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Is the Nadal era over?

hasanahmad
10-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Will we now see Nadal's first loss on clay in the 2007 season?

Was he just a blimp on the champions radar like Thomas Muster

gusman890
10-20-2006, 10:43 PM
god i hope so.

im getting sick of his tennis anyway. sure he gets a winner once in a while that amazing to look at, other then that, people just make mistakes against him and are afraid of a built guy.

bluefork
10-20-2006, 10:43 PM
Come on, man. :rolleyes: A thread with this title pops up every single time he loses. It's ridiculously early to be writing Nadal off.

World Beater
10-20-2006, 10:45 PM
what era?

2 years isnt an era.

guga2120
10-20-2006, 10:48 PM
he got beat by Berdych on a hard court so hes done:confused: , Hes 20 years old, not 35.

adee-gee
10-20-2006, 10:50 PM
He should retire.

ufokart
10-20-2006, 10:50 PM
This thread :haha: :haha:

And ACE magazine reccomended THIS forum? :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-20-2006, 10:51 PM
Aye, NO!

He IS a good player, and a nice kid to match - but he needs to *grow up*.
His behaviour on court, as well as the audiences' today, was horrible, and I hope someone will point him out on this. It will only benefit him.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-20-2006, 10:51 PM
He is never going to win a match again :rolleyes:

Rogiman
10-20-2006, 10:52 PM
'Nadal Era' has never taken place.

Lee
10-20-2006, 10:53 PM
This thread :haha: :haha:

And ACE magazine reccomended THIS forum? :lol:

Why not? All kinds of entertainment here.

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/dancing_man.gif

ufokart
10-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Why not? All kinds of entertainment here.

Well, that's true :lol:

rofe
10-20-2006, 11:02 PM
Nadal has an "era" now?

chicky841
10-20-2006, 11:04 PM
Jeez, another one of these threads?

scarecrows
10-20-2006, 11:06 PM
he'll dominate on clay again next year

but will lose at least once to Fed, hopefully RG ;)

megadeth
10-20-2006, 11:53 PM
he'll pull a roddick or hewitt for the next few years...

buddyholly
10-20-2006, 11:56 PM
His hope of being No. 1 is really just a clay pipe dream.

GlennMirnyi
10-21-2006, 12:27 AM
He never had an "era".

its.like.that
10-21-2006, 12:47 AM
Good luck in the after life Rafa.

:handshake

lordmanji
10-21-2006, 01:14 AM
his era ends and begins with clay season.

Merton
10-21-2006, 01:18 AM
Will we now see Nadal's first loss on clay in the 2007 season?

Was he just a blimp on the champions radar like Thomas Muster

hasanahmad=Just Cause in thread quality.

ServeAlready81
10-21-2006, 01:25 AM
Did Nadal lost to Berdych twice during his "era"?

guga2120
10-21-2006, 01:40 AM
how can a 20 year old be finished? How many slams did Federer have when he was 20?

Fed=ATPTourkilla
10-21-2006, 01:40 AM
His era was only ever a clay era, and it's still going strong. Let's see the likes of Blake/ Berdych beat him on clay.

Rafa has shown so far in his career that he is a tremendous claycourter who happens to be the only player on tour whose game matches up well against Federer, on all surfaces. If you expect any more from him than that, you're in for a disappointment.

GlennMirnyi
10-21-2006, 01:56 AM
how can a 20 year old be finished? How many slams did Federer have when he was 20?

Yeah, Hewitt was great 'till that age... where's he now?

trixtah
10-21-2006, 01:57 AM
wtf? one loss and you're asking if he's going to start sucking?

guga2120
10-21-2006, 02:54 AM
Nadal wins and losses are so over played here, if he wins Paris in a few weeks, he is the next great player after Federer, maybe better than him, but if he loses early hes done. Anybody else his age its no big deal.

MisterQ
10-21-2006, 02:58 AM
The Cenozoic Era is over, and the Rafazoic Era is just beginning. :cool:

Action Jackson
10-21-2006, 03:04 AM
So the Rafalution has come to an end, has it?

Wow, Just Cause would almost be proud of this thread for its quality.

ca1houn
10-21-2006, 03:18 AM
Shit did nadal have a era his only 20

vahep
10-21-2006, 03:58 AM
If Federer loses tomorrow, what will be the distance between the two of them?

