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post #46 of 562 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 07:53 PM
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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

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Three years later, time to bump this thread.

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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

Wow! what a bump! lol
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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

Still invalid. Pete and Fed career had two features: First they won Slams on three different surfaces, showing they are not 1-dimensional, second they have a high Slam count. Nadal has now achieved the first criteria, now needs to at least surpass 10 Slams, in order to be in the discussion.

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First they won Slams on three different surfaces.
No, only Nadal of the three has done that.

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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

he sure is on his way, but he needs to win at least 13 GS to start discussing it more seriously.

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Still invalid. Pete and Fed career had two features: First they won Slams on three different surfaces, showing they are not 1-dimensional
is this supposed to be some kind of bad joke?

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Still invalid. Pete and Fed career had two features: First they won Slams on three different surfaces, showing they are not 1-dimensional, second they have a high Slam count. Nadal has now achieved the first criteria, now needs to at least surpass 10 Slams, in order to be in the discussion.
owch, where is my mirror now? nadal even doesnt need the second for validity of this thread as the OP talking about young age and achievement
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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

Lets see if Nadal can win half of Feds number and then we'll talk. I doubt he'll get close

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Lets see if Nadal can win half of Feds number and then we'll talk. I doubt he'll get close
Half of Fed's number.... of Slams? 6/7? :retard:

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Lets see if Nadal can win half of Feds number and then we'll talk. I doubt he'll get close
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Lets see if Nadal can win half of Feds number and then we'll talk. I doubt he'll get close
This is getting really weird.

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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

if u want i can post alot more records that nadal has no one else has. plus why does borg and laver have 11 slams and they are in the discussion and nadal has to get 13 slams to be in it? if nadal gets 10 slams, he is in the discussion. nadal's worry is his injuries, vbut if he has any brains whatsoever he will only play slams and masters series in a couple of years.
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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

once Rafa is on double digits, he'll be in the "GOAT" discussion, pointless as it is

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Re: Forget the Federer-Sampras comparisons, here's Nadal!

Masterful bump.

In 2006 Nadal was already becoming a legend of clay, but I admit to being skeptical back then of his ability to succeed on all surfaces. It's amazing how he has continued to improve his game.

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