Do you think Nadal missed a big opportunity to do a Calendar Grand Slam this year? - MensTennisForums.com
View Poll Results: Do you think Nadal a big chance of winning all 4 grand slams this year?
Yes, he had a good chance to do so 7 12.28%
No, too much of a hypothetical situation 11 19.30%
No, he would not win Wimbledon even if he won AO, RG, USO 35 61.40%
Del Potro/Anderson/Carreño Busta will beat Nadal at USO 4 7.02%
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Do you think Nadal missed a big opportunity to do a Calendar Grand Slam this year?

I think Nadal missed a great opportunity to do a Calendar grand slam; the first ever since Rod Laver in 1969 of winning all grand slams in 1 year.

Nadal was a tad unlucky to not win the Australian Open this year given he had a 3-1 lead in the 5th set.

Nadal winning Roland Garros was a given.

If Nadal had won both Australian Open and French Open, he would've carried this momentum and confidence in also winning Wimbledon. Would've been more likely to do it by beating Federer if he never lost to him in the Australian Open final and not have a slight mental block against him this year (like in Indian Wells and Miami).

And now, Nadal has a great chance of winning the US Open now that Federer is out.

I feel like if this scenario were to happen, Nadal would well likely surpassed Federer in the GOAT debate as well as cementing 2017 as one of the greatest tennis seasons of all time for him.

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No way!
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Re: Do you think Nadal missed a big opportunity to do a Calendar Grand Slam this year

It sounds crazy I know, but Djokovic was close to winning all 4 grand slams back in 2015 too.

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Too many ifs.
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He wouldn't have won Wimby, no matter what happened in Australia.

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He was not unlucky not to win AO, he was lucky to even reach the final.
Wimbledon - no chance at all. Let's see about US open.
As far as I know he won only one slam as of now - pretty far off a calendar GS.
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It sounds crazy I know, but Djokovic was close to winning all 4 grand slams back in 2015 too.
Are you seriously comparing 2017 Nadal to 2015 Djokovic?
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Thanks to the Australian open schedulers for ruining it

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Oh, for God's sake, not that again!
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Maybe but it didn't happen. Roger won that match and what has happened subsequently has happened.
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I feel like if this scenario were to happen, Nadal would well likely surpassed Federer in the GOAT debate as well as cementing 2017 as one of the greatest tennis seasons of all time for him.
There's no legitimate GOAT debate currently. Nadal would still be behind Federer in almost every major criteria even with another three Slams.

On-topic, of course Nadal came close at the Australian and is now the favourite to win this (heavily asterisked) USO, so a three Slam year was theoretically plausible. I don't think he had any chance at Wimbledon though.
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It was on his racquet.

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