RogiFan88
10-21-2006, 04:07 AM
Will we now see Nadal's first loss on clay in the 2007 season?

Was he just a blimp on the champions radar like Thomas Muster

I know Rafa has big biceps and a big trasero, but I would never consider him a blimp! ;)

LaTenista
10-21-2006, 06:41 AM
:haha: This thread is an instant classic!

morningglory
10-21-2006, 06:45 AM
he'll still keep his clay crown I think... but the rest of the season he'll have losses like this one

denisgiann
10-21-2006, 09:25 AM
Nadal era isnt over simply because it simply hasnt started yet;) .He hasnt dominated the field for you to say that he has an era.And the thing of beauty is that if he cant overtake Fed in the next 2-3 years i dont think that he will be able to have his own:devil: .

kronus12
10-21-2006, 10:02 AM
in 2 or three years i don't nadal will be the one to take over federer the rest of the guys are catching up to him now and i seriously don't think he's a threat on hc granted he's won some hc tourney but dubai seems a long time ago.

Blue Heart24
10-21-2006, 10:06 AM
I HOPE SO

Jadranka
10-21-2006, 10:09 AM
bye bye Nadal ;)

Exodus
10-21-2006, 10:12 AM
like many have mentioned what era he was only dominating clay that's all and i really espect that more and more people will beat nadal from now on

supersexynadal
10-21-2006, 10:24 AM
i think its very wrong to that the nadal era is over when we still have hope in in murray, monfils, djokovic etc. He proved that he can play on al surfaces so y cant he do it again? Hes not getting old and unfit. His uncle said hes not tranining as much as before because he changed his forehand grip a bit and doesnt wana cause stress fractures. Id rather see him have abad hard ourt season this year than push himself lke last year and quit early.

supersexynadal
10-21-2006, 10:25 AM
If Federer loses tomorrow, what will be the distance between the two of them?


You mean if he loses to BERDYCH on sunday!!

trickcy
10-21-2006, 11:18 AM
Nadal's era hasn't started, so it can't be over.

If you mean is Nadal's clay 'era' over, no.

If you mean, is Nadal's career over:rolleyes: , no.

Dem0
10-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Well, the other people have already sum it up pretty well, so I will just add that since losing the Wimbledon final, Nadal has really disappointed in the other tournaments. He seems to have lost confidence, or is it that the other players are learning how to defeat him, and don't "fear" him anymore? I don't know, he's still young so you never know what he will do in the upcoming seasons...

Dancing Hero
10-21-2006, 11:41 AM
There never was a Nadal era to start with. He's a good young player, 20 yes?, he's gonna be inconsistent, even Borg was at 20. When things get tough, then we'll see how good he really is. Two GS already is pretty nice though. It's obvious clay is Nadal's best surface. If he can develop on all surfaces, then he'll be a 'proper' player.

superhoops
10-21-2006, 03:35 PM
Stick to clay Rafa.

roxirf
10-21-2006, 06:10 PM
Will we now see Nadal's first loss on clay in the 2007 season?


what do you think?
will be 3 losses at least...
and nadal era? this isn't a era!

DrJules
10-21-2006, 06:14 PM
No.

He is only 20, but his challenge to number 1 looks weaker than at any time in the last year

Exodus
10-21-2006, 06:17 PM
No.

He is only 20, but his challenge to number 1 looks weaker than at any time in the last year

so what just like at hewitt and safin, safin was playing his best at 20 when he beat sampras in uso. nadal will burn out very soon he is done

Naranoc
10-21-2006, 06:20 PM
safin was playing his best at 20

Did you watch AO 2005?

A_Skywalker
10-21-2006, 06:22 PM
so what just like at hewitt and safin, safin was playing his best at 20 when he beat sampras in uso. nadal will burn out very soon he is done

Posts like this are stupid . A man like Nadal can never burn out , because he has a greater desire than anyone to win , dont put your hate on him .

Exodus
10-21-2006, 06:23 PM
Did you watch AO 2005?

yeah he played close to his best but he just can't stay at that level for a long period of time unlike federer. he also had quite a few injuries to take care off.

nadal's game will soon be figured out by the rest out and players will start to beat him on a regular basis.

