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Did anyone notice...

...that it's since Nadal's uprising that many not-so-great players start having sucess and even entering top 10? Maybe his sucess gave them self-confidence and hope, since his game does not look that awesome neither? Would you call that negative of positive influence?

And from the other side, you'd also say it is since Agassi's veteran performances that many "old" players decide to go on playing... Henman is the example and I'd say at least five of them more (Jonas, Rusedski...). Were there ever so much >30 players in masters/GS draws?

It may happen that in 10 years time we will watch a bunch of 35 years-old players!

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...that it's since Nadal's uprising that many not-so-great players start having sucess and even entering top 10? Maybe his sucess gave them self-confidence and hope, since his game does not look that awesome neither? Would you call that negative of positive influence?

And from the other side, you'd also say it is since Agassi's veteran performances that many "old" players decide to go on playing... Henman is the example and I'd say at least five of them more (Jonas, Rusedski...). Were there ever so much >30 players in masters/GS draws?

It may happen that in 10 years time we will watch a bunch of 35 years-old players!
i'd say so...since rafa's success they've got more confidence and on the other hand they'll decide to beat him since he's not that much older than 'em!

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of course not... players wont come at the end of their careers and carry on just coz andre did. they also dont think "hey if rafa can win ugly then i can win beautifully"

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O.K So what is winning ugly, not looking like a ballerina while doing it. Rafa looks like an athlete playing a sport and that's exactly what he does.

Maybe you all should try other sports, being fans of sports like golf and Gaming along with Fed style of play has given the tennis world a false idea of what playing a sport is suppose to look like
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Spartan tennis > Ballet tennis


Nadal plays tennis how it should be played. Not like some little girl prancing around on court.

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Nadal plays tennis how it should be played. Not like some little girl prancing around on court.

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Nadal plays tennis how it should be played. Not like some little girl prancing around on court.


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Spartan tennis > Ballet tennis


Nadal plays tennis how it should be played. Not like some little girl prancing around on court.
I'm pretty sure Nadal would give half of his famous butt to have a playing style like Federer

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I'm pretty sure Nadal would give half of his famous butt to have a playing style like Federer
I'm sure he wouldn't seeing as how his playing style is murdering the number 1's playing style. I think rafa would like to keep his and improve it, whilst having a winning record over the best player in history.
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...that it's since Nadal's uprising that many not-so-great players start having sucess and even entering top 10? Maybe his sucess gave them self-confidence and hope, since his game does not look that awesome neither? Would you call that negative of positive influence?

And from the other side, you'd also say it is since Agassi's veteran performances that many "old" players decide to go on playing... Henman is the example and I'd say at least five of them more (Jonas, Rusedski...). Were there ever so much >30 players in masters/GS draws?

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O.K So what is winning ugly, not looking like a ballerina while doing it. Rafa looks like an athlete playing a sport and that's exactly what he does.

Maybe you all should try other sports, being fans of sports like golf and Gaming along with Fed style of play has given the tennis world a false idea of what playing a sport is suppose to look like
U dont need to take it offensively coz no one said hes winning ugly. Whatever people think, it doesnt matter how he wins. Its just that federer does it better than anyone else.

However, this does not dismiss the fact that this thread is

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U dont need to take it offensively coz no one said hes winning ugly. Whatever people think, it doesnt matter how he wins. Its just that federer does it better than anyone else.

However, this does not dismiss the fact that this thread is
Did you read the first post of this thread, it pretty much accuses rafa and others of diminishing the quality of tennis.
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Did you read the first post of this thread, it pretty much accuses rafa and others of diminishing the quality of tennis.

Thats y its quoted!! Its a general accusation of most people but u cant say hes more talented than federer tactically

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Spartan tennis > Ballet tennis


Nadal plays tennis how it should be played. Not like some little girl prancing around on court.
What Nadal doesn't play beautiful tennis? What have you been watching?

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What Nadal doesn't play beautiful tennis? What have you been watching?
Beautiful tennis = ballerina tennis, then no

Rafa=spartan tennis....man's tennis, then yes
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