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Nadal v. A. Costa - Monte Carlo 2003: 10 years on

This Monte Carlo will be the 10th anniversary of Nadal playing MC for the first time, when he came through qualies to play his first Masters event and beat the reigning French Open champion, Albert Costa. Worth revisiting that match a decade on - Nadal was so different (so many more dropshots!) but still so much of what we know - the intensity, the insane defence...

Watching this also makes me think when we're going to have a similar moment with one of the younger generation? Tomic would seem best equipped (I've come to the conclusion Dimitrov has the game but not the mentality and that may be a fatal problem given his recent matches v. Djokovic and Murray...) but yet to see Tomic make a statement like this. Maybe it'll be some unknown... But it really is about time someone stepped up (though hopefully not versus the reigning French Open champion at Monte Carlo this year! )

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Rafa is the reason for his clay greatness and not a weak era. Beating the reigning FO champion at 16, he was simply born to rule on clay.

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Re: Nadal v. A. Costa - Monte Carlo 2003: 10 years on

as much as I dislike Nadal

seriously impressive stuff, unreal.

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But it really is about time someone stepped up (though hopefully not versus the reigning French Open champion at Monte Carlo this year! )
why not?

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Rafael has won more titles than Novak Djokovic, but speaking merely about tennis and about the game, Rafa has to be considered slightly lower than Djokovic. The Serb is such a good player that he is as close as you can get to Roger Federer
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Rafa is the reason for his clay greatness and not a weak era. Beating the reigning FO champion at 16, he was simply born to rule on clay.
One player that defeat Federer a lot of times in RG is a guy that was born to rule on clay.

Roger would be one of the best clay court players of all time, but Nadal is the biggest.

Nadal knows how to be defensive and effective at the same time, for the clay he is the best.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Rafa is the reason for his clay greatness and not a weak era. Beating the reigning FO champion at 16, he was simply born to rule on clay.
but buut but that was a strong era in clay, wasn't it?

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Incredible to see kid Nadal taking on Costa so young and winning in straight set at that.

That's show how much the new generation suck. Nadal was a big prospect at 16 and was a slam champion at 18. Djokovic and Murray were also having great results as teenagers.

Now you see a bunch of 22-23 years old players considered top prospects when they are struggling to make the top 50. The Nadal/Djokovic/Murray generation is exceptionnal in quality.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Rafa is the reason for his clay greatness and not a weak era. Beating the reigning FO champion at 16, he was simply born to rule on clay.
He was 17. Still unbelievable
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He was 17. Still unbelievable
He was still 16. Nadal is born in June.
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He was 17. Still unbelievable
He was 16.

He was born 3. June 1986. This was April 2003.

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Amazing stuff.
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He was still 16. Nadal is born in June.
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He was 16.

He was born 3. June 1986. This was April 2003.
In the video says that he is 17 , 1:39, the bastards fooled me.
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lol at 04:39

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In the video says that he is 17 , 1:39, the bastards fooled me.
No. Right at the beginnin when Nadal comes in, the speaker says:

"Le plus jeune, Nadal, 16 ans"

The youngest, Nadal, 16 years old
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Re: Nadal v. A. Costa - Monte Carlo 2003: 10 years on

Di Mauro is next clay court GOAT.
Beware of him. Beating Rufus at MC will be 1st step.
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