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Will Nadal go down as the ultimate example of a 14 slam wonder?

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2003
10-12-2009, 04:54 AM
Tier 3 in history just as his uncle suggested.

Not amongst Sampras or Fed,

Not amongst Laver Borg or Aggasi;

But Nadal is in his own tier.

HKz
10-12-2009, 04:57 AM
What are you talking about?

Are you saying is Nadal going to go down as the best 6 slam run in history? If that is what you saying, then absolutely no way. Unless you consider getting his first 4 Slams at Roland Garros and then 2 at other slams so amazing...

Tsonganator
10-12-2009, 04:59 AM
Right because Becker and Edberg have been erased from this universe. I know you think this is the type of post that garners a lot of attention at MTF, which is true, but at least show a little bit of knowledge.:rolleyes:

guga2120
10-12-2009, 05:01 AM
This will be a good thread to bump at, 2010 Roland Garros.

trixtah
10-12-2009, 05:06 AM
What the fuck is a six slam wonder?

2003
10-12-2009, 05:37 AM
What the fuck is a six slam wonder?

The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.

So Roddick, Djokovic etc are 1 slam wonders as an insult, but spartans for winning the slam they did win.

Nadal is a 6 slam wonder, lampooned for his failures like being downed by Tsonga, Del Potro etc but admired for his Spartan like qualities in the 6 slams he did win.

Federer is a 15 slam wonder, but has been so dominant with only minor hiccups that you really dont notice his failures amongst his achievements. With Nadal theres a lot missing, a lot of blunders and the list has been growing over time (last 2 years) not narrowing.

2003
10-12-2009, 05:38 AM
Perhaps a better title could have been "Will Nadal go down as a 2 slam wonder OUTSIDE of Paris". That better sums up the scenario as it may look presently.

swisht4u
10-12-2009, 05:45 AM
What are you smoking?

straitup
10-12-2009, 05:46 AM
This just sounds like a mockjob of theseth's stupid 2 slam wonder thread

Riffrizzle
10-12-2009, 07:23 AM
A 2 slam wonder outside of Paris? So Djokovic is a zero slam wanna-be outside of the Australian Open, as is Patrick Rafter a zero slam wanna-be outside of the US Open, or Federer a 9 slam wonder outside of Wimbledon.

I don't understand this forum.

Not to mention the fact that Nadal hasn't had his big shot at regaining the French Open crown which will be in 2010, nor the Wimbledon crown, nor had the chance to defend his AO title.

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 07:28 AM
http://utalk.att.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/569i37AE3BEBC342779C/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1

AsGoodAsNew
10-12-2009, 07:40 AM
I hope and believe he has more slams in him. I can't think why he can't get into double figures. He just needs to get some confidence back and look after his knees and stop playing so many tournaments.

Goldenoldie
10-12-2009, 08:30 AM
Congratulations for getting so many responses to such an unanswerable question

Mimi
10-12-2009, 08:55 AM
he is not a "wonder", winning 6 slams required a lot more than lucks :rolleyes:., discard the grass you are smoking, they were long expired :rolleyes:

MIMIC
10-12-2009, 09:16 AM
I call dibs on the "14 slam wonder" thread.

MariaV
10-12-2009, 09:19 AM
Awesome thread! :worship: :bowdown:

8pNADAL
10-12-2009, 09:25 AM
lets lock this thread until 2020 and then havea good laugh when nadal retires

Sapeod
10-12-2009, 09:30 AM
It could very well happen. We'll just have to see. Nadal isn't getting any better in any category.

Sapeod
10-12-2009, 09:30 AM
lets lock this thread until 2020 and then havea good laugh when nadal retires
hopefully we'll be having a good laugh way before then.

Mimi
10-12-2009, 09:42 AM
It could very well happen. We'll just have to see. Nadal isn't getting any better in any category.

i agreed that it could be that way, but still having 6 slams are not that bad :shrug: i

Sapeod
10-12-2009, 09:44 AM
i agreed that it could be that way, but still having 6 slams are not that bad :shrug: i
no. not at all. 6 slams is great. becker had 6 and he's a legend of the sport.

JolánGagó
10-12-2009, 09:48 AM
stupidity at its highest.

madmax
10-12-2009, 09:51 AM
GOAT thread:bowdown: Nuff said...

Sunset of Age
10-12-2009, 10:13 AM
no. not at all. 6 slams is great. becker had 6 and he's a legend of the sport.

And so is Rafa. :)

2003
10-12-2009, 10:18 AM
lets lock this thread until 2020 and then havea good laugh when nadal retires

Mate, one way or the other we wont be waiting till 2020 for Nadall to retire.

born_on_clay
10-12-2009, 10:23 AM
http://utalk.att.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/569i37AE3BEBC342779C/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1

This :worship:

8pNADAL
10-12-2009, 10:29 AM
Mate, one way or the other we wont be waiting till 2020 for Nadall to retire.

you are gonna be over the hill old man by the time nadal leaves you alone mate

2003
10-12-2009, 11:55 AM
you are gonna be over the hill old man by the time nadal leaves you alone mate

I'm 3 years younger than Rafa, played sports all my life and never had an injury.

If/when Nadal over the hill it will be before me mate, his knees are hanging on by a ligament.

8pNADAL
10-12-2009, 11:59 AM
I'm 3 years younger than Rafa, played sports all my life and never had an injury.

If/when Nadal over the hill it will be before me mate, his knees are hanging on by a ligament.

lol its tendonitis

Sapeod
10-12-2009, 12:01 PM
lol its tendonitis
nadal will retire well before 2020, you clown.

Har-Tru
10-12-2009, 12:03 PM
Yeah outstanding thread!

ShotmaKer
10-12-2009, 12:58 PM
:lol: well, :retard:

rocketassist
10-12-2009, 01:03 PM
Nadal will be remembered as a great champion but so would players like Bruguera and Muster if they played their clay court brick wall game on all surfaces now.

Ouragan
10-12-2009, 01:07 PM
So, what are you smoking?

superslam77
10-12-2009, 01:53 PM
lol its tendonitis


Ultimate proof that you're theRAFA :o

Never in doubt!!!

xohxmyx
10-12-2009, 02:28 PM
this thread is an oxymoron:lol:

habibko
10-12-2009, 03:31 PM
OP not getting banned is an MTF wonder.

Burrow
10-12-2009, 03:38 PM
The guy is clearly being sardonic.

2003
10-12-2009, 10:04 PM
Alternative definition - 6 slam wonder = won 6 slams, showed a great deal of heart, but faded away earlier than most expected due to injuries etc.

People left wondering what could have been had his body not broken down, lost his rythem etc.

People will always wonder what 2 slam wonders like Hewitt, Safin etc COULD have achieved, but it's different as they werent dogged by injury etc, they actually turned up to most of the slams.

Could Nadal have won the calander year GS if he haddnt been injured this year? Judging by the way Frauderer played in the Wimbleton and US open finals, the answer is yes.

Roddickominator
10-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Great thread, great timing in relation to other similar threads. Highly comical, would read again.

swebright
10-12-2009, 11:26 PM
One thing for sure: the best #2.

2003
10-13-2009, 03:55 AM
One thing for sure: the best #2.

Federers did pretty well from the no 2 position from mid 2008-mid 2009. Better than Rafa did.

He won 08 US open, reached 09 AO final. Won 09 French open completing a career grand slam and won Wimbleon.

:P

HKz
10-13-2009, 04:00 AM
lets lock this thread until 2020 and then havea good laugh when nadal retires

you are gonna be over the hill old man by the time nadal leaves you alone mate

lol its tendonitis

rafawon09usopen what is wrong with you? Were you dropped on the head many times as a child? Seriously, get a brain. You were much better on your old account.

jcempire
10-13-2009, 05:08 AM
What are you smoking

No Way

Nadal is even better than Fed

He would get 18 GS

No one beats 100% Nadal. If he not injury which He already got 8 Slams

Ivanatis
10-14-2009, 08:07 AM
:spit:

there's actually moments I think GM couldn't get any worse
and then I see threads like this :music:

2003
12-08-2009, 11:43 PM
What are you smoking

No Way

Nadal is even better than Fed

He would get 18 GS

No one beats 100% Nadal. If he not injury which He already got 8 Slams

Do you think Nadal would have won the CYGS this year without the knee injury?

