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Nadal has NEVER lost a best-of-five match on clay (45-0)

Deivid23
06-11-2006, 06:10 PM
He´s 45-0 lifetime with his win in Davis Cup today against Djokovic. Scary

Alvarillo
06-11-2006, 06:22 PM
:bounce:

mdhallu
06-11-2006, 06:23 PM
He has balls of steel....No Fear, thats what I like about this kid

Neely
06-11-2006, 06:27 PM
Impressive! :)
but damn, I'm only counting 24 :lol:

2 x 7 Roland Garros
2 x Rome
2 x Monte Carlo
3 x Davis Cup (Italy & France)
2 x Barcelona
1 x Stuttgart

What did I forget? :confused:

jenanun
06-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Impressive! :)
but damn, I'm only counting 24 :lol:

2 x 7 Roland Garros
2 x Rome
2 x Monte Carlo
3 x Davis Cup (Italy & France)
2 x Barcelona
1 x Stuttgart

What did I forget? :confused:

Davis cup (vs Roddick, USA)?

Deivid23
06-11-2006, 06:31 PM
Impressive! :)
but damn, I'm only counting 24 :lol:

2 x 7 Roland Garros
2 x Rome
2 x Monte Carlo
3 x Davis Cup (Italy & France)
2 x Barcelona
1 x Stuttgart

What did I forget? :confused:


DC win against Roddick ;)

propi
06-11-2006, 06:32 PM
Impressive! :)
but damn, I'm only counting 24 :lol:

2 x 7 Roland Garros
2 x Rome
2 x Monte Carlo
3 x Davis Cup (Italy & France)
2 x Barcelona
1 x Stuttgart

What did I forget? :confused:
Booooooooooooooooooo :p
Hater :p

Neely
06-11-2006, 06:33 PM
Davis cup (vs Roddick, USA)?
Very good, thanks! :yeah: Now I can sleep in peace for tonight ;)

BlueSwan
06-11-2006, 06:38 PM
That's one streak I had missed. Very impressive.

Björki
06-11-2006, 06:39 PM
awesome Rafa :yeah:

Phunkadelicious
06-11-2006, 06:43 PM
DC win against Roddick ;)
I remember that being 4 sets, and so does ATPtennis.com

Deivid23
06-11-2006, 06:45 PM
I remember that being 4 sets, and so does ATPtennis.com

You both have a good memory, congrats.

Phunkadelicious
06-11-2006, 06:47 PM
You both have a good memory, congrats.
Ah I understand, I misunderstood your stat. I thought you meant matches that went 5 sets, not 3 of 5 set matches. My bad.

almouchie
06-11-2006, 06:49 PM
what an impressive record

The Daviator
06-11-2006, 06:57 PM
He's never lost at Roland Garros either! :eek:

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-11-2006, 07:57 PM
Never new about this streak.

Thanks for the info.

Deivid23
06-11-2006, 09:26 PM
Never new about this streak.

Thanks for the info.

Imo this is the most impressive one

Deivid23
06-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Record stands at 34-0 a year after this thread was started with another win over Roger Federer in FO final.

Keep rolling, son

anon57
06-10-2007, 05:33 PM
He really is unbelievable on clay. He's so consistant and doesn't let anything get to him.

neenah
06-10-2007, 05:36 PM
Very impressive. Thank you for posting this.

Deivid23
06-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Those 34 matches starting in 2004 as they follow:

21 matches won in French Open
7 finals in AMS/ISG events with that best-of-5 format (MonteCarlo, Barcelona, Rome 2005 and 2006, and Stuttgart 2005)
6 matches in Davis Cup ties


No doubt since today he´s up there with the best players in History when it comes to the red stuff

Tom_Bombadil
06-10-2007, 08:32 PM
Impressive stats. So he never in his life has been defeated in a best of 5 sets match on clay... This Rafa is simply out of this world. I like how different he's from the rest of the players on the tour. He's really special, from his rare clothes to his unique style.

adee-gee
06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
Unbelievable, I wonder if he knows of this stat. I've never really heard it spoken about.

Deivid23
06-10-2007, 08:40 PM
Unbelievable, I wonder if he knows of this stat. I've never really heard it spoken about.

He knows it for sure ;)

Veronique
06-10-2007, 08:42 PM
For those in the US, what record did he tell Bud Collins he wasn't aware of at the exit interview today? I forgot.

shotgun
06-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Well, he did lose one in doubles (DC 2005, against Italy). :p

Deivid23
06-10-2007, 08:45 PM
Well, he did lose one in doubles (DC 2005, against Italy). :p

Not sure if he was his couple in that match, but it looks likely to me so blame it on LaLo :p

shotgun
06-10-2007, 08:53 PM
Not sure if he was his couple in that match, but it looks likely to me so blame it on LaLo :p

:lol:

Deivid23
06-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Make that 41-0, amazing :lol: :worship:

Bilbo
06-08-2008, 04:37 PM
this nadal is good :yeah:

marcRD
06-08-2008, 04:45 PM
Today I lost all interest in clay tennis for the near future. Nadals game is absolutely amazing but not pleasing enought for my eyes to see him win noncompetitive sets against his greatest rivals. I officialy declare Nadal impossible to beat on clay unless someone learns to play like him on clay, maybe some kids from Spain who idolizes Nadal. But then it is more than the style which makes Nadal so great, he is an absolutely amazing tennis player. His backhand is incredible, and his speed is not human, his touch is good too.

