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2008 Nadal's Worst Season Yet??

MyPrecious
01-21-2008, 08:07 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

DwyaneWade
01-21-2008, 08:11 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::wors hip:

Seriously though....


We won't know how many titles he will win until clay season starts

ReturnWinner
01-21-2008, 08:12 PM
lol, until the opposite is proven he should have another great clay court season

scoobs
01-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Evidently I'm watching a different tournament, since his form has been pretty good albeit against fairly weak opposition thus far, he's made a final of an event before getting here and backed up his QF appearance of last year with a good chance to go deeper.

How you base that this might be a poor year for him on THAT is what I'd like to know.

FedFan_2007
01-21-2008, 08:14 PM
Never in doubt.

Skyward
01-21-2008, 08:15 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/sleeping/11.gif

Dougie
01-21-2008, 08:17 PM
I really don´t see what suggests he´s out of form. The Chennai final was not about his form or abilities, the guy was a wreck after his semifinal match. Since then he´s been consistent and playing pretty well, IMO. If he stays injury-free, I can´t see why this season would be a bad one for him.

l_mac
01-21-2008, 08:19 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

:yeah:

Keep them coming.

astimemoveson
01-21-2008, 08:24 PM
wow its only weeks into the long season and you are already calling it. You must be able to see into the future... say when will Rafa retire, get married and have kids?

Beforehand
01-21-2008, 08:29 PM
Lack of competition and not amazing form or not, it seems absurd to suggest that it would be anyone's worst season immediately in the midst of their BEST start to it.

RogiRafaFan86
01-21-2008, 08:34 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

Totally agree. He only made it to the Final in Chennai, whereas he made it all the way to the Semis last season. And he's only made it to the QFs in Melbourne. Pretty pathetic.

If this is any indication of how his season is going to go, he should just schedule a press conference and announce his retirement now.

Geniey2g
01-21-2008, 08:40 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.
*sigh*
And I suppose Wimbledon 2007 was Rafa's worst grass court tournament ever, considering he almost lost twice in the early rounds and was mere games away from the title there.

Right?

Marek.
01-21-2008, 09:25 PM
I think it might be a bit too early to tell.

mariyella80
01-21-2008, 09:29 PM
Moran!!!

FitDave
01-21-2008, 10:03 PM
:lol: Idiot, Nadal can clinch the no.1 spot this week, remember Federer got the spot right after he won the AO and hasn't given it away:o

poign9
01-21-2008, 10:14 PM
This is like one of those threads mediter starts about the "transitional champ."

jonny84
01-21-2008, 10:19 PM
Too early too call!

Blondie1985
01-21-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.



I just think that he should reconcile himself to
the fact that he will have a short career and that the only slams he
will win be on clay. There's no point in trying to play on surfaces which actually reward tennis skills.

Ackms421
01-21-2008, 10:54 PM
I just think that he should reconcile himself to
the fact that he will have a short career and that the only slams he
will win be on clay. There's no point in trying to play on surfaces which actually reward tennis skills.

Right, such as grass. It's meaningless that he is the only man to take Federer to 5 sets in his living room since he first won the title in 2003. Pfft, right?

He's top 2 on grass, #1 on clay, and #3 or 4 on hardcourts. He plays two brands of tennis. He can win on any surface with his retrieving game whether he's playing well or not -as long as he's well-rested-. His "other" game is more high risk and he can win or lose to either Federer or Djokovic playing it if they play their best. But he must be playing well to win with his high-risk game.

His bad results in the late-summer hardcourt swing are as much about his body being worn out as they are about his disdain for hardcourts. That's why his results in Miami and Indian Wells are always pretty good, even with one title.

But, if he can play the tennis he played at Indian Wells and Wimbledon last year, all year long (less perhaps the clay season) then he can win matches more quickly and be fresh for later rounds, unlike some results in recent memory.

RagingLamb
01-21-2008, 11:29 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

great thread :yeah:

DwyaneWade
01-21-2008, 11:37 PM
This is like one of those threads mediter starts about the "transitional champ."