All he would have had to do was beat frauderer in Wimbledon final, beat pol pot o in SF USO, and Fed would have folded in USO final.

gulzhan
12-09-2009, 02:01 AM
What the fuck is a six slam wonder?

+1

Byrd
12-09-2009, 03:04 AM
2003 is my hero, too good.

fast_clay
12-09-2009, 04:10 AM
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heh heheh he heh hehehehehehh ... heh.. heh heh

Clay Death
12-09-2009, 04:14 AM
+1


+100


i give him 2-4 more slams if he learns to play his cards right.

2 roland garros deals and 1 wimby deal. note that these slams are to be on natural surfaces. or no deal.

Arkulari
12-09-2009, 04:36 AM
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Clay Death
12-09-2009, 04:47 AM
http://rlv.zcache.com/eat_sleep_termites_tshirt-p235255230684736439s564_400.jpg



:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::drink::drink::drink ::drink:

RafitoGoat
12-09-2009, 04:49 AM
I think Nadal will go down as the most hated tennis player of all time, because nearly every Federer fan hates him, and thats a lot of fans! :yeah: So the more slams he wins the more hatred he breeds :yeah:

Arkulari
12-09-2009, 04:58 AM
I think Nadal will go down as the most hated tennis player of all time, because nearly every Federer fan hates him, and thats a lot of fans! :yeah: So the more slams he wins the more hatred he breeds :yeah:

not all the Federer fans hate Rafa, just as not every Rafa fan hates Roger, but in general there is a huge animosity between both camps, even if the actual players get along very well :p

RafitoGoat
12-09-2009, 05:02 AM
not all the Federer fans hate Rafa, just as not every Rafa fan hates Roger, but in general there is a huge animosity between both camps, even if they get along very well :p

I dont think many Rafa fans hate Federer, its been a long time since Federer beat Rafa in a slam, so its like a Rafa fan hopes he meets Federer in the Final rather than Djokovic or Del Potro or Murray etcccc because the last time a Rafa fan has seen Federer in Rafa grand slam final its been joyous occasions on all 3 surfaces :yeah:

Arkulari
12-09-2009, 05:08 AM
yeah, those Rafa fans who gloat every time Roger loses :lol:
it goes beyond beating or not in slams, it is about gloating and making stupid signatures with dates or scores :p

RafitoGoat
12-09-2009, 05:10 AM
Seems like Rafa fans hate/dislike Federer fans (not Federer), because of all the sadistic wheelchair, drug and retirement claims, and thats fair enough :yeah:

Arkulari
12-09-2009, 05:15 AM
that's true, the doping accusations from the rafa haters are just as bad as the "Rafa lost because he was injured" excuses from the rafa tards :banghead:

both camps have been pretty mean to the other in MTF ;)

RafitoGoat
12-09-2009, 05:18 AM
Yeah but making excuses for losses isn't offensive (plus its clear he's injured, tendinitis is ongoing and doctors make it and other things like stomach strain a fact) :yeah: its not like a taunt about drug taking etc. its just that Federer fans don't like hearing it :yeah: but the injuries are reality :yeah: and Federer's mono was always talked about as the reason why Nadal beat him at Wimbledon :yeah: and other times a back injury was mentioned for other losses :yeah: amd this thread is pretty offensive too :yeah:

Arkulari
12-09-2009, 05:35 AM
yes, the mono excuse was pathetic, Roger was already over it by Wimbledon, Rafa was just the better player that day :yeah:

what i mean is that no matter when Rafa loses, it is because he is injured or fatigued, yes, his body is pretty battered but there are times on which he's as good as he can be and can still lose, that's something people cannot get

and yes, this thread is just top ACC material, too bad the OP didn't peak at the right time :o

FairWeatherFan
12-09-2009, 07:29 AM
What the fuck is a six slam wonder?

The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.

Quote of the year :lol:

fran70
12-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Nadal is still the best clay court player on the tour

DrJules
12-13-2009, 06:04 PM
Just as Federer is 15 slam wonder and Sampras is 14 slam wonder.

:lol::lol::lol:

cocrcici
12-13-2009, 07:09 PM
:spit:

Acer
12-13-2009, 07:35 PM
The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.

So Roddick, Djokovic etc are 1 slam wonders as an insult, but spartans for winning the slam they did win.

Nadal is a 6 slam wonder, lampooned for his failures like being downed by Tsonga, Del Potro etc but admired for his Spartan like qualities in the 6 slams he did win.

Federer is a 15 slam wonder, but has been so dominant with only minor hiccups that you really dont notice his failures amongst his achievements. With Nadal theres a lot missing, a lot of blunders and the list has been growing over time (last 2 years) not narrowing.

What... the.. fuck

:confused:

GhostUnholy
12-13-2009, 10:07 PM
Will 2003 go down as the ultimate example of a terrible thread starter? :confused:

Orka_n
12-13-2009, 11:42 PM
2003 delivers, as usual.

christallh24
12-14-2009, 12:39 PM
My vote...What.Are.You.Smoking?!

MisterQ
12-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Would that make Becker the penultimate example?

VolandriFan
12-14-2009, 01:27 PM
The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.


Multiplication fail.

FiBeR
12-14-2009, 01:35 PM
you are a multiple stupid threads starter wonder

michellej
12-14-2009, 01:53 PM
Then Johannson & Gaudio & Roddick must all be 1 Slam blunders?


There is NO sense to this thread title.

2003
02-02-2010, 10:55 PM
Nadals record from 2008 GS SEMI, WIN, WIN, GS SEMI, WIN, 4TH ROUND, WALKEDOVER, GS SEMI, QUARTER FINAL.

He's going to struggle to get past 6 slams, which would put him tier 3 in history as I already stated.

oranges
02-02-2010, 11:15 PM
Legendary thread from a quality thread maker :haha: You're so proud of it you need to bump it :haha:

andylovesaustin
02-02-2010, 11:36 PM
Better a 6 slam wonder, than a no slam wonder.

And he's won three of the 4 slams when nobody ever thought he'd win more than the French.

He's done OK for himself no matter what his future might be.

Boris Franz Ecker
02-02-2010, 11:37 PM
Nadal is a legend, no matter what's ahead.
He took part in one of the greatest matches in history, possibly the greatest.
He is the main opponent of Feder.
He and Federer played more grand slam finals against each other than any other two players in history.
He won 9773 matches in a row on clay.
He is a legend.

crude oil
02-03-2010, 05:20 AM
nonsense. rafa will become a beast by the time RG rolls around.

SetSampras
02-03-2010, 05:45 AM
Nadal is a top 25 player of all time with his career.. Maybe top 21 just below Agassi.. Thats nothing to sneeze at. Hes had a great career and each of his 6 slams he defeated Federer a GOAT candidate to grab them

FairWeatherFan
02-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Nadal took advantage of an exceedingly weak era on clay as well as the slow-as-a-snail grasscourts laid down in recent years by the money-hungry fatcats who run the All-England Club nowadays. He was a good player, but a lot of factors went in his favour, and if he had been playing in the 1990s, would have achieved nowhere near the same success.

madmax
02-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Nadal took advantage of an exceedingly weak era on clay as well as the slow-as-a-snail grasscourts laid down in recent years by the money-hungry fatcats who run the All-England Club nowadays. He was a good player, but a lot of factors went in his favour, and if he had been playing in the 1990s, would have achieved nowhere near the same success.

bingo:worship: Nadull was very lucky to win those 6 slams, facing no real opposition on clay and then lucked out to win Wimby when Federer's game and confidence were an all time low. Even then Federer probably would have won if not for darkness, and of course the mega brainfart in the 5th set of Aussie Open 2009. He was always lucky at one point or another, and we all know karma is a bitch and now is bitting him in the ass (or knees for that matter)...

oranges
02-03-2010, 08:42 AM
^^ I take it you two seriously answered yes in poll :lol: Wonders never cease. 2003 will be pleased and promptly produce a few more threads of similar quality

jacobhiggins
02-03-2010, 11:04 AM
I'm thinking Nadal will end his career with somewhere between 12-15 slams. He's one of the best ever, he wont' reach Federer though but he could become the second best in history!

federersforehand
02-03-2010, 12:32 PM
nadals one of the top20 players of the open era at the young age of 23-24 (not sure exactly), to call him a '6 slam wonder' is insulting to his amazing achievements. 1 slam is HARD as shit, 6 is an incredible effort!