Exodus
10-21-2006, 06:24 PM
Posts like this are stupid . A man like Nadal can never burn out , because he has a greater desire than anyone to win , dont put your hate on him .

so he will never have any injuries at all is that what you are saying? come on he already had some minor injuries...

guga2120
10-21-2006, 06:35 PM
what do you think?
will be 3 losses at least...
and nadal era? this isn't a era!


No its not an era hes only 20, and if he is 100% on clay how is he going to lose 3 matches, obviously on hard courts thats different but who could beat him on clay next year?

Fedex
10-21-2006, 06:49 PM
How can an era be over, when there was never one to begin with? :confused: First and foremost Nadal plays in 'Federer's era', and secondly, no I dont see Nadal hanging up his raquet anytime soon. The man still has alot of good tennis left in him.

bandabou
10-21-2006, 09:03 PM
Nah...but the truth is out there. Nadal just great on one surface....pretty much like Henin...can play well on other surfaces, but is beatable too. On clay he's dominating..away from clay, he becomes just another guy.

Jogy
02-02-2009, 01:58 PM
No, it just has started with him winning 3 of last 4 Slams on different surfaces :D

Deivid23
02-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Great bump :lol:

rafa_maniac
02-02-2009, 02:06 PM
Awesome thread to read through now :haha: :worship:

Bazooka
02-02-2009, 02:07 PM
LOL, timetraveling is fun!

MacTheKnife
02-02-2009, 02:12 PM
You can always tell when a slam is over, two year old threads start getting bumped. Just shows you what the stupid predictions on MTF are worth.

Jogy
02-02-2009, 02:26 PM
Sure when predicting you can easy be wrong and be an idiot three years later.

But some of the stuff sounds just so 100% safe what the Nadal haters say that it's funny to laugh what the GREAT all-knowing selfproclaimed sources of tennis knowledge here on this forum all said :p :haha:

nisha
02-02-2009, 06:54 PM
:lol:

hasanahmad
07-10-2009, 01:36 PM
im late but you guys should fear me

Hola Mr. SK
07-10-2009, 01:46 PM
not over but it'll trully begin in the following year.

Hola Mr. SK
07-10-2009, 01:48 PM
damn,why bother bumping a thread 3 years ago.

Arkulari
07-10-2009, 03:07 PM
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/facepalm.jpg

:banghead: :banghead:

Burrow
07-10-2009, 03:09 PM
damn,why bother bumping a thread 3 years ago.

cause it's relevant?:rolleyes:

andylovesaustin
07-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Well his run at the French is over. :shrug:

He forfeited his Wimby title due to injury. :shrug:

So in a way.. it's a little over..

But things can change very fast in tennis. So he might come back.

tea
07-10-2009, 03:18 PM
Nadal era has never existed.

andylovesaustin
07-10-2009, 03:23 PM
Nadal era has never existed.

Well he was #1 in the world for a few months. Didn't he lose that ranking? So, that's over! :lol:

Plus he is still the reigning Australian Open champ, plus Olympic champ.

He had a run. His run at the French was pretty long though!

sammy01
07-10-2009, 03:23 PM
im watching a guy shave sheep, i feel i've added to this great thread :worship:

andylovesaustin
07-10-2009, 03:24 PM
im watching a guy shave sheep, i feel i've added to this great thread :worship:

:rolls:

BIGMARAT
07-10-2009, 06:38 PM
has it even started? era???

I know Nadal had one good year but an era?? maybe clay era?

Noleta
07-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Era???maybe on clay yes but other than that:shrug:plus he's 23 so i'm sure he will be back you can not write him off he is a fighter ans simply too good to be finished.

Del_Toro
07-10-2009, 09:56 PM
Aren't we living in Roger's Era???

Certinfy
07-10-2009, 09:59 PM
The Nadal Era will start soon...

Joao
07-10-2009, 10:54 PM
This thread will die soon ... and then when Nadal starts to win again, this thread will come back to life ... and then the thread will die once again ... and then when Nadal gets an injury ... well, you get my drift .... that's the standard cycle of life of most predictions thread in MTF! Everybody gets to laugh at each other every other cycle ...