The transitional No. 2!!!! We have a new nickname for Rafa!

JediFed
01-22-2008, 02:03 AM
Yes, it will.

He will get pushed to 5 in the RG final. :D

cmurray
01-22-2008, 02:15 AM
:haha::haha:

:yeah: I'd nominate this for thread of the year, but it's so early...

~Jin~
01-26-2008, 12:42 PM
early to say.

Young Boss
01-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Unless injuries take affect, i don't think so seeing as how he just made the AO semis. This being his best result at AO so far in his career.

Renaud
01-26-2008, 01:48 PM
So far it's his best season.

_§_
01-26-2008, 01:52 PM
I don't see any indication of it being his worst. Semi-Final Australian Open is his best. Why ask if it's his worst? :)

fishfriend
01-26-2008, 01:54 PM
clear jinx attempt

Langers
01-26-2008, 02:09 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.
People are so stupid, and that included you. His form was far from QUESTIONABLE at the AO, he played very well other than his 1st match. He couldn't do anything to prevent Tsonga from winning that night. And he got the furthest he's ever got here. So really, it could be a career best year.

Auscon
01-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Right...he makes the final in Chennai and Semi at the AO, and that signals a bad year? I thinky you're onto something here!

Sunset of Age
01-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Is the thread for the nominations for the ACC 2008 up yet? :p

*Ljubica*
01-26-2008, 02:31 PM
I can't deny it - I truly cannot stand Nadal :devil: But to say this is his worst season ever after just 3 weeks seems very premature. Reaching a Grand Slam semi-final is hardly failure is it :shrug: And I'm sure he will have many good results on clay. Let's just see what happens at the end of the year.

Merton
01-26-2008, 07:11 PM
We will get more information at the beginning of March, when richie21 starts a thread claiming that Gasquet will never lose to Nadal again on a surface other than clay.

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 07:24 PM
Well, the Nadal of 2005-6 would not be completely torn apart like the one of late 2007 - early 2008, and I believe these are bad signs for his fans, and no, this is not a trolling attempt.

Clara Bow
01-26-2008, 07:33 PM
I can't deny it - I truly cannot stand Nadal :devil:

I don't think that anyone would think you are denying it Rosie as you say that you can't stand him whenever the opportunity presents itself. ;)

I think it is a little too early to say. He has had his best results for this time of the year- but at the same time is suffering harsher defeats. That stated, I remember last year people kept saying that he would be easier and easier to beat on clay- but outside of his lost toe Federer- I thought he was playing better tennis on clay (more layered) than he had in years prior.

I don't have great faith in him getting to another Wimbledon final- but I do think he is a better player on grass than he is on hard.

cmurray
01-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Well, the Nadal of 2005-6 would not be completely torn apart like the one of late 2007 - early 2008, and I believe these are bad signs for his fans, and no, this is not a trolling attempt.

Why would anyone accuse you of trolling? :confused:

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 07:43 PM
Why would anyone accuse you of trolling? :confused:Well, if you're being sarcastic then :devil:

Otherwise, by 'not a trolling attempt' I meant that was one of those rare occasions when I'm being unbiased with my judgement of Nadal ;) I do believe he makes no progress.

cmurray
01-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Well, if you're being sarcastic then :devil:

Otherwise, by 'not a trolling attempt' I meant that was one of those rare occasions when I'm being unbiased with my judgement of Nadal ;) I do believe he makes no progress.

Of COURSE I'm being sarcastic. :angel:

As for "no progress"....that remains to be seen. I have doubts that his hardcourt play will ever "get better" - his game is not suited to it at all. I'd suggest that it might be prudent to wait until the clay season to determine whether Nadal is making progress or not.

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 07:55 PM
Of COURSE I'm being sarcastic. :angel:

As for "no progress"....that remains to be seen. I have doubts that his hardcourt play will ever "get better" - his game is not suited to it at all. I'd suggest that it might be prudent to wait until the clay season to determine whether Nadal is making progress or not.On clay he can not improve anymore anyway, be it his results or his game.