Fiberlight1
02-03-2010, 01:38 PM
bingo:worship: Nadull was very lucky to win those 6 slams, facing no real opposition on clay and then lucked out to win Wimby when Federer's game and confidence were an all time low. Even then Federer probably would have won if not for darkness, and of course the mega brainfart in the 5th set of Aussie Open 2009. He was always lucky at one point or another, and we all know karma is a bitch and now is bitting him in the ass (or knees for that matter)...

Wow... You might be the blindest hater on MTF, mate!

tennizen
02-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Nadal took advantage of an exceedingly weak era on clay as well as the slow-as-a-snail grasscourts laid down in recent years by the money-hungry fatcats who run the All-England Club nowadays. He was a good player, but a lot of factors went in his favour, and if he had been playing in the 1990s, would have achieved nowhere near the same success.

:haha: You are one of the biggest jokers on this forum. Federer won 6 Wimbledons in the slow-as-a-snail grasscourts you speak of.

sawan66278
02-03-2010, 01:49 PM
IF his career ended today, Rafa would be considered right up there with Johnny Mac...a seven slam winner. AND, ahead of Edberg, Becker, and Wilander. Even though he has less slams than Mac and Wilander, his being in the top two for five consecutive years...record against Federer...and dominance during this period put him at that level. Case closed.

R.Federer
02-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Never heard of six slam wonder before, but sounds like a pretty great achievement to me. Winning so many in the "era of Federer" will both shine nicely, and shine less nicely (since, if he has that great a record against Federer, why wasn't he able to win some of those slams that ended up with Fed).
Matching Borg on clay, matching the Wimbledon-French double, and the never-ending clay streak .... those are pretty impressive

SetSampras
02-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Nadal lucky? Faced no opposition? ( I do agree agree a bit on clay, the clay competition certainly isnt at an all time high in the 00s) But.. He beat Frauderer to get everyone of those 6 slams..

MatchFederer
02-03-2010, 07:30 PM
Nadal lucky? Faced no opposition? ( I do agree agree a bit on clay, the clay competition certainly isnt at an all time high in the 00s) But.. He beat Frauderer to get everyone of those 6 slams..

Don't you mean Federer?

2003
02-03-2010, 11:14 PM
But.. He beat Frauderer to get everyone of those 6 slams..

Phencyclidine is a dangerous substance SetSamp.

tennishero
02-04-2010, 12:14 AM
he will win more slams for sure

2003
02-04-2010, 04:19 AM
I'm thinking Nadal will end his career with somewhere between 12-15 slams. He's one of the best ever, he wont' reach Federer though but he could become the second best in history!

How so?

If we managed a calander slam in those 12-15 slams (up to 9 aditional slams) he probably could just about.

People were saying Pat Shampras was no longer GOAT even before Roger got close to his GS record.

Nadal could become GOAT without topping Federers GS total. He wold need to get within 2 and hope Roger never wins another.

I personally don't think he could get more than 2 more at the most, but you never can count out the Spannish Stallion.

BigJohn
02-04-2010, 04:54 AM
the ultimate example of a 6 slam wonder

0INWRpI_I2o

saniapower
02-04-2010, 11:47 AM
he will win more slams for sure

SetSampras
03-12-2010, 12:51 PM
Never heard of a 6 slam wonder. I have heard of a 1 slam wonder. Nadal has had a pretty dang good career.. And if he is done winning the big ones, he can at least say he was the 2nd most successful player of this era and was the only player with nuts and game to take Fed out at every slam he won.. Without Nadal around, Fed would have made a mockery of the sport. So nadal saved tennis kind of in that regard since Federer would have been winning every slam under the sun for 4-5 years since no one else was capable

toby345
03-12-2010, 01:16 PM
Never heard of a 6 slam wonder. I have heard of a 1 slam wonder. Nadal has had a pretty dang good career.. And if he is done winning the big ones, he can at least say he was the 2nd most successful player of this era and was the only player with nuts and game to take Fed out at every slam he won.. Without Nadal around, Fed would have made a mockery of the sport. So nadal saved tennis kind of in that regard since Federer would have been winning every slam under the sun for 4-5 years since no one else was capable

weak era.. bla bla.. fed was lucky to win 16 gs.. bla bla.. sampras is better .. bla bla.. :help:

SetSampras
03-12-2010, 01:21 PM
weak era.. bla bla.. fed was lucky to win 16 gs.. bla bla.. sampras is better .. bla bla.. :help:

Im just pointing out a fact bud. if it wasnt for Nadal.. What slam would Fed be working on right now? Yea fucking 24th slam or so. So it is possible without Nadal around Fed could very well of got close to winning 30 slams... Thats a complete JOKE!!!!! So people should be lucky Nadal came along or else tennis wouldnt have been watchable for 4-5 years. Since Fed would have been winning every slam there is. At least Nadal made it somewhat refreshing. Yet people want to call him a "6 slam wonder?" Without him tennis would have lost viewers hand over foot. Sports are better, more exciting and much more watchable when there is more than just one great player around.

Without Nadal around there was never anyone good enough around to take slams from Fed.. Other than Maybe Safin and he was barely around as it was

DualMedia
03-12-2010, 02:07 PM
in my opinion, there is no such thing as a six slam wonder, okay. Nadal has won more grand slams than several players in his generation and before. He can win more , but people need to understand to win a slam , you are going to have to go through several players like Murray, Delpo, Verdasco, Tsonga, Federer , and so many more players. This generation is probaly tougher than all of the other generaton.

tea
03-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Never heard of a 6 slam wonder. I have heard of a 1 slam wonder. Nadal has had a pretty dang good career.. And if he is done winning the big ones, he can at least say he was the 2nd most successful player of this era and was the only player with nuts and game to take Fed out at every slam he won.. Without Nadal around, Fed would have made a mockery of the sport. So nadal saved tennis kind of in that regard since Federer would have been winning every slam under the sun for 4-5 years since no one else was capable
Basically, Nadal tortured tennis all these years. I have nothing against him personally but considering his playing style we've had a full kaleidoscope of examples about how bad, primitive and unpleasant the game of tennis has became. So be happy that Federer was near-- to shine SO bright that all the dark marks Nadal made to this sport were slightly visible.

:D

DualMedia
03-12-2010, 02:18 PM
if his game is so bad , then tell me how is he so successful in tennis? His style of play is unique and stange, but when you have a strange way of playing tennis, it throws opponents off. IT is just like an underhand serve , it throws oppenents off.

Sophocles
03-12-2010, 03:06 PM
if his game is so bad , then tell me how is he so successful in tennis? His style of play is unique and stange, but when you have a strange way of playing tennis, it throws opponents off. IT is just like an underhand serve , it throws oppenents off.

Until they get wise to it. Then it becomes a liability.

2003
03-25-2010, 02:26 AM
Until they get wise to it. Then it becomes a liability.

Yes but they still have to play at their best too and if they are mentally weak at any stage Nadal will capitalise.

marcRD
03-25-2010, 02:29 AM
Is Laver, Borg and Agassi in the same tier?

