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Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Lets be honest here.. Would Nadal even come close to even SNIFFING a career slam under different more polarized conditions with less racket technology with his grind em dirtball style ? i think not.

A glamorized clay courter with a clay court game primarily already winning a career slam by 24 years of age? That would have NEVER happened before. We all know it
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Of course not. He wouldn't even have won a second Wimbledon (nevermind the USO) without his new custom made super-strings.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

I think it's clear that neither Nadal or Federer deserved their career slam, but they made the most of the lack of competition, so credit to them. You can only beat what's in front of you.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Pete, do you really have nothing better to do in retirement?

We all know you are the greatest of all time, and Nadals career slam, even though you never got one, doesn't change that.


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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

You can put Pete in today's game, with today's technology, and he still wouldn't come close at winning Roland Garros. Nadal is just a monster.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Not sure what not deserving the career slam means. And no champion since the mid-1900s has won a slam without some debt to improved racquet and string technology.

I think the real issue is Rafa's mental strength and self-belief. He never learned to believe what players typically do: that there's a surface that completely takes you out of your game, makes winning a slam improbable if not impossible. Despite all the expressed humility, Rafa never believed that.

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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Have you ever played Nadal?

He is the most Devastating thing on Earth since Godzilla!
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I don´t think this era is easy- or easy to win slam now. Players like Djokovic, Murray are hell good players but they can win slams or more slams in era of Federer-Nadal- those two are too perfect. Other thing is conditions and surfaces- 20 years ago the game was played whole other way like today and Wimbledon was far faster- Nadal would probably never won Wimbledon on fast grass but his AO title and now US open title with better service maybe yes- still on clay there will no one beat him because no one was so physical before- it is hard to compare i think only slam he wouldn´t win in the past can be Wimbledon but other 3 he can and Rolland Garros he would dominate also.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

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Burn in hell, haters.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Well, this isn't the past. It's the here and the now, and he has 9 GS titles. No-one can predict what would have happened, it's about the reality, and reality tells us Rafael Nadal is one of the best players to ever play the game. It's that simple, everybody.
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Lets be honest here.. Would Nadal even come close to even SNIFFING a career slam under different more polarized conditions with less racket technology with his grind em dirtball style ? i think not.

A glamorized clay courter with a clay court game primarily already winning a career slam by 24 years of age? That would have NEVER happened before. We all know it
glamorized clay courter?

tell that to Federer
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Sampras still bitter Federer and Nadal have career slams.
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

It might be easier, but both Federer and Nadal still had to do it.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Congrats Nadal but he PROVED its easier to win a career slam in this era.

Nadal did what he had to do to get the job done.
I don't want to hear any whining about it, it's in the books and that's final.


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