Merton
01-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Well, if you're being sarcastic then :devil:

Otherwise, by 'not a trolling attempt' I meant that was one of those rare occasions when I'm being unbiased with my judgement of Nadal ;) I do believe he makes no progress.

That is not what you get if you look at ATP ranking points, that is a 12-month moving average for results and hence has less noise than other metrics. It also averages out the effect of draws, unless you believe draws are fixed. The points tread is still upward, yes, he gets demolished these days but it is because he makes it on aggregate deeper than he did before.

Detractors always think that the burnout/crush is imminent, fans think that a Federer like dominance is imminent, both sides are wrong.

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 08:11 PM
That is not what you get if you look at ATP ranking points, that is a 12-month moving average for results and hence has less noise than other metrics. It also averages out the effect of draws, unless you believe draws are fixed. The points tread is still upward, yes, he gets demolished these days but it is because he makes it on aggregate deeper than he did before.

Detractors always think that the burnout/crush is imminent, fans think that a Federer like dominance is imminent, both sides are wrong.A player's career is not long enough to make us think some trends are just random fluctuations. Nadal is nothing more than an ordinary top 10 player without his fighting spirit, and him not showing any in his last 5 or 6 defeats is to me enough of an evidence that something is happening. It's low resolution in the first place, no need to take a step back and look at the grand scheme of things.

cmurray
01-26-2008, 08:14 PM
On clay he can not improve anymore anyway, be it his results or his game.

His game improved on clay last year, actually. As for results - I was under the assumption that we were not referring to results. If we were, one would have to conclude that 2008 is shaping up to be his best year ever. IW and Miami might give us better information, as the relatively high bouncing courts accentuate his game. Should he take either of those titles, I think it would be safe to conclude that he isn't on a downward spiral.

ExpectedWinner
01-26-2008, 08:25 PM
He's pretty much guaranteed to win French again. Every year a player wins a Slam title is a great year.

l_mac
01-26-2008, 08:28 PM
Otherwise, by 'not a trolling attempt' I meant that was one of those rare occasions when I'm being unbiased with my judgement of Nadal ;) I do believe he makes no progress.

I'm pretty sure you're about as far away as I am when it comes to making any sort of unbiased judgements on Nadal. :)

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm pretty sure you're about as far away as I am when it comes to making any sort of unbiased judgements on Nadal. :)Never in doubt ;) But this time I'm not just trying to stir shit, which should be good enough a reason for you to be worried....

Marek.
01-26-2008, 08:46 PM
He'll still win RG dropping like 3 sets max.

l_mac
01-26-2008, 08:47 PM
Never in doubt ;) But this time I'm not just trying to stir shit, which should be good enough a reason for you to be worried....

Nothing you say worries me. :shrug:

Rogiman
01-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Nothing you say worries me. :shrug:Not even when I back Pigster to win titles? :devil:

l_mac
01-26-2008, 08:57 PM
Not even when I back Pigster to win titles? :devil:

Not even then.

Johnroberts
01-26-2008, 09:07 PM
Nadal without fighting spirit?
Nadal is nothing more than a top 10 player?

Nadal fought hard these days. Tsonga was just on fire that day and very lucky with all those ridiculous volleys. No one could do that consistently. 50% of those volleys would have been errors instead of winners had he not been on a hot run and full of confidence.


A player's career is not long enough to make us think some trends are just random fluctuations. Nadal is nothing more than an ordinary top 10 player without his fighting spirit, and him not showing any in his last 5 or 6 defeats is to me enough of an evidence that something is happening. It's low resolution in the first place, no need to take a step back and look at the grand scheme of things.

Ackms421
01-26-2008, 11:50 PM
Nadal without fighting spirit?
Nadal is nothing more than a top 10 player?

Nadal fought hard these days. Tsonga was just on fire that day and very lucky with all those ridiculous volleys. No one could do that consistently. 50% of those volleys would have been errors instead of winners had he not been on a hot run and full of confidence.

