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Djokovic 119 45.59%
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Murray 8 3.07%
Nadal 110 42.15%
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Do you consider Verkerk a greater clay courter than Coria? He did beat him after all, has a bigger game and could threaten anyone. Both reached the final. Coria has those meaningless titles, but what do they say about being a top claycourter?
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Yes again. Every word that comes out of your mouth borders on the deranged.

Guarantee you'll find very few people who believe that Almagro is more of a threat on clay than Berdych.
ferrer beats them both, irrelevant

he is the wall between nadal/djokovic on clay, and the rest
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I don't look at the results, I look at how Nadal's playing and the progress he's making. A much better indicator and that's what I base my predictions on.
Yes and I've heard from several other Rafa fans that he's still far from his best.

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Yes and I've heard from several other Rafa fans that he's still far from his best.
Got to get their excuses prepared.

Win - win situation for them. If he wins, he's done it whilst injured and unprepared. If he loses they blame it on the knee injury.
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I don't look at the results, I look at how Nadal's playing and the progress he's making. A much better indicator and that's what I base my predictions on.
IMO, a better indicator is to see how he'll perform at MC. If he has a great week there, win or lose, I think he'll be back on track.

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Feel free to prove me wrong.
Ballbashers are overrated and people on here will never acknowledge Almagro's ability on clay, that the majority on MTF thinks that doesn't mean they're right.



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Yes and I've heard from several other Rafa fans that he's still far from his best.
We've been over this. He doesn't need to be his best. The level he is showing already is enough to take home RG, and he'll only improve from here on

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We've been over this. He doesn't need to be his best. The level he is showing already is enough to take home RG, and he'll only improve from here on
If he's not at his best, Djokovic CAN and will beat him. Like I said, it's VERY close between the two, and come Monte Carlo, my opinion my change.

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We've been over this. He doesn't need to be his best. The level he is showing already is enough to take home RG, and he'll only improve from here on
How about this:

If Nadal wins RG I get perma-banned, if Djokovic wins RG you get perma-banned.

Hopefully I can get rid of your crazy ramblings.
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If he's not at his best, Djokovic CAN and will beat him. Like I said, it's VERY close between the two, and come Monte Carlo, my opinion my change.
They're not close, remember last year?

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And we all know in what circumstances that one set was played.

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Hell no.

Nadal's clay game is infinitely superior to Novak's.
I'm sure this statements like this one make even some Fed fans regret his win in the RG11 semi...

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bookies rightly know that the old swiss isn't a threat at RG anymore

this isn't 6-7 years ago
the level on clay it`s a shit since many years....

not real clay court specialists anymore , the last were coria and gaudio.

in a real good clay era , guys like nole or roger would be defeated many times
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How about this:

If Nadal wins RG I get perma-banned, if Djokovic wins RG you get perma-banned.

Hopefully I can get rid of your crazy ramblings.
I don't mind your presence here, there always need to be tards to be proven wrong time and time again. Seems like a lose-lose situation.

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They're not close, remember last year?

3-0

6-3 6-1 7-5 6-3 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5

And we all know in what circumstances that one set was played.
Djokovic has improved from there on in though, so I can't see it follow a similar pattern in the clay season (in terms of beatdown sets anyway). It will be interesting to say the least.

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