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Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

I wonder...result-wise...

yeah I know it's yet another Nadal thread so, mods, feel free to delete it.
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

too soon to say, probably. He COULD be though. I'm looking forward to his chances at the AO
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

Not yet, but he will be!
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

What about Manual Santana FO 61 and 64, US Open 1965 and Wimbledon 66 winner?

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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What about Manual Santana FO 61 and 64, US Open 1965 and Wimbledon 66 winner?
Don't be so harsh

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

true, Santana has more Slam wins BUT what about Nadal's records, streaks and so on...I think we should take it into account and his age too.
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

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true, Santana has more Slam wins BUT what about Nadal's records, streaks and so on...I think we should take it into account and his age too.
I was basing it on ALREADY.

I expect Nadal to supercede Santana by a few grand slams in the next decade.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

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Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

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What about Manual Santana FO 61 and 64, US Open 1965 and Wimbledon 66 winner?
Its Manuel "manolo" Santana.

Although manual is a funny name.

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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

yeah, definitely

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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

Nadal should be able to win 4 or 5 Roland Garros titles and 1 or 2 AOs.

I reckon he'll win about 7 slams.
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

He won't need to (and might not anyway) win that many slams to get into the History books. All he'll have to do is become known as the man who prevented possibly one of the greatest tennis players of all time (i.e. Roger Federer) achieving a Career Grand Slam.

If that happened, Federer would probably just be referred to as a Glorified Sampras. Fine by me
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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

Of all time? Has time stopped? Why did no one tell me?

LOL. I'm kidding. He's certainly one of the most accomplished Spanish tennis players.

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Re: Can we already consider Nadal the best Spanish tennis player of all time?

Tati Rascon is the greatest Spanish player.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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