Yeah, I'd say Nadal played at about 65-75%. He was good, but not great, and Tsonga was absolutely devastating. I didn't think Nadal was going to lose until early in the third. I just assumed Tsonga would loosen up, just for a second, and Nadal would have gone straight for his throat. But, it never happened. Nadal moved the best I've seen him in years, though. If he can put together some flat strokes with that movement, he'll still be okay. And I, for one, do believe he's improved on hardcourts.

You know, the Tsonga, Youzhny, Nalbandian, Federer defeats of late can be looked at one of two ways. One way is that he is "getting demolished consistently" on hardcourts :confused:, but the second way is that he has been to the semis or finals of his last several hardcourt events and lost to the champion/eventual champion *every single time* (yet to see about Tsonga of course). He is getting deep into hardcourt tournaments more consistently now and he is just, not yet, on par with the player he meets in the final. I don't think the losses to Nalbandin at Paris and Youhzny at Chennai are quite the same as his 2006 drought. I think the kid is still putting it all together. Though, with Novak pulling a fast one on all of us at the Aussie, Rafa had better pick up the pieces pretty quick.

jcempire
01-26-2008, 11:51 PM
maybe Best season.

Tnn74
01-27-2008, 01:17 AM
:rolleyes: The kid made the Final in Chennai...
went out the same round as Fed at the AO...
is closer than ever to the number 1 ranking...
and he's havin' the worst season yet... :yawn:

that's right, keep 'em comin' ;)

Snowwy
01-27-2008, 01:32 AM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

This is his BEST Australian Open ever, and a final the week before. Are you serious!!

Bibberz
01-27-2008, 01:37 AM
That says it all. Hard to argue with these objective facts.


:rolleyes: The kid made the Final in Chennai...
went out the same round as Fed at the AO...
is closer than ever to the number 1 ranking...
and he's havin' the worst season yet... :yawn:

that's right, keep 'em comin' ;)

Halba
01-27-2008, 02:52 AM
hmm. the clay allows nadal to get his forehand dictating 100% of the entire matches. The topspin of the ball on opponents backhand wings is stunning. they can't get balls back. i dunno how he will lose any. tsonga djoker are great hardcourt players won't push nadal on clay. djoker never has taken a set from nadal on clay. just look at the youzhny/nadal match from rome 2007 for proof. also gonzalez rome 2007 final. djoker/nadal rome. djoker/nadal FO. FedAL FO final. he made them look inadequate. only davydenko rome 2007 was his greatest challenge (i don't include federer hamburg as hamburg never bounced jack - not nadals usual tourney anyway - he wont play this yr? also hamburg only best of 3 sets). Hardcourt success of opponents means zilch.

federer really has struggled physically and we all know he hates long rallies. the clay court specialists like ferrer,moya,monaco,ferrero,calleri are mugs when facing nadal on this surface. The depth of clay talent this yr is pathetic. The only real challenger last yr (davydenko) is badly washed up this year and is playing the worst tennis of his life.

Ackms421
07-29-2008, 06:45 AM
Bump...

...if I do say so myself, this may be the greatest bump in history...

...there are a lot of choice predictions from a variety of posters here too, lol

fast_clay
07-29-2008, 06:50 AM
Bump...

...if I do say so myself, this may be the greatest bump in history...

...there are a lot of choice predictions from a variety of posters here too, lol

yes....

this could be considered one of the all time classic 'mug era' bumps...

;)

nice one...

Laba
07-29-2008, 06:52 AM
Lol, props to the thread starter for giving me a chuckle.

JimmyV
07-29-2008, 06:55 AM
Lol, excellent bump.

I don't think the thread starter will ever show his face here again.

moon language
07-29-2008, 07:05 AM
hilarious bump

Richardgm
07-29-2008, 07:06 AM
I love these predictions that turn out epic failingly.

Deivid23
07-29-2008, 07:53 AM
Didn´t remember this thread, thanks for the bump :haha:

Poor Rogiman thought this was going to be a funny season for Nadal´s haters :sad:

Nadal_Fanatic
07-29-2008, 07:56 AM
lol Great stuff.