Sunset of Age
03-25-2010, 02:31 AM
Never heard of a 6 slam wonder. I have heard of a 1 slam wonder. Nadal has had a pretty dang good career.. And if he is done winning the big ones, he can at least say he was the 2nd most successful player of this era and was the only player with nuts and game to take Fed out at every slam he won.. Without Nadal around, Fed would have made a mockery of the sport. So nadal saved tennis kind of in that regard since Federer would have been winning every slam under the sun for 4-5 years since no one else was capable

:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

weak era.. bla bla.. fed was lucky to win 16 gs.. bla bla.. sampras is better .. bla bla.. :help:

:rolls: :bowdown:

rafa_maniac
03-25-2010, 08:46 AM
lolwut

kengyin
03-25-2010, 08:49 AM
federer, nadal and sampras were all good.

but federer is the best.

end of story

2003
06-03-2010, 12:35 PM
This will be a good thread to bump at, 2010 Roland Garros.

I'll put my neck on the line, it's still not a sure thing.

federernadalfan
06-03-2010, 12:37 PM
what good stuff have you been smoking
give me some

oranges
06-03-2010, 01:29 PM
It's a crime to bump this thread. By far, the stupidest thread ever made and that's saying something

ChuckNorrisFan
06-03-2010, 02:03 PM
federer, nadal and sampras were all good.

but federer is the best.

end of story

Nah, Federer is just a 16 slam wonder

San Rosso
06-03-2010, 05:31 PM
I got told so many times that stupid questions don't exist..

MalwareDie
06-03-2010, 05:32 PM
It's a crime to bump this thread. By far, the stupidest thread ever made and that's saying something

I can make a thread worse than this.

River
06-03-2010, 05:33 PM
So basically the OP thinks Rafa is 6 One-Slam Wonders all rolled into one entity known as the King of Clay.

DualMedia
06-03-2010, 11:05 PM
no such thing as a six slam wonder!

A_Skywalker
06-04-2010, 12:06 AM
federer, nadal and sampras were all good.

but federer is the best.

end of story

were?
2 of them are still playing and winning, and one of them is so young.

Persimmon
06-04-2010, 12:08 AM
We will know soon. IMO, if he doesn't win RG this year then he is done as a slam contender/winner.

straitup
06-04-2010, 01:20 AM
Oh geez :lol: I forgot I posted in this thread like 8 months ago when it was created :o Truly Rafa will be the classiest 6 slam wonder of his generation

good_gambler
06-04-2010, 07:29 AM
The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.

So Roddick, Djokovic etc are 1 slam wonders as an insult, but spartans for winning the slam they did win.

Nadal is a 6 slam wonder, lampooned for his failures like being downed by Tsonga, Del Potro etc but admired for his Spartan like qualities in the 6 slams he did win.

Federer is a 15 slam wonder, but has been so dominant with only minor hiccups that you really dont notice his failures amongst his achievements. With Nadal theres a lot missing, a lot of blunders and the list has been growing over time (last 2 years) not narrowing.

LMFAO. :haha:

Go back to school. Work on some math and english. :tape:

gorgo1986
06-04-2010, 07:46 AM
This thread should have never been bumped, its mind boggling stupidity. The thread starter sounds like a 13 year old kid who's accomplishments include picking his nose and counting how many times a day he plays with himself.

good_gambler
06-04-2010, 07:54 AM
This thread should have never been bumped, its mind boggling stupidity. The thread starter sounds like a 13 year old kid who's accomplishments include picking his nose and counting how many times a day he plays with himself.

:speakles: I still do that.

General Suburbia
06-04-2010, 10:02 AM
:speakles: I still do that.
As long as it's not your only accomplishment, you're fine.

Persimmon
06-04-2010, 04:00 PM
Bump!

Montego
06-06-2010, 04:41 PM
Please change the title to 7-slam wonder

wackykid
06-06-2010, 04:46 PM
how about fed?? so will he become a "16 slam wonder" ?? :lol: :lol:


regards,
wacky

ossie
06-06-2010, 05:14 PM
Please change the title to 7-slam wonder
:haha:

Jimnik
06-06-2010, 06:15 PM
He's won a lot of slams for a 6-slam wonder.

Ariel
06-06-2010, 06:22 PM
Please change the title to 7-slam wonder

Oh please, I think 7-slam wonder is worthy of a whole new thread. :)

River
06-06-2010, 06:56 PM
7-Slam Wonder.

Congrats, the OPer is not only completely useless, but like his name, terribly outdated.

Dumbass.

Pirao666
11-13-2010, 07:26 PM
9-slam wonder for you, mr.

LoveFifteen
11-13-2010, 08:39 PM
:hearts: Nine Slam Wonder! :hearts:

:worship: Youngest Career Slam Wonder! :worship:

acionescu
11-13-2010, 08:51 PM
Epic fail :rolls:

Foxy
11-13-2010, 08:55 PM
I am having my field day today! :)

rafa_maniac
11-14-2010, 01:39 AM
Maybe he wrote the 9 upside down?

kyleskywalker007
11-14-2010, 01:43 AM
Haha, poor guy whoever started this thread.

EDIT:

I just saw 2003 opened this thread. Nothing surprising here.

Topspindoctor
11-14-2010, 01:47 AM
This thread :retard:

Veronique
11-14-2010, 02:01 AM
I hope that kid didn't hurt himself(herself) with all the success Rafa had this year, going from a 6 slam wonder to a 9 slam wonder. This Rafa is good!

2003
11-14-2010, 02:27 AM
Its not really fair to bump a thread like this.

Topspindoctor
11-14-2010, 02:34 AM
Its not really fair to bump a thread like this.

It wasn't really smart to create a thread like this in the first place (6 slam wonder...wtf?).

A_Skywalker
11-14-2010, 10:45 AM
10 slam wonder by the end of January

Ivanatis
11-14-2010, 11:23 AM
:worship:that title still cracks me up

2003
06-06-2011, 05:11 AM
10 slam wonder by the end of January

You deserve a chocolate fish :worship:

In all honesty though, I do feel this will be perhaps Rafas last swansong. With Murray and Djoker improving all the time, Nadal just CANNOT play this badly and expect to win slams.

Topspindoctor
06-06-2011, 05:13 AM
This thread is retarded.

bobbynorwich
06-06-2011, 05:14 AM
You Can't Be Serious!

Mountaindewslave
06-06-2011, 05:49 AM
You deserve a chocolate fish :worship:

In all honesty though, I do feel this will be perhaps Rafas last swansong. With Murray and Djoker improving all the time, Nadal just CANNOT play this badly and expect to win slams.

dude you are so retarded, seriously it probably would be best you never come on this site again. you do know that when you say that a guy is a '6 slam wonder' and then he wins 4 more in such a short period of time how it makes you look? do you think anyone cares that you 'feel' like this will be Rafas last swansong after your previous predictions? making lame threads like this only makes no one respect you on these tennis boards which is a pretty hard thing to do.... and obviously he can, since he just won a Grand Slam not playing that great, and certainly Nadal (as well as other tennis players) do not continually stay bad or good, they fluxuate.

start watching golf or something, maybe you will have better and less outlandish things to say, you have become a huge mockery on this site with the things you say

federernadalfan
06-06-2011, 05:58 AM
This thread is retarded.

this. wtf is a 10 slam wonder?

shiaben
06-06-2011, 07:01 AM
lol. This thread is a paradox. I thought wonders were those that won 1 thing not several lol.

leng jai
06-06-2011, 08:11 AM
IMO he will be a 23 slam wonder, but not the ultimate example of one.

Jimnik
06-06-2011, 08:35 AM
Credit to OP for "updating" this.

nastoff
06-06-2011, 08:47 AM
Nadal is a two-slam wonder outside of Paris and Fed a one-slam wonder inside Paris...or rather a half-slam wonder...best player at the time was playing inured and we had to give Fed a few mouth-to-mouth to survive Delpo and Haas.
Luckier than Nadal getting his other 2 slam wonders but at least Fed got it too.

