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Would be hard pressed, Would be in Category of Muster and Bruguera 23 37.10%
Would be a Solid player like Kafelnikov,Rafter 4 6.45%
Be quite successful, Would be in the bracket of Jim Courier 21 33.87%
No Way he could be in Bracket of Sampras and Agassi 14 22.58%
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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

Simple question.

In the faster courts of the 90s what chances his moon balling style had

In the Hard Courts
In the Grass Courts
In the Clay courts


Also what chances he would have had against Sampras,Agassi,Kafelnikov etc..In general...
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

Certainly wasn't winning Wimbledon. There can be no doubt about that.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

he would rule Clay and given his spirit and fight in him he would rule other stuff too
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

Still a legend.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

He would still be a monster on clay in his early years but would not stand a chance against Sampras/Agassi/Rafter USO and Sampras on grass would destroy Nadal on fast grass.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

He would never have won the career grandslam but Nadal would be a beast on clay on any era.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

I don't see him winning anything outside of clay personally - of course we are not taking into account how exactly he would have played in such conditions. But with his current game style he would only have chances on clay in the 90s
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

He wouldn't win anything in the 90s. He'd just be another generic claycourter.

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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

On clay, yes, elsewhere, no.

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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

On clay he would and I think he would snatch 1 or 2 in the Australian Open aswell, but I doubt he would ever win the other 2 slams in the 90s.

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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

I think he'd dominate clay anyway.
Hard he would have similar success as now i tihnk.
Only difference i see is grass, he wouldn't be able to cope with that old grass surface against good serve and volleyers.

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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

@mods

this topic's been discussed already, merge this duplicate thread with the earlier one.....
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

If Nadal was at the level he was in '05 in '02, what would he have gone onto achieve?

If he gets the same perks in the 90's as he does in the 00's he gets a shot at Wimbledon '02, a past his prime Sampras at USO and some shocking AO's. He wouldn't have the same amount of SF's/F's at Wimbledon/USO, but he'd still have a decent shot of winning a career Slam.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

Becker, Edberg, Stich, Sampras, Ivanisevic, Agassi, Krajicek, Rafter and Henman would eat him for breakfast in Wimbledon.
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Re: Would Nadal be as successful in the 90's?

I don't think so.

He was like 4 years old.
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