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Do you think Nadal could win a French Open starting each match with a 2 sets deficit?

2003
06-07-2012, 11:22 AM
He has twice won Roland Garros without dropping a set, including in 2010 when he wasn't even playing that well. He might very well do it a third time this year.

But its a different animal when you go in knowing that every match is as if its 2 sets all, and any set points whatsoever are match points down for you.

I still think 2008 RG Nadal could do it.

But probably not in this era. Djokovic and Federer would always at least get a set, particularly if they had the psychological edge of knowing it was as if they were 2 sets up every time before they hit a ball.

I still think he could do it though. Not like its ever going to happen, but he might be the only player in history who actually could.

Its harder on grass and HC obviously because one break and the set can be gone on those surfaces.

Fed won 2007 AO but he did face set points. That kinda pressure would be too much for him, or anyone for that matter.

Commander Data
06-07-2012, 11:25 AM
No. he was close to losing sets. with the added pressure of being out after losing just one set and the added motivation for the opponent that he just needs to snatch one set. I'm sure players would take that one set.

anyway :stupid: thread

GSMnadal
06-07-2012, 11:34 AM
Give the opponent 2 sets and a break against 08 Nadal and Nadal of this year and he would still snatch it

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 11:39 AM
No.

duarte_a
06-07-2012, 11:39 AM
People are bored I see. This thread... :confused::rolleyes::o

Fireballer
06-07-2012, 12:52 PM
Give the opponent 2 sets and a break against 08 Nadal and Nadal of this year and he would still snatch it

against this joke of a draw he had yes.Give Djokovic 2 sets and a break and Nadal will lose

mystic ice cube
06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
against this joke of a draw he had yes.Give Djokovic 2 sets and a break and Nadal will lose
lol

But seriously, you could argue that Djokovic is the favourite to win here with his game to beat Rafa on any surface. Nole would at the very least take a set. Anyone who picks the other answer is a troll.

EliSter
06-07-2012, 01:00 PM
No.

Ackms421
06-07-2012, 01:04 PM
lol

But seriously, you could argue that Djokovic is the favourite to win here with his game to beat Rafa on any surface. Nole would at the very least take a set. Anyone who picks the other answer is a troll.

No, poor post. You could not currently argue that Djokovic is the favorite to win here. Last year at this time you could. But, with the two recent straight-set victories for Nadal as well as their current form, Nadal is a CLEAR favorite against Djokovic at this tournament. Nadal still hasn't even lost serve, and Djokovic was down match point lol...

After this turn of events, the next interesting matches will be on grass...

superslam77
06-07-2012, 01:04 PM
only in 2008

TennistaR
06-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Depends on the draw...

mystic ice cube
06-07-2012, 01:59 PM
No, poor post. You could not currently argue that Djokovic is the favorite to win here. Last year at this time you could. But, with the two recent straight-set victories for Nadal as well as their current form, Nadal is a CLEAR favorite against Djokovic at this tournament. Nadal still hasn't even lost serve, and Djokovic was down match point lol...

After this turn of events, the next interesting matches will be on grass...
I didn't say he was the favourite, I just said you could argue the point that he could be. And how the hell is Nadal the clear favourite when he has been runner up to this guy in the last 3 consecutive GS's? There's points to take from both sides.

GSMnadal
06-07-2012, 02:06 PM
I didn't say he was the favourite, I just said you could argue the point that he could be. And how the hell is Nadal the clear favourite when he has been runner up to this guy in the last 3 consecutive GS's? There's points to take from both sides.

Wow really? :o

Maybe because this is clay? Maybe because Rafa won it 6 out of 7 times and Nole not even reaching one final?

Looner
06-07-2012, 02:07 PM
If someone is good enough to stretch RN to 2-0, they'll beat him 9/10.

Sri
06-07-2012, 02:44 PM
It will be complicate, no?

BroTree123
06-07-2012, 03:08 PM
He can be down 0-6, 0-6, 0-5* 0-40* down against Djokovic in the final, and still win it.

Fireballer
06-07-2012, 03:28 PM
He can be down 0-6, 0-6, 0-5* 0-40* down against Djokovic in the final, and still win it.

yes.......just no

PedroMarquess
06-07-2012, 03:35 PM
He can be down 0-6, 0-6, 0-5* 0-40* down against Djokovic in the final, and still win it.

:cool::rolleyes::o No.

GOAT = Fed
06-07-2012, 03:38 PM
yes.......just no

:cool::rolleyes::o No.

Strong sense of humour.

mystic ice cube
06-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Wow really? :o

Maybe because this is clay? Maybe because Rafa won it 6 out of 7 times and Nole not even reaching one final?
Lets state the obvious; Djokovic is more than capable of beating Rafa on this surface and he has done. Djokovic is a different machine since the start of last year. And it doesn't matter that this is RG because he HAS beaten him in the last three grand slams so it's not as if he's fazed by the occasion. Rafa will probably win the French Open but some of you think it's a foregone conclusion, when it most certainly isn't.

MIMIC
06-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Is it possible to play 7 Spaniards in a row?

born_on_clay
06-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Of course. He's a monster on clay :-)

Looner
06-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Is it possible to play 7 Spaniards in a row?

Impossible is nothing for the Don. Together they'll fall mountains.

yesh222
06-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Is it possible? Yes. He has won it without dropping a set before. It's still very unlikely.

Kiedis
06-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Still would be unfair. Say 2 sets and a 0-5 lead in the third and 3 match points against Rafa.

paseo
06-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Why, yes. Absolutely. He can even do it while Federer is piggybacking him all match. Yes. Vamos.

Federer in 2
06-07-2012, 07:52 PM
:haha:

greenberetta
06-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Why, yes. Absolutely. He can even do it while Federer is piggybacking him all match. Yes. Vamos.

:lol:

Topspindoctor
06-08-2012, 01:44 AM
Nadal should start every RG match at least a set down, just to make it fair for other clowns.

Say Hey Kid
06-08-2012, 02:54 AM
lol

But seriously, you could argue that Djokovic is the favourite to win here with his game to beat Rafa on any surface. Nole would at the very least take a set. Anyone who picks the other answer is a troll.

"The favorite" is not a subjective matter, and is directly correlated to the odds.

Nadal is a very heavy favorite regardless of whether or not he wins RG. Nadal is also 4-0 in sets against Djokovic on clay this year. It is very plausible he could beat Djokovic 3-0 in the final, although that is unlikely IMO. Either way, you are sounding like the troll.

TO answer this question, "Could he win RG laying 2 sets everymatch".

The answer is obviously yes he could do it, as he has won RG before without dropping a set. That said, the majority of times he would not win this tournament without dropping a set.

156mphserve
06-08-2012, 03:30 AM
The betting favorite is not subjective.

However the "favorite" doesn't betting favorite. Oddsmakers don't get it right every single time.

That being said I'd find it very hard to argue that Nole would be a favorite in the final, he wouldn't be.

Give him 2 sets and he would be though

Chase Visa
06-08-2012, 07:23 AM
"The favorite" is not a subjective matter, and is directly correlated to the odds.

Nadal is a very heavy favorite regardless of whether or not he wins RG. Nadal is also 4-0 in sets against Djokovic on clay this year. It is very plausible he could beat Djokovic 3-0 in the final, although that is unlikely IMO. Either way, you are sounding like the troll.

TO answer this question, "Could he win RG laying 2 sets everymatch".

The answer is obviously yes he could do it, as he has won RG before without dropping a set. That said, the majority of times he would not win this tournament without dropping a set.

This.