Next clay season I will just take some time off tennis and I understand that if you like the way Nadal plays you must love clay season, I would too. So, its not me beeing a sore loser, I just think it is a waste of time. I know Nadal is unbeatable on clay, I know he is the greatest of all time, I cant see how he or anyone else can proof me wrong about this. Maybe I would like to see Nalbandian play Nadal on clay, it is a match which has been on my mind for quite sometime, not because I think Nalbandian can win against Nadal but because I simply dont know, the only thing I dont know about Nadal on clay is how he will play against Nalbandian.

So next clay season if they play each other pm me and I will take some time to watch the match.

Deivid23
06-08-2008, 04:52 PM
Today I lost all interest in clay tennis for the near future. Nadals game is absolutely amazing but not pleasing enought for my eyes to see him win noncompetitive sets against his greatest rivals. I officialy declare Nadal impossible to beat on clay unless someone learns to play like him on clay, maybe some kids from Spain who idolizes Nadal. But then it is more than the style which makes Nadal so great, he is an absolutely amazing tennis player. His backhand is incredible, and his speed is not human, his touch is good too.

Next clay season I will just take some time off tennis and I understand that if you like the way Nadal plays you must love clay season, I would too. So, its not me beeing a sore loser, I just think it is a waste of time. I know Nadal is unbeatable on clay, I know he is the greatest of all time, I cant see how he or anyone else can proof me wrong about this. Maybe I would like to see Nalbandian play Nadal on clay, it is a match which has been on my mind for quite sometime, not because I think Nalbandian can win against Nadal but because I simply dont know, the only thing I dont know about Nadal on clay is how he will play against Nalbandian.

So next clay season if they play each other pm me and I will take some time to watch the match.


Glad you threw that off your chest :haha:

The Magician
06-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Today I lost all interest in clay tennis for the near future. Nadals game is absolutely amazing but not pleasing enought for my eyes to see him win noncompetitive sets against his greatest rivals. I officialy declare Nadal impossible to beat on clay unless someone learns to play like him on clay, maybe some kids from Spain who idolizes Nadal. But then it is more than the style which makes Nadal so great, he is an absolutely amazing tennis player. His backhand is incredible, and his speed is not human, his touch is good too.

Next clay season I will just take some time off tennis and I understand that if you like the way Nadal plays you must love clay season, I would too. So, its not me beeing a sore loser, I just think it is a waste of time. I know Nadal is unbeatable on clay, I know he is the greatest of all time, I cant see how he or anyone else can proof me wrong about this. Maybe I would like to see Nalbandian play Nadal on clay, it is a match which has been on my mind for quite sometime, not because I think Nalbandian can win against Nadal but because I simply dont know, the only thing I dont know about Nadal on clay is how he will play against Nalbandian.

So next clay season if they play each other pm me and I will take some time to watch the match.

Good post:worship: I feel the same way, and the only reason Fed's domination is not boring like Nadal's is because he has such a beautiful game. Also, on hard and Grass there are a lot of good players who can challenge him. There are only 2 or 3 people in the world who can really challenge Nadal on clay, and one of them got his ass whooped today:o.

marcRD
06-08-2008, 05:03 PM
Glad you threw that off your chest :haha:

I confess my objection against Nadals game is totaly subjective and I understand that other people can find his game absolutely amazing to watch. I have nothing else but admiration for Nadal as a person and a player, but for some reason I can never be under the spell by his game like I could with Federer, Rafter, Guga and Edberg. So dont take it the wrong way, I must also confess that before I used to think Federer could beat Nadal if he played an absolutely perfect game, a Rome-like effort with some more luck. But against the Nadal of today not even that is possible, Federers game cant beat the Nadal of today, it could beat Nadal 1 or 2 years ago but this year Nadal has reached another level and is nothing else but perfect on a claycourt.

Merton
06-08-2008, 05:29 PM
After losing against Connors at the 1976 US Open final on clay, Borg went 46-0 in best of 5 matches, retiring undefeated on that format. I doubt that Argentina will hold the DC final on clay, that record streak most likely will get broken next year. Amazing, in my mind this is more important than the 81 match winning streak.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-08-2008, 06:06 PM
what a monster :eek:

Jogy
06-08-2008, 07:02 PM
He´s 41-0 lifetime with his win over Federer today. Scary

One of the most impressive stats in tennis ever. 4 Roland Garros in a row and unbeaten in a best of five clay match with 22. :yeah:

And some jerks here think that Borg did well who won his titles playing 80 mph forehands and who could walk from left to right and eat 3000 kalories each day before the French Open because fitness has meaned so much at this time.

