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Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Clay"?

They say a true champion is a master in all surfaces and Nadal has certainly achieved a lot more on clay to the point that many of his fans and sports "analysts" have declared him the King of Clay. Then again, even when it comes to clay alone the current tournament has shown a very poor version of his alleged Clay King and his unwillingness to keep playing on this particular type of clay seems even more troubling.

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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

Yeah, he sucks.
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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

Yes he has been exposed as the king of red clay only.
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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

Come on abraxas the guy's record in clay speaks for itself.

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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

If we're being serious here, obviously one event like this won't tarnish his image, especially since this isn't Roland Garros, but it does just reaffirm his "diva" status since 2009. Once again, he should be champion enough to handle the factors. Federer is doing it yet why can't Rafa especially since Rafatards believe he is the true GOAT and all.

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Come on abraxas the guy's record in red clay speaks for itself.
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Currently there are 4 players who are undefeated on blue clay. Nadal doesn't even have a positive record. The numbers don't look good.

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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

i would say that his skill in adapting has been heavily tested here... and, once again we see why he never showed up to bercy '10...

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It is certainly a blue stain that will never come off.

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Re: Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Cla

I remember that whenever the Borg vs Nadal claygoat argument used to come up lots of Nadal fans would argue that Nadal is clearly better because Borg wasn't able to win the US Open on green clay. Apparently, if it was played on green clay nowadays Nadal would dominate there just as much as he does at Roland Garros. I can't be bothered to dig up quotes but I distinctly remember phrases like "Nadal is the best on any type of clay".

Well... suffice to say, I think blue clay has debunked that argument.

Nadal/Borg are red clay goats.
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I remember that whenever the Borg vs Nadal claygoat argument used to come up lots of Nadal fans would argue that Nadal is clearly better because Borg wasn't able to win the US Open on green clay. Apparently, if it was played on green clay nowadays Nadal would dominate there just as much as he does at Roland Garros. I can't be bothered to dig up quotes but I distinctly remember phrases like "Nadal is the best on any type of clay".

Well... suffice to say, I think blue clay has debunked that argument.

Nadal/Borg are red clay goats.


Yes, they always bring up Borg's losses on har-tru to dilute his complete dominance at his peak. He only lost 3 matches on red clay in his prime years from 1977-1981. One of them being a retirement when up 4-1 in the first and none at RG.
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