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View Poll Results: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?
Yes 13 50.00%
No, but he can overcome Mcenroe and become Open Era DC GOAT 7 26.92%
No, Spain won`t win DC again in a few next years 6 23.08%
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Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

I mean quantaty of titles, not matches ratio W/L or simply wins.

Spain can win DC for fifth time with Rafa (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011) in the team. In Open Era record belongs to great team player John Mcenroe, he was part of US team in 1978-79, 1981-82 and 1992.

Though all-time record - Roy Emerson, 8 (!) victories due to his efforts too.

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

No, he just takes advantage of the hard work of others.


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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

Anyone could do that if they had a team as good as Spain.

Federer will win another grand slam.
Cilic is not a one slam wonder.
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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

Pretty easy when you have such an excellent supporting cast.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

Fred Perry: 4 Wins. 2 Finals 34-4 record, pretty good also

Emerson though

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

Maybe, but it would be silly of him to try and focus his energy on DC. He has more important things to win.


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Maybe, but it would be silly of him to try and focus his energy on DC. He has more important things to win.
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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

I know, the last thing I wanted to do is overestimating his role in these victories. He made his contribution, but not bigger than other.

That`s just numbers, I meant only this.

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

So then why isn't another Spanish player also Davis Cup GOAT?

It's a team event. Spain can be the Davis Cup GOAT. Dull can't.

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

Nadal has missed too many of Spain's away ties over the last few years to be in contention for the mantle of greatest Davis Cup player.

Also when comparing players' Davis Cup 'greatness', it's much better to look at their individual win-loss records in live rubbers, rather than how many titles they won.

Becker has won less Davis Cup titles than Nadal, but would anyone seriously label Nadal as the greater Davis Cup player out of the two?
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So then why isn't another Spanish player also Davis Cup GOAT?

It's a team event. Spain can be the Davis Cup GOAT. Dull can't.
This.

If nadal was doing a 2005 ljubicic, winning all the singles matches and playing on doubles then he could be singled out. But the truth is that what's happening is the opposite. nadal plays only a couple of matches in the finals and lets the team do the dirty work.

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No. He's taking advantage of a weak Davis cup era.

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

10 replies.. 10 Fedtards defensive much?
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10 replies.. 10 Fedtards defensive much?


u call me fedtard? u bad man.

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Re: Can Nadal become Davis Cup GOAT?

No, spanish davis cup GOAT is el Ferru
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