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The Return King

d3ck
12-04-2008, 09:49 PM
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal proved to be the most dangerous player to serve against in 2008, topping three of the four returning categories in the year-end Ricoh ATP MatchFacts. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who compiled a circuit-best 82-11 record and eight titles, led the circuit in points won returning first serve, points won returning second serve and return games won. He also finished No. 3 in break points converted, behind Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian.
It marked the second straight season Nadal finished at No. 1 in points won returning on first serve, but he improved his standing in the other three – categories which his countryman David Ferrer had led in 2007. Nadal moved up one spot in return games won, three spots in second serve returns and made his entry into to Top 10 in break points converted.
Nadal also finished in the Top 10 in four of the six service game categories: No. 1 in second serve points won, No. 2 in first serve percentage, No. 4 in service games won and No. 5 in break points saved.
:worship: http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/return_leaders.asp

federernadalfan
12-04-2008, 09:52 PM
:clap2:

Byrd
12-04-2008, 10:14 PM
There's a Nadal forum, go post this shit there.

scarecrows
12-04-2008, 10:26 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/Gun605/thread.jpg

finishingmove
12-04-2008, 10:29 PM
man i have to save that pic, which is not something i usually do. :lol:

fast_clay
12-04-2008, 10:53 PM
f*** :haha:

New Balls Please
12-04-2008, 11:27 PM
But were his stats boosted from his many matches on clay where returning is easier? He is one of the best returners but is he the best?

connectolove
12-05-2008, 01:18 AM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/Gun605/thread.jpg

I know this guys, he is an artist from Barcelona!

GlennMirnyi
12-05-2008, 01:27 AM
http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/facepalm.jpg

Snowwy
12-05-2008, 03:39 AM
There's a Nadal forum, go post this shit there.

You should like our ACC champion.

calvinhobbes
12-05-2008, 03:23 PM
I know this guys, he is an artist from Barcelona!
Nooooo. He´s from Manacor....:rolls::rolls::rolls:

Fumus
12-05-2008, 03:29 PM
What it wasn't Roddick?

Byrd
12-05-2008, 05:03 PM
You should like our ACC champion.

huh?, slightly vague Snowwy :lol:

Snowwy
12-05-2008, 05:20 PM
huh?, slightly vague Snowwy :lol:

Bahaha, sound..you sound like our new ACC champion ;)

Byrd
12-05-2008, 05:38 PM
Bahaha, sound..you sound like our new ACC champion ;)

Nah, I really don't compare to Glenn's asshatery or whatever you want to call it, the guy is really on another playing field :p

kobulingam
12-06-2008, 11:10 AM
Rafa's statistics are boosted by clay, where he stands way back and just has to get the ball back with decent depth and "loop" because he can always defend well enough to get the next shot back.

So on clay he doesn't needed to hit good returns, just get the ball back, which he can do almost all the time because he stands so far back.

connectolove
12-06-2008, 08:58 PM
Nooooo. He´s from Manacor....:rolls::rolls::rolls:

I am actually being serious, I have seen this pic before. He is an artist from barcelona. I do not think that he is from Manacor because he has not a very nice behind ...

TMJordan
12-09-2008, 11:35 PM
http://ui08.gamespot.com/1735/failed_2.jpg