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post #16 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Peak Safin vs Peak Nadal in Hardcourt slams

Define 'hard court'.

And define 'peak Safin'. Cos the one we saw at the AO/USO when he won, Nadal could throw a kitchen sink at Safin and still not dent him....

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ahah, every time I'm about to forget about the Safin-Agassi epic, a thread like this happens – then I remember how close Andre was from "being up four sets to love".
It certainly could have happened that way.

But all credit to Safin. It isn't like Agassi handed it to him or anything.

What I enjoy so much about this match (and I only just rewatched the first set a few nights ago, still 4 more to go) is how each will hit ridiculous shots and neither the guy that hit the shot or the other guy will have much if any reaction at all. Just two professionals going at it.

Hard to remember this about Safin because of his antics later in his career.
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bear in mind soderling was doing a poor safin act and he destroyed nadal on nadal's best surface

safin would just be cruel

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In a 10 match series:

AO- Safin 6-4
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Peak Safin would dominate a peak Rafito but the difference is that peak Rafito has appeared on tour over 10 times as much.

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In the past the hard courts used to reward flat hitters when the ball hit without spin bounce lower than net, not the case now. I will say in those courts peak safin > peak djokovic too. Dont' even need to mention Nadal. Peak Gonzalez even shit on him in AO.
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Ajde peak players.

Seriously though, discussing how different players would fare against each other at their "peaks" would have to be MTF's favourite past time.

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Ajde peak players.

Seriously though, discussing how different players would fare against each other at their "peaks" would have to be MTF's favourite past time.

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Nadal's top spin forehand may not hurt Safin's backhand that much..

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Peak Safin would've demolished him easy. I don't care how much of a fan I am of Nadal, but you'd best be crazy to not bet on Safin when he was 100% focused on a hard court.

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In a 10 match series:

AO- Safin 6-4
USO- Safin 7-3
There's no such thing as 'Peak Safin' in a '10 match series'.

Peak Safin is something that happened once every 3 years or so, if they met 10 times Nadal would've probably won about 7-8 of them. With Safin zoning and actually showing up in the other 2 or 3.

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Marat's sense of humor would bagel Nadal.
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They've achieved equally at hard court slams but h2h I would fancy Nadal. His endless retrieving and retarded slice BH would have driven Marat nuts.
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