the final to win. Nadals slam in 09 he should have lost to Federer but Fed was shankerer on crucial break points.

Federer won an Olympic gold medal in 2008. No medal was available for the taking in 2009 so I don't know whether it's fair to include this or not.

In the crucial stat it is 1 slam a piece. Although Federers was much cleaner than Nadals, although Fed should have lost to Bigor Bondreve and Nadal should have lost to Fercrapso earlier on.

Total titles wise im not sure of, maybe Nadal won more titles in 2009 than Fed did in 2008. I'll let the more statistic minded figure that one out.

Federer wasn't really injured in 2008 not withstanding the shaggers back, but Nadal missed a GS he probably would have won in Wimbledon 2009 which could have given him 2 grand shamtitles eclipsing Federer. This must be taken into account.

I say Federer had the better on this one.

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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Not fair to compare IMO.. While Fed I guess had "mono" it was no doubt a mild form becuase if it wasnt he would have been out of commission for a while much less reaching slam finals consistently. Anyone who has had a severe form of mono know what Im talking about. Nadal's peak was cut short and having reocurring is terrible for your tennis level obviously. Fed still maintained a good form and good enough level to reach slam finals, Nadal couldnt even play much less be at near top enough form to do any damage. Fed still played the whole year in 08 and still had a good year.. Maybe not GREAT but a season where most would be happy have that. Nadal was pretty much through come mid 2009. Though he had a strong showing at the USO it was obvious his level was not even close to where it was prior to injury
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Where is the choice 'Both were subpar to their ridiculously high standards, but any other player would perhaps have given his left arm for those results?'

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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

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Where is the choice 'Both were subpar to their ridiculously high standards, but any other player would perhaps have given his left arm for those results?'
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Just in case you were wondering if calling slams "shams" and coming up with ridiculous(ly bad) twists of players' names makes your posts sound cooler --- it doesn't.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Federer's was better. He won a GS, reached 2 finals and a semi final. Nadal won a few masters and a GS, but he didn't show up for Wimbledon and, he got ko'd early in RG and semi at US
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Federer's 2008 was actually still an incredibly good season. For instance, Pete Sampras only had 4 seasons better than it. Andre Agassi only had 1 or 2 years that were better than Federer's 2008 season.

Nadal's 2009 was great simply by virtue of winning the AO, but it was not in the same stratosphere as Federer's 2008, simply because Federer made 2 slam finals and a semifinal on top of his slam win.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Just in statistical terms Federer 2008 was better; however, Nadal 2009 was VERY significant because he won a hard court slam which many thought he would never accomplish. Just for that I give him the edge.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Nadal's 2009 was much better. Federer lost his dream gold medal to a fool like Blake.

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Nadal's 2009 was much better. Federer lost his dream gold medal to a fool like Blake.
How? After the losses of AO/RG/Wimby people thought thats it, Federer is done, never guna win anything again, but he proved all the haters wrong and schooled the man who destroyed Nadal, Murray in the final. Nadal was only good for the first half of the year in 09, Federer was still a force yearlong, bar the short period between Wimby/USopen, where is confidence was shot.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Federer without a doubt.



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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Fed 2008 easy

sf, f, f, won, Olympic gold medal

i mean Nadal at Roland Garros, didnt even make quarters LAWL
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Federers 2008. He reached 3 slam finals vs Nadal's sole slam final at the 2009 AO.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Nadals June 2008 - June 2009 was better.
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Re: Poll: Federers 2008 vs Nadals 2009

Federer he was able to adapt to the changing landscape of tennis while nadull lamented the fact that he couldn't deal with the new era of tennis with the rise of tall 2hb type players.

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