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Nadal: "I can surpass Federer"

Ahora los objetivos son otros. Entre ceja y ceja está el Masters (ATP World Tour Finals) y superar en títulos a Roger Federer: "Claro que puedo superarle. Pero del dicho al hecho hay un trecho. A mí nadie me garantiza que yo vaya a jugar hasta los 36 años. Yo jugaré hasta que mi cuerpo y mi mente me lo permitan."

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The colossal advantage Nadal has over Federer is that Nadal doesn't get back injuries.

Federer has always had a weak back, even when he was young, just didn't flare up much until recent years.

If you are a tennis player there is nothing worse than a back injury, its a career-ender.

Nadal has no problem coming back from various knee and wrist ailments (his wrist issue was never a long-term threat according to scans).
Nadal may never retire from injury, because he's always been able to come back from a variety of injuries.

Whereas we've seen Sampras, Agassi and Federer struggle with back injuries, and there is nothing you can do about it other than simply not play tennis.
Actually Agassi's was sciatica, so a little different.
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WTF.

"I don't have any problem with Conchita but the Federation has taken a decision"

Yeah, the Federation also took a decision when they put Gala Leon in charge and you all got her out. Disgusting double standards.
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Nice read. It's a shame this thread will become a tard war, because he also talks about his motivation and when you don't have the nerves before a game anymore that's when you should consider retiring. He wants the WTF bad also, which is a good thing to look forward to. Also nice to read his thoughts about Catalonia.

Rafa Nadal spent today in Malaga in a private chat-talk of Banco Sabadell. The Spaniard held a conversation with Banco Sabadell's deputy general manager and director of Communication and Institutional Relations, Ramón Rovira , before the invited public, who spared no applause for the best Spanish tennis player of all time.The tennis player showed his usual humility. That has led him to get 16 Grand Slam without losing the illusion and the desire to work. "For me to be number one has no influence.It is an accomplishment more than clear that makes you illusion.I see it as a reward for a path.I do not feel better being the one or both.My inner feelings do not make me think of that before the game , I only think what I have to do to win my rival.Like the number, just believe that you have done things well for a while but my concern is day to day.I promise it is not false humility, to be number one is like winning another title.I am now number one but I do not know where I will be in two months or three, "he said before everyone.

Nadal does not believe that having won the first place will now be more special than when he did it for the first time in 2008: "It is not more special now than the first time. to a very high level and had just started his career Djokovic came from fighting with a very good and came another better.I had to live that time with a very tough opponent that I did very excited to overcome.Now my goal is not that although it is clear that I prefer to be number 1. My goal now is to be happy playing tennis.The vital thing is not to injure myself and to be able to compete all the year with capacity to fight for all the tournaments, "he said.

Two years ago, Rafa Nadal admitted to being "mentally injured". To this day the tennis player speaks about the subject quite naturally: "There are things in life that are much tougher than not winning so much." It was five and then nine in the world. I was able to play at my best level. In December when I was preparing the new season, I felt a sense of recovery that I had not noticed for some time. That had to be put into practice and it did not always come out. There is a luck factor that helps. Getting to the final in Australia allowed me to grow. In the third round I had a difficult opponent (Alexander Zverev) and I beat him in five sets back. Winning that game was a change, "he said before going on to talk about the worst moment of his career:" With time and work, overcome mental problems. Maintaining the illusion is fundamental to be able to succeed. Many times things seem impossible until they are done. By 2015 I had anxiety with unpleasant feelings I had never had. It seemed impossible to recover my game in things that were easy years ago . I just had to accept the problem and work on the solution, "he explained to the guests present.

In all that time, Nadal never thought of retiring: "I am a positive person, I never think of negative." Beyond winning, I had to play with that nervousness, once I was happy I did what I did, that's lucky. now I want to extend it as much as possible. When you lose the passion and nerves before a game or a tournament, is the day to think of something else . If there had been this change will not know what would have happened. If I feel that I am not trained to compete for things that make me happy I will be able to decide when to say goodbye and think about other things. Winning is an important part of life, but being satisfied with oneself is also important. "

Now the goals are different. Between cape and eyebrow is the Masters (ATP World Tour Finals) and overcome in titles to Roger Federer: "Of course I can surpass it to him, but of the said to the fact there is a stretch. To me nobody guarantees me that I will play until the 36 years I will play until my body and my mind allow it to me I am not afraid to leave It is not a thing that I worry more of the account I still have a career I am happy doing other things Tennis is very important inside of my life but it is not everything I have known to enjoy the life and I have passed through good and bad stages My great objective is to play the following tournaments in the best possible way The season is made up to this day. what happens from the 19 of September to the 19 of November that is when it finishes the season.I have never won the Masters and it is clear that I am very excited. But there are seven other players who also want to do it, "he joked.

The ten-time winner of Roland Garros has not avoided the Catalan theme. "I have a lot of important moments in Catalonia, I want the Catalans and I do not understand a Spain without Catalonia. and a Catalonia without Spain.I do not know if I do not understand it or I would not like to see it.It can not say anything because everything is misunderstood.When everything is radicalized it seems that it has difficult solution.From my humble point of view I would like to be but we have a lot of things in common, and it's time to try to make sense of it, I understand that together we are better, "he said.

Nadal also gave his opinion on the dismissal of Conchita Martinez as captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team. "I think Conchita entered a difficult level Davis Cup moment. He has done important work, has clothed us and we to it. Last year he entered a new board in the Federation and wanted new people. The players understood that after that Conchita was two years in the Second Division deserved to have a year in the World Group because he had won it. I have no problem with Conchita, but there comes a time when the players have stayed out of the way and the Federation has made the decision. She deserves the recognition and we have to thank her for her work, but all the captains have had a number of years in the position. In addition there are other former players of renown who deserve an opportunity in that position, "he said.