Topspindoctor
06-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Nadal is a two-slam wonder outside of Paris and Fed a one-slam wonder inside Paris...or rather a half-slam wonder...best player at the time was playing inured and we had to give Fed a few mouth-to-mouth to survive Delpo and Haas.
Luckier than Nadal getting his other 2 slam wonders but at least Fed got it too.

Both Nadal and Federer are mugs IMO.

2003
06-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Both Nadal and Federer are mugs IMO.

Well they put on shit GS finals

finishingmove
06-06-2011, 01:31 PM
he's a 10 slam wonder right now

whether he retires as one, we will see

Filo V.
06-06-2011, 01:32 PM
I think this thread has past it's relevancy date.

luie
06-06-2011, 02:22 PM
No ,,while I'am not a fan of nadull he should win more slams,,the younger players in their PRIME are not able to compete with nadull on natural surfaces,,,so the send in an old man to do a young mans job...
Book it it will also be a fedal final @ Wimby.

LoveFifteen
06-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Nadal is a two-slam wonder outside of Paris and Fed a one-slam wonder inside Paris...or rather a half-slam wonder...best player at the time was playing inured and we had to give Fed a few mouth-to-mouth to survive Delpo and Haas.
Luckier than Nadal getting his other 2 slam wonders but at least Fed got it too.

:scratch::scratch:

Why a two-slam wonder outside of Paris? Don't you mean four-slam wonder?

Pirao666
06-06-2011, 03:34 PM
Dumbest thread ever :haha:

rafa_maniac
06-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Amusingly, if he wins one more he probably WON'T be considered the greatest 11 Slam "wonder".

MacTheKnife
06-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Dumbest thread ever :haha:

Just spend more time here. You ain't seen nothin' yet..

Commander Data
06-06-2011, 04:04 PM
yes.

MaxPower
06-06-2011, 04:07 PM
yeah. He's won his last slam now. Goodbye Rafito. time to retire for your fans and your enemies

yesh222
06-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Sees thread...
*facepalm

Priam
06-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Epic thread. We'll look back on this in the future.

2003
12-21-2011, 05:57 AM
Amusingly, if he wins one more he probably WON'T be considered the greatest 11 Slam "wonder".

I think he probably would.

The problem is people still see Lendl and Aggassi at 8 slams as better than some guys at 11 or 12.

Nadal will own the 11 slam club if he ever gets there.

Shinoj
12-21-2011, 06:39 AM
:lol::lol:.... This thread is Gold... 2012 is gonna be monumental year.

General Suburbia
12-21-2011, 06:55 AM
I think he probably would.

The problem is people still see Lendl and Aggassi at 8 slams as better than some guys at 11 or 12.

Nadal will own the 11 slam club if he ever gets there.
That's because it is. Nadal has won 10 slams on pretty much two different surfaces. Look at Djokovic; he'll probably win all four grand slams and do it all playing EXACTLY the same type of game on all four surfaces.

I consider Nadal one of the greats and the best clay player of all time, but Agassi's winning the grand slam is much more impressive than Nadal's winning it.

siffleanimaux
12-21-2011, 08:03 AM
Yes, for sure. With his sloppy technique on his forehand side, it's a wonder how he's managed to win 10 slams with a game rendered around the said (technically horrendous) forehand.

Lucilla
12-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Rafa will go with 10 Roland Garros titles!

Chirag
12-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Rafa will go with 10 Roland Garros titles!

man you smoke the good stuff .For 10 roland garros Nadal needs to win 4 more times which is pretty hard for him because of his age and mileage on the body .Roland Garros is the toughest slam to win physically because its best of 5 sets and is on clay :eek:

Lucilla
12-21-2011, 12:06 PM
man you smoke the good stuff .For 10 roland garros Nadal needs to win 4 more times which is pretty hard for him because of his age and mileage on the body .Roland Garros is the toughest slam to win physically because its best of 5 sets and is on clay :eek:

I'm a girl!!! :fiery:

If someone can win 10 RG titles, it has to be Nadal. Clay is his kingdom. But only time will tell who is right and who is wrong on this. :)

Jamoz
12-21-2011, 12:42 PM
What the fuck is a 10 slam wonder?? Is Fed 16 slam wonder? I'm not a Nadal fan/ass licker but "sweat master" is great player and title of this thread is insulting and retarded.

abraxas21
12-21-2011, 01:13 PM
love the edited thread title :lol:

Super Djoker
12-21-2011, 01:13 PM
10 Slam Wonder! very bizzare title to the thread indeed! he could win another 3 RG,s and maybe another wim or Aussie Open! Maybe 5 Slam wonder would make sense but 10! Madness! LOL

Super Djoker
12-21-2011, 01:16 PM
:haha:I think we all know what your smoking to come up with that title! LOL

MatchFederer
12-21-2011, 01:17 PM
I wonder if anybody feels Nadal is greater than Borg already as even though he has 1 less Slam, he does have the Career Grand Slam and shown equal or maybe greater dominance on clay.

Shinoj
12-21-2011, 01:20 PM
I wonder if anybody feels Nadal is greater than Borg already as even though he has 1 less Slam, he does have the Career Grand Slam and shown equal or maybe greater dominance on clay.


Nadal has a lot of advantage with Racket and technology which Borg didnt have. And Borg was a pure Phenonmenon at his time. He was just too fast for his time. Too consistent for his time. Too Mentally strong for his time. A Modern Day Borg equivalent would have settled all questions of GOAT once and for all and everybody would stop playing tennis forever and give all the Grand Slams to Borg.

MatchFederer
12-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Nadal has a lot of advantage with Racket and technology which Borg didnt have. And Borg was a pure Phenonmenon at his time. He was just too fast for his time. Too consistent for his time. Too Mentally strong for his time. A Modern Day Borg equivalent would have settled all questions of GOAT once and for all and everybody would stop playing tennis forever and give all the Grand Slams to Borg.

You sure do sound like a fan, insinuating that he'd crush everybody including Federer and/or Sampras.

EVERYBODY has the same advantages with today's racket technology so I'm not really following this argument so well. I believe that Borg is currently still greater than Nadal but I don't think your line of reasoning for thinking as such is at all convincing. I find that neither player has the big aggressive dominating game that I think is needed to become 'the GOAT' and I see Borg's standing among the greats as being lesser than Roger's or Laver's and also possibly and probably Sampras.

Sophocles
12-21-2011, 01:44 PM
You sure do sound like a fan, insinuating that he'd crush everybody including Federer and/or Sampras.

EVERYBODY has the same advantages with today's racket technology so I'm not really following this argument so well. I believe that Borg is currently still greater than Nadal but I don't think your line of reasoning for thinking as such is at all convincing. I find that neither player has the big aggressive dominating game that I think is needed to become 'the GOAT' and I see Borg's standing among the greats as being lesser than Roger's or Laver's and also possibly and probably Sampras.

Compared to Nadal, Borg was more consistent at slams, had a better win-loss record, excelled on all surfaces, won the R.G.-Wimbledon double 3 years in a row when the surfaces were still very different, won more titles, had a comparable Davis Cup record (never lost a singles rubber I believe), faced tougher competition, and most importantly, was the best player in the world for longer.

MatchFederer
12-21-2011, 02:01 PM
Compared to Nadal, Borg was more consistent at slams, had a better win-loss record, excelled on all surfaces, won the R.G.-Wimbledon double 3 years in a row when the surfaces were still very different, won more titles, had a comparable Davis Cup record (never lost a singles rubber I believe), faced tougher competition, and most importantly, was the best player in the world for longer.

All correct, and the exact reasoning I would use to say that Borg still has it in the bag as things stand. Only contentious point is more competition.

Shinoj
12-21-2011, 02:15 PM
You sure do sound like a fan, insinuating that he'd crush everybody including Federer and/or Sampras.

EVERYBODY has the same advantages with today's racket technology so I'm not really following this argument so well. I believe that Borg is currently still greater than Nadal but I don't think your line of reasoning for thinking as such is at all convincing. I find that neither player has the big aggressive dominating game that I think is needed to become 'the GOAT' and I see Borg's standing among the greats as being lesser than Roger's or Laver's and also possibly and probably Sampras.


