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Nadal proudly regards this stat as his biggest achievement, especially as it means he's rarely the favourite, no?
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Being GOAT or not is a question of the number of Slam titles and not of the ranking system.
I agree, but the reason he isn't #1 in slams his because he always had a peer who was better than him. Plus you don't get to be the GOAT by being dominant on one surface. Nadull is best clay courter ever, that is beyond dispute, but if not for 4 fluked slams at other events he would be clay specialist and nothing more.



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Being GOAT or not is a question of the number of Slam titles and not of the ranking system.
Well then Federer is most certainly ahead of Nadal. Rafa is at 12, Wilander is at 7, difference of 5 - and that's the same as the difference between Roger and Rafa. Of course neither of their careers are finished but it most certainly does affect Nadal's legacy that he has so few weeks at #1 for the success he has had.

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nadal will always be remembered as the second fiddle, the only reason he was able to reach number 1 was because roger got mono in 2008 and the twins were borned the year after so roger cdnt focus and didnt have time to train properly. nadal really need to thank the twins and buy them huge birthday presents every year, because without them he wd never have won the us open and complete the career slam

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He only started "owning" Fed in 2008 when he entered his prime. 8-6 before that isn't owning.
Before 2008 he was aged between 18-21 while Fed was at is prime. The fact that Rafa has him 8-6 during that time-frame clearly shows his dominance.

I am curious if Fed would even get to 10 Slams if Rafa would have been 3 or 4 years older and find his peak during 2004, 2005.
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I am curious if Fed would even get to 10 Slams if Rafa would have been 3 or 4 years older and find his peak during 2004, 2005.
I am curious if dull wd even win a slam if he doesnt cheat and break the rules every single service point

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I am curious if dull wd even win a slam if he doesnt cheat and break the rules every single service point
Are the umpires who that have to determine if he breaks the rules or not, not a rabid Fedtard. The sooner your brainy understand that the better

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I am curious if dull wd even win a slam if he doesnt cheat and break the rules every single service point
Let poor Dull be. He is talentless and wants to make it by whatever means. He can't win playing fair so he cheats, he just wants to win. I appreciate his desire and hard-work though I despise his gamesmanship and cheating but it's the only way he can win something relevant.

The fault is on both nadal, although he is shameless so he will never stop, and the umpires/governing bodies but they will never do anything that damages one of the biggest starts of the sport currently.
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Are the umpires who that have to determine if he breaks the rules or not, not a rabid Fedtard. The sooner your brainy understand that the better
No, man. The rule, or the rulebook, determines whether he break the rules or not. Add I'm sorry, I know you love Nadal very much, but according to the rules of tennis as we have them right now, Nadal is a cheater. No matter what Federer or his rabid tards say, it doesn't change the fact that Nadal and his camp don't care about rules as long as they get the win. And by that, he and his camp are disrespecting the game and its fans.

I'm gonna stop calling him a cheater if you, or any Nadal defender here, can give me something else to call a person that break the rules in order to succeed.

Man, I've had it with these so called 'tennis fans' who loves a player more than the game itself.
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I agree, but the reason he isn't #1 in slams his because he always had a peer who was better than him. Plus you don't get to be the GOAT by being dominant on one surface. Nadull is best clay courter ever, that is beyond dispute, but if not for 4 fluked slams at other events he would be clay specialist and nothing more.

You don't "fluke out" 4 Slam titles.


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Well then Federer is most certainly ahead of Nadal. Rafa is at 12, Wilander is at 7, difference of 5 - and that's the same as the difference between Roger and Rafa. Of course neither of their careers are finished but it most certainly does affect Nadal's legacy that he has so few weeks at #1 for the success he has had.

Most reasonable sentence you've written in a while. Nadal is much younger than Federer who is most likely done winning lams while Nadal is the best player of the year. We will evaluate "GOAT" when the careers of these two are finished

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The #2 who owned our strenuous #1 since he was a child, a true legend of the game.
Who cares, hes still only #2, deal with it!

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Who cares, hes still only #2, deal with it!
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Being GOAT or not is a question of the number of Slam titles and not of the ranking system.
Just cannot imagine a GOAT spending most of his career in the shadow of another decent player

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No, man. The rule, or the rulebook, determines whether he break the rules or not. Add I'm sorry, I know you love Nadal very much, but according to the rules of tennis as we have them right now, Nadal is a cheater. No matter what Federer or his rabid tards say, it doesn't change the fact that Nadal and his camp don't care about rules as long as they get the win. And by that, he and his camp are disrespecting the game and its fans.

I'm gonna stop calling him a cheater if you, or any Nadal defender here, can give me something else to call a person that break the rules in order to succeed.

Man, I've had it with these so called 'tennis fans' who loves a player more than the game itself.
First, all the players after a long rally usually exceed the time so then all are cheaters. Grinders/baseliners usually take more time for obvious reasons, this is true, but any player takes only 20 seconds in each and every one of his serves. If the rule was rigid would had a chronometer on court like in basketball which would sound automatically. But the spirit of the rule is that the player not delayed the serve for unjustified reasons, not prevent it totally although delay is justified.

Second, tennis rules say that a player can not hit the ball out of specified bounds. If they do and the umpire watch it they must lose the point. A player who hit the ball out of the bounds is a cheater too? Is against the basic tennis rules so according your reasoning they are. A soccer player who kicks to another player is a cheater too? Is his fault if the Umpire does not interpret correctly a rule sometimes?

Third, time start to count when a player is in the line ready to serve. Nadal is very quick staying ready in the line, other players use the trick to delay to be in position to serve when they need it.

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haha, federer is nadal's bitch, always has been and always will be!
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