When he was questioned about the change of coach, Nadal was thrilled to talk about his uncle and already extradite Toni Nadal : "I do not know if I'll miss it very much." (Laughter) I can not predict the future, I know it will be a major change. It has been something that has thought a lot and where I can not do anything.My uncle has been key in my career and a vital help with everything he has made by me.Without him everything I could have done, I think it would not have been possible.He will now be in the Academy and enjoying the children.Here he will feel much more comfortable. " Once finished the act Nadal took pictures with all his followers and received the warmth of the public of Málaga who came to the event.

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Re: Nadal: "I can surpass Federer"

I believe he can in terms of slam count, that remains to be seen, but I will still maintain that Roger is the more rounded player. When all said and done I'm sure a strong case will be made for both Roger and Rafa to be GOAT, I know where my opinion lies at least at the moment. Will Rafa change that? We will see, It has certainly been an exciting year
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lol so finally he comes out with it...not the humble fisherman we all thought he was aye?
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I believe he can in terms of slam count, that remains to be seen, but I will still maintain that Roger is the more rounded player. When all said and done I'm sure a strong case will be made for both Roger and Rafa to be GOAT, I know where my opinion lies at least at the moment. Will Rafa change that? We will see, It has certainly been an exciting year
GOAT isn't a real thing, its just a subjective idea.
Whereas the slam record is a real thing.
If Nadal finishes with more slams than Federer, he'll own the most powerful possession in tennis.

I use to think the Calendar Year Grand Slam may be the most powerful thing, but Djokovic won 4 in a row and it hardly got any publicity, so I doubt the Calendar Year Grand Slam would be the ultimate either.

Same as the Double Career Grand Slam (Nadal will get it by winning another AO), probably won't get much publicity.

And Nadal won slams for 10 years in a row, and it rarely gets a mention, and I doubt many people even know it.
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Great article. Nadal can be a diplomat one day

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The one thing that I admire about dull with all his faults(and there are countless btw big LOL) is that he doesn't blow opportunities/clear openings and this is where he scores over Fed.

When dull has a clear shot, he rarely ever blows it. He either gets roasted cause he just sucks(surface/opponent whatever) or he's injured(let's just say the injury is legit for the sake of argument).

You will never see dull lose from a position of victory like Fed did at AO 05, USO 09, USO 11,15 etc etc esp AO 05 and USO 09.

I mean yes dull lost AO 14 when he didn't have to face DJ, but he was blown away by Stan. No chance for dull, IDC what dulltards excuse it as.

Also AO 12, he was unclutch for a brief moment which cost him the match but he should've lost it in 4 and was up against DJ on his best surface so I wouldn't call it a CLEAR lost opportunity.

dull has never had an AO 05/ USO 09 type of defeat that Fed has and that is why he's only 3 slams behind.

At the end of the day, if dull does indeed surpass Fed's slam count which will be a total catastrophe, Fed will rue the missed opportunities like AO 05, USO 09, which were clear openings that he simply blew. Fed has only himself to blame for not being at 20+ slams right now.
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One dimensional clay specialist needs to surpass Novak first. Which we all know is never going to happen.
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The one thing that I admire about dull with all his faults(and there are countless btw big LOL) is that he doesn't blow opportunities/clear openings and this is where he scores over Fed.

When dull has a clear shot, he rarely ever blows it. He either gets roasted cause he just sucks(surface/opponent whatever) or he's injured(let's just say the injury is legit for the sake of argument).

You will never see dull lose from a position of victory like Fed did at AO 05, USO 09, USO 11,15 etc etc esp AO 05 and USO 09.

I mean yes dull lost AO 14 when he didn't have to face DJ, but he was blown away by Stan. No chance for dull, IDC what dulltards excuse it as.

Also AO 12, he was unclutch for a brief moment which cost him the match but he should've lost it in 4 and was up against DJ on his best surface so I wouldn't call it a CLEAR lost opportunity.

dull has never had an AO 05/ USO 09 type of defeat that Fed has and that is why he's only 3 slams behind.

At the end of the day, if dull does indeed surpass Fed's slam count which will be a total catastrophe, Fed will rue the missed opportunities like AO 05, USO 09, which were clear openings that he simply blew. Fed has only himself to blame for not being at 20+ slams right now.
He coulda lost RG 09, W 09, W12, AO 17 ... off the top off my head.
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One dimensional clay specialist needs to surpass Novak first. Which we all know is never going to happen.
These kind of sentences just make me smile behind my laptop every time. At some point determination deserves admiration I think
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He coulda lost RG 09, W 09, W12, AO 17 ... off the top off my head.
Some close victories don't excuse the blow ups. Federer was in sparkling form at USO 09 having just dispatched DJ in the SF and all he had to do was use his experience to beat delmugtro. But he messed it up big time after being a set and a break up.

At AO 05, that match against Safin shouldn't have gone to a fifth set at all. Fed was up 5-2 in the 4th set breaker with both serves in hand and he drops both serves. Safin didn't do anything special to win those points.

You will never see dull make such screwups.

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One dimensional clay specialist needs to surpass Novak first. Which we all know is never going to happen.
19 > 16 > 14 > 12

multi dimensional all courter that needs to surpass sampras first (because he has not won enough). Which we all know is never going to happen.
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19 > 16 > 14 > 12

multi dimensional all courter that needs to surpass sampras first (because he has not won enough). Which we all know is never going to happen.
NGYGS + 4 WTF + H2H + YE #1 + weeks #1 + 12 > 16

NGYGS + 12 > 14 without RG

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