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Rafa 2012 5 23.81%
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Both are approximately equal 2 9.52%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

Which one do you think is the better, more complete player? I'm aware that this thread is posted before the outcome of RG 2012, but I don't think I've ever seen Rafa more dominant on clay. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

2008
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

2008, by far.
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

Still going with 08, ask this again if Rafa loses just 4 games in the final

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

2008 by a distance.

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

Nadal was far better in 2008 and it's not even close, actually had a return of serve back then too.
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

2008, even someone with zero tennis knowledge will tell you 2008.
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

Nadal 2007 was better than 2012 as well on clay

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

2008 by far. Who did he even play in his draw this year that would be a challenge. Last year was pretty much the same.

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2008 nadal is nowhere near the level of player he is today.
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

A bit of a dumb thread.

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A bit of a dumb thread.
It's just a question on a tennis forum. Gold star & a round of applause for BroTree.

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

I'll answer this after the final. If he humiliates Fed/Nole in the same manner there's no escape from saying 2012.
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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

All nuance and improvement considered, one has to go with 2012.

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Re: Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

This Nadal is only being made to look good because of his opponents. His level isn't any better than it was in 2011; Djokovic's level just dropped immensely.
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