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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

While watching his final against Djokovic, I noticed that Nadal missed many ordinary shots he never misses against Federer, while lacking in those extra-special moves he also does against him. Anyone else sharing my impression?

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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Yes, because he's confident against Fed.
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Yes of course.

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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Nadal hates Federer, if not why torture him like that with those ridiculous passing shots time and time again.
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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Those epic passes were suspiciously absent against Nole.

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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

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Those epic passes were suspiciously absent against Nole.
Djokovic rarely gives Nadal a target though, and when he does come to the net, he makes Nadal pass him on the backhand.

Nadal never misses routine passes like that backhand down the line against Djokovic at 4-2, 30-15 in the fifth, though.

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Djokovic rarely gives Nadal a target though, and when he does come to the net, he makes Nadal pass him on the backhand.

Nadal never misses routine passes like that backhand down the line against Djokovic at 4-2, 30-15 in the fifth, though.

Shows just how much The Djoker is in Nadal's head. 7 in a row . I still can't believe it.
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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Federer's game suits Nadal. Flat ball bashing can trouble Nadal.

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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

He swings freely against Roger as he feels he's not the favourite. For a simple example, that point at 4-2 30-15 in the 5th would have been a winner for RN if it was against Fed.
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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Yeah, because he has the mental advantage.
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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

He plays better because he knows Federer isn´t a brick wall like Djokovic is. He just needs to keep pummeling Federer´s backhand, until his game breaks and then turn the game on. Against Djokovic, he is forced to be from the very start of the match the agressor and that´s why he makes those mistakes.

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Ever heard of the phenomenon called "match-up"?

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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

Federer is the same way when he plays Roddick. He's supremely confident in the matchup and in his tactics, so he is able to do basically whatever he wants without getting tight.
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Re: Does Nadal play better against Federer then against other players?

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Federer is the same way when he plays Roddick. He's supremely confident in the matchup and in his tactics, so he is able to do basically whatever he wants without getting tight.
difference being, roddick is not even remotely close to being in the category of a nadal or djokovic.

With that said, if federer did not tighten up vs nadal, he would have a much favorable record
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