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post #1141 of 1165 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 12:06 AM
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Post date - 09-18-2006 - so Rafa was on two GS's by this point.

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In the last 75 years only one person has been able to win Roland Garros more than 3 times -- and that person was one of the greatest legends the game has seen, Bjorn Borg. The next best two in the open era were Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten, at three a piece. So I'm amazed, really, that people believe Nadal can win such ridiculous numbers of French Open championships. There's a reason clay court specialists have a very short shelf-life and just look at the injury problems Nadal is having now. It's possible he may win one more but I'll be very surprised if he wins more than that.

I like Nadal and think his contrasting style (to purist shotmakers) is good for the game but to expect this level for 5 more years is beyond fantasy.
I remember this poster. He was a pretty decent poster and this was a pretty fucking reasonable post. However, reasonable as it was, it failed miserably.

I feel RAFA detractors currently make the same type of mistakes when they argue Nadal won't win many slams in his thirties since that's a unique feat not many players have done in the past.

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The thing with Nadal is, for as long as his body is good, he can win the FO every year.

He straight-setted all his opponents in his supposed "prime" back in RG 2008.
He did the same 9 years later in RG 2017 with zero threats and stunning physicality.

Where is the decline? I see the same ruthless intensity in him on clay, esp in RG where his psychological confidence is paramount. Even if he really declines everywhere else; on clay esp. at RG I don't see him not being a favorite for several years to come.

Didn't the experts of MTF (Action Jackson etc) predict his body will give in to wear and tear as he ages. Where's that happening?
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The thing with Nadal is, for as long as his body is good, he can win the FO every year.

He straight-setted all his opponents in his supposed "prime" back in RG 2008.
He did the same 9 years later in RG 2017 with zero threats and stunning physicality.

Where is the decline? I see the same ruthless intensity in him on clay, esp in RG where his psychological confidence is paramount. Even if he really declines everywhere else; on clay esp. at RG I don't see him not being a favorite for several years to come.

Didn't the experts of MTF (Action Jackson etc) predict his body will give in to wear and tear as he ages. Where's that happening?
One would expect a decline a la Lleyton Hewitt. i.e. getting marginally slower as you age and that having an impact on your whole game.

it just doesn't seem to be happening with Nadal.

Federer did get half a step slower for a while but seemed to have recovered his speed in the first quarter of 2017.

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I think La Decima is the greatest achievement in tennis and perhaps in all of sports. Winning 18 total slams is incredible but it will be broken one day, just like Pete's and Steffi's records. In fact if Nadal hasn't been injured so often he would have probably done it already (and he still has a shot). If Borg played the AO more often or if Laver didn't lose so many years without competing, they could have done it already. But to win the same slam 10 times in the open is something that will probably never be duplicated again. It's too great and too unique. The crazy thing is that he can still add and might even end up with 11 or 12.
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In the last 75 years only one person has been able to win Roland Garros more than 3 times -- and that person was one of the greatest legends the game has seen, Bjorn Borg. The next best two in the open era were Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten, at three a piece. So I'm amazed, really, that people believe Nadal can win such ridiculous numbers of French Open championships. There's a reason clay court specialists have a very short shelf-life and just look at the injury problems Nadal is having now. It's possible he may win one more but I'll be very surprised if he wins more than that.

I like Nadal and think his contrasting style (to purist shotmakers) is good for the game but to expect this level for 5 more years is beyond fantasy.

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One would expect a decline a la Lleyton Hewitt. i.e. getting marginally slower as you age and that having an impact on your whole game.

it just doesn't seem to be happening with Nadal.

Federer did get half a step slower for a while but seemed to have recovered his speed in the first quarter of 2017.
He has gotten slower and declined physically, but unlike a Hewitt type he's found ways to evolve his game to remain where he is. Case in point, he rarely ran around the BH to hit FHs in the final, instead he's learnt to step up and control rallies with his BH.

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actually read through the first like 10 pages of this thread before clicking to the last one and was impressed to see that comment of yours in 2007. that's some faith back then and hilarious given he just finally passed the mark. like an anniversary of sorts

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The thing with Nadal is, for as long as his body is good, he can win the FO every year.

He straight-setted all his opponents in his supposed "prime" back in RG 2008.
He did the same 9 years later in RG 2017 with zero threats and stunning physicality.

Where is the decline? I see the same ruthless intensity in him on clay, esp in RG where his psychological confidence is paramount. Even if he really declines everywhere else; on clay esp. at RG I don't see him not being a favorite for several years to come.

Didn't the experts of MTF (Action Jackson etc) predict his body will give in to wear and tear as he ages. Where's that happening?
a vast majority of people, fans/critics/analysts, predicted it would happen by the time he was like 25. Nadal is certainly defying predictions. That said, he has taken a lot of strategic couple month injury breaks and missed a number of slams periodically so he certainly has had to sort of balance things to continue lasting

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