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Biggest myth in tennis. There are plenty of guys out there who do more running than Rafa, and yet somehow they don't have health issues with their knees. Strange right?

It's just bad luck.
Its not just the running. Its also about stopping on a dime, putting pressure on his knees. He has a style that punishes his body, and he pays for it.
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Its not just the running. Its also about stopping on a dime, putting pressure on his knees. He has a style that punishes his body, and he pays for it.
Yeah, and I guess all the other players can just switch directions without 'stopping on a dime' and without putting pressure on the knees

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Yeah, and I guess all the other players can just switch directions without 'stopping on a dime' and without putting pressure on the knees
I didnt say that. What I mean is that he puts a lot more pressure on his knees than other people do. He tries harder to get to every ball. Its part of the reason why hes the best defensive player in the world.
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On the contrary he is an overachiever. Has won much more than he should have and has won some tournaments on hardcourt only due to the "excellent" services of the ATP regarding surface speed.
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nadal's playstyle -> slam wins and nadal's playstyle -> dodgy knees so slam wins and dodgy knees are a bundle. You can't have one without the other.

No dodgy knees means nadal wins a lot less slams. nadal's tactic is to tire his opponents and force them into errors. It's almost like he makes the opponent lose the match instead of him winning it.

Lucky for Roger talent doesn't equate physical problems. Too bad nadal is severely lacking on that department.
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Yes he is, because I've never heard of this Parera guy.

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I didnt say that. What I mean is that he puts a lot more pressure on his knees than other people do. He tries harder to get to every ball. Its part of the reason why hes the best defensive player in the world.
Why is he better than Nole, btw? Nadal moonballs on defense while Nole sends the ball with low net clearance (even when reaching to the ball while sliding), it's fucking amazing.
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Why is he better than Nole, btw? Nadal moonballs on defense while Nole sends the ball with low net clearance (even when reaching to the ball while sliding), it's fucking amazing.
11 slams -5, winnig H-H angainst Roger and Novak, more tournament wins than Novak, more weeks at #1 and Carrer grand slam. Winning is what counts, not just game style. If anything, I would say that Nadal has achieved to his nature given ability.
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