Fed and Borg would be close. Against Sampras it would depend on surfaces.But mostly it will be Borg.

You do have to think that at just age 26 he amassed 11 Grand Slams and within 8 years he did that.Its remarkable any which way.

Chirag
12-21-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm a girl!!! :fiery:

If someone can win 10 RG titles, it has to be Nadal. Clay is his kingdom. But only time will tell who is right and who is wrong on this. :)

sorry :o

10 Rg is tough for anyone .Nadal is struggling physically and he only has 6 .4 more is too much to ask for him and anyone really .I can bet you he is not winning 10 :p

Jimnik
12-21-2011, 03:57 PM
Yes. Another classic case of someone who only performs at 10 slams.

2003
12-22-2011, 03:19 AM
You sure do sound like a fan, insinuating that he'd crush everybody including Federer and/or Sampras.

EVERYBODY has the same advantages with today's racket technology so I'm not really following this argument so well. I believe that Borg is currently still greater than Nadal but I don't think your line of reasoning for thinking as such is at all convincing. I find that neither player has the big aggressive dominating game that I think is needed to become 'the GOAT' and I see Borg's standing among the greats as being lesser than Roger's or Laver's and also possibly and probably Sampras.

Mmmm, Nadal wouldnt have a shit show of winning one, let alone two French Open Wimbledon doubles on 80's surfaces.

FormerRafaFan
12-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Rafa deserves to lose every frikkin slam final, and every frikkin match to Djokovic. Refusing to get a sports psychologist? Well then.. I guess you're happy with losing, huh, Rafa? Because that's all you will be doing the next season! Lose, lose, lose.. congrats. You are officially the joke of the year. A pathetic, disgraceful player. Rafa is the worst fucking player in history. I am glad he's losing, the idiot deserves to lose.

MatchFederer
12-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Rafa deserves to lose every frikkin slam final, and every frikkin match to Djokovic. Refusing to get a sports psychologist? Well then.. I guess you're happy with losing, huh, Rafa? Because that's all you will be doing the next season! Lose, lose, lose.. congrats. You are officially the joke of the year. A pathetic, disgraceful player. Rafa is the worst fucking player in history. I am glad he's losing, the idiot deserves to lose.

Are you exceptionally disturbed, and beyond repute? Some extreme hatred going on here, or some excellently performed clownery.

2003
06-11-2012, 10:45 PM
Amusingly, if he wins one more he probably WON'T be considered the greatest 11 Slam "wonder".

Good grief you're right, he really is basically tier two in history now, once he gets 12 slams.

careergrandslam
06-11-2012, 11:18 PM
too much clay slams.
need more grass and hardcourt slams.

GSMnadal
06-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Another fluked one in the bag. What a wonder this guy is. 11 slam wonder, as if '10 slam wonder' wasn't ridiculous enough :facepalm:

Fireballer
06-12-2012, 12:05 AM
Another fluked one in the bag. What a wonder this guy is. 11 slam wonder, as if '10 slam wonder' wasn't ridiculous enough :facepalm:

I know right.He gets lucky 11 times and people think he is good now.

finishingmove
06-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Well, he's actually got 6 legit slams, so my money is on him going down as the ultimate example of a 6 slam wonder with asterisks.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 12:25 AM
Who bumped this post? It just looks stupider and stupider with each slam Nadal wins. It was an interesting question when all he had were a couple RG titles. Now it's just idiotic and baseless.

Move on people. Nothing to see here.

SheepleBuster
06-12-2012, 12:42 AM
I hate Rafa as much as most normal people. I have absolutely no respect for Rafa fans. Having said that, it is pretty obvious that the guy will now win more than 11. It's unfortunate for tennis. Btu the fact is, the ATP has not stopped him so he will go on. I think he could win Wimb 2012. I think he could win any of the upcoming slams. The other players just can't beat him in best of 5 sets. Federer is on his way down. Murray can't get a brain. And Novak just gave Nadal an absolute gift in the French Open final. Way to go from 7 finals in a row to losing 3 finals in a row.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 01:08 AM
I hate Rafa as much as most normal people. I have absolutely no respect for Rafa fans. Having said that, it is pretty obvious that the guy will now win more than 11. It's unfortunate for tennis. Btu the fact is, the ATP has not stopped him so he will go on. I think he could win Wimb 2012. I think he could win any of the upcoming slams. The other players just can't beat him in best of 5 sets. Federer is on his way down. Murray can't get a brain. And Novak just gave Nadal an absolute gift in the French Open final. Way to go from 7 finals in a row to losing 3 finals in a row.

I wouldn't get too carried away. Novak is still the favorite outside of clay. I think Nadal has a good shot at Wimbledon though with the right draw to continue building his confidence, but unless he finds his 2010 US Open serve, he isn't winning that or the Aussie open anytime soon. And this is coming from a big Nadal fan. He simply has too many weaknesses on hard courts.

There isn't anything Nadal does better on hard courts than Novak. Nadal used to win those contests by being more fit or mentally stronger during the big points. But Novak has shored those weaknesses up (minus his DF on MP today).

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 01:09 AM
What a mug this Nadull.

uxyzapenje
06-12-2012, 01:56 AM
What the hell is a 11 slam wonder? :facepalm: I don't like Nadal, but even if he lost today (or even had 'only' 3 or 4 slams) he would still be a great player. Was Kuerten a 3 slam wonder? You can only be 1 slam wonder (Ivanisevic, Delpo), and even that can be desputed based on the player in question (if he reached some more Fs, SFs) , but you can't be a 2 slam wonder, let alone 11 slam wonder. You win 2 and you stop being a wonder.

Mountaindewslave
06-12-2012, 02:08 AM
I wouldn't get too carried away. Novak is still the favorite outside of clay. I think Nadal has a good shot at Wimbledon though with the right draw to continue building his confidence, but unless he finds his 2010 US Open serve, he isn't winning that or the Aussie open anytime soon. And this is coming from a big Nadal fan. He simply has too many weaknesses on hard courts.

There isn't anything Nadal does better on hard courts than Novak. Nadal used to win those contests by being more fit or mentally stronger during the big points. But Novak has shored those weaknesses up (minus his DF on MP today).

Novak is MAYBE a top 5 favorite for Wimbledon but there are at least 3/4 other guys who realistically have as good odds as he does and/or play as well or better than him on grass. stay in reality. NOvak is a fantastic player on hard court not grass, and if there is any fluke Wimbledon result, it's Djokovic 2011. He played well but let's be honest, Novak does not have a great game for grass and has had ONE good season on it

Mountaindewslave
06-12-2012, 02:09 AM
What the hell is a 11 slam wonder? :facepalm: I don't like Nadal, but even if he lost today (or even had 'only' 3 or 4 slams) he would still be a great player. Was Kuerten a 3 slam wonder? You can only be 1 slam wonder (Ivanisevic, Delpo), and even that can be desputed based on the player in question (if he reached some more Fs, SFs) , but you can't be a 2 slam wonder, let alone 11 slam wonder. You win 2 and you stop being a wonder.

thank god, finally some common sense on this ridiculous thread :worship: :worship: :worship:

Clay Death
06-12-2012, 02:11 AM
let the mindless blind hate flow freely.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 02:15 AM
Nadal is a mug IMO. Only 11 slams and he's 26 already? He should be embarrassed.

Ben.
06-12-2012, 02:15 AM
The title of this thread gets me everytime it's bumped. Ever since the number in the title was 6.

Clay Death
06-12-2012, 02:19 AM
Nadal is a mug IMO. Only 11 slams and he's 26 already? He should be embarrassed.



i am disappointed in him myself general.