DorianGray7
07-11-2009, 01:40 AM
Well from 2005- Early 2008 was definitely Roger Federer's era. The Nadal era began at the French Open 2008 up til his loss at Madrid in May 2009, At the French 2009 the 2nd Federer era began.

We're living in the 2nd Federer era, which will last until he gets another terrible loss like he got at Wimbledon.

safinafan
07-11-2009, 04:26 AM
Well from 2005- Early 2008 was definitely Roger Federer's era. The Nadal era began at the French Open 2008 up til his loss at Madrid in May 2009, At the French 2009 the 2nd Federer era began.

We're living in the 2nd Federer era, which will last until he gets another terrible loss like he got at Wimbledon.

and it'll be soon ;)

whattheheck
07-11-2009, 08:19 AM
He just got injured and now his time is over?:confused:

MatchFederer
07-11-2009, 08:23 AM
The Nadal Era will start soon...

Perhaps, perhaps. Or maybe the Murray era. Or maybe another Federer era.

Bargearse
07-11-2009, 09:17 AM
I didn't know there was a Nadal era?!? :shrug: Hasn't it been the Federer era since 2004 and every other player is an "also ran?"

Sapeod
07-11-2009, 10:05 AM
Guys, guys. The Karlovic era is inevitable.

Certinfy
07-11-2009, 10:08 AM
Guys, guys. The Karlovic era is inevitable.:worship:

Chiseller
07-11-2009, 10:12 AM
The Roddick era was good.

michellej
07-11-2009, 12:05 PM
The Safin era was great for a few weeks in 2000...never a dull moment , or interview, with Marat

hisham70
07-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Menstennisforum is dominated by fed's fans. How unfair.

Forehander
07-11-2009, 02:04 PM
if you add something like "clay" on your topic title it might make more sense...

Goldenoldie
07-11-2009, 04:17 PM
Is the homo sapiens era over?

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:12 AM
The new Nadal era is here, the hardcourt era. Winning 3 straight hardcourt slams is the goal, 2009 AO, 2009 USO, 2010 AO, solidifying him as the King of Hardcourt.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Has the Nadal era ever started to begin with?

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:21 AM
Has the Nadal era ever started to begin with?

Remember the last time the "GOAT" beat Nadal in a slam?

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Yes, I do, it was on Wimbledon 07, why?

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:23 AM
Thats the last time Federer was the best tennis player in the world.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Thats the last time Federer was the best tennis player in the world.

Do you remember when was the last time Nadal was in a slam final?

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Do you remember when was the last time Nadal was in a slam final?

This year when he beat Federer 6-2 fifth set.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:31 AM
This year when he beat Federer 6-2 fifth set.

Exactly, that was the last time he was the best player in the world. SO, he was the best player in the world the whole 2008 and a few months of this year, when he was beaten by Fed in Madrid, in front of his home crowd, his fav surface and all. I would hardly call 1 year and a couple of months an era.

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:32 AM
Exactly, that was the last time he was the best player in the world. SO, he was the best player in the world the whole 2008 and a few months of this year, when he was beaten by Fed in Madrid, in front of his home crowd, his fav surface and all. I would hardly call 1 year and a couple of months an era.

Federer beat the tendinitis-ridden guy Soderling beat (at RG, Nadal's "real" favorite surface), big deal.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:37 AM
Federer beat the tendinitis-ridden guy Soderling beat (at RG, Nadal's "real" favorite surface), big deal.

If definitely isn't Fed's fault that Nadal was beaten by tendinitis (just to give you that, even though he was rightly beaten by Soderling). I could play the Nadalovertookmonofed card, but you already know that? So, now Fed is just reclaiming was is rightfully his...

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:41 AM
If definitely isn't Fed's fault that Nadal was beaten by tendinitis (just to give you that, even though he was rightly beaten by Soderling). I could play the Nadalovertookmonofed card, but you already know that? So, now Fed is just reclaiming was is rightfully his...

It isn't Federer's fault he is lucky, but he is indeed lucky to not have to face the best tennis player in the world. Federer reclaimed his weak opponents that allow him to dominate, how impressive.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:43 AM
It isn't Federer's fault he is lucky, but he is indeed lucky to not have to face the best tennis player in the world. Federer reclaimed his weak opponents that allow him to dominate, how impressive.

