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Navratilova: Impossible to beat Nadal @RG with single-hander

vamosinator
05-27-2009, 04:19 PM
Martina Navratilova won Roland Garros twice with her single-handed backhand, she said on Tennis Channel four days ago that to beat Nadal at Roland Garros a right-hander needs to have a 2-handed backhand, otherwise it is physically impossible.

Do you agree with this?

marcRD
05-27-2009, 04:20 PM
Did she really say that? Well, it is for sure more difficult with the one handed backhand but I would still like to think someone like Guga would have a chanse against Nadal.

leng jai
05-27-2009, 04:21 PM
Is Martina Navratilova Clay Death's double account?

CmonAussie
05-27-2009, 04:22 PM
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Cmon Federer managed to defeat Nadal on clay twice already.!!
Also Roger had match balls in their epic Rome final 2006.
Of course `it possible`, but getting increasingly less likely.!!
Still if Agassi can win FO at age 29, then Fed should be capable of it too...

vamosinator
05-27-2009, 04:26 PM
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Cmon Federer managed to defeat Nadal on clay twice already.!!
Also Roger had match balls in their epic Rome final 2006.
Of course `it possible`, but getting increasingly less likely.!!
Still if Agassi can win FO at age 29, then Fed should be capable of it too...

She didn't say clay she said Roland Garros.

Bernard Black
05-27-2009, 04:28 PM
I can see where she's coming from since the double-hander has such a stellar record vs Nadal at RG.

TennisViewer531
05-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Martina's just trying to catch our attention, hence this thread.. ;)

habibko
05-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Is Martina Navratilova Clay Death's double account?

:lol: :worship:

vamosinator
05-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Well you know who to watch to find out if Navratilova is correct. I have to say I like her chances of being proven correct, especially considering the scoreline of last year's RG Final.

habibko
05-27-2009, 04:47 PM
there is nothing "impossible" when it comes to a tennis match, and if any single-hander had a chance, it would be Federer, so I assume she meant that it's impossible for Federer to beat Nadal, which is pretty :retard:ed.

also a thread like this should be opened with a source, otherwise anyone can claim anyone said anything and open a thread about it.

Sunset of Age
05-27-2009, 04:53 PM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z174/rubberpoultry/dont_feed_the_trolls.jpg

vamosinator
05-27-2009, 04:55 PM
there is nothing "impossible" when it comes to a tennis match, and if any single-hander had a chance, it would be Federer, so I assume she meant that it's impossible for Federer to beat Nadal, which is pretty :retard:ed.

also a thread like this should be opened with a source, otherwise anyone can claim anyone said anything and open a thread about it.

There are certain matchups that are impossible to win, hence so many lopsided head-to-heads on tour.

Thats your fault if you don't watch the Tennis Channel.

MacTheKnife
05-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Nothing is impossible in tennis.

Har-Tru
05-27-2009, 05:09 PM
I wonder what people will say when Stan rips one monstrous backhand down the line to finish Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-1 in a few days' time.

ossie
05-27-2009, 05:13 PM
I wonder what people will say when Stan rips one monstrous backhand down the line to finish Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-1 in a few days' time.yea i can really see that happening ;)

Commander Data
05-27-2009, 05:17 PM
I can see where she's coming from since the double-hander has such a stellar record vs Nadal at RG.


:lol:

Chiseller
05-27-2009, 05:45 PM
I thought it was just a typo but you keep misspelling it over and over again. For our sake marcRD, it's spelled CHANCE! :tape:

Topic: whatever dyke

out_here_grindin
05-27-2009, 05:51 PM
Mugro will prove her wrong.

Neumann
05-27-2009, 06:12 PM
I can see where she's coming from since the double-hander has such a stellar record vs Nadal at RG.

Nadal has lost way more games against rivals with a two hander than with a single handed backhand in RG.

SheepleBuster
05-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Martina Navratilova won Roland Garros twice with her single-handed backhand, she said on Tennis Channel four days ago that to beat Nadal at Roland Garros a right-hander needs to have a 2-handed backhand, otherwise it is physically impossible.

