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The Rafa Slam: Can he do it?

Forget about the Novak Slam. More importantly, can Rafael Nadal become the only player to hold all 4 runner-up plates at the same time? History is truly in the making here.
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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

3. Murray wins US Open 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by [pending]. Thanks [pending]!

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Re: The Rafa Slam: Can he do it?

We can have both the novak slam and the nadull runner-up slam.

That would be great.
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Novak will let us down this time.
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Will be difficult, no?
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He will, and it'll be awesome.
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Thinking about it, a lot of people complain about Federer and Nadal never meating in the US Open. So imagine what would had happened if Federer had won those match points against Djokovic... Yup, Fed Slam.

Now i´m glad he didn´t!
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This is funny, but aren't people praising semi final streaks these days?
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This is funny, but aren't people praising semi final streaks these days?
nah, Murray already completed his "Semi Slam" at the Aussie open

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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

3. Murray wins US Open 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by [pending]. Thanks [pending]!

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Nadal also has the chance to get the record of losing a Grand Slam final to the same opponent in all four different slams. Should Federer lose to Nadal at the USO final, he would complete the feat as well.

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lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?

Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
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Forget about the Novak Slam. More importantly, can Rafael Nadal become the only player to hold all 4 runner-up plates at the same time? History is truly in the making here.
At first I thought this was a troll thread but this is clearly a legit find. He can become the GOAT runner-uper.

Rafa could probably run for most weeks at #2 too before his career is over. Maybe in dominating style.

Not sure if this is accurate. http://www.tennisplanet.me/blog/2012...eeks-no-2.html

Most weeks @ No. 2.

1. Spain Rafael Nadal 222
2. Germany Boris Becker 136
3. Sweden Stefan Edberg 104
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no.

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Nadull - born to be 2nd

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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

3. Murray wins US Open 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by [pending]. Thanks [pending]!

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It happened to Venus so it could happen to Nadal.
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Would be a fitting achievment for the best No.2 player in the history of tennis.
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