Foxy
07-29-2008, 08:08 AM
The thread starter looks now so pathetic. :haha::haha::haha:

Tnn74
07-29-2008, 08:15 AM
:lol: bump of the year, definitely :haha:

ToniTennis
07-29-2008, 08:19 AM
O boy, O boy. Great, great bump!

Why people would voluntarily expose themselves to public humiliation because of their baseless predictions on any player at the beginning of a season is beyond my comprehension, but I guess some guys need to to it.

He'll still win RG dropping like 3 sets max.

And so much, much more...

gebl
07-29-2008, 08:30 AM
...if I do say so myself, this may be the greatest bump in history...

perfect :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

bad gambler
07-29-2008, 08:42 AM
Possibly the thread bump of the year

Jimnik
07-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Bump...

...if I do say so myself, this may be the greatest bump in history...

No need for modesty. :p

Great bump. :yeah:

finishingmove
07-29-2008, 08:50 AM
nadal is finished.

Halba
07-29-2008, 09:18 AM
nadal > pete > roger

will have his 6th slam by USOPEN, and 7th slam by Australian open 2009 8th slam by french open, and 9th slam by wimbledon 2009, all by the age of 23. by 2009 fed will be too old to compete against this modern day juggernaut. he is unstoppable. the only thing that can stop him are an injury. he has to get another 5 slams then to equal pete, which he will do by 2012(3 more french, 1 more wimbledon, 1 more us open)

The Pro
07-29-2008, 09:27 AM
Let's not go nuts.

I was caught up in the Nadal bashing at the start of the year, afraid that he was one-note and about to be exposed.

Then he opened up his game and he's set to be number 1. How things change. :D

akki7147
07-29-2008, 10:53 AM
i think he has really worked hard, and this year has bought glory anf fame to him. in my view it was his best season so far in hie career!

leng jai
07-29-2008, 10:55 AM
This thread would be 110% correct if not for Nadull's endless luck and cakewalk draws.

ToniTennis
07-29-2008, 11:02 AM
This thread would be 110% correct if not for Nadull's endless luck and cakewalk draws.

:confused:

Sebby
07-29-2008, 11:03 AM
I'm about to cry.

Damn
07-29-2008, 12:52 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

YOU, HERO :worship: :worship: :worship:

...if I do say so myself, this may be the greatest bump in history...

One of the best, for sure.

nadal is finished.

Yeah, years ago.

This thread would be 110% correct if not for Nadull's endless luck and cakewalk draws.

And the blue clay, don't forget that.

I'm about to cry.

You should.

Beforehand
07-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Lack of competition and not amazing form or not, it seems absurd to suggest that it would be anyone's worst season immediately in the midst of their BEST start to it.

:awww: Sometimes I is bitchy.

Sebby
07-29-2008, 12:58 PM
You should.

When I read your fanboy posts, yes I should, but I don't cause I'm strong and tough like Rafa.

VAMOS !!!

finishingmove
07-29-2008, 01:02 PM
vamos. sparta.

<<pray for death>>
(or just tank)

Damn
07-29-2008, 01:37 PM
When I read your fanboy posts

Curious statement coming from you, mate.

I'm strong and tough like Rafa.

That's good.

Bernard Black
07-29-2008, 01:56 PM
This thread would be 110% correct if not for Nadull's endless luck and cakewalk draws.

Spot on.

Nadal is having a terrible season but lady luck is smiling on him and there's not much anyone can do about it.

jpatatsos
07-29-2008, 01:58 PM
2008 nadal's best season yet!

jcempire
07-29-2008, 02:22 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

Are you serious????????
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sebby
07-29-2008, 02:25 PM
MyPrecious prediction was absolutely right... but the thread is not about Federer :lol:

*Viva Chile*
07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
thread of the year :worship:

Allez
07-29-2008, 06:19 PM
The anti jinx :haha: Well done! I'm sure Uncle Toni will sign you a cheque ;)

Mateya
07-29-2008, 06:37 PM
I think so, it has been a horrible season so far for Clay/grass/hard monster.
Dissapointment after dissapointment, he still can't raise his ranking even a little bit.