Well, as I have just said, if you want to say that, then you'll have to accept that Nadal also took over the N°1 because fed was physically diminished by mononucleosis. So, please, you don't have to look like a fool.

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:46 AM
Federer was over Mono in 2008 according to all reports, so it just became an excuse for the disheartened fans after that. Even Nadal after playing a 6 hour hardcourt semi-final was too good for him.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:50 AM
Federer was over Mono in 2008 according to all reports, so it just became an excuse for the disheartened fans after that. Even Nadal after playing a 6 hour hardcourt semi-final was too good for him.

You already know you are gonna look like a fool after he fails to win the 09 US open, right? What are you gonna do? Are you gonna change your username to "RAFAlostinXroundof09usopen"?

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:52 AM
After the US Open I'll be handing out a record number of I TOLD YOU SO's.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 06:55 AM
After the US Open I'll be handing out a record number of I TOLD YOU SO's.

After the US Open, you will be MTF's official clown and the quoted a thousand times just to prove how clownish you are. That's if you don't decide to leave this forum forever after that...Here's eagerly waiting for the Open.

vamosinator
07-12-2009, 06:58 AM
Not only will I own this forum, Nadal will own Federer more than Sampras ever owned Agassi or any other 1-2 ownership in tennis history, and then on to the Australian Open for further tears.

kyleskywalker007
07-12-2009, 07:02 AM
Not only will I own this forum, Nadal will own Federer more than Sampras ever owned Agassi or any other 1-2 ownership in tennis history, and then on to the Australian Open for further tears.

Tears of joy ;) Just like the ones at RG 09. Look forward to them

mistercrabs
07-12-2009, 07:17 AM
Like Rome, Federer lingers on, defeating wave after wave of barbarian hordes and maintaining his dominance for the foreseeable future ... but the end must come.

Like Napoleon's Empire, Nadal shot a flaming arrow of glory through the firmament, but his fall was precipitous. He will never dominate again. But dare we forget the 100 days and Waterloo? There may be one more Grand Slam victory left.

mistercrabs
07-12-2009, 07:20 AM
Not only will I own this forum, Nadal will own Federer more than Sampras ever owned Agassi or any other 1-2 ownership in tennis history, and then on to the Australian Open for further tears.

Does Federer-Roddick count, since at one point they were 1 and 2? In order to be that one-sided, Nadal would have to beat Federer the next 54 times!

mistercrabs
07-12-2009, 07:35 AM
Well from 2005- Early 2008 was definitely Roger Federer's era. The Nadal era began at the French Open 2008 up til his loss at Madrid in May 2009, At the French 2009 the 2nd Federer era began.

We're living in the 2nd Federer era, which will last until he gets another terrible loss like he got at Wimbledon.

You're being a bit of a silly-pants here, aren't you puddin'. Considering that in 2004 he won 3 out of 4 slams, 3 out of 6 Masters Series tournaments he took part in, and a total of 11 tournaments, as well as beginning a record run of consecutive weeks at number 1 at the start of February, and generally being by far the most consistent and most accomplished player of the year, ROGER FEDERER'S ERA BEGAN ON 1 FEBRUARY 2004 when he won the Australian Open and went to Number 1.

Freak3yman84
11-22-2012, 04:53 AM
Sexy bump :dance:

Sri
11-22-2012, 06:15 AM
Rosol killed the Nadal era?

Allez
11-22-2012, 06:21 AM
Not by a long shot. People are going to be so shocked by what Nadal achieves in 2013.

Ben D.
11-22-2012, 07:29 AM
Nadal will win less than 17 slams and i am very confident about it.

Roy Emerson
11-22-2012, 02:53 PM
He's not winning anymore slams besides Roland Garros.

