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Nadal reminds me of Agassi

virtue05
06-11-2006, 02:33 PM
I have been thinking about this for a long time, Nadal likes to punish his apponents, just like Agassi, and he is very physical and in great condition. What do you some of you think?

dmit424
06-11-2006, 02:34 PM
I think Nadal plays much more defense than Agassi ever did... Nadal is much much much more of a counter-puncher than Agassi. Agassi is one of the greatest offensive players ever, Rafa won't ever be (but he will be one of the greatest defensive players).

dmit424
06-11-2006, 02:36 PM
Their game is completely opposite, actually. But you may be right about the mental approach. They are/were both great frontrunners and are both almost always in superior shape as compared to their opponents, allowing them to win some matches by tiring the opponent out. However, they tire their opponents out very differently.

scarecrows
06-11-2006, 02:36 PM
I think Nadal plays much more defense than Agassi ever did... Nadal is much much much more of a counter-puncher than Agassi. Agassi is one of the greatest offensive players ever, Rafa won't ever be (but he will be one of the greatest defensive players).


I dont know you, but I saw Nadal attacking in every possible point in the 2nd set

dmit424
06-11-2006, 02:38 PM
I dont know you, but I saw Nadal attacking in every possible point in the 2nd set


Yeah, I saw it too. I am not saying he can't, and in fact, he must if he wants to beat Federer. But you see Nadal on the run all the time, unlike Agassi. Agassi dictated points all the time. If Nadal ever learns to dictate points like Agassi, he'll get his own Grand Slams.