Incredible of Nadal and so dominant to taking this title. It is unreal.

marcRD
06-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Rules of how to play Nadal on clay...

1.Dont go to the net, he will pass you.
2.Dont play to his forehand he will start dictating the game against your backhand if you play there.
3.Dont play to his backhand, it is a right handed forehand in disguise, he can hit hard crosscourt backhands with his eyes folded.
4.Dont hit dropshots, he is the fastest player out there.
5.Dont use angles, he will use them against you with his spins and superior speed.
6.Dont miss your 1st serve, you wont win many points on your 2nd serve.
7.Dont let him get back your 1st serve, if he does you immediately lose your advantage.
8.Dont slice, Nadal loves to come under the ball and spin the ball into the right corner of the court.
9.Avoid using the topspin backhand, his forehand will just over and over hit to your backhand until it breaks down.
10.Avoid running around your backhand to hit a forehand, it will leave the court open for Nadal to spin in his forehand and win the point.

So this maybe wasnt a list of what to do against Nadal, but what not to do against Nadal on clay. Can somebody complete my list with what you should do against Nadal on clay?

DhammaTiger
06-08-2008, 08:03 PM
Rafa is the best there ever was. I have seen all of Borg's televised matches when he won RG and Wimbledon. I have also seen Vilas, McEnroe and Connors, but I can safely say I have never felt so much joy as much as I do when I watch Rafa.
Vamos Rafa!

finishingmove
06-08-2008, 08:04 PM
Rules of how to play Nadal on clay...

1.Dont go to the net, he will pass you.
2.Dont play to his forehand he will start dictating the game against your backhand if you play there.
3.Dont play to his backhand, it is a right handed forehand in disguise, he can hit hard crosscourt backhands with his eyes folded.
4.Dont hit dropshots, he is the fastest player out there.
5.Dont use angles, he will use them against you with his spins and superior speed.
6.Dont miss your 1st serve, you wont win many points on your 2nd serve.
7.Dont let him get back your 1st serve, if he does you immediately lose your advantage.
8.Dont slice, Nadal loves to come under the ball and spin the ball into the right corner of the court.
9.Avoid using the topspin backhand, his forehand will just over and over hit to your backhand until it breaks down.
10.Avoid running around your backhand to hit a forehand, it will leave the court open for Nadal to spin in his forehand and win the point.

So this maybe wasnt a list of what to do against Nadal, but what not to do against Nadal on clay. Can somebody complete my list with what you should do against Nadal on clay?

Sure , I have enough time for that:

1.Forfeit

GuiroNl
06-08-2008, 08:30 PM
2. Throw his bottles at his face

GlennMirnyi
06-08-2008, 08:58 PM
Of course. Weak era...

PiggyGotRoasted
06-08-2008, 10:36 PM
How to beat nadal on clay?

1) Hit it at 200mph right in between his feet
2) Erm

shotgun
06-08-2008, 10:43 PM
Rafa is the best there ever was. I have seen all of Borg's televised matches when he won RG and Wimbledon. I have also seen Vilas, McEnroe and Connors, but I can safely say I have never felt so much joy as much as I do when I watch Rafa.
Vamos Rafa!

Yes, because the joy a player causes to you should be the international standard for measuring the best player ever.

:rolleyes:

jcempire
06-09-2008, 01:19 AM
This is amazing number, congrat to Nadal

jcempire
06-09-2008, 01:21 AM
Rules of how to play Nadal on clay...

1.Dont go to the net, he will pass you.
2.Dont play to his forehand he will start dictating the game against your backhand if you play there.
3.Dont play to his backhand, it is a right handed forehand in disguise, he can hit hard crosscourt backhands with his eyes folded.
4.Dont hit dropshots, he is the fastest player out there.
5.Dont use angles, he will use them against you with his spins and superior speed.
6.Dont miss your 1st serve, you wont win many points on your 2nd serve.
7.Dont let him get back your 1st serve, if he does you immediately lose your advantage.
8.Dont slice, Nadal loves to come under the ball and spin the ball into the right corner of the court.
9.Avoid using the topspin backhand, his forehand will just over and over hit to your backhand until it breaks down.
10.Avoid running around your backhand to hit a forehand, it will leave the court open for Nadal to spin in his forehand and win the point.

So this maybe wasnt a list of what to do against Nadal, but what not to do against Nadal on clay. Can somebody complete my list with what you should do against Nadal on clay?

well, Good job

But In fact, He not allow you to do all of those things when you play against him

krakenzero
06-13-2008, 05:44 PM
MY THEORY:
I think there are 3 ways to defeat Nadal in clay:

1) Playing good against a Nadal who is slightly injured and/or tired as hell (anyway, not at his best level). EXAMPLES: Federer in Hamburg 07, Ferrero in Rome 08.

