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Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

I say no because he has far eclipsed Borg on clay. Dominating not only the French but Monte and Rome. But Borg unlike Nadal had no foe who could really defeat him multiple times on clay (At least I don't recall one) First they both have to make the final but I believe Rafa has a couple if not many more French Opens in him. And Novak up until late has been playing amazing tennis. So it begs the question, must Rafa defeat his biggest challenger on his court to seal the title of Clay GOAT. Obviously a 7th RG would seal it regardless.
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

regardless of what happens from 2012 onward he already will and is recognized as the best clay courter of all time....... it's irrelevant

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regardless of what happens from 2012 onward he already will and is recognized as the best clay courter of all time....... it's irrelevant
I suppose you're right because Prime Clay Nadal would roast Prime Clay Djokovic. We saw that in 2008 semi
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

why do they allow all these obvious double accounts?
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who the hell makes such a crappy user name?
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

Retarded topic...Nadal has 6 Roland Garros titles, clay win streak and huge amount of clay titles - he's the clay GOAT, it's up to Novak to start building his own clay legacy by at least making one RG final.
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

ROFL.. 6 RG titles to 0? No I don't think Nadal needs to down Nole at the French
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

no, he does not

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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

I do not appreciate the talents of Nadal....but seriously, what a ridiculous thread. Novak has a lot to prove before this becomes relevant.
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

Lol? What kind of thread is this. Sure, he would "replace" Nadal as the current "King of clay" if he were to win Roland Garros next year regardless of whether he beats Nadal or not along the way, but certainly the overall title of "King of clay" belongs to Borg/Nadal until someone surpasses them or Nadal truly surpasses Borg.

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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

Rafa can't be King of Clay unless he defeats Fognini in the 2012 final

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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

nadal already defeated djokovic , how many times, 3?, at roland garros...
i'd love to see the djoker beating nadal next year in the final, but this will not at all diminish nadal's status as the clay goat

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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

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2008 Roland Garros SF: Nadal def. Djokovic 6-4 6-2 7-6

He has beaten his biggest challenger here 5 out of 6 times. Now that there is a new one, one that isn't even good enough to make it to a final, one he has beaten here three times already, and numerous other times on other claycourts. All of a sudden he has to beat him one more time?

Rubbish, there is only one king of clay, one all time best, and his name is Rafael Nadal.

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Lol? What kind of thread is this. Sure, he would "replace" Nadal as the current "King of clay" if he were to win Roland Garros next year regardless of whether he beats Nadal or not along the way, but certainly the overall title of "King of clay" belongs to Borg/Nadal until someone surpasses them or Nadal truly surpasses Borg.
this. Nadal needs one more RG to make it indisputable his opponent doesn't matter.
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Re: Must Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros to seal his legacy as The King of Clay?

nadal doesn't need anything. anything needs what nadal wants

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