Keech
11-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Rafa will do everything he can do in 2013. You have my word on it. :p

(btw I don't understand the comparison to Thomas Muster in post #1)

Mountaindewslave
11-22-2012, 11:27 PM
He's not winning anymore slams besides Roland Garros.

if I knew you in real life I would bet a huge amount of cash otherwise

even if it's just 1 more slam outside of clay, the odds are extremely high if his form comes back. if the injury is gone you really expect him not to win one hard court or grass slam for the rest of his career? please.

people have doubted Nadal again and again throughout his career when facing injury, but he always comes back

he'll back in 2013 and wins slams

Alex999
11-23-2012, 12:58 AM
c'mon guys, Rafa is only 26yo. I would never underestimate him. it took prime Nole freaking 6 hours to def. him at the AO. Rafa is a fighter. let's wait and see.

uxyzapenje
11-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Ofc not. Nadal will come back and give Novak a good fight for the #1 spot. He'll beat the crap out of so-called 'big8' players (not counting him and Novak) and show them who's the boss. Spartan era will live on for many years to come!

Mountaindewslave
11-23-2012, 01:40 AM
Ofc not. Nadal will come back and give Novak a good fight for the #1 spot. He'll beat the crap out of so-called 'big8' players (not counting him and Novak) and show them who's the boss. Spartan era will live on for many years to come!

yeah totally agree! of course we could totally be surprised and him come back and have a McEnroe like return from the game :0

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 01:43 AM
yeah totally agree! of course we could totally be surprised and him come back and have a McEnroe like return from the game :0

McEnroe had a decent return of serve... :confused:

uxyzapenje
11-23-2012, 01:52 AM
yeah totally agree! of course we could totally be surprised and him come back and have a McEnroe like return from the game :0

Nah, I don't think so. Nadal is too talented not to come back swinging. I expect him to be as good as in 2011 (maybe even 2010). His knees are rested now, no need to worry :)

RafaelNadalisGod
11-23-2012, 01:56 AM
The answer is still a resounding no.

Mountaindewslave
11-23-2012, 01:57 AM
Nah, I don't think so. Nadal is too talented not to come back swinging. I expect him to be as good as in 2011 (maybe even 2010). His knees are rested now, no need to worry :)

I do agree that it seems like after a good resting of the knees he comes back feeling really alive, just looking at that insane 2010 season after missing a large portion or 2009. but then again it took him some time to get his form back then....

maybe he has more drive than John ever had, yeah. I certainly hope so :) :) :)

uxyzapenje
11-23-2012, 02:02 AM
I do agree that it seems like after a good resting of the knees he comes back feeling really alive, just looking at that insane 2010 season after missing a large portion or 2010. but then again it took him some time to get his form back then....

maybe he has more drive than John ever had, yeah. I certainly hope so :) :) :)

Yeah, I can't wait for the clay monster to be unleashed.

juan77
11-23-2012, 02:39 AM
Not until he loses early at RG 2 years in a row.

GOATsol
11-23-2012, 02:41 AM
He'll probably mug his way to a few more RG titles. :o

GSMnadal
11-23-2012, 05:15 AM
The Nadal era will come to an end, but it is not this day! He always has fight left in him and many slams are still to come.

Book it.

Roy Emerson
11-23-2012, 11:14 AM
yeah totally agree! of course we could totally be surprised and him come back and have a McEnroe like return from the game :0

Nah. You can't compare him to JMac. Nadal is 100% committed to tennis.

In 1986 when JMac was 27, he was already a father, into drugs, married to basket case Tatum O'Neal:o. Very different lifestyle.

Sri
11-23-2012, 11:16 AM
Nah. You can't compare him to JMac. Nadal is 100% committed to tennis.

In 1986 when JMac was 27, he was already a father, into drugs, married to basket case Tatum O'Neal:o. Very different lifestyle.
I don't think so. Nadal has golf, football and poker on his mind. He takes half a season off, only starts training now. :-S

Roy Emerson
11-23-2012, 11:19 AM
I don't think so. Nadal has golf, football and poker on his mind. He takes half a season off, only starts training now. :-S

:lol:

Sanya
11-23-2012, 11:47 AM
We had Nadal era? :eek: I might have missed something. :rolleyes:

Sophocles
11-23-2012, 11:58 AM
Nah. You can't compare him to JMac. Nadal is 100% committed to tennis.

In 1986 when JMac was 27, he was already a father, into drugs, married to basket case Tatum O'Neal:o. Very different lifestyle.