Anyway, this way doesn't depend on the player who is facing Rafa, so I won't consider it. It's principally luck.

2) Playing offensive tennis at an extraordinary level. That means, winning near to 100% of points with your first serve, Getting a first serve fault less than 25% of the time (and NEVER at crucial momments of the match), playing serve-and-volley extremely well, anyway, drive him crazy with aggresivity. EXAMPLE: the way Federer played in Rome 06 (best match of them, both played amazingly well). PLAYERS WITH A LITTLE CHANCE TO MAKE IT: Stepanek, Federer. Maybe Almagro, Nalbandian and Gonzalez, even Blake or Berdych. Roddick? No chance.

3) Playing deffensive tennis at an extraordinary level. That means, returning everything, running across the court all the match, having an insanely low amount of Unforced Errors, and a great stamina (not to mention the skill of returning to the rally even with your worst shot). Huge concentration and mentality. EXAMPLE: the way Coria played in Rome 05. In some way, how Gaudio played in the first set against him in Montecarlo 06. PLAYERS WITH A LITTLE CHANCE TO MAKE IT: In extinction (Coria and Gaudio don't have chances anymore). Gasquet has a chance, but he lacks mentality. Maybe Ferrer, Ferrero, Davydenko, Hewitt, Federer, Nalbandian. Cañas? Not this time...

Rafalover15
06-13-2008, 05:49 PM
Rafa :worship:

jcempire
06-13-2008, 05:51 PM
unbelievable numbers

10nisfan
06-13-2008, 06:23 PM
NADAL Equaled BORG's 4 CONSECUTIVE FRENCH TITLE ... AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT in My Opinion....:bigclap::bowdown:

BUT I think This Particular Achievement of NADAL is BETTER than BORG's Because RAFA PLAYED with the Swiss GOAT Chess aka FEDEX in the Last 3 FINALS that RAFA WON and 1 during a SEMIFINAL Match... So IMO NADAL Performed BETTER than BORG because Borg didn't have to PLAY with the so-called "GOAT" 4 times consecutively to get those titles ... :worship::worship::worship::rocker:

anon57
06-13-2008, 06:27 PM
NADAL Equaled BORG's 4 CONSECUTIVE FRENCH TITLE ... AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT in My Opinion....:bigclap::bowdown:

BUT I think This Particular Achievement of NADAL is BETTER than BORG's Because RAFA PLAYED with the Swiss GOAT Chess aka FEDEX in the Last 3 FINALS that RAFA WON and 1 during a SEMIFINAL Match... So IMO NADAL Performed BETTER than BORG because Borg didn't have to PLAY with the so-called "GOAT" 4 times consecutively to get those titles ... :worship::worship::worship::rocker:
It would be tough for Borg defeat the GOAT to win his RG titles seeing as Borg himself is regarded as one of the candidates for GOAT;)

Spes
06-13-2008, 06:44 PM
He probably won't ever lose one, ATP has no depth on clay and no one else can last five sets with him.

MacTheKnife
06-13-2008, 07:57 PM
Ah I understand, I misunderstood your stat. I thought you meant matches that went 5 sets, not 3 of 5 set matches. My bad.

I thought the same thing, my first thought was damn, he's not as good as I thought if he's had to go 5 sets 41 times.. Da.. sometimes my eyes read ahead of my brain..

MacTheKnife
06-13-2008, 08:05 PM
NADAL Equaled BORG's 4 CONSECUTIVE FRENCH TITLE ... AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT in My Opinion....:bigclap::bowdown:

BUT I think This Particular Achievement of NADAL is BETTER than BORG's Because RAFA PLAYED with the Swiss GOAT Chess aka FEDEX in the Last 3 FINALS that RAFA WON and 1 during a SEMIFINAL Match... So IMO NADAL Performed BETTER than BORG because Borg didn't have to PLAY with the so-called "GOAT" 4 times consecutively to get those titles ... :worship::worship::worship::rocker:

This is a good point, but it's so terribly difficult to compare these two due to the tennis landscape at the time. In Borg's days there were many more "specialists" than there are today. There were a lot more guys that only played on the clay, and another group that played only on grass and HCs.
Borg's real greatness came in the fact that while he was winning 4 straight FOs, he was also reeling off 5 straight Wimbledons. I know what you mean, but it's just tough to compare the two..

10nisfan
06-13-2008, 08:39 PM
This is a good point, but it's so terribly difficult to compare these two due to the tennis landscape at the time. In Borg's days there were many more "specialists" than there are today. There were a lot more guys that only played on the clay, and another group that played only on grass and HCs.
Borg's real greatness came in the fact that while he was winning 4 straight FOs, he was also reeling off 5 straight Wimbledons. I know what you mean, but it's just tough to compare the two..