Do you agree with this?

Wait. I have a theory. Justin GambleStuff came up with this theory just like he picked Roddick to beat Roger like 10 out of 10 times I watched that channel. TC = Trash Channel. Bill McCathy and Gimblestob can't tell their left hand from their right.

doublebackhand
05-27-2009, 06:24 PM
woahhh! i was about to vote, but both options were saying 'its impossible'!

guess u r not an english speaker...the first option should be 'yes, its possible'. and thats my choice.

vamosinator
05-27-2009, 07:02 PM
You should be able to comprehend that 2 negatives make a positive if you are 12 years old, or you should have heard someone say "it's not impossible" if you've been speaking English for a few years at least, common phrase ^^

SheepleBuster
05-27-2009, 07:40 PM
You should be able to comprehend that 2 negatives make a positive if you are 12 years old, or you should have heard someone say "it's not impossible" if you've been speaking English for a few years at least, common phrase ^^

Stop it. What kind of sentence is that? It's not impossible? Would it kill you to say it's possible? And there is nothing impossible in this world so this question is just not making sense. Just saying.

federernadalfan
05-27-2009, 07:47 PM
impossible is temporary, impossible is nothing

Nobody's Perfecc
05-27-2009, 07:47 PM
Is Martina Navratilova Clay Death's double account?

So good.

DrJules
05-27-2009, 08:10 PM
So far it has been impossible for anybody to beat Nadal @RG.:lol:

JediFed
05-27-2009, 09:31 PM
The only clay courters to beat him since he went on his run have been, Federer, Federer, and Juanqui all who have single handers.

I'm honestly not seeing why double handers have an advantage against Rafa.

Myrre
05-27-2009, 10:14 PM
The only clay courters to beat him since he went on his run have been, Federer, Federer, and Juanqui all who have single handers.

I'm honestly not seeing why double handers have an advantage against Rafa.

Juanqui has single hander? Since when?

Skyward
05-27-2009, 10:16 PM
The only clay courters to beat him since he went on his run have been, Federer, Federer, and Juanqui all who have single handers.

I'm honestly not seeing why double handers have an advantage against Rafa.

Ferrero is a 2 hander. Anyway, all these wins don't count because Nadal was tired against Federer and he had blisters against Ferrero.

Arkulari
05-27-2009, 10:24 PM
who has beaten Rafa more than once on clay? Gastón and Roger, and guess what, they are both single handers :rolleyes:

A_Skywalker
05-27-2009, 10:27 PM
well, it happens simply because fed and gaudio(at that time) were good, plus he cant win every single match he plays, he has to lose somtimes.

MrChopin
05-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Is Martina Navratilova Clay Death's double account?

:lol:

Arkulari
05-27-2009, 10:37 PM
well, it happens simply because fed and gaudio(at that time) were good, plus he cant win every single match he plays, he has to lose somtimes.

I do agree with you, and it's quite pointless but to humor the OP, let's consider that we're talking about a tendency or something, well, then the tendency is to lose against single handers, isn't it? :p

Har-Tru
05-27-2009, 10:55 PM
Juanqui has single hander? Since when?

He used it specifically for that match against Nadal.

Bargearse
05-27-2009, 10:58 PM
Sure, it's possible for a one-hander to beat Nadal at RG. IF Nadal's knee is really bothering him or perhaps he is impaired in some other way and his movement is affected. Or if finally his shoulder gives out on him for hitting one too many lasso forehands.

I've often thought this is why Djokovic or Murray are better chances against Nadal than Federer.

keroni
05-28-2009, 12:46 AM
Gaston and Roger have both bagelled him too.

fed's backhand holds up to the nadal forehand better than most people give him credit for.

vamosinator
05-28-2009, 02:05 AM
What Navratilova is saying is: while 2-handers are unlikely to defeat Nadal, single-handers have absolutely no chance (barring Nadal injury of course) because the matchup makes it physically impossible. See, she actually knows what she's talking about, whereas when you guys and girls saw her statement you didn't quite understand what it meant because it requires a different level comprehension-wise to the common fan.