What a great thread :haha: :haha: :worship:

Ackms421
07-29-2008, 10:21 PM
I'd like to say that I remembered this thread and bumped it at the perfect time, but that's not the case. Do you know how I ran across it? I was checking my user cp and I saw that I had a bad rep. It was from this thread. Kax Misha badrepped me for saying that Rafa was at least #3 or 4 on hardcourts!!! lol

tennizen
07-29-2008, 10:28 PM
I'd like to say that I remembered this thread and bumped it at the perfect time, but that's not the case. Do you know how I ran across it? I was checking my user cp and I saw that I had a bad rep. It was from this thread. Kax Misha badrepped me for saying that Rafa was at least #3 or 4 on hardcourts!!! lol

:lol: KaxMisha is as crazy as people get.I cannot believe how many Rafatards he has bad repped during his MTF duration. The guy had some serious issues. He disappeared all of a sudden.

richttaylor
07-30-2008, 01:54 AM
What's impressed me most about rafa this year is how his strategy changed for the better.

He used to hit a lot of bloopers to the center of the court - way too many safe shots. He'd hit it right back to the person repeatedly. It seemed he used to just wait for the other person to hit an unforced a lot of the time and didn't go for very many winners.

This year he came out firing and started running people all over the place, hitting one line then the other, a lot more 1-2 action, very sick winners, etc. And his serve - he averaged 105 at the last two wimbeldons - and this year he averaged 115 a serve. Brad Gilbert claims he's seen him rip them close to 140 in practice. So look out as that part progresses. He's practicing his serves a lot and says it's the part of his game he's working on the most.

I'm very impressed that he's still progressing in his game, unlike other players that peak out and don't get any better (some seem to only get worse). I wouldn't be surprised if he continues getting better - he's definitely doing something right.

RafaTheBest
07-30-2008, 02:44 AM
What's impressed me most about rafa this year is how his strategy changed for the better.

He used to hit a lot of bloopers to the center of the court - way too many safe shots. He'd hit it right back to the person repeatedly. It seemed he used to just wait for the other person to hit an unforced a lot of the time and didn't go for very many winners.

This year he came out firing and started running people all over the place, hitting one line then the other, a lot more 1-2 action, very sick winners, etc. And his serve - he averaged 105 at the last two wimbeldons - and this year he averaged 115 a serve. Brad Gilbert claims he's seen him rip them close to 140 in practice. So look out as that part progresses. He's practicing his serves a lot and says it's the part of his game he's working on the most.

I'm very impressed that he's still progressing in his game, unlike other players that peak out and don't get any better (some seem to only get worse). I wouldn't be surprised if he continues getting better - he's definitely doing something right.

If he starts hitting them 140 in matches with accuracy, he will be unbeatable.

rafa_maniac
07-30-2008, 03:17 AM
If he doesn't play another match all year, it will still be his best season ever.

ToniTennis
07-30-2008, 01:16 PM
Shut up, you fool. Rafa's year so far is indeed horrible.

For all the hopes, all the effort invested, he'll only be able to go up one position in the ATP ranking. That sucks!!

:).

l_mac
09-13-2008, 10:42 AM
Well, the Nadal of 2005-6 would not be completely torn apart like the one of late 2007 - early 2008, and I believe these are bad signs for his fans, and no, this is not a trolling attempt.

Well, if you're being sarcastic then :devil:

Otherwise, by 'not a trolling attempt' I meant that was one of those rare occasions when I'm being unbiased with my judgement of Nadal ;) I do believe he makes no progress.
Poor guy :hug:
maybe Best season.

jc, you are a visionary without equal :worship: :worship: :worship:

DrJules
09-13-2008, 11:19 AM
I can't deny it - I truly cannot stand Nadal :devil: But to say this is his worst season ever after just 3 weeks seems very premature. Reaching a Grand Slam semi-final is hardly failure is it :shrug: And I'm sure he will have many good results on clay. Let's just see what happens at the end of the year.

