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Similarities Between Nadal-Federer Era Vs. Seles-Graf Era

Mansave_75
06-28-2007, 05:21 PM
I have seen too many similarities between Nadal and Seles:
1)Nadal is the King of clay, winning 3 Roland Garros beating 2 times Federer,while Monica won also three French Opens beating there 2 times Steffi Graf.
2)Nadal is improving his game as Seles did in the first stage of her career she launched first as a clay courter,same as Rafa.
3)Nadal is mentally the strongest player on the circuit, Seles mental strength was very unquestionable too.
4)Seles was pushing Steffi on her throne everytime more and more from 89 until 91 when finally claim the top spot...Nadal is trying the same feat as we all know.
5)Rafa reached last year's Wimbledon final, Seles reached in 92, both were beated by Federer and Graf (their archi-rivals)
6)Rafa average of won finals is very high more than 93%, first stage Seles has also a very impressive percentage of wins over losses on finals.
7)Rafa has the same lovers/haters meanwhile everybody seems to want Federer always win, when Seles faced Graf everebody was on Steffi's side.
8)Everybody saw from the beginning Seles as a menace to Graf's number 1 spot, while Nadal is the Roger's.
9)Both were the most successful teenagers of their times.
10)Rafa's game is very incisive to the lines, Monica also loved kissing court lines.
11)Seles-Graf held the top 2 spots on world rankings for more than 3 yeas (think from mid 1900 to mid 1993)while Nadal-Federer are just past 2 years helding the 2 pole positions (I think from june 2005)
This is some simlarities that came to my mind quickly...if you can see also more to add I'd like you to share with us!
:)

R.Federer
06-28-2007, 05:28 PM
Who is going to do a Gunther Parche, and on which player?

I agree there are some striking similarities, like Federer's projected 22 slams. :angel:

Forehander
06-28-2007, 05:42 PM
sooo.... Federer would be Steffi Graf right? bit of more an artist on court. Whereas Nadal would be Monica Seles right? Bit more pure power on court. I just hope nadal doesn't get stabbed. But i don't think the knife can penetrate his muscles.

marcRD
06-28-2007, 05:48 PM
All these invented similarities without even mentioning grunting?

The_Nadal_effect
06-28-2007, 05:48 PM
Please don't say they are any more similar. The last thing I'd like to see is some insecure Federer maniac....


Nope! They are not similar. Nadal is still not quite an all-court player, whereas Fed is not 'competitive', just brilliant on all surfaces.
Monica, I think won eight slams. It should be a while before apt comparisions between the two can be made.

nanoman
06-28-2007, 05:50 PM
Don't insult Monica by comparing her to Nadal ! Off the clay Nadal isn't worthy of tying her shoe laces.

CyBorg
06-28-2007, 05:53 PM
Didn't Monica... you know ... win majors off of clay?

Mansave_75
06-28-2007, 05:54 PM
12)Both Nadal and Seles were left handers!
That's simple.

Marek.
06-28-2007, 05:58 PM
I don't know if Nadal's the mentally strongest player on the circuit. On clay, yes, but he has shown mental weakness on other surfaces. Hewitt's probably the owner of that title.

Mansave_75
06-28-2007, 06:14 PM
I think Nadal is stronger mentally than Lleyton "Rusty" Hewitt on every court right off clay right now.

gusman890
06-28-2007, 06:20 PM
I dont see Nadal getting stabbed at any point.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-28-2007, 06:32 PM
I dont see Nadal getting stabbed at any point.

Have you talked to Glenn, Rogiman, RonE, Mirkaland, JMPower.

Any of those 5 could be planning something like this.

gusman890
06-28-2007, 06:34 PM
ya, but they dont have the balls to jump over the sign and have the final blow. ;)

marcRD
06-28-2007, 06:34 PM
I think Nadal is stronger mentally than Lleyton "Rusty" Hewitt on every court right off clay right now.

You dont know what you are talking about, Nadal is mentaly weak outside clay. He has some serious mental blocks against power players.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-28-2007, 06:40 PM
ya, but they dont have the balls to jump over the sign and have the final blow. ;)

True those 5 are wusses.

Marek.
06-28-2007, 06:58 PM
R=FK would probably be the one stabbing someone. One day Federer will be playing a match and some guy will run out on the court yelling "FOR SPARTA!!!!" with a plastic sword in his hand.

bokehlicious
06-28-2007, 07:25 PM
7)Rafa has the same lovers/haters meanwhile everybody seems to want Federer always win, when Seles faced Graf everebody was on Steffi's side.


:spit: nice one :yeah: :haha:

bokehlicious
06-28-2007, 07:28 PM
Please don't say they are any more similar. The last thing I'd like to see is some insecure Federer maniac....


Watch out groupies, gonna stab Piggy one of these days... :devil:

The_Nadal_effect
06-29-2007, 09:34 AM
Watch out groupies, gonna stab Piggy one of these days... :devil:

Not you. Your anger is only towards the Rafatards, not at him, no?:p you're a dog but you're not mad.:D

Polikarpov
06-29-2007, 09:57 AM
I'm pretty sure Rafa is impervious to stabbing.

W!MBLEDON
06-29-2007, 10:19 AM
LOLOLOLOL gunther where are you now?!

bokehlicious
06-29-2007, 10:52 AM
Not you. Your anger is only towards the Rafatards, not at him, no?:p you're a dog but you're not mad.:D

Spot on. If I wasn't truly in love with Rafito I wouldn't be that obsessed by him... :o :inlove:

doddel
06-29-2007, 11:57 AM
as far as we know, Seles never needen 'preparation' by a wonder doctor

Nadal on the contrary :eek:

Mansave_75
06-29-2007, 03:34 PM
13)First time Nadal faced Federer on a GS was on '05 RG at semis 6-3,4-6,6-3,6-4 for Nadal and Seles lost to Graf also on RG semis on '89 6-3,3-6,6-3.
14)Nadal at this time has won every clay big tournament except Hamburg, Seles never did too, and in 93 she suffered an accident there.
15)Seles-Graf created one of the greatest rivalities amongst women Nadal and Federer are on the way to become even bigger amongst men...

ys
06-29-2007, 03:43 PM
12)Both Nadal and Seles were left handers!

ANd both are associated with "pigs" by some mean, mean people..

The_Nadal_effect
06-29-2007, 04:20 PM
ANd both are associated with "pigs" by some mean, mean people..

You mean RonE, no? Let me tell you more about the kind of things he does bzzz bzzz :secret: