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Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

He seems like he has the goods: Fitness, Quickness, Unrelentless Aggression, and the Mental Strength like no other
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

Seems like it.

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

Let's consider this a few years from now if he's added a some more RG's to his resume at that point. Right now he's trailing by a few

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Yes
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

i guess he is

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

Definitely

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

#1. Borg - Six RGs.
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#2A. Lendl - Three RGs.
#2B. Wilander - Three RGs.
#2C. Kuerten - Three RGs.
(I'm not sure how to break this tie, I don't know enough.)
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#3. Nadal - Two RGs.

He could definitely surpass Lendl/Wilander/Kuerten, but Borg's record is really tough.



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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

He's not yet (Borg has 6 RG), but he could be

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

No

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

no... not yet...

but maybe someday, he will be

he needs to win another 4 RG to prove he is better than borg....
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

Oh 6 RG'S!!? BORG? That's CRAZEH!

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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

I wonder what he has to do, to be considered the greatest

Maybe if he wins all 3 masters series on clay, and rg in one season he could well be considered one of the best.
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

He can get to be.
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

Nadal will only get better...he's 20 years old but he plays with the mind of a 30 year old tennis player...if he improves his volleys like he has his serve...anything is possible
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Re: Is Nadal the greatest Clay Court Player ever?

No, not at this moment. Two RG titles just ain't gonna cut it for Rafa. Needs at least 4 more to be compared to the tennis legend of Borg. I still believe that Borg was athletically most gifted player ever and definitely most dominant on clay! After all, 6 RG titles ain't a joke.

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