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View Poll Results: Nadal would have _________ had he played AO 2013.
reached R2 8 10.96%
reached R3 2 2.74%
reached R4 12 16.44%
reached QF 19 26.03%
reached SF 18 24.66%
reached F 3 4.11%
campeone 11 15.07%
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Something is missing from this thread...




There we go, much better
Such a poor guy in that blue shirt.. With a crying face..

Heard he came back next year to win the title and the trophy holder lost in 4th. Round? Is that true?
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Such a poor guy in that blue shirt.. With a crying face..

Heard he came back next year to win the title and the trophy holder lost in 4th. Round? Is that true?
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Such a poor guy in that blue shirt.. With a crying face..

Heard he came back next year to win the title and the trophy holder lost in 4th. Round? Is that true?
QF not 4th, then it would be true.

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Such a poor guy in that blue shirt.. With a crying face..

Heard he came back next year to win the title and the trophy holder lost in 4th. Round? Is that true?
Doesnt count, Rafito played with amputated leg in that tournament.
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No.
Oh it's the QF and still not corrected.. He don't lose.. He retired
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Healthy Nadal, SF at least.
The rest depends on who he plays against.
If he plays Djokovic...no chance.
If he plays Andy...50/50.
If he plays Fed...
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There we go, much better
Best match ever between the two. All that hope Nadal gave Federer in the first four sets only to demolish him in the fifth and watch him break down in tears.

Makes me glad Berdych choked that R4 match away so badly that year.
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If fit, he would have reached at least semis, imo

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A semi for sure.

After that,it all goes down to how well he would play during the match.

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would've pretended he had an injury the moment he finds himself in trouble against some random rank 100 mug
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Best match ever between the two. All that hope Nadal gave Federer in the first four sets only to demolish him in the fifth and watch him break down in tears.
Really ? I thought it was the 08 Wimby final, greatest match ever (imo).
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Really ? I thought it was the 08 Wimby final, greatest match ever (imo).
Naw, in terms of quality I thought Australia was better. Even Wimbledon 2007 had a higher quality of play for a longer duration than 2008.

2008 had arguably the most drama by far, especially since so much was on the line for both of them (6 in a row for Federer, perhaps retain #1 ranking, Rafa going for channel slam first since Borg, Rafa becoming #1 for the first time, etc) so much hype and talk for that particular match, which is why a large amount of very casual tennis fans also look at that match as a fantastic one. Rafa could have beaten Federer in straight sets as he had his chances, and he should have beaten Roger in 4. However, he got tight. Federer played great in some moments, but overall his game was pretty lackluster and Rafa was clearly in his head.

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SF, easily. He could obviously win thereafter.

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Naw, in terms of quality I thought Australia was better. Even Wimbledon 2007 had a higher quality of play for a longer duration than 2008.

2008 had arguably the most drama by far, especially since so much was on the line for both of them (6 in a row for Federer, perhaps retain #1 ranking, Rafa going for channel slam first since Borg, Rafa becoming #1 for the first time, etc) so much hype and talk for that particular match, which is why a large amount of very casual tennis fans also look at that match as a fantastic one. Rafa could have beaten Federer in straight sets as he had his chances, and he should have beaten Roger in 4. However, he got tight. Federer played great in some moments, but overall his game was pretty lackluster and Rafa was clearly in his head.
Hmm I value your opinion highly but I thought overall that Australia 09 was good quality wise until the 5th set. The 5th really made the level of quality of the whole match dip dramatically. In my opinion of course. If Fed had maintained his previous level up until the 5th I'd have agreed. Serve aside, Fed was really playing amazing until that 5th set. His movement was perhaps the best I've seen from him. Matching Nadal in that area.

2008 had IT in my opinion. The overall factor. So much tension, drama, tennis in that match.
Rafa failing at Wimby and the burden he felt going in that match, like you said his nr.1 goal, back 2 back first player since Borg to win RG-Wim. Federer going for his own records, his H2H with Rafa getting in his head, the devastation at RG against Nadal in the final, the motivation going in this match.
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Djokovic managed to beat healthy Nadal seven straight times

Federer and Murray on the other hand....
Nadal was fit when he take the court every time. When he is unfit he will dodge, that's his personality. Through dodging his H2H is superior to everyone. So Roger beat him 10 times, could be more if he didn't dodge.

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