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Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2012?

mystic ice cube
06-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Which one do you think is the better, more complete player? I'm aware that this thread is posted before the outcome of RG 2012, but I don't think I've ever seen Rafa more dominant on clay. What are your thoughts?

zdravkelja
06-08-2012, 01:23 PM
2008

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 01:23 PM
2008, by far.

GSMnadal
06-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Still going with 08, ask this again if Rafa loses just 4 games in the final :cool:

TigerTim
06-08-2012, 01:24 PM
2008 by a distance.

Certinfy
06-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Nadal was far better in 2008 and it's not even close, actually had a return of serve back then too.

GOAT = Fed
06-08-2012, 01:43 PM
2008, even someone with zero tennis knowledge will tell you 2008.

rocketassist
06-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Nadal 2007 was better than 2012 as well on clay

jasmin
06-08-2012, 01:45 PM
2008 by far. Who did he even play in his draw this year that would be a challenge. Last year was pretty much the same.

ossie
06-08-2012, 01:46 PM
2008 nadal is nowhere near the level of player he is today.

BroTree123
06-08-2012, 01:46 PM
A bit of a dumb thread.

mystic ice cube
06-08-2012, 01:48 PM
A bit of a dumb thread.
It's just a question on a tennis forum. Gold star & a round of applause for BroTree.

Mercury
06-08-2012, 01:51 PM
I'll answer this after the final. If he humiliates Fed/Nole in the same manner there's no escape from saying 2012.

tyruk14
06-08-2012, 01:58 PM
All nuance and improvement considered, one has to go with 2012.

hipolymer
06-08-2012, 01:59 PM
This Nadal is only being made to look good because of his opponents. His level isn't any better than it was in 2011; Djokovic's level just dropped immensely.

EliSter
06-08-2012, 02:01 PM
2012.

GSMnadal
06-08-2012, 02:02 PM
This Nadal is only being made to look good because of his opponents. His level isn't any better than it was in 2011; Djokovic's level just dropped immensely.

:facepalm: x1000000000

superslam77
06-08-2012, 02:05 PM
bad draw so he has not spent anything.