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Question Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

I will say nor do anything but ask this question:

Who is the superior shot-maker, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic?


Actually, I will make one small point and that is that there is such a thing as defensive shot-making; this isn't something that registers with everybody.
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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Nadal. That's why he has 6 more Grand Slams.

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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

I actually prefer winner shots which come from being defensive in a certain point. So Nadal.
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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Defensively Nadull easily. Offensively...probably Faker but neither are great at it.

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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Djoker was more of a shot-maker in 2007/8 than he is now.

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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Novak has 2 great wings ..Nadal has 1.....
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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

my english is broken . if shot maker = moonballer then nadal , in any other case djokovic

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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Djokovic, No question about it.


Nadal is a naturally defensive player. He counters almost everything with his Top spinning Backhand or Forehand. And when in the rally he feels he should give it a go only then he goes for his shots. Otherwise his routine game is to wait for the opponents mistakes.


While Djokovic is a naturally aggressive player. It starts from his return of the serve which is often wandering on the baseline of the Server. he goes for his shots from the moment go. Only when the opponent has seized the initiative of shot making i have seen Djokovic defensive and that too on his back hand. More or less He is an aggressive player.

For shot making i have seen Nadal hit some screamers but they are quite far and few and that too when the opponent is in a bad position on the court, while Djokovic was hitting screamers left right and center at the start of the year. For me its quite obvious Djokovic without a question.
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Nole easily.


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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

Djokovic by a landslide in terms of being aggressive, but shotmaking covers a multitude of areas of tennis. Nadal is capable of great shotmaking, but only feels comfortable going for winners when the rally is done or he is being countered effectively defensively, and feels the need to hit one. Nole on the other hand will always hunt for winners and has produced some of the best shotmaking I've ever seen on a tennis court. And many have been when on the defensive or in an uncomfortable motion. Added pressure obviously doesn't seem to faze him either. Nadal defensively (obviously), but in terms of attacking shot making, no contest.

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Djokovic, no matter how wild commentators go over RN's passing shots

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Re: Superior Shot-maker, Djokovic or Nadal???

well actually this is a tough one for me I like both players alot and i love how amazing their defense and offense they have but Nole actually tops Rafa by some margin just because he ends the points quicker and he doesnt need to rely on long rallies like Rafa does, do get me wrong Rafa is working on that part in his game and getting a lil better each time but for me like one person said about Noles 07-08 seasons, Nole really was a dangerous for Rafa ESPECIALLY on hardcourts and sometimes even clay, i still have haunted memories of how he was i thought peaking in the semis of Cincy in 08, the way he hit his backhand shot in the most phemominal way was just shit ridiculous I mean i thought and knew that Nole will be a very dangerous opponent for Rafa because not only is he good with his offensive skills hes also good with his defensive skills as well and his first and second serves were so vishious

EDIT: And lemme add that he was spectacular at redirecting his shots on both sides......jus like my DelPetra Kvitty(Petra Kvitova )

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