Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: You-nited States of America
Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?
In the end, it doesn't matter if Rios was more talented than Federer, Laver, and Sampras combined, he left without Grand Slams because (I've heard; never seen him play, though, I wish I had) of a lack of determination and competitive fire, unlike Nadal. I'm sure both are pretty good players to have reached the points they have, anyway!
I haven't seen Borg play, of course, but does anybody who has think Nadal might have a similar - not necessarily identical - game? Borg played great on grass and clay; Nadal, of course, is expected to do well at the French, but he has said that he wants Wimbledon, too, which I found a bit odd.
I am a fan of Federer, Gasquet, Baghdatis, the long-deceased Safin, Youzhny, Nalbandian, Rochus, Tsonga, the sadly-departed Santoro, and good, hearty, competitive tennis matches. The quality of my life does not rest solely on who wins these matches. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that I can live quite happily after a player I like chokes, mugs, bashes, or otherwise succumbs to a loss.