Plus it was around the time everybody switched from wood to graphite, enabling "power tennis" to supersede McEnroe's touch-based game.

EddieNero
11-23-2012, 12:45 PM
What's a Nadal era?

Sri
11-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Nadal has a clay era, no doubt.

juan27
11-23-2012, 01:35 PM
It isn't Federer's fault he is lucky, but he is indeed lucky to not have to face the best tennis player in the world. Federer reclaimed his weak opponents that allow him to dominate, how impressive.

jajaja a rafatard talking about lucky???

nadal has the lucky of play in the most weak era on clay of all times , who are his main rivals????? two fast courts specialist like roger and nole , where are the clay specialist of this era???? ferrer , verdasco , almugro????? even isner did a better job in clay than this guys against nadal.

and all the lucky in his us open too , he faced a challenger draw with the exception in the final against djokovic.

and the luchy in this year in rg???? crying like a baby for stopped the match when nole started to owned him and had all the momentum in his side......he try to disconected rosol in wimbledon too , yes , rosol , I never saw prime federer losing in a second round of a grand slam even with injurys and against the 100 of the world , a challenger player.

and if you talk abouy spartan , nadal has the record of lost inc onsecutive slam final against the same guy , even olderer was a better rival for nole than prime nadal.

Saberq
11-23-2012, 02:03 PM
jajaja a rafatard talking about lucky???

nadal has the lucky of play in the most weak era on clay of all times , who are his main rivals????? two fast courts specialist like roger and nole , where are the clay specialist of this era???? ferrer , verdasco , almugro????? even isner did a better job in clay than this guys against nadal.

and all the lucky in his us open too , he faced a challenger draw with the exception in the final against djokovic.

and the luchy in this year in rg???? crying like a baby for stopped the match when nole started to owned him and had all the momentum in his side......he try to disconected rosol in wimbledon too , yes , rosol , I never saw prime federer losing in a second round of a grand slam even with injurys and against the 100 of the world , a challenger player.

and if you talk abouy spartan , nadal has the record of lost inc onsecutive slam final against the same guy , even olderer was a better rival for nole than prime nadal.



who the fuck cares he is 5 levels above everyone else in history

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 02:06 PM
In with yes.

GSMnadal
11-23-2012, 02:14 PM
Weak clay era :lol:

He was killing the clay court specialist of the era before him when he was 15 :bowdown:

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Weak clay era :lol:

He was killing the clay court specialist of the era before him when he was 15 :bowdown:

He didn't really. Look at his stats maan.

uxyzapenje
11-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Nadal makes this clay era weak. Without him you would now be comparing Fed and Novak to Borg. But now they are clay mugs in the long run :shrug:

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Nadal makes this clay era week. Without him you would now be comparing Fed and Novak to Borg. But now they are clay mugs in the long run :shrug:

Verdasco > Nadal on the real clay.

The Prince
11-23-2012, 03:40 PM
He will not be as strong and invincible as he once was, but to write him off is as ignorant as saying Freak3yman84 posts good threads.

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 03:53 PM
He will not be as strong and invincible as he once was, but to write him off is as ignorant as saying Freak3yman84 posts good threads.

heh?

Saberq
11-23-2012, 04:06 PM
Verdasco > Nadal on the real clay.


stop posting you crap in every thread

Freak3yman84
11-23-2012, 04:10 PM
stop posting you crap in every thread

I don't crap in a thread, I do that in a bathroom my friend.

juan27
11-23-2012, 05:44 PM
Nadal makes this clay era weak. Without him you would now be comparing Fed and Novak to Borg. But now they are clay mugs in the long run :shrug:

mmmm , I don`t think so.

you can`t compare guys like almagro , ferrer , verdascos and other with guys like kuerten , muster , courier , bruguera , corretja , costa , the bests moya and ferrero , kafelnikov and other grear clay court specialists even coria or gaudio were much better in clay than them.

