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RG 05 3 4.05%
RG 06 0 0%
RG 07 1 1.35%
RG 08 12 16.22%
Wimby 08 29 39.19%
AO 09 16 21.62%
RG 10 0 0%
Wimby 10 0 0%
USO 10 12 16.22%
RG 11 1 1.35%
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I don't really view Wimbledon 2008 as great as many others. Sure, a lot of drama, but it was a chokefest. Federer had plenty of chances in the first two sets and blew them, while Nadal had plenty of chances in the 3rd and 4th sets and blew them. Then Federer again had plenty of chances in the 5th to go up a break, but failed to do so. Neither of them really played their best. Just happened to be the case where the scoreline stayed even.
Wrong post. Lets say you're right about the match, Slam= one match?
Okay let's forget the whole 2008 matches, what about 2007 and 2006, he reached 2 finals but never lost hope.
It was sure a miracle to win Wimbledon in 2008 and the best slam for Rafa. No doubt about that!!!

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AO 09.

Best performance at his worst slam.

Notice how he can't make it past the QFs there anymore.

In 2008 he had the muggiest draw ever and that is why he made it to the SF.

Plexicushion does not favor him, rebound ace was better for his game, even decoturf is better for him.
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why is wimby 08 winning? i know final was good, but no one else in top 10! Schuttler in semis!



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AO-09 - To beat Roger in 5 two days after that incredible marathon agains Verdasco, was an incredible display of determination, tennis and physical endurance.
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RG 05- he was a kid, he had the toughest field of all of his titles, and beat a top form Federer in a fine match.

He and Puerta was classic clay court stuff as well.

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AO 09.

Best performance at his worst slam.

Notice how he can't make it past the QFs there anymore.

In 2008 he had the muggiest draw ever and that is why he made it to the SF.

Plexicushion does not favor him, rebound ace was better for his game, even decoturf is better for him.
AO 09 was huge for Rafa, he was playing great, beating tough opponents for sure and SF-F it was just unbelievable to play in very short period of time 2x5-setters against opponents they were playing very high level of tennis. But i donīt agree with AO being his worst slam - statistically yes, because he already has W, F at USO, but AO is better HC for him for sure. It is slower and higher bouncing than Decoturf at USO. This USO 11 was slow, USO 10 Rafa was just amazing, serving amazing, but before that he never was candidate to win USO title, while in AO he was candidate for title in last 3 years, in 2010 he was injured and Andy is great HC player, AO 11 he was not ok for sure, when Ferrer beats you in straight sets.
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AO 2009 by far. Loved everything about it from the outfit to the ceremony!

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AO 2009 was his most impressive slam. Only slam event where he was actually dominating with his backhand consistently. Too strong mentally when it mattered most.
Yep, tend to agree, especially on Rafa's mental fortitude in that match. At that time it really looked like the final nail in the coffin for Fed.

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I don't really view Wimbledon 2008 as great as many others. Sure, a lot of drama, but it was a chokefest. Federer had plenty of chances in the first two sets and blew them, while Nadal had plenty of chances in the 3rd and 4th sets and blew them. Then Federer again had plenty of chances in the 5th to go up a break, but failed to do so. Neither of them really played their best. Just happened to be the case where the scoreline stayed even.
Fully agree. Of course a great victory for Rafa and it meant the world to him, but in terms of genuine tennis quality, a heavily overrated match.

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RG 05- he was a kid, he had the toughest field of all of his titles, and beat a top form Federer in a fine match.

He and Puerta was classic clay court stuff as well.
The fact that the kid heavily spanked a doper's ass and sent him to kingdom come thereafter is an extra benefit to that match. Yet I still feel sad for Davydenko, who should have been in that final in stead of Puerta. Got robbed by a doper.

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AO 09 definitely.

Regarding USO 2010, against Youzhny, Verdasco (who was in his 'normal' ahit form and not the AO 09 form) etc. it is for sure easier to play at a high level. During AO 09 he definitely played better.

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Wimbledon '08 for me, easily. Everyone knew Nadal could play on clay; but to topple Federer in the twilight, in 5 sets, scoring his first non-clay slam, the first clay/grass double in nearly 30 years; this to me is where Nadal really broke out and showed he could play with anyone, anywhere, at any stage. It was Nadal's first move from "great claycourter" to all-time great.

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wimbledon 2008 without a doubt
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Wimbledon '08 for me, easily. Everyone knew Nadal could play on clay; but to topple Federer in the twilight, in 5 sets, scoring his first non-clay slam, the first clay/grass double in nearly 30 years; this to me is where Nadal really broke out and showed he could play with anyone, anywhere, at any stage. It was Nadal's first move from "great claycourter" to all-time great.
well, he had won queen's already and had made the wimby final in the past 2 years, taking federer to five sets the year before.

with a subpar federer in 2008 who has a match-up disadvantage v. nadal, esp. an overconfident 2008 nadal, the win over federer was to a great extent expected.

it was the way it happened that made it overly famous. if pocahontas had closed out the match in the third set, nobody would talk much about it now.

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AO 2009- playing 10+ hours within three days. Specially when you consider he ran out of gas in a finals a couple of weeks before.

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Nadal's stamina used to be amazing Now he gets tired after a couple of semi long matches
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