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Federer's 2008 37 51.39%
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Both are equal 3 4.17%
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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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good thread.

both years are marked as ones when a top player got derailed. slight difference, in favor of nadal, is that in 08 it was top players top tournament that he was dumped out of (wimbledon). in my mind, because nadal kept the french open title, this season isnt as bad as 08 was for fed.
Federer defended his USO title by avoiding Nadal just like Nadal defended his FO title by avoiding Djokovic.

The fact that Federer was very close to defending Wimbledon in 2008 makes his year better. He almost won a second slam in 2008. Darkness was not his best friend....

Nadal was not close to winning a second slam this year, he only won a set in the Wimbledon and USO finals.
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Nah Nadal wasn't bad in this year just someone played much better. But Federer and that season wasn't too different I guess.

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Federer defended his USO title by avoiding Nadal just like Nadal defended his FO title by avoiding Djokovic.

The fact that Federer was very close to defending Wimbledon in 2008 makes his year better. He almost won a second slam in 2008. Darkness was not his best friend....

Nadal was not close to winning a second slam this year, he only won a set in the Wimbledon and USO finals.
darkness was not his best friend?

spare me.

fed lost wimbledon in epic fashion. his main rival took it away from him.

this year, nadal kept what he always had as his own turf.

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darkness was not his best friend?

spare me.

fed lost wimbledon in epic fashion. his main rival took it away from him.

this year, nadal kept what he always had as his own turf.
And is it Federer's fault that he had two different "turfs" for himself at both Wimbledon and the USOpen as opposed to Nadal who has dominated the one in Paris?
I always believed and still believe that Federer is a better Hard court player than Grass courter. Federer defended his own turf in 2008, he won the USopen beating Djokovic and Murray and lost his "other" turf at Wimbledon 7-9 in the fifth. Nadal got his ass handed to him by Djokovic in a four setter in which not even one set went to even twelve games. Go figure.

I do think Nadal's 2011 will pip Federer 2008, though it doesnt matter much - neither player will really want to remember this year. But to say Nadal kept his turf is not the reason. Federer did too. But Nadal was more consistent throughout the year and didnt lose to many mugs before the USO like Federer did in 2008.

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When did Fed have mono?
fed's mono is one of the most exploited ever

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Nadal 2011 by a country mile. Federer had a terrible 2008 season, that was derailed by mono/lack of practise all the way into the early hardcourt season, and then he had a bad back that derailed the post USO romp. He did have 2 incredible throwback matches in the USO semis and finals that year (despite playing very mediocre tennis up till that point), but by and large he was very much a shell of himself. It wasn't until the claycourt season in 2009 that he started to play better again.

Rafa meanwhile has played under his level during 2011, but then its mostly about one player who has his number. Fed in 2008 was losing to people he routinely beat (Roddick, Blake, Karlo etc).

From a tennis standpoint, Rafa's overall level of tennis is superior in 2011.
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Roger's 2008.

ATP: Federer, Nadal, Delpotro, DC-Spanish Armada, The French team
WTA: Ivanovic, Sharapova, Zvonareva, the rest of the Russians, Williams sisters, Azarenka, Schiavone, FC-Russia, Serbia, Italy
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