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Re: I just went back in time, imagine there is no Nadal in Dec 2004.....

Yes, the topic says specifically that there is no Nadal in december 2004. Since there is no Slam held in december, it wouldent affect anything.
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Re: I just went back in time, imagine there is no Nadal in Dec 2004.....

OK, I see this is spreading...

People should really serve their "reality" cold and fresh in the morning. "What if?" and "If only" referring to past events just don't work in the real world. One should take reality how it is and stop wasting their time trying to figure out a parallel reality starting from a point in the past leading to a different conclusion.

Nadal won 11 GS, Federer 17. This IS reality and nothing can change it ever.
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Imagine Rafa was born a few years earlier. Poor Rogie
Olderer bageled Nadal. Young Nadal owned Fed on clay but that's it. Instead imagine if Rafa was born in the 90s when the courts were fast... he would be exposed as the clay specialist he is.

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Olderer bageled Nadal. Young Nadal owned Fed on clay but that's it. Instead imagine if Rafa was born in the 90s when the courts were fast... he would be exposed as the clay specialist he is.
You do realise 'peak' Fed would have to beat peak Nadal for most of his slams instead of Davydenko, Roddick and Baghdatis. Boy would that be painful for Mr. 2-8 in slams.

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FO-2005 Puerta
FO-2006 Federer
FO-2007 Federer
RG-2008 Djokovic
W-2008 Federer
AO-2009 Verdasco
RG-2010 Soderling
W-2010 Soderling
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FO 2005: Federer
FO 2006: Federer
FO 2007: Federer
FO 2008: Federer
W 2008: Federer
AO 2009: Federer
FO 2010: Soderling
W 2010: Berdych
USO 2010: Djokovic
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Tennis would probably be dead because Federer's dominance would have made a mockery of the sport... he would have won something like 11 slams in a row (FO 2005 - US Open 2007)...

Release the Stanimal!!
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Exactly, there are far too many variables that change even when you take him out of one slam (say, Wimbledon 2003), never mind completely eliminating him from history. Confidence and self belief are a tricky thing.
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Without Federer, every draw would have been different, the mental state of each player/drive/motivation would have been different, tennis history would have taken a completely different course - in fact there's even a chance that without Federer around, Nadal would have never won a Slam since instead of designing his game to counter Federer he could have adopted a different style that might not have been so effective, or simply not had the same motivation to dethrone a dominant force early on. His mental makeup would have been completely different had the state of the game been totally different as well, there's no telling how he'd have done and the same applies to every other player of course, we need to keep in mind tennis is played by humans not machines who are unaffected by their surroundings.

Take Roddick for instance - without Federer around he'd never have felt the need to tweak his style and eventually change it completely, if Federer had never existed he'd have been a totally different player, both in terms of game and mentally.

In short, it's preposterous to believe that you can remove a 17-time Slam winner off the equation and assume everything else stays the same. Had Federer disappeared in December 2002, everything in the past decade of tennis would have been different, the game itself would have taken a different course.
Well I guess I get GSM's point better now. Of course it's impossible to apprehend all the changes involved, but I still find it a funny game to try

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Imagine Rafa was born a few years earlier. Poor Rogie
idiocy because then nadal would have missed 06 instead of 09 and fed would have won the calendar...then he would have missed whole 09 instead of 12...fed wins ao 09 and nadal would be done at age 30.

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If not for Nadal, Coria would probably have won the FO in 2005. And from then on it would all have been completely different...

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You do realise 'peak' Fed would have to beat peak Nadal for most of his slams instead of Davydenko, Roddick and Baghdatis. Boy would that be painful for Mr. 2-8 in slams.
If you're not trolling, then this just show your lack understanding about tennis or even sports in general.
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Re: I just went back in time, imagine there is no Nadal in Dec 2004.....

FO-2005 Puerta
FO-2006 Federer
FO-2007 Federer
RG-2008 Djokovic
W-2008 Federer
AO-2009 Federer (No way does Verdasco deliver in a Slam final, idc how bad Fed was playing)
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W-2010 Murray
USO-2010 Djokovic
RG-2011 Federer
RG-2012 Djokovic

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Re: I just went back in time, imagine there is no Nadal in Dec 2004.....

RG 2005: Federer
RG 2006: Federer
RG 2007: Federer or Djokovic
RG 2008: Djokovic
Wimbledon 2008: Federer
AO 2009: Federer
RG 2010: Soderling
Wimbledon 2010: Berdych
USO 2010: Djokovic
RG 2011: Federer
RG 2012: Djokovic

Federer would have made a mockery of the sport before 2008.

What would be interesting to know is who would have won all those slams in 2004-2007 if Federer wasn't around.

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OK, I see this is spreading...

People should really serve their "reality" cold and fresh in the morning. "What if?" and "If only" referring to past events just don't work in the real world. =
Indeed....couldashouldawoulda is the lowest form of sports conversation. It's a big favourite of those who have given up on real life results reflecting their bias, so seek some balm in the imaginary.
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