How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time? - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
fsoica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,316
                     
How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

I am a member here, on MTF, for some time, almost 6 years...

I remember people saying even in '06-'07 that, by the age of 26 Rafa will be a physically finished player. Hewitt and/or Borg comparisons all over the place...

Here we are, a couple of days before Rafa's 26th birthday, and the Bull is stronger than ever, eager to win more than ever and with his 7th RG almost a lock.

People are saying Roger is a young 30 years old, but in my opinion Rafa will be also one, 4 and a half or 5 years from now, against all the odds.

Only if by then he would have won everything in sight and surpassed all the records (which is not at all a far-fetched scenario) I see him losing some of his concentration and will to win. And even in this scenario I am not so sure about that.

The guy is the ultimate will-to-win-and-concentration tennis-machine. I am not even sure if he is human

What do you think? Will Rafa be a young 30 years old 4 years from now or not? Will he win majors in his 30s?

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


After losing to Nalbandian in 2005 TMC final...
fsoica is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 04:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,133
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fsoica View Post
I am a member here, on MTF, for some time, almost 6 years...

I remember people saying even in '06-'07 that, by the age of 26 Rafa will be a physically finished player. Hewitt and/or Borg comparisons all over the place...

Here we are, a couple of days before Rafa's 26th birthday, and the Bull is stronger than ever, eager to win more than ever and with his 7th RG almost a lock.

People are saying Roger is a young 30 years old, but in my opinion Rafa will be also one, 4 and a half or 5 years from now, against all the odds.

Only if by then he would have won everything in sight and surpassed all the records (which is not at all a far-fetched scenario) I see him losing some of his concentration and will to win. And even in this scenario I am not so sure about that.

The guy is the ultimate will-to-win-and-concentration tennis-machine. I am not even sure if he is human

What do you think? Will Rafa be a young 30 years old 4 years from now or not?
Couple of things to bear in mind:

1. As far as I remember, Nadal hasn't won a title off of clay since May 2011.

2. Nadal had to retire from his hard court semifinal in Miami this year because of injury worries.

Is it therefore fair to say, on clay Nadal will remain an absolute beast. But off clay (with the possible exception of grass), Nadal's body might not be able to hold up to the level necessary to get the job done against the best of the best, unless he changes his style of play(*).

(*) I saw Nadal come to the net a lot today V Istomin, shortening the points. Maybe, there is a slow evolution in his game. And maybe, his playing doubles a lot recently was all part of this plan, sharpening up on those volleys.
Poirot123 is offline  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 05:51 PM
Registered User
 
Kiedis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,763
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poirot123 View Post
Couple of things to bear in mind:

1. As far as I remember, Nadal hasn't won a title off of clay since May 2011.

2. Nadal had to retire from his hard court semifinal in Miami this year because of injury worries.

Is it therefore fair to say, on clay Nadal will remain an absolute beast. But off clay (with the possible exception of grass), Nadal's body might not be able to hold up to the level necessary to get the job done against the best of the best, unless he changes his style of play(*).

(*) I saw Nadal come to the net a lot today V Istomin, shortening the points. Maybe, there is a slow evolution in his game. And maybe, his playing doubles a lot recently was all part of this plan, sharpening up on those volleys.
No Djkovic, and 2 o 3 slams more.

Free Edward Snowden | Free Brad Manning | Free SDG | Free CD | Free TSD

God is killing me
Kiedis is offline  
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 05:54 PM
country flag Leo
Registered User
 
Leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Age: 28
Posts: 8,472
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

I don't know about 4-5 years, but could be struggling in 10 yrs when retired. Djokovic too.

/ / / /
Djokovic.
\ \ \ \
Coric.
/ / / / /
Youzhny.
\ \ \ \
Del Potro.
/ / / /
Paire.
\ \ \ \
Ferrero.
Leo is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 05:57 PM
Registered User
 
tektonac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,307
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

genetic engineering will be in a pretty good shape in 4-5 years, so i expect nadal to get brand new babolat knees.