When you say "well 2-handers can't beat him either" it shows you don't understand what Navratilova is saying. 2-handers are UNLIKELY to win, single-handers CAN'T win. And also note that we are talking about Roland Garros best of 5 sets, not a random clay event best of 3.

HighDesertTennis
05-28-2009, 02:19 AM
Martina simply trying to play the odds and wind up a "predictor of the future". Guga would bet that a one hander could dominate the french. dk

JimmyV
05-28-2009, 02:34 AM
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JediFed
05-28-2009, 02:36 AM
Ferrero is a 2 hander. Anyway, all these wins don't count because Nadal was tired against Federer and he had blisters against Ferrero.


Ah, I stand corrected. I was thinking of Gaudio, and got them mixed up.

Juanqui is the only double hander to ever beat Nadal on Clay.

I'm still not seeing Martina's statement. There are plenty more double handers then single handers, and Nadal just dominates double handers.

bizzle
05-28-2009, 02:55 AM
Single handed, double handed, ambidextrous, it doesn’t matter, he’s unbeatable at RG right now.

Mechlan
05-28-2009, 03:00 AM
What Navratilova is saying is: while 2-handers are unlikely to defeat Nadal, single-handers have absolutely no chance (barring Nadal injury of course) because the matchup makes it physically impossible. See, she actually knows what she's talking about, whereas when you guys and girls saw her statement you didn't quite understand what it meant because it requires a different level comprehension-wise to the common fan.

When you say "well 2-handers can't beat him either" it shows you don't understand what Navratilova is saying. 2-handers are UNLIKELY to win, single-handers CAN'T win. And also note that we are talking about Roland Garros best of 5 sets, not a random clay event best of 3.

Thanks for explaining that. You're so smart. :bowdown:

DJ Soup
05-28-2009, 05:57 AM
I can see where she's coming from since the double-hander has such a stellar record vs Nadal at RG.

maybe she just saw Nalbandian play

Forehander
05-28-2009, 06:31 AM
As usual she talks too much. How is it physicaly impossible? lol

vamosinator
05-28-2009, 06:36 AM
Nadal knows at Roland Garros...he can just switch off his tennis brain and work Federer's backhand all day...whereas against Djokovic..he'll actually have to construct some points.

BackhandMissile
05-28-2009, 06:49 AM
I wonder what people will say when Stan rips one monstrous backhand down the line to finish Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-1 in a few days' time.

I was going to mention Wawrinka too. Of course I'm not saying he beats Nadal yet, but he definitely has a game that I think would push Nadal to switch to his higher gears, and the last time they met on clay a few weeks ago I think Nadal slipped through with two tiebreakers.

The Wawrinka backhand never ceases to amaze me.

vamosinator
05-28-2009, 07:25 AM
Wawrinka ceases to amaze me everytime he loses, and thats every event he plays! That 6-7 (2-7), 6-7 (4-7) match against Nadal was hardcourt Sony Ericsson Open.

BackhandMissile
05-28-2009, 11:31 AM
That 6-7 (2-7), 6-7 (4-7) match against Nadal was hardcourt Sony Ericsson Open.

Yeah you're right, for some reason I thought it was on clay.

MacTheKnife
05-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Anything is possible !!

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8314/mousemissionimpossible.jpg

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 12:04 PM
yeah well as much as I'd love to see that I can't see Stan beating Nadal on clay...

salut235
05-28-2009, 12:56 PM
It's impossible to beat Nadal @ RG point blank.

fast_clay
05-28-2009, 01:51 PM
she's is bang on... funny that navratilova's comments coincide with nadal facing the best double handed backhand of modern times... it is a well known fact that navratilova would have turned straight had she been playing in the days of Lleyton Hewitt... well.. bi at least...

kuertens backhand would have waltzed right through rafa punishment however... he was too big...

Vida
05-28-2009, 02:25 PM
it is possible. just not with feds chicken wing.