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Is there any way to beat Nadal?

Halba
06-05-2006, 06:54 AM
Hmm i know easy in theory hard in practise! But at one stage somebody (maybe Roger) will catch Nadal on an off day and his Clay streak will come to an end! How can one guy win forever?

Phunkadelicious
06-05-2006, 06:55 AM
With a bat, while he is sleeping.

P.S. Kidding people! I do not condone beating Nadal with a bat while he is sleeping. While he is awake he is fair game.

TennisGrandSlam
06-05-2006, 06:57 AM
Hmm i know easy in theory hard in practise! But at one stage somebody (maybe Roger) will catch Nadal on an off day and his Clay streak will come to an end! How can one guy win forever?


God know! :o

Maybe Roger knows!

zine56
06-05-2006, 07:07 AM
With a bat, while he is sleeping.

agree... put some vicodin in his juice too :o

Jairus
06-05-2006, 07:11 AM
Hmm i know easy in theory hard in practise! But at one stage somebody (maybe Roger) will catch Nadal on an off day and his Clay streak will come to an end! How can one guy win forever?


If Fed can lose off the clay, then Nadal can lose on clay.

kindablue
06-05-2006, 07:37 AM
If Hewitt doen't then I suppose We 'll have to wait till Sunday!!! :devil:

DrJules
06-05-2006, 07:42 AM
Give him a bunch of bananas.

ufokart
06-05-2006, 07:42 AM
Nobody will beat Nadal on clay, he will retire in 2018 with a 2632 match streak in this surface

Jairus
06-05-2006, 07:55 AM
Nobody will beat Nadal on clay, he will retire in 2018 with a 2632 match streak in this surface


Thats only 12 years to win around 2576 matches....or about 215 matches a year. :eek:

Bagelicious
06-05-2006, 08:01 AM
With a bat, while he is sleeping.

P.S. Kidding people! I do not condone beating Nadal with a bat while he is sleeping. While he is awake he is fair game.

:haha:

Who knows? Blake seems to know how to do it on hard court, but for the life of me, I don't know who/how it will happen on clay.

ufokart
06-05-2006, 08:02 AM
Thats only 12 years to win around 2576 matches....or about 215 matches a year.

That's impressive, yes, but for Nadal, it isn't impossible.

dmit424
06-05-2006, 08:38 AM
Watch Hewitt dewitt.

Cervantes
06-05-2006, 08:48 AM
Only Fed can beat him at the moment on clay and he will on Sunday.

Also I think Nadal will be nearly unbeatable on clay for another 1-2 years. From then on he will steadily decline and become beatable again, just like Ferrero and Coria did.

Halba
06-05-2006, 09:04 AM
No Nadal is in a class of his own..to think he will stoop to Coria or Ferrerro's level is underestimating the kid...he has the physical ability to outshine those guys....those guys are wimps...no physique...plus his unique left hand ability is refreshing to watch....much like how Rios was hard to play against

Rogiman
06-05-2006, 09:32 AM
The backhand is a weak bad-looking shot, it should be attacked.

stebs
06-05-2006, 12:25 PM
All of the first four put together. Also, you have to play like God on steroids.

dmit424
06-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Nadal doesn't have a weak backhand, it's just not his forehand.

Blue Orange
06-05-2006, 05:34 PM
Wait for Wimbledon - on clay one must play the match for one's life or hope Rafa has an off-day and play your match of the year...

DDrago2
06-05-2006, 05:49 PM
I think Nadal has a breaking point. It's more mental with him. If you use your chances in the right time - drive him over his breaking point, you did it. And this can be done by more then one player game-wise. It's just that Nadal is good in not letting you to come to that point.
But he is more vulnerable than he seems.

betterthanhenman
06-05-2006, 09:26 PM
I think Nadal has a breaking point. It's more mental with him. If you use your chances in the right time - drive him over his breaking point, you did it. And this can be done by more then one player game-wise. It's just that Nadal is good in not letting you to come to that point.
But he is more vulnerable than he seems.

Love the contradictions. Impressive.

stebs
06-05-2006, 09:29 PM
Wait for Wimbledon - on clay one must play the match for one's life or hope Rafa has an off-day and play your match of the year...
Play the match of your life while hoping Rafa plays like a dwarf on crutches and you'll still lose in four.

bandabou
06-05-2006, 09:41 PM
I think only Roger has shown that he can play with Nadal on clay, has taken a set off him in all their matches and is pushing him to late-set tiebreakers. I do think Hewitt was using the good tactic, but didn't have enough firepower to pull it off. Pin Nadal to the backhand side and then hit to the open forehand corner...

betterthanhenman
06-05-2006, 09:42 PM
Play the match of your life while hoping Rafa plays like a dwarf on crutches and you'll still lose in four.

Federer didn't play the match of his life in Rome. He didn't lose in 4 either.

stebs
06-05-2006, 09:48 PM
Federer didn't play the match of his life in Rome. He didn't lose in 4 either.
Okay, after all, I was being 100% serious. :confused: :lol:

croat123
06-05-2006, 10:09 PM
u gotta go to his backhand a lot and come to net whenever possible. u also have to serve well and definately try to attack his serve because it is the weakest part of his game