ASI Director-General Gautam Sengupta said the list of India's treasures held abroad was "too long to handle" and there was a need for a "diplomatic and legal campaign" for their restitution from institutions, including the British Museum, the Royal Collection and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
tektonac is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:00 PM
Registered User
 
Roger the Dodger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Between Roger's ears...
Posts: 8,139
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Nadal will continue to win on clay for 4 more years and be a threat to anyone at RG. But outside of clay, the better opponents can get the better of him.

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

― Frédéric Bastiat
[4 horsemen]
Roger the Dodger is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 13,139
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Not like a rose.

Quote:
Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
Anyone who says any player has no chance against Dolgopolov is clearly trolling.
That's the gospel.
Fumus is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Registered User
 
TigerTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London (sadly)
Posts: 14,455
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

in a wheelchair

On Murray
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamvol View Post
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]!

TigerTim is online now  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:08 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Age: 33
Posts: 144
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poirot123 View Post
Couple of things to bear in mind:

1. As far as I remember, Nadal hasn't won a title off of clay since May 2011.
But also, in a Major, he wasn't out before the final since January 2011. And he'd been losing finals (8 of them!) to the same guy (except Tokyo), who was better than him -- and everybody else. I don't think Nadal is playing any worse than he did in the past. It's just that there was a larger force out there, and hopefully that started to shift this season.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poirot123 View Post
2. Nadal had to retire from his hard court semifinal in Miami this year because of injury worries.
Injury worries or taking some rest? Just like Nole was injured at MC 2011. They're all actors. (And it pays off.)
Telegram Sam is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 4,660
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

he will be healthier than ever even after driving a stake through his heart repeatedly. He is a zombie and vampirish demon. All kidding aside, I do think that people are exaggerating how bad his health will be/has been in order to make us all bow down to how amazing he is. It's all part of the drama
martinatreue is offline  
post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 1,993
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

I was one of the guys who thought he would get more injuries than he had. Not that I thought he wouldn't be succesfull! Hope he can keep his fitness up, for me he is an absolute retrieving/fitness/topspin legend! But 85+kg very movement reliant, playing long rallies and knees that have been hurting him from his early twenties. Also his muscle development began at a very early age(at 18 he probably had the biggest biceps on tour) and in general those guys they decline physically earlier. So I don't think he will keep up more than 3 years at top3 level.
buzz is offline  
post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:25 PM
Registered User
 
Roger the Dodger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Between Roger's ears...
Posts: 8,139
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Nadal is a full-time actor. His injuries are pretensions to get the tour to notice how physical his game is. If he thinks people can't see how often he fakes it, and the record books are going to totally ignore his lack of ethics so that he goes down in history as "one-of-the-greatest" without scrutiny into his lack of ethics, he should know that there are those who observe critically and will live to tell the truth about "Humbalitos".

He will skip and bounce after retiring and show the world he took them for a ride!

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

― Frédéric Bastiat
[4 horsemen]
Roger the Dodger is offline  
post #13 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Age: 33
Posts: 144
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger the Dodger View Post
Nadal is a full-time actor. His injuries are pretensions to get the tour to notice how physical his game is. If he thinks people can't see how often he fakes it, and the record books are going to totally ignore his lack of ethics so that he goes down in history as "one-of-the-greatest" without scrutiny into his lack of ethics, he should know that there are those who observe critically and will live to tell the truth about "Humbalitos"
Maybe. Same with Novak. But this is something you can never prove, and that's why you sound like a hater now. Ethics? Please.

If you want to be objective, talk about facts. Numbers, statistics. Tears.

Nadal seems like a great fellow.
Telegram Sam is offline  
post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Registered User
 
sammy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Derby
Posts: 8,327
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

probably still ripped and still hot

Tori Amos

Quote:
You don't show much these days, I get so fucking cold. He moves like the sunset, god who painted that
Follow me on twitter I talk loads of shit about tennis - https://twitter.com/#!/Sammyb01
sammy01 is offline  
post #15 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 07:44 PM
Registered User
 
born_on_clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,691
                     
Re: How will Nadal's body be in 4-5 years time?

he will be still a force but only on clay

Rafael Nadal
CAREER GOLDEN GRAND SLAM
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔
66 Titles | 27 Masters 1000 |Olympic Games Singles Gold Medalist | 139 Weeks at no.1
3 year end no.1 | 4 Davis Cups | 739 singles match wins
born_on_clay is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome