Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mallorca (Spain)
Re: Who has a better chance of finishing with a + H2H against Nadal?
Delpo and Murray are the ones with a better chance. That doesn't mean they'll manage to do it.
Delpo has the strong point somebody mentioned earlier (Nadal's topspin playing into his comfort zone), but he has the liability of his movement, he is very big and heavy and tires easily; if Nadal manages to move him back and forth, he can break him. It would be great if Delpo returns to his 09 level and plays several matches against an in-form Rafa. Then we could all see if his 62 62 62 bashing of an underpar Rafael was circumstancial or the real thing.
Murray does have the weapons to harm Nadal, but he is too brittle on the really big matches, plus WB-10 showed us he is very far from owning Nadal.
Gulbis is Gulbis: he can play like firecrackers or disolve like a lump of sugar in hot water. May beat anyone on an on-day, but is mentally no match for Rafa's consistency.
Nole also has a good chance, and I think deserves to get a couple of good wins over Rafa, maybe starting today!! (hope not). But I don't think he'll ever be consistent enough, on all surfaces, to threat Rafa for nr1. We'll have to wait and see. However, this thread is about H2H, and he is probably too far behind to turn it around (me thinks and hopes!).