Amazing how it turned around.

Timariot
09-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Oh, this whole thread was just a gigantic misunderstanding because of typing error made by original poster. Here's what he actually meant to write:

I'm thinking he wins 2-3 SLAM titles this year...MAX.


So as you see, the prediction was not so unreasonable!

Nathaliia
09-13-2008, 05:03 PM
In case he won't win all the possible indoors events & masters I can predict people starting threads "Was Nadal's 2008 really that good?"

Roland9
09-13-2008, 05:05 PM
In case he won't win all the possible indoors events & masters I can predict people starting threads "Was Nadal's 2008 really that good?"

That would be obligatory...at MTF.

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-13-2008, 05:06 PM
I'm thinking he wins 2-3 titles this year...MAX.

His form at the AO so far has been questionable and if it continues it may affect his claycourt season as well.

LOTR fans do lack logic.

No surprise here.

Fedtard + LOTR = barely functional intellect

Black Adam
09-13-2008, 05:21 PM
I think he will also add Davis Cup to this great season.

The_Nadal_effect
09-13-2008, 05:31 PM
This year he came out firing and started running people all over the place, hitting one line then the other, a lot more 1-2 action, very sick winners, etc. And his serve - he averaged 105 at the last two wimbeldons - and this year he averaged 115 a serve. Brad Gilbert claims he's seen him rip them close to 140 in practice. So look out as that part progresses. He's practicing his serves a lot and says it's the part of his game he's working on the most.

I'm very impressed that he's still progressing in his game, unlike other players that peak out and don't get any better

Rafa's desire to last longer on tour necessitates him to learn how to serve faster, return serve more aggressively, and come more often to the net. He seems to understand he must develop other parts of his game to prevent an early attrition, knowing his demanding physical style of play.

:secret: BTW, some of Rafa's serves touched 128mph this Wimbly. That's improvement. :D

GuiroNl
09-13-2008, 05:51 PM
I'm guessing he will win Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Hamburg (no Rome this year, mark my words), Roland Garros, Queen's Club, Wimbledon (in an epic 5 setter against Federer. Again, mark my words), Toronto and the Olympics at the very least. Federer will win the US Open but will have lost the #1 ranking to Nadal before that.


:worship:

The_Nadal_effect
09-13-2008, 06:10 PM
:worship:

You need to enter the next MIT, quick!:devil:

OR have you already been there?

GuiroNl
09-13-2008, 06:21 PM
You need to enter the next MIT, quick!:devil:

OR have you already been there?

Last time I checked I was #1 ;)

josie
09-13-2008, 06:37 PM
:worship:
I'm :worship:
but i couldn't find your post with this predict.
can you give me the link to your post?
I want to know the time you make this predict so that i could be more impress :worship::worship:

Bernard Black
09-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Typical knee-jerk reaction. Must admit I'm surprised at Nadal's success on grass this year, I predicted he'd be found out on the surface, but he was very impressive.

Tiklish
09-13-2008, 08:01 PM
:worship:

Amazing prediction. When was that originally posted?

Garson007
09-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Amazing prediction. When was that originally posted?
It wasn't. :p

Laba
09-14-2008, 01:07 AM
Best.

Thread.

Ever.

ballbasher101
09-14-2008, 02:34 AM
People have suddenly forgotten Nadal's troublesome foot huh. As soon as Nadal starts losing it is going to be oh it's the knees and that foot of his. Nadal will be guaranteed a grandslam at RG for the next 3 years so he will never have a bad year as one major is enough to save the whole season.

Laba
09-14-2008, 02:41 AM
Have a cry about it. :)

GSMnadal
11-19-2013, 12:27 AM
Close to 2013 IMO

Pirao666
11-19-2013, 11:53 AM
It's no surprise Nadal haters are so annoying, Nadal has made them look like clowns consistently during his career.

Doktor Carpet
11-19-2013, 12:01 PM
What's the thing with those ancient posts? :facepalm:

Pangloss
11-19-2013, 12:06 PM
They're fun and interesting.