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Djokovic 53 50.00%
Davydenko 30 28.30%
Tsonga 2 1.89%
Del Potro 11 10.38%
Karlovic 0 0%
Isner 1 0.94%
Ljubicic 2 1.89%
Murray 1 0.94%
Nalbandian 4 3.77%
other 2 1.89%
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Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

HC is major surface, and on clay he doesn´t have any bad match-up besides lately Nole. I know there are many HC courts like slow outdoor HC, low bouncing indoor or medium, but just generally on HC who do you have the feeling is worst match-up for Nadal? My picks in no order just choose and all those guys i mean when they are playing high level of tennis.

Djokovic - i think don´t need to write too much, we have seen 2011 and he always was tough for Rafa on HC even before.

Davydenko - playing fast, taking the ball early, consistent machine like, great return, 6-1 H2H on HC with Rafa

Del Potro - has the power game, huge FH to blast you from the court and just can break any deffense with his groundstrokes.

Tsonga - great serve, FH, net game and explosivness in rallies to take down Rafa.

Big servers - i just give in one group guys like Ivo, Isner, Ljubicic, don´t want to make everybody separate, just guys with the serve to bother Rafa not to be broken force him to TB´s and Rafa doesn´t like to play them.
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

Davydenko is his worst match-up for sure on HC!
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

I think that the guy who is his worst match up and the best player on HC is the answer
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

For sure it is between Davydenko and Djokovic.

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I think that the guy who is his worst match up and the best player on HC is the answer
no roger is not rafas toughest opponent
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

going with davy but its close between him and djokovic
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no roger is not rafas toughest opponent
Roger was the best HC player...Roger is the best HC player of all time but Novak is now undisputed on that surface...
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

Remind me what surface is WTF played on?

Nadal's worst matchup, probably Youzhny who's going to beat him in straights. He beat Nadal 6-1 6-0.

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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

Where is Soderling on the poll?? Surely he is worse a matchup than Karlovic, Ljubicic, Isner and even maybe Tsonga.

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Remind me what surface is WTF played on?
Problem about WTF is not "what surface" but when is it played, when everyone is spend basically.
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

The one whose name is Nalby, Fedex, Nolel, Baldy
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

seeing as davydenko is an ex-pro, it has to be djok
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Davydenko is an ex-parrot by now, so I'd say Djokovic and Federer.

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Davydenko is an ex-parrot by now, so I'd say Djokovic and Federer.
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Nadal owns Olderer on slow-medium outdoor HC...
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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

Yep, it used to be Davydenko.

Nowadays it's Novak. Whenever Federer is on he will probably win too, but that's more to do with his overall skill than him being a good match-up.

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Re: Who do you think is worst match-up for Rafa on HC?

Del Potro.
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