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The best seasons of Rafa were always the ones after winning a Davis Cup final...

shawshank
12-05-2011, 12:29 PM
2004: Spain beat USA to win a DC final (Rafa defeats Roddick)
2005: First Grand Slam title (Roland Garros), 4 Masters Series titles (two on hard courts) and #51 to #2 in the ATP ranking

2008: Spain beat Argentina to win a DC final (Rafa didn't play, so this example doesn't necessarly count)
2009: Rafa wins first hard court GS (Australian Open) and 3 Masters Series titles befory injury stops his season

2009: Spain beat Czech Republic to win a DC final (Rafa defeats Berdych)
2010: 3 GS titles (RG, Wimby and first US Open title), completing Grand Slam, 3 Masters Series titles

Some other exapmles?
-Verdasco after winning DC in Argentina played his best Grand Slam ever in Australia reaching semis
-Djokovic after winning first Davis Cup title had the most amazing tennis season since many many ears
-whole Serbian team last year...

How will 2012 look like for Nadal?

coonster14
12-05-2011, 12:36 PM
We could very well see a reformed Rafa, but this guy needs to take a good rest for the next 3 weeks.

He is playing exho in Abu Dhabi with Roger, Nole, Tsonga, Pics and Gael from 29th to 31st December. Abu Dhabi exho (http://www.mubadalawtc.com/players.aspx)

It pretty much depends if Rafa can get himself out of the mental block he currently has against Nole, and whether a new year will change things. Will be interesting, as a fan, I'm definitely hoping 2012 will be better than 2011. :D

Also, he needs to work on his serve and the backhand.

bandabou
12-05-2011, 02:39 PM
Nice confidence booster for sure...but he still didn't beat anybody he wasn't supposed to beat and actually for a set and much looked totally mortal on CLAY! Next year is gonna be interesting..

GSMnadal
12-05-2011, 05:13 PM
It's there to see for everyone, Rafa can become the man to beat in 2012...

He needs to work badly on that serve though (will come if he has confidence, which this victory should help with) His backhand is already coming back at times, just needs finetuning. His forehand might be the second biggest issue after serving, dropping short, and sitting up instead of going through the court as well as bouncing high up.

Good luck beating him where it matters next year

viruzzz
12-05-2011, 05:33 PM
I don't think so. I think Rafa would have a good year, probably winning RG, but not much more than that.
He will still be up there, but I don't see him winning more than one slam.

Mountaindewslave
12-05-2011, 06:23 PM
I don't think so. I think Rafa would have a good year, probably winning RG, but not much more than that.
He will still be up there, but I don't see him winning more than one slam.

you don't think he is one of the strong favorites for Wimbledon??.... :confused:

Nole Rules
12-05-2011, 06:48 PM
It's there to see for everyone, Rafa can become the man to beat in 2012...
He needs to work badly on that serve though (will come if he has confidence, which this victory should help with) His backhand is already coming back at times, just needs finetuning. His forehand might be the second biggest issue after serving, dropping short, and sitting up instead of going through the court as well as bouncing high up.

Good luck beating him where it matters next year

Only if Djoker, Fed & Murray suck big time all year then he can be the man to beat in 2012. Rafa already passed his peak. His 2008 form won't be back.

stewietennis
12-06-2011, 02:05 AM
How did Spain do in 2007? The following year Rafa won FO, Wimby and Olympics.

Saberq
12-06-2011, 02:11 AM
Only if Djoker, Fed & Murray suck big time all year then he can be the man to beat in 2012. Rafa already passed his peak. His 2008 form won't be back.

I disagree ...Rafa is always the man to beat alongside Novak and Roger.....Murray?? LOL ....stop placing him in the same fucking group.....

Topspindoctor
12-06-2011, 02:21 AM
Only if Djoker, Fed & Murray suck big time all year then he can be the man to beat in 2012. Rafa already passed his peak. His 2008 form won't be back.

Mugray is a fucking clown. Maybe he'll win Bangkok against next year or a set in a GS final. What the hell does Nadal have to do with this loser? Nothing at all.

Tennisfan26
12-06-2011, 02:28 AM
There's definitely some truth - especially relevant with Djokovic. Obviously 2009 was not a good year but then he didn't even play 2008 final so arguably doesn't count

Sauletekis
12-06-2011, 05:04 AM
I disagree ...Rafa is always the man to beat alongside Novak and Roger.....Murray?? LOL ....stop placing him in the same fucking group.....

Pretty much THIS!

Stefwhit
12-07-2011, 04:54 PM
Here's to hoping for the best, definitely wanna see this trend continue...

helvet empire
12-07-2011, 05:03 PM
don't worry he'll win barcelona and montecarlo (if djokovic doesn't show up)

cecilija
12-07-2011, 05:07 PM
Just a coincidence, Djoko will kick his ass :rocker:.

Egreen
12-07-2011, 05:41 PM
How will 2012 look like for Nadal?

Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
Roland Garros

And I'm being extremely generous, btw.

Everko
12-07-2011, 05:43 PM
The Davis Cup is very important for Nadal because he is not a selfish player. Winning for his country always makes him more dangerous. People will need to watch out for Rafa in 2012

!VamosRafa!
12-07-2011, 10:13 PM
I doubt he'll have a good year. I can't see him winning any more Slams ever again after a year like 2011 :sad:
Sad, but true.