I Do Agree...But I'm NOT Comparing Their over-all Achievement as a Player... Just this Particular Feat that Both of them Accomplished...It would be Nice if Rafa can Also Win Wimbledon ... :)

Knightmace
06-14-2008, 05:41 AM
Bravo!

Deivid23
09-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Rafa, you fucking legend :worship:

SheepleBuster
09-21-2008, 03:00 PM
Well, Roddick couldn't do it today. He was bageled. But did play better than Federer

ballbasher101
09-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Rafa you are a clay god :worship:.

federernadalfan
09-21-2008, 03:30 PM
indeed an impressive streak

Sunset of Age
09-21-2008, 03:31 PM
The best clay courter ever, no doubt about that. :worship:

SheepleBuster
09-21-2008, 03:47 PM
The best clay courter ever, no doubt about that. :worship:

Maybe now that we have established that we could get rid of the boring clay?? I know a lot of folks like clay but I like the electricity of hard court matches and Grass ain't bad either

HarryMan
09-21-2008, 03:48 PM
I dont like his game but man, what a freak of nature this guy is on clay, its soooo tough to win points against him

ExcaliburII
09-21-2008, 03:52 PM
I beleive Coria was the closest to beat him :scratch:

scarecrows
09-21-2008, 03:55 PM
I beleive Coria was the closest to beat him :scratch:

Coria and Federer, both in Rome

elessar
09-21-2008, 03:55 PM
I beleive Coria was the closest to beat him :scratch:
I believe Roger had MPs against him :scratch:
Way back in 2006 when he didn't like eating bagels

Sunset of Age
09-21-2008, 04:19 PM
Maybe now that we have established that we could get rid of the boring clay?? I know a lot of folks like clay but I like the electricity of hard court matches and Grass ain't bad either

No. One of the attractions of the game of tennis, at least to me, is the variety that the game offers when played on various surfaces. I personally prefer grass (Raf is pretty good on THAT surface as well btw :cool:) but just like HC has its special attractions, so has the clay. I will never forget that awesome clay match Rog and Raf played in Rome in 2006, for instance.

prima donna
09-21-2008, 04:32 PM
Impressive.

Corey Feldman
09-21-2008, 05:05 PM
other than Fed and Coria

he has had no competition whatsoever, so hardly a surprising record.

prima donna
09-21-2008, 05:27 PM
other than Fed and Coria

he has had no competition whatsoever, so hardly a surprising record.
Well, the last match against Roger on clay wasn't well-contested. So it seems he has no competition.

Corey Feldman
09-21-2008, 05:29 PM
Federer - Rome, 5th set 6-5* 40-15 :ospectacular choke by Federer

ask Deivid for his picture of the scoreboard in that moment

groundstroke
09-21-2008, 06:17 PM
Rules of how to play Nadal on clay...

1.Dont go to the net, he will pass you.
2.Dont play to his forehand he will start dictating the game against your backhand if you play there.
3.Dont play to his backhand, it is a right handed forehand in disguise, he can hit hard crosscourt backhands with his eyes folded.
4.Dont hit dropshots, he is the fastest player out there.
5.Dont use angles, he will use them against you with his spins and superior speed.
6.Dont miss your 1st serve, you wont win many points on your 2nd serve.
7.Dont let him get back your 1st serve, if he does you immediately lose your advantage.
8.Dont slice, Nadal loves to come under the ball and spin the ball into the right corner of the court.
9.Avoid using the topspin backhand, his forehand will just over and over hit to your backhand until it breaks down.
10.Avoid running around your backhand to hit a forehand, it will leave the court open for Nadal to spin in his forehand and win the point.

So this maybe wasnt a list of what to do against Nadal, but what not to do against Nadal on clay. Can somebody complete my list with what you should do against Nadal on clay?
A lot of the stuff in there you should do, Federer in Hamburg this year was hitting to Nadal's forehand a lot, then he switched to hitting Nadal's backhand a lot, etc and he was ripping him for a while.
If you think Nadal can crush any 1 handed backhanders, then just look at Gaston Gaudio, who bagelled him on clay and this wasn't when Nadal was 16 or 17. This is Gaudio btw, the biggest mental midget on the tour.

groundstroke
09-21-2008, 06:19 PM
Closest are: Federer, Coria and Davydenko (6-7 7-6 6-7... what a fight)

maconick
09-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Closest are: Federer, Coria and Davydenko (6-7 7-6 6-7... what a fight)

lol that Davydenko match wasnt best of 5 sets

Leo
09-21-2008, 07:01 PM
He might be 27 when he loses his first one of these. Honestly. :eek:

stebs
09-21-2008, 09:51 PM
Hard to see where the first loss is going to come from.

Sofonda Cox
09-21-2008, 09:53 PM
Hard to see where the first loss is going to come from.

I was just thinking that. Maybe if Fed gets his act together and Rafa has an off day :shrug:

CyBorg
09-21-2008, 10:08 PM
Another masturbatory Nadaltard thread. Now the the only clay streak that matters ended they must invent a new one.