2nd fastest in history to 11 slams. and the FASTEST in history to 11 slams on all surfaces by just 6 days past his 26th birthday. that is simply not good enough.

what the fuck was he thinking?

did he think that he was going to slip by me or something.

damn i am pissed now.

where is tony? tony get your sorry ass here NOW.

thrust
06-12-2012, 02:25 AM
Compared to Nadal, Borg was more consistent at slams, had a better win-loss record, excelled on all surfaces, won the R.G.-Wimbledon double 3 years in a row when the surfaces were still very different, won more titles, had a comparable Davis Cup record (never lost a singles rubber I believe), faced tougher competition, and most importantly, was the best player in the world for longer.

Borg had 2 YE @ #1, Sampras had 6.Fed, Lendl, and Conors had 5. Borg did not havetougher competition than Nadal, especially on clay. Nadal and Federer won on all surfaces, Borg never won a hard court slam. Borg was an all-time great player, but no better than Nadal, Federer, Sampras or Laver. When McEnroe began beating him, Borg quit at an early age still in his prime, which helps his slam winning %, IMO.

SheepleBuster
06-12-2012, 02:39 AM
I wouldn't get too carried away. Novak is still the favorite outside of clay. I think Nadal has a good shot at Wimbledon though with the right draw to continue building his confidence, but unless he finds his 2010 US Open serve, he isn't winning that or the Aussie open anytime soon. And this is coming from a big Nadal fan. He simply has too many weaknesses on hard courts.

There isn't anything Nadal does better on hard courts than Novak. Nadal used to win those contests by being more fit or mentally stronger during the big points. But Novak has shored those weaknesses up (minus his DF on MP today).

Nadal's serve looked pretty special to me today. Lol. He was absolutely bashing the ball. He does not that serve to beat Nole. 30-15 in the fifth set when he is up a break. He misses that easy backhand. Come on. Nadal choked it. Novak from 2011 destroys Rafa. Novak in 2012 might keep it close but he has not beaten Rafa after that AO. He has lost 3 straights, losing 7 out of 8 sets.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 03:34 AM
Nadal's serve looked pretty special to me today. Lol. He was absolutely bashing the ball. He does not that serve to beat Nole. 30-15 in the fifth set when he is up a break. He misses that easy backhand. Come on. Nadal choked it. Novak from 2011 destroys Rafa. Novak in 2012 might keep it close but he has not beaten Rafa after that AO. He has lost 3 straights, losing 7 out of 8 sets.

Rafa was serving out of his mind at that 2010 US Open. 135 MPH at times. His serve is nowhere near that right now.

I agree his serve is better this year than last year, but it needs to be better to have a chance at beating Novak on hard courts. Too much is working against him in that matchup. Novak has a better serve. A much better return of serve. Better ground game (with flatter shots that hit through hard courts better). Novaks great backhand nullifies Nadal's crosscourt forehand and his lefty serve out wide. Nole's fitness and defense are both on par with Nadals. And Nole has greatly improved his mental strength on key points. What exactly does Nadal do to win that matchup except hope Novak plays below his ability? He's got no options right now. Nadal has to get an advantage. And the weakest part of Novak's game - the one Nadal can conceivably also improve and get a real advantage to - is the serve. Plain and simple.

As far as the Australian Open. Nadal threw the kitchen sink at Nole and it wasn't good enough. He missed that backhand because it had been 5 hours, he was mentally exhausted from the effort and Nole hit a pretty good volley right at him. And he missed the shot by an inch. Nadal choked my ass. Double faulting on match point. Now that's choking.

Novak's weakest surface is clay. Nadal's strongest (obviously) is clay. Not super surprised Nadal has won 3 in a row against him on that surface. It does not accurately reflect what their upcoming grass and hard court will likely look like.

Houstonko
06-12-2012, 04:14 AM
Nadal's serve looked pretty special to me today. Lol. He was absolutely bashing the ball. He does not that serve to beat Nole. 30-15 in the fifth set when he is up a break. He misses that easy backhand. Come on. Nadal choked it. Novak from 2011 destroys Rafa. Novak in 2012 might keep it close but he has not beaten Rafa after that AO. He has lost 3 straights, losing 7 out of 8 sets.

Nadal havent beaten him outside clay though and i doubt he will. Yesterday Nadal was saved by the clay again and again, outside clay already bounce low and unbalance Nadal. On clay Nole needs 2011 form and he knew he blew it to the old man. Federer still controls the slam winners between them. He probably knew nobody can beat Nadal in RG this year and hope both of them play until injured/tired in final.

SheepleBuster
06-12-2012, 04:31 AM
Nadal havent beaten him outside clay though and i doubt he will. Yesterday Nadal was saved by the clay again and again, outside clay already bounce low and unbalance Nadal. On clay Nole needs 2011 form and he knew he blew it to the old man. Federer still controls the slam winners between them. He probably knew nobody can beat Nadal in RG this year and hope both of them play until injured/tired in final.

I agree with you. I bet the Nadal family are sacrificing goats to whatever demon they worship. That rain delay looked pretty forced to me. I mean how convenient that as soon as Nole figures Rafa out, there is rain delay. lol. But Nole did not deserve to win. I mean he just did not show up for the first two sets. Had he won the first set, he would have won in straights. It's over now. Spilled milk. I am so glad there was no Fedal. That is so painful.

I hope Nole gets his act together and keep on improving so he can stay ahead of Rafa. Rafa now is ahead in the ATP race. It's very sad to see.

Ziros
06-12-2012, 04:55 AM
Rafa now is ahead in the ATP race. It's very sad to see.
How is that sad? Rafa has been a better player than Nole this year,just as he has every year except last year

Houstonko
06-12-2012, 05:02 AM
I agree with you. I bet the Nadal family are sacrificing goats to whatever demon they worship. That rain delay looked pretty forced to me. I mean how convenient that as soon as Nole figures Rafa out, there is rain delay. lol. But Nole did not deserve to win. I mean he just did not show up for the first two sets. Had he won the first set, he would have won in straights. It's over now. Spilled milk. I am so glad there was no Fedal. That is so painful.

I hope Nole gets his act together and keep on improving so he can stay ahead of Rafa. Rafa now is ahead in the ATP race. It's very sad to see.

I think Federer will add oil by winning a slam. This YE no.1 will be interesting. He will capitalise much more if he holds no.2.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 05:02 AM
Rafa now is ahead in the ATP race. It's very sad to see.

Long way to go though. Clay season is Rafa's time to rack up points. Those dry up during hard courts and he has two more slam finals to make or he loses points there too. It's too early to say how things will end up.

Paylu2007
06-12-2012, 05:16 AM
The same thing as a 1 slam wonder..but with 5 times the respcet.

So Roddick, Djokovic etc are 1 slam wonders as an insult, but spartans for winning the slam they did win.

Nadal is a 6 slam wonder, lampooned for his failures like being downed by Tsonga, Del Potro etc but admired for his Spartan like qualities in the 6 slams he did win.

Federer is a 15 slam wonder, but has been so dominant with only minor hiccups that you really dont notice his failures amongst his achievements. With Nadal theres a lot missing, a lot of blunders and the list has been growing over time (last 2 years) not narrowing.

coutn again :D

evilmindbulgaria
06-12-2012, 05:19 AM
Watch out, if Rafa surpasses 16 slams we need to change the name in the title to Federer :lol:

SerialKillerToBe
06-12-2012, 05:20 AM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 05:27 AM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.

I agree, furthermore, Nadal will not win a single title in his career from this point on. He really should have lost this RG final, if not for his voodoo weather manipulation and the officials being in uncle Toni's pocket :(

evilmindbulgaria
06-12-2012, 05:27 AM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.

I know you are hurt by the loss today, but don't be ridiculous :hug:

SerialKillerToBe
06-12-2012, 05:31 AM
I agree, furthermore, Nadal will not win a single title in his career from this point on. He really should have lost this RG final, if not for his voodoo weather manipulation and the officials being in uncle Toni's pocket :(

Nah, I will give him Monte Carlo 2013. Only because I'm a nice guy.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 05:33 AM
Nah, I will give him Monte Carlo 2013. Only because I'm a nice guy.