Topspindoctor
12-09-2011, 01:55 AM
Nadal will repeat his 2008: RG+W+OG :)

shiaben
12-09-2011, 02:48 AM
Nadal will repeat his 2008: RG+W+OG :)

Doubtful. He's in poor form.

ssj100
12-09-2011, 03:33 AM
Nadal will win the Golden Calender Year Slam 2012. Only thing in tennis I'm certain will happen in 2012.

Topspindoctor
12-09-2011, 03:38 AM
Nadal will win the Golden Calender Year Slam 2012. Only thing in tennis I'm certain will happen in 2012.

Olderer will win real tournaments like Basel and Paris Indoors :rocker2:

Mountaindewslave
12-09-2011, 03:57 AM
I am surprised people are taking Nadal's recent bad form so seriously.

he has poor form at the end of the year more often than not, and honestly does he even care much about Asian/Indoor swing? no.

He just won the Davis Cup. he will come out strong in 2012. you forget that he has a month to train and get back into shape. definitely think he may surprise the general tennis population and all of these fair-weather fans

Topspindoctor
12-09-2011, 04:02 AM
I am surprised people are taking Nadal's recent bad form so seriously.

he has poor form at the end of the year more often than not, and honestly does he even care much about Asian/Indoor swing? no.

He just won the Davis Cup. he will come out strong in 2012. you forget that he has a month to train and get back into shape. definitely think he may surprise the general tennis population and all of these fair-weather fans

Only haters or Fedtards would count out a 10 time GS champ... I bet the same people were jerking off over Nadal's poor second part of 2009 season...Nadal will find a way, trust me.

paseo
12-09-2011, 04:23 AM
Only haters or Fedtards would count out a 10 time GS champ... I bet the same people were jerking off over Nadal's poor second part of 2009 season...Nadal will find a way, trust me.

What? You count out a 16 time GS champ all the time.

Hater. Tard.

Warrior
12-09-2011, 04:56 AM
If Djokovic has a letdown, then who else can challenge Nadal?

Topspindoctor
12-09-2011, 05:12 AM
What? You count out a 16 time GS champ all the time.

Hater. Tard.

:secret: Nadal is much younger

Rafa is the GOAT
12-09-2011, 05:39 AM
It's there to see for everyone, Rafa can become the man to beat in 2012...

He needs to work badly on that serve though (will come if he has confidence, which this victory should help with) His backhand is already coming back at times, just needs finetuning. His forehand might be the second biggest issue after serving, dropping short, and sitting up instead of going through the court as well as bouncing high up.

Good luck beating him where it matters next year

Like your signature, specially the last line. I love your profile photo as well

Rafa is the GOAT
12-09-2011, 05:51 AM
I doubt he'll have a good year. I can't see him winning any more Slams ever again after a year like 2011 :sad:
Sad, but true.

You are the worst Rafa fan ever. You always expect him to lose and don't say that you are realistic because a winner of 10 GS who still is in his prime will have an amazing year in 2012. Just like 2008/2010 and even better. The davis cup has boosted his confidence and he has a month to improve till AO. The surface there suits him well and he is going to be healthy.
Vamos Rafa!

RogerFedererNo1
12-09-2011, 04:25 PM
You are the worst Rafa fan ever. You always expect him to lose and don't say that you are realistic because a winner of 10 GS who still is in his prime will have an amazing year in 2012. Just like 2008/2010 and even better. The davis cup has boosted his confidence and he has a month to improve till AO. The surface there suits him well and he is going to be healthy.
Vamos Rafa!

2007: Gonzalez def. Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-3
2008: Tsonga def. Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
2011: Ferrer def. Nadal 6-4 6-2 6-3

Nole Rules
12-09-2011, 04:36 PM
If Djokovic has a letdown, then who else can challenge Nadal?

Fit Delpo? Murray? Fed? :confused:
Djoker won't be his only challenge in the future. You can bet on that.

arm
12-09-2011, 05:25 PM
How 2009 can be considered a good year for Nadal beats the hell out of me. :confused:

It would have been an amazing year for a lot of players sure, but for Rafa? First loss in RG? Doesn't even show up in Wimby. :shrug:

Edit: Oh ok, the OP says that 2008/9 "doesn't necessarly count".

EddieNero
12-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Nadal to win the Golden Slam next year.

paseo
12-10-2011, 06:03 AM
Nadal to win the Golden Slam next year.

No.

Federer will.

swisht4u
12-10-2011, 06:43 AM
I hope Nadal is healthy and manages his schedule, he needs to get his endurance up a little, he's been tired in later rounds with Djokovic.

He can beat Djokovic but has to be able to go all the way like he used to.

Last year he lost a lot of hardware so that should be enough to awaken his fighting spirit.

ossie
12-10-2011, 01:44 PM
not this time

Warrior
12-10-2011, 06:39 PM
Fit Delpo? Murray? Fed? :confused:
Djoker won't be his only challenge in the future. You can bet on that.

Murray can beat him on clay and grass. Everything else is 50/50 shot.
Djokovic has problems with his shoulder.
Delpo won't get fit in just a few month.
Federer? Well his 30 and it's hard to imagine to him playing well consistently

Nadal has a great opportunity next year to win 2 or 3 more slams.