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View Poll Results: Biggest threat to Nadal?
Ferrer 2 5.26%
Tsonga 3 7.89%
Berdych 1 2.63%
Fish 0 0%
Tipsarevic 0 0%
Del Potro 20 52.63%
Monfils 2 5.26%
Soderling (if he is playing) 4 10.53%
Isner 5 13.16%
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Nadal doesn't need even 50% of that form to make the final and can still count on Federer to take Djokovic out on a given day.
For your sake I hope Nadal draws Federer in his half.
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Like that will happen again . At this rate, the old man ain't even reaching the quarters of RG this year.

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Nadal won RG in 2009? Good to see they finally decided to scrap Federer's stolen career grand slam
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Why should we leave 2009 out of it, unless he was, I'm just putting it out there, injured or something??
Well he claimed he was and pulled out of both Queens and Wimbledon so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Was talking as a whole. Lets just leave 2009 out of this for now.

2008 > 2010 > 2011 at Roland Garros at least.

I don't know what the odds are of him playing the way he did in 2008 but if he doesn't play like that they're several players who can beat him.
Name them, please. As far as I know Nadal has been far from his personal best for more than a year and yet reaches finals in almost every tournament he enters without any serious effort.
And most of those were off-clay.
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Why should we leave 2009 out of it, unless he was, I'm just putting it out there, injured or something??
Exactly, if Rafa wasn't actually hurt/injured (however you tards say it), Rafa would have 1 RG there.

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Name them, please. As far as I know Nadal has been far from his personal best for more than a year and yet reaches finals in almost every tournament he enters without any serious effort.
And most of those were off-clay.
If Nadal plays the way he did at Roland Garros last year I believe Djokovic, Federer (if he doesn't choke so badly like he did last year), Soderling (I know they played last year at RG but that was by far the only good match Rafa played, was in 2008 form that match), Del Potro and maybe throw in guys like Isner there too after what happened last year.
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Re: Which of the following can be the biggest threat to Nadal at RG?

Anyways, shouldn't you be fans of Haase, and de Bakker of the like?

You are Dutch right?

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Del Potro.
He has to be on his game and if Nadal isn't at his best it'll be trouble for Nadal.

It's not just DelPo's game.
The mental outlook is most important in these kind of matches, if he gets his chances he won't back down at all and never had any fear of closing out the match no matter who he plays.
He's shown that on the biggest of stages.


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Are people still believing in Soderling?

Come on, the 6 straight sets he lost after that match vs. Nadal at RG surely must be a sign, no? It was a fluke, Soderling has less than 0% chance to do it again.
Love how close-minded people here are. Of course Nadal is a greater player than Soderling. However, that fact does NOT mean that Soderling has 0% chance of beating Nadal. Robin plays with small margins but when he is in the zone he can beat anybody. Even Nadaltards would realize this if they actually watched some tennis.

It's especially stupid to make fun of Soderling in this particular thread, for 2 reasons:
- He is the only one to actually beat Nadal at RG.
- We're talking outside the top 4 and Robin was the solid #5 before he got sick.

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Anyways, shouldn't you be fans of Haase, and de Bakker of the like?

You are Dutch right?
I support them too, but they have a boring generic game, are cocky and arrogant (more Haase than de Bakker) and have zero personality.

Nadal is just something else.

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Anyways, shouldn't you be fans of Haase, and de Bakker of the like?

You are Dutch right?
He probably hasnt recovered from De Bakker's epic choke to Monfils last year.



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Love how close-minded people here are. Of course Nadal is a greater player than Soderling. However, that fact does NOT mean that Soderling has 0% chance of beating Nadal. Robin plays with small margins but when he is in the zone he can beat anybody. Even Nadaltards would realize this if they actually watched some tennis.

It's especially stupid to make fun of Soderling in this particular thread, for 2 reasons:
- He is the only one to actually beat Nadal at RG.
- We're talking outside the top 4 and Robin was the solid #5 before he got sick.
Nothing like a bitter fanTard eh?

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I support them too, but they have a boring generic game, are cocky and arrogant (more Haase than de Bakker) and have zero personality.

Nadal is just something else.
de Bakker's just shit although I enjoy Haase's ballbashing game at times -- I didn't know he's cocky and arrogant ..I thought his personality is alright....he was sort of funny when he was getting destroyed by Duck in AO 1R .

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He probably hasnt recovered from De Bakker's epic choke to Monfils last year.
de Bakker is like another Troicki but worse.

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Love how close-minded people here are. Of course Nadal is a greater player than Soderling. However, that fact does NOT mean that Soderling has 0% chance of beating Nadal. Robin plays with small margins but when he is in the zone he can beat anybody. Even Nadaltards would realize this if they actually watched some tennis.

It's especially stupid to make fun of Soderling in this particular thread, for 2 reasons:
- He is the only one to actually beat Nadal at RG.
- We're talking outside the top 4 and Robin was the solid #5 before he got sick.
He just isn't winning 3 out of 5 sets again vs. Nadal

Their sets on clay:

6-2, 7-5, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0, 2-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6

'When Robin is in the zone'... if Nadal plays to 80% of his clay court ability Soderling has no chance to even get near that zone.

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Del Potro.
He has to be on his game and if Nadal isn't at his best it'll be trouble for Nadal.

It's not just DelPo's game.
The mental outlook is most important in these kind of matches, if he gets his chances he won't back down at all and never had any fear of closing out the match no matter who he plays.
He's shown that on the biggest of stages.
DelPo's fitness ain't good enough to withstand Nadal for more than 2-3 sets so the only way to victory leads through straights sets which is very unlikely/impossible to happen.
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He just isn't winning 3 out of 5 sets again vs. Nadal

Their sets on clay:

6-2, 7-5, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0, 2-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6

'When Robin is in the zone'... if Nadal plays to 80% of his clay court ability Soderling has no chance to even get near that zone.
Given he's also got a serious mono to recover from, and given that he hasn't got much time left in his career, you can also safely say that Soda will never ever take another set from Rafa ever again

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