I remember when coria had a good level in 2005 he did great fights against nadal especially in rome but after 2005 even gaudio and coria were out , the reality is that in this era his only main rivals are federer and djokovic players who are much betters in hardcourts or grass.

federer`s era is weak but nadal`s era in clay are strong???????

saberq your argument it`s aplicable to federer too , how you know that he is 5 levels above else in history???? 5 levels above borg for example?????? no way.

juan27
11-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Nadal makes this clay era weak. Without him you would now be comparing Fed and Novak to Borg. But now they are clay mugs in the long run :shrug:

this is the perfect example of weak era.....

if nole and roger would now be like borg without nadal , it`s a sign that this era in very weak on clay.

they can win roland garros and clay titles but never like borg because federer and nole are not real clay specialists.

I remember federer losin with guys like kuerten , kafelnikov or corretja in clay

BauerAlmeida
11-23-2012, 05:52 PM
mmmm , I don`t think so.

you can`t compare guys like almagro , ferrer , verdascos and other with guys like kuerten , muster , courier , bruguera , corretja , costa , the bests moya and ferrero , kafelnikov and other grear clay court specialists even coria or gaudio were much better in clay than them.

I remember when coria had a good level in 2005 he did great fights against nadal especially in rome but after 2005 even gaudio and coria were out , the reality is that in this era his only main rivals are federer and djokovic players who are much betters in hardcourts or grass.

federer`s era is weak but nadal`s era in clay are strong???????

saberq your argument it`s aplicable to federer too , how you know that he is 5 levels above else in history???? 5 levels above borg for example?????? no way.

Peak Nadal on clay is too strong for all of those except for Borg and Kuerten. Nadal was 16 and beat Costa and Moya on clay. Costa was RG defending champion at the time. He is a beast. Most of the players can barely take games from him on the surface when he is on.

Saberq
11-23-2012, 06:44 PM
never watched Borg but I bet Nadal would probably bagel him given his stamina and modern skills

Roy Emerson
11-23-2012, 06:47 PM
He's not won a title off clay in years. He will only be a factor on clay at 27.

Mountaindewslave
11-23-2012, 07:09 PM
He's not won a title off clay in years. He will only be a factor on clay at 27.

he was gone for half of last season and he made a hard court slam final in the short period of the year that he was around :rolleyes:

in 2011 he made a ton of hard court finals only to be denied by a guy who was playing lights out tennis, Novak Djokovic. if you would agree that Novak had exceptional form in 2011 and that Nadal missed a good portion of 2012, then you would have to accept that his form off of clay, on hard court in particular, was at a very high level in the last few seasons

it would be naive to say he will be a non factor off of clay, if he wins a title off clay next season you're going to feel a bit dumb :facepalm:

Mountaindewslave
11-23-2012, 07:10 PM
He will not be as strong and invincible as he once was, but to write him off is as ignorant as saying Freak3yman84 posts good threads.

very accurate ;) ;)

Noserer
11-23-2012, 07:10 PM
he was gone for half of last season and he made a hard court slam final in the short period of the year that he was around :rolleyes:

in 2011 he made a ton of hard court finals only to be denied by a guy who was playing lights out tennis, Novak Djokovic. if you would agree that Novak had exceptional form in 2011 and that Nadal missed a good portion of 2012, then you would have to accept that his form off of clay, on hard court in particular, was at a very high level in the last few seasons

it would be naive to say he will be a non factor off of clay, when he wins a title off clay next season you're going to feel a bit dumb :facepalm:

Corrected.

denzel
11-23-2012, 07:24 PM
All of his life Rafa is struggling with injuries and he will again get up over that knee problems.He have an excellent doctor in Victoria,Spain who is specialist for that kind of problems (Hoffa's syndrome).He will come back stronger and better.

samanosuke
11-23-2012, 08:36 PM
and when was this era happening ?

Burrow
11-23-2012, 08:39 PM
never watched Borg but I bet Nadal would probably bagel him given his stamina and modern skills

And so would Troicki.

You don't make much sense.

samanosuke
11-23-2012, 08:53 PM
If Nadal and Borg played in the same era Rafito wouldn't have anything on Borg, couldn't discomfort him with anything. Beating McEnroe on that grass with those rackets is greater than everything what has Nadal ever achieved

Lestat
11-23-2012, 09:24 PM
and when was this era happening ?

indeed.
there is no nadull's era, he shared the era with the last dusts of Federer and then come out Novak to destroy pig's dreams, but none era belongs to Nadull. We had Federer, Federer mixed with Nadull and now Nole.