Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel
anyone who doesnt believe there are matchups in tennis is a dickhead quite frankly
As Shown By Federer after Beating Nadal, Where he clearly took the attack to Nadal; taking the Ball early Playing Aggresively all the while and hence beating Nadal.
Does it now show that there was nothing called as Bad match Up for federer against Nadal. It was the same old SLOW COURT same Old Nadal and his game Plan of hitting Looping Balls to federer's Backhand. And Gues what? It somehow didnt work.
What does it show then?
All the while when Federer lost to nadal he purely had a Mental Block which came from losing the previous Match Badly. He said in his quotes also after his victory against Nadal
This shows that he clearly was carrying Baggage from his previous matches against Nadal and there was little Truth in the so Called Match Up.
I wanna go ahead and say that. Federer clearly a very talented player,all the while depending on his talent alone was winning over the rest of the Tour. but when faced Nadal he clearly got rattled and never really recovered after that. He himself said that baggage was preventing him from playing at his best and thereby laying to rest the Myth called as
Bad Match Up.
Originally Posted by Rafa = Fed Killa
Delusional term used by people who cant explain why someone they dont like won a tennis match
it may have more of meaning in team sports like basketball.
it does not apply to tennis at all.
concurred.....end of story.....
It's just an excuse Federer fans use when he loses to Nadal.
No such thing as matchups.
there are no bad match ups, there are only bad strategies.
Matchups do not exist. They are for team sports like football where there is a lot of people. Tennis is one on one and really not that complex a sport. Matchup talk is for people like Action Jackson and the infectus who like to make people think they know a lot about tennis.
thats all that must be said
The world number one can't have a bad match-up against the world number 2
Bad match-ups exist between one superior and another inferior players(teams)
For example, Lyon vs. Real Madrid was a bad match-up, but Barcelona vs. Real Madrid certainly isn't.
Yeh Nadal's game is based on being a bad match up for as much of the tour as possible.
His unnatural left-handedness is designed to be awkward for righties. His extreme topspin is designed to be difficult for righties backhands.
But then you could say that Federer's accurate and penetrating forehand is designed to be difficult to get to. His low slice is designed to be hard to attack. His serve is deigned to be diffiult to return.
In short, all players are trying to be a bad match up for everyone. Therefore overall there is no such thing as a bad match up. There are only players who are better than you.
"matchups" are excuses as to why someone's favorite player can't win. You beat your "bad matchup" other times, yet lose to him other times. An excuse.. Nothing more. Nadal has beaten Fed more times then not (mostly at the slams ) because hes a better player on that day... Period.
Djoker has beaten Nadal recently in the past year, because he has been the better player on those days