MatchFederer
09-21-2008, 10:13 PM
I can picture them now.. all lined up in rows (neatly formed) masturbating in front of a big screen. Some kind of unisex public masturbation porn cinema.

*5 minutes later*

Hmm, it's an interesting idea. It would be a unique selling point for a new line of porn.

stebs
09-21-2008, 10:54 PM
Another masturbatory Nadaltard thread. Now the the only clay streak that matters ended they must invent a new one.

What a ridiculous post. It's not like it's one of those records which is totally fabricated like, "Most consecutive matches won against players from the Southern Hemisphere on sunny Tuesday afternoons." This is a phenomenal acheivement and one that deserves recognition.

I cannot see why you find it so hard to either recognise the feat or just not post at all. Heaping praise on a phenomenal achievement is not such a bad thing.

CyBorg
09-22-2008, 12:45 AM
What a ridiculous post. It's not like it's one of those records which is totally fabricated like, "Most consecutive matches won against players from the Southern Hemisphere on sunny Tuesday afternoons." This is a phenomenal acheivement and one that deserves recognition.

I cannot see why you find it so hard to either recognise the feat or just not post at all. Heaping praise on a phenomenal achievement is not such a bad thing.

It's basically a conflation of two much more important achievements: Nadal's record in winning finals on clay courts and Nadal's proficiency at the French Open. Throw in a handful of Davis Cup victories and you have this arbitrary thread made for people who wouldn't know logic if it hit them in the face.

The reason why this is true now and not before is because you don't get to play five-setters anymore unless you're at a major or, if we account for results going back a few years ago, if you make the final of a masters series tournament. Minor exceptions include the Davis Cup, and the finals of Miami and Masters.

In other words, this thread is unnecessary.

DhammaTiger
09-22-2008, 01:55 AM
Rafa is simply the best ever. Vamos Rafa king of Tennis !!!

sawan66278
09-22-2008, 02:12 AM
Amazing stat. Simply amazing.

stebs
09-22-2008, 11:10 AM
It's basically a conflation of two much more important achievements: Nadal's record in winning finals on clay courts and Nadal's proficiency at the French Open. Throw in a handful of Davis Cup victories and you have this arbitrary thread made for people who wouldn't know logic if it hit them in the face.

The reason why this is true now and not before is because you don't get to play five-setters anymore unless you're at a major or, if we account for results going back a few years ago, if you make the final of a masters series tournament. Minor exceptions include the Davis Cup, and the finals of Miami and Masters.

In other words, this thread is unnecessary.

Seeing as 15 of the 43 wins have come away from the French and these are the matches in which he has been closest to defeat I'd say that it is very important that he has never lost a five set match on clay.

If you can't see that this is an acheivement worthy of mention then you mustn't give credit to any achievement in 99.9% of players careers.

Deivid23
09-22-2008, 11:58 AM
It's basically a conflation of two much more important achievements: Nadal's record in winning finals on clay courts and Nadal's proficiency at the French Open. Throw in a handful of Davis Cup victories and you have this arbitrary thread made for people who wouldn't know logic if it hit them in the face.

The reason why this is true now and not before is because you don't get to play five-setters anymore unless you're at a major or, if we account for results going back a few years ago, if you make the final of a masters series tournament. Minor exceptions include the Davis Cup, and the finals of Miami and Masters.

In other words, this thread is unnecessary.


:haha:

Bernard Black
09-22-2008, 12:16 PM
It's basically a conflation of two much more important achievements: Nadal's record in winning finals on clay courts and Nadal's proficiency at the French Open. Throw in a handful of Davis Cup victories and you have this arbitrary thread made for people who wouldn't know logic if it hit them in the face.

The reason why this is true now and not before is because you don't get to play five-setters anymore unless you're at a major or, if we account for results going back a few years ago, if you make the final of a masters series tournament. Minor exceptions include the Davis Cup, and the finals of Miami and Masters.

In other words, this thread is unnecessary.

I don't like Nadal but surely you have to appreciate it's a fantastic record. Demonstrates his absolute domination in clay in the matches that count.

A_Skywalker
09-22-2008, 12:16 PM
Nadal is simply terminator on clay. Especially in long matches.

Jaap
09-22-2008, 01:55 PM
Rafa is simply the best ever. Vamos Rafa king of Tennis !!!

:retard:

Mateya
09-22-2008, 02:23 PM
:haha:

I wonder when this strike will end...Who will be the first man to beat Rafzilla on clay of Roland Garros?

malisha
09-22-2008, 02:32 PM
I wonder when this strike will end...

it will m8...no doubt about that..and sooner than you might think

waterlily_021989
09-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Impressive:worship:there is just no way anyone can take 3 sets from Rafa on clay:p

Deivid23
03-07-2009, 02:18 PM
Bumping this one again for Nadal´s haters´ sake :worship:

Corey Feldman
03-07-2009, 03:14 PM
F U Federer and Coria

TheWall
03-07-2009, 03:23 PM
F U Federer and Coria
Cannot agree more, those two clowns should've finished two job at least once each.