Another masters? Surely you jest....

I think Belgrade 250 is the best shot for him to win another title...if Marko Djokovic pulls out.

SerialKillerToBe
06-12-2012, 05:34 AM
Another masters? Surely you jest....

I think Belgrade 250 is the best shot for him to win another title...if Marko Djokovic pulls out.

haha you really think Goran Djokovic would let Nadal enter the Nole Open? They're desperate for players but not that desperate.

Clay Death
06-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.


good heavens. are you out of your medication again?


neuroejaculitis is a bitch when it is kept in check.

SerialKillerToBe
06-12-2012, 05:38 AM
good heavens. are you out of your medication again?


neuroejaculitis is a bitch when it is not under control.

Coming from the guy that lost faith in his man when he was leading 2-1 in sets. :spit:

Nadal doesn't deserve fans such as you.

Clay Death
06-12-2012, 05:51 AM
i lost some confidence after seeing him lose 8 games in a row. a bit of meltdown for sure.

and that is when i started thinking about the australian open.


would you like to be a nadal fan? there is plenty of room on the nadal bus.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 05:56 AM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.

Novak is a great champion. So is Nadal. Why can't the diehard fans accept that? Why all the hate spewing? It just makes you look like a bitter jackass.

There is a chance Nadal doesn't win any more slams. There's also a possibility that Novak doesn't win any more slams.

If I were a gambling man, I would not bet against either of these guys. It's a bad bet.

SerialKillerToBe
06-12-2012, 05:58 AM
i lost some confidence after seeing him lose 8 games in a row. a bit of meltdown for sure.

and that is when i started thinking about the australian open.


would you like to be a nadal fan? there is plenty of room on the nadal bus.

tempting but no thanks. I will root for him against Andy Murray though. How about that? ;)

GSMnadal
06-12-2012, 08:31 AM
tempting but no thanks. I will root for him against Andy Murray though. How about that? ;)

Except that you wouldn't :lol:

If Murray wins, the slam is in the bag for Nole.

2003
11-08-2012, 01:53 AM
If Murray wins, the slam is in the bag for Nole.

Surely you jest :worship:

Freak3yman84
11-08-2012, 01:58 AM
Yes. He should be a 0 slam nothing though.

Topspindoctor
11-08-2012, 01:59 AM
Yes. He should be a 0 slam nothing though.

Just like you?

Freak3yman84
11-08-2012, 02:01 AM
Just like you?

I have soo much potential maan. My jumping 2 handed backhand swinging volley will win me at least 4 USO's.

Honestly
11-08-2012, 02:14 AM
i lost some confidence after seeing him lose 8 games in a row. a bit of meltdown for sure.

and that is when i started thinking about the australian open.


would you like to be a nadal fan? there is plenty of room on the nadal bus.

Not so much these days old sport. You timed your perma ban well. Your campaigning would have been as successful as that mug Romney's :lol:

Honestly
11-08-2012, 02:17 AM
As for the topic, Nadal might well go down as an 11-sam wonder. He is fading fast at this point.

Sunset of Age
11-08-2012, 02:48 AM
A "six-slam wonder" was already funny enough, am "11 slam 'wonder'" takes the cake.

Seriously WTF is this??? :silly:

stewietennis
11-08-2012, 02:52 AM
The best example of an 11 slam wonder is Borg. Nadal comes a close second though. Then Laver. :)

Fedal_Fedal
11-08-2012, 03:06 AM
A "six-slam wonder" was already funny enough, am "11 slam 'wonder'" takes the cake.

Seriously WTF is this??? :silly:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lb460qGbF61qd9x6to1_500.gif

duarte_a
11-08-2012, 07:07 AM
A "six-slam wonder" was already funny enough, am "11 slam 'wonder'" takes the cake.

Seriously WTF is this??? :silly:

MTF at it's best, or should I say worst. I haven't decided yet if MTF is a tennis discussion forum or a tennis/comedy forum.

2003
11-12-2012, 01:42 AM
As for the topic, Nadal might well go down as an 11-sam wonder. He is fading fast at this point.

He will definately be remembered as the "least naturally talented" 10+ slam winner, of that I have no doubt.

His GS tally is also VERY clay heavy.

He really is a 4 slam wonder outside of Paris.

Honestly
11-12-2012, 01:50 AM
He will definately be remembered as the "least naturally talented" 10+ slam winner, of that I have no doubt.

His GS tally is also VERY clay heavy.

He really is a 4 slam wonder outside of Paris.

Well put. Those 4 slams he won outside of Paris was very iffy as well. AO due to a huge choke my Roger, Wimby '08 when Roger had mono, Wimby '10 when Turdshit fucked things up, and USO when he got the easiest draw in slam history and a miraculous and suspect serve improvement. All this during the slowest era in the history of the sport.

Just like heaven
08-02-2013, 08:56 PM
12 slam wonder.

Just like heaven
08-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Nadal is done winning slams. I said it last year after he won RG and Djokovic managed to win 3 slams in a row, but failed to show up at RG. His serve let him down. He was under pressure in 2011 with the streak and becoming number 1 player in the world. In 2012 he was under pressure for the Nole slam.

In 2013, the pressure on Djokovic will be drastically reduced. Rafa is done winning slams. You can book it.
:yeah:

SheepleBuster
08-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Nah. I think Rafa is really not that special. However, he owning Murray's ass all night long is enough for me to consider him a legend. Those 11 slams ... I don't know how many of them are "earned" rather than being given to him by generous opponents. But he has owned Murray and that deserves knighthood of Mallorca or something

Ikaron
08-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Is OP ok?

Matt01
08-02-2013, 11:47 PM
Now a 12 Slam wonder :banana:

GSMnadal
08-02-2013, 11:50 PM
He keeps wondering away.

ProdigyEng
08-02-2013, 11:51 PM
11 slam wonder?

Makes no sense.

Nose was a lot luckier than Thugdal, who earnt all 12 of his slams.

2003
09-18-2013, 12:41 AM
11 slam wonder?

Makes no sense.

Nose was a lot luckier than Thugdal, who earnt all 12 of his slams.

Yeah, cause Pureta and Birdych are such tough final opponents.

A_Skywalker
09-18-2013, 12:44 AM
Yeah, cause Pureta and Birdych are such tough final opponents.

2 weak finalists for Nadal, lets count those for Nose :)

2003
09-18-2013, 12:48 AM
Well you can include Philliposis I suppose, thought I think he was marginally above Pureta.

Baghdatis and Gonzo did a lot more. I guess they are about birditch level. Remember Gonzo was a couple of games away from a French Open final in 2009.

And as for Hewitt and Roddick, they were great players, slam winners and would have won a heck of a lot more if Fedal were never born.

SerialKillerToBe
09-18-2013, 12:50 AM
Last edited by 2003 : Today at 06:40 PM. Reason: Out of date title



:haha:

A_Skywalker
09-18-2013, 12:51 AM
Well you can include Philliposis I suppose, thought I think he was marginally above Pureta.

Baghdatis and Gonzo did a lot more. I guess they are about birditch level. Remember Gonzo was a couple of games away from a French Open final in 2009.

And as for Hewitt and Roddick, they were great players, slam winners and would have won a heck of a lot more if Fedal were never born.

Berdych could also have won GS if there wasnt such domination by 3 players, Nadal, FEd and Djokovic, before that it was different, Federer didnt have the same competition.

SerialKillerToBe
09-18-2013, 12:51 AM
:yeah:

Nole was under pressure to avenge the brutal death of his childhood coach. Not even I could have predicted this tragedy.

ahadabans
09-18-2013, 12:58 AM
I can't wait until Rafa breaks Feds record and someone on MTF posts.

Will Nadal go down as the ultimate "most slams in history" wonder?

The fuck.

star
09-18-2013, 12:59 AM
Avenge?

Maybe you want to pick another word. :lol:

LoveFifteen
09-18-2013, 01:11 AM
This thread. :hysteric: