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Does Nadal's poor level on blue clay shadow his legacy as this era's "King of Clay"?

abraxas21
05-11-2012, 10:57 PM
They say a true champion is a master in all surfaces and Nadal has certainly achieved a lot more on clay to the point that many of his fans and sports "analysts" have declared him the King of Clay. Then again, even when it comes to clay alone the current tournament has shown a very poor version of his alleged Clay King and his unwillingness to keep playing on this particular type of clay seems even more troubling.

What do you think?

guga2120
05-11-2012, 10:58 PM
Yeah, he sucks.

Lleyton_
05-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Yes he has been exposed as the king of red clay only.

Arkulari
05-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Come on abraxas :lol: the guy's record in clay speaks for itself.

HKz
05-11-2012, 11:03 PM
If we're being serious here, obviously one event like this won't tarnish his image, especially since this isn't Roland Garros, but it does just reaffirm his "diva" status since 2009. Once again, he should be champion enough to handle the factors. Federer is doing it yet why can't Rafa especially since Rafatards believe he is the true GOAT and all.

viruzzz
05-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Oh come on...

bleu_cheese
05-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Come on abraxas :lol: the guy's record in red clay speaks for itself.

fixed

Currently there are 4 players who are undefeated on blue clay. Nadal doesn't even have a positive record. The numbers don't look good.

Johnny Groove
05-11-2012, 11:04 PM
Jesus, the hating is reaching new heights.

MTF truly peaking.

fast_clay
05-11-2012, 11:04 PM
i would say that his skill in adapting has been heavily tested here... and, once again we see why he never showed up to bercy '10...

Jamoz
05-11-2012, 11:07 PM
Jesus, the hating is reaching new heights.

MTF truly peaking.

I think he is just teasing you all serious people out there ;) Time to buy some humor. I swear some people here are just too easy to "tease"

Sunset of Age
05-11-2012, 11:11 PM
Trollollol.

MuzzahLovah
05-11-2012, 11:12 PM
It is certainly a blue stain that will never come off.

Arakasi
05-11-2012, 11:13 PM
I remember that whenever the Borg vs Nadal claygoat argument used to come up lots of Nadal fans would argue that Nadal is clearly better because Borg wasn't able to win the US Open on green clay. Apparently, if it was played on green clay nowadays Nadal would dominate there just as much as he does at Roland Garros. I can't be bothered to dig up quotes but I distinctly remember phrases like "Nadal is the best on any type of clay".

Well... suffice to say, I think blue clay has debunked that argument.

Nadal/Borg are red clay goats.

Mjau!
05-11-2012, 11:21 PM
I remember that whenever the Borg vs Nadal claygoat argument used to come up lots of Nadal fans would argue that Nadal is clearly better because Borg wasn't able to win the US Open on green clay. Apparently, if it was played on green clay nowadays Nadal would dominate there just as much as he does at Roland Garros. I can't be bothered to dig up quotes but I distinctly remember phrases like "Nadal is the best on any type of clay".

Well... suffice to say, I think blue clay has debunked that argument.

Nadal/Borg are red clay goats.

:yeah:

Yes, they always bring up Borg's losses on har-tru to dilute his complete dominance at his peak. He only lost 3 matches on red clay in his prime years from 1977-1981. One of them being a retirement when up 4-1 in the first and none at RG.