At this point it looks like only tondinitis can end this streak.

Clay Death
03-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Cannot agree more, those two clowns should've finished two job at least once each.

At this point it looks like only tondinitis can end this streak.

Clay Beast conquers and rules any surface he rests his eyes on. clay just happens to be the first one he rested his eyes on.

so massive is his thirst that it can drink the English Channel dry in a single sitting.

bottom line: he will do well on the clay circuit but the schedule is rather heavy. he is playing Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros. if he throws in doubles at 4 of these events like he usually does, something has to give. its just too much.

last year it was the horrible blisters on his feet that stopped him in the first round in Rome. he may just lose Rome again but it will allow him some much needed rest. he is surely going to take Madrid this year and then get ready for his annual assault on Roland Garros.

Deivid23
03-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Bumping this one again for Nadal´s haters´ sake :worship:

And again :D

l_mac
03-08-2009, 12:58 PM
if he throws in doubles at 4 of these events like he usually does, something has to give. its just too much.


When has he played doubles in 4 consecutive tournaments?

Last year he played doubles in MC, the first clay tournament of the year.

Andi-M
03-08-2009, 01:17 PM
Vamoos Rafa phenomenal stat!!

Kolya
03-08-2009, 01:24 PM
The fittest man in tennis.

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 02:42 PM
When has he played doubles in 4 consecutive tournaments?

Last year he played doubles in MC, the first clay tournament of the year.
we just dont know with this guy. he was completely worn out from the grueling Australain Open and yet he runs to Rotterdam and enters both singles and doubles.

it is a relatively safe assumption that he will play doubles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, and Madrid.

Johnny Groove
03-08-2009, 02:47 PM
it is a relatively safe assumption that he will play doubles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, and Madrid.

What makes you say that? Nadal playing doubles at all 4 events would be the stupidest scheduling decision in Rafa's history (and that's saying something).

pica_pica
03-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Rafa is really impressive on clay...it's hard to think about anyone beating him in best-of-five match...Roger had many failed attempts

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 02:54 PM
What makes you say that? Nadal playing doubles at all 4 events would be the stupidest scheduling decision in Rafa's history (and that's saying something).

only time will tell if i am right. we know for a fact that he will enter doubles in Monte Carlo.

i would think that knows better and would choose to skip doubles in Barcelona. Rome and Madrid are in as far as doubles are concerned. so in at least 3 out of those 4 events, he will play doubles.

he does that to get his teeth into the conditions and the courts quickly. he is not really out to win the titles in some of his doubles adventures. if it happens, it happens. it happened for him at Monte Carlo last year and he won doubles in Doha early this year as well.

Johnny Groove
03-08-2009, 02:56 PM
only time will tell if i am right. we know for a fact that he will enter doubles in Monte Carlo.

i would think that knows better and would choose to skip doubles in Barcelona. Rome and Madrid are in as far as doubles are concerned. so in at least 3 out of those 4 events, he will play doubles.

he does that to get his teeth into the conditions and the courts quickly. he is not really out to win the titles in some of his doubles adventures. if it happens, it happens. it happened for him at Monte Carlo last year and he won doubles in Doha early this year as well.

Ok, you still didn't answer my question.

Why do you think he would play all those doubles events? There is no reason for him to :lol:

Monte Carlo maybe, Barcelona even a slimmer chance, Rome and Madrid no chance.

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 03:04 PM
Ok, you still didn't answer my question.

Why do you think he would play all those doubles events? There is no reason for him to :lol:

Monte Carlo maybe, Barcelona even a slimmer chance, Rome and Madrid no chance.

well i thought i answered it:

1. he played doubles in Monte Carlo and won the title there last year. he will play doubles again there.

2. Barcelona. i sure hope he skips. as i said before, this guy cant get enough when he is healthy. i am pretty sure he has played doubles in Barcelona before so he may do it again.

3. Rome. he has played doubles there before and made it to quarterfinals. i think he took out Fed and company in doubles there. in order to get used to the conditions and the surface fast, he is going to play doubles there. you can almost make book on it.

4. Madrid. i am just guessing that he may play doubles here as well. all tournaments are different and no 2 surfaces are exactly the same. he may try to get in some court time fast under match conditions. that means taking in a doubles match or 2.

wowuld i do it? absolutely not. will he he it? probably.

his style of play is just too demanding and he almost always complains of being tired and worn out. why not back off a little. you can always take in more practice sessions. and also keep your knees healthy in the process.

Johnny Groove
03-08-2009, 03:11 PM
well i thought i answered it:

1. he played doubles in Monte Carlo and won the title there last year. he will play doubles again there.

2. Barcelona. i sure hope he skips. as i said before, this guy cant get enough when he is healthy. i am pretty sure he has played doubles in Barcelona before so he may do it again.

3. Rome. he has played doubles there before and made it to quarterfinals. i think he took out Fed and company in doubles there. in order to get used to the conditions and the surface fast, he is going to play doubles there. you can almost make book on it.

4. Madrid. i am just guessing that he may play doubles here as well. all tournaments are different and no 2 surfaces are exactly the same. he may try to get in some court time fast under match conditions. that means taking in a doubles match or 2.

wowuld i do it? absolutely not. will he he it? probably.

his style of play is just too demanding and he almost always complains of being tired and worn out. why not back off a little. you can always take in more practice sessions. and also keep your knees healthy in the process.

So just because he played before he's going to play again? He's played Sydney and Beijing before and I doubt he'll play those again.

In 08 he played and won Monte Carlo and thats it.
In 07 he played MC, Barca, and Rome (moronic),
In 06 he played ZERO doubles clay events
In 05 he played just Barcelona.

Burrow
03-08-2009, 03:17 PM
well i thought i answered it:

1. he played doubles in Monte Carlo and won the title there last year. he will play doubles again there.

2. Barcelona. i sure hope he skips. as i said before, this guy cant get enough when he is healthy. i am pretty sure he has played doubles in Barcelona before so he may do it again.

3. Rome. he has played doubles there before and made it to quarterfinals. i think he took out Fed and company in doubles there. in order to get used to the conditions and the surface fast, he is going to play doubles there. you can almost make book on it.

4. Madrid. i am just guessing that he may play doubles here as well. all tournaments are different and no 2 surfaces are exactly the same. he may try to get in some court time fast under match conditions. that means taking in a doubles match or 2.

wowuld i do it? absolutely not. will he he it? probably.

his style of play is just too demanding and he almost always complains of being tired and worn out. why not back off a little. you can always take in more practice sessions. and also keep your knees healthy in the process.

so he has played them before which means he will play them again...thats your logic...? :o

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 03:20 PM
So just because he played before he's going to play again? He's played Sydney and Beijing before and I doubt he'll play those again.

In 08 he played and won Monte Carlo and thats it.
In 07 he played MC, Barca, and Rome (moronic),
In 06 he played ZERO doubles clay events
In 05 he played just Barcelona.

he played a grand total of 18 doubles matches last year. my wild guess says that he will end up playing about the same number this year. he has become more infatuated with doubles in the last 10 months or so.

so we will just have to wait and see.

l_mac
03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
he played a grand total of 18 doubles matches last year. my wild guess says that he will end up playing about the same number this year. he has become more infatuated with doubles in the last 10 months or so.


Throughout his career he has used doubles to get used to certain surfaces, and sometimes to ensure a WC for one of his little Spanish friends. It helps with his confidence and his net game.

And if he wasn't playing doubles, you can be certain he'd be back out on the practise court for an extra couple of hours.

I don't think it makes any difference to how tired he might get.

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Throughout his career he has used doubles to get used to certain surfaces, and sometimes to ensure a WC for one of his little Spanish friends. It helps with his confidence and his net game.

And if he wasn't playing doubles, you can be certain he'd be back out on the practise court for an extra couple of hours.

I don't think it makes any difference to how tired he might get.


i hear you.

i am liking that new sig. these cats get to play at home again in july against Austria or Sweden. sweet.

i feel a lot better when the Clay Beast is on clay. less of a chance to damage those knees.

l_mac
03-08-2009, 03:47 PM
i hear you.

i am liking that new sig. these cats get to play at home again in july against Austria or Sweden. sweet.

i feel a lot better when the Clay Beast is on clay. less of a chance to damage those knees.

Germany in Spain will be the QF.

Clay Death
03-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Germany in Spain will be the QF.

so it will be Germany. Kohlschreiber and company it is then. i wonder if Haas will make the trip.

shotgun
05-31-2009, 05:45 PM
This Söderling is good.

Corey Feldman
05-31-2009, 05:54 PM
so what is it now?

48 and ONE ??

:D

HarryMan
05-31-2009, 06:02 PM
Finally!!!!!!

Dini
05-31-2009, 06:03 PM
Update the thread title. ;)

robiht
05-31-2009, 06:11 PM
Still not so bad record i guess? :)

Albop
06-02-2009, 02:28 AM
Keep it up champ. :yeah:

o wait........................

Deivid23
06-02-2009, 04:46 AM
Update the thread title. ;)

I will let it ride just for the sake of pissing off some Fedtards :lol:

Bernard Black
06-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Hehe, I love it when these bandwagon threads are destroyed.

Just update it to never lost a 5 set match.

Deivid23
06-02-2009, 10:25 AM
Hehe, I love it when these bandwagon threads are destroyed.

Just update it to never lost a 5 set match.

This thread was started almost 3 years ago, nth to do with bandwagoning. It was a phenomenal achievement by Nadal and a good and funny thread imo

Kuhne
06-02-2009, 12:09 PM
This thread has been hijacked by robin soderling