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How many times will Rafa win Roland Garros?

Devotee
06-05-2005, 09:20 PM
Vote in the above poll; let's see if people on this message board agree with John McEnroe about Nadal's winning streak at RG.

from The Telegraph

Nadal ready to dominate on clay
By John McEnroe
(Filed: 05/06/2005)


. . . . after defeating the world's No 1 Roger Federer I see no reason why he shouldn't win this particular slam four or five times. I'd be very surprised if he doesn't win at least three French Opens in his career.

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I'm not sure I subscribe, though, to the view that Federer has just missed his last opportunity of completing his set of grand slam titles because that is like saying that Nadal for the foreseeable future will never lose in Paris.

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The wider implications of Nadal's defeat of Federer is good news for tennis because I think it makes for the best chance the game has of building that great rivalry it so desperately needs.

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I keep saying it but he just reminds me so much of Boris Becker in the physicality that he brings to tennis. There is a terrific energy and enthusiasm about his play that is going to make him popular wherever he plays. After winning his first Wimbledon title Becker just believed in himself that much more and that's bound to be the case with Nadal, too. He struts his stuff just like Becker did and loves laying it on the line as the German did. And then there is the frightening prospect, at least for his opponents, that he may well get even stronger physically

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robinhood
06-05-2005, 09:24 PM
Four FOs.

rofe
06-05-2005, 09:27 PM
I think he definitely has the physical and mental game to win another FO. Beyond that, I think it is difficult to predict because he is still maturing and it is quite possible that adulthood may bring with it supreme confidence or shaky self-belief especially if he has to defend his win.

robinhood
06-05-2005, 09:27 PM
But also two for Fed

adelaide
06-05-2005, 09:28 PM
I think he definitely has the physical and mental game to win another FO. Beyond that, I think it is difficult to predict because he is still maturing and it is quite possible that adulthood may bring with it supreme confidence or shaky self-belief especially if he has to defend his win.
i agree :)

NATAS81
06-05-2005, 09:52 PM
If he doesn't get injured, at least 3.

If he does, you never know how that will really impact him.

We will see how Hewitt bounces back on the grass.

Gasquet is on the path to improving substantially next year on clay.

And this Cilic guy seemed impressive in the Jr. tourney.

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-05-2005, 09:57 PM
I say twice.

El Legenda
06-05-2005, 11:06 PM
3FO
0 Wimby
0 USO
0 AO

undomiele
06-05-2005, 11:09 PM
Its kind of foolish to predict anything like that right now. Claycourters suffer from high injury rates. In fact, didnt he have to miss the last 2 RG's before this one to bad injuries?? 'Sides there are a lot of other guys who have the potential to knock him out.

Scotso
06-06-2005, 01:13 AM
LOL @ makro the troll... he hasn't left yet?

Daniel
06-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Only one.

jenanun
06-06-2005, 01:17 AM
its too early to say...but i guess he will make it through the final AT LEAST 3-4 times

sigmagirl91
06-06-2005, 01:33 AM
I give him three times.

kabuki
06-06-2005, 01:54 AM
:unsure: I can't believe people are actually voting for 1.

VingaRafel
06-06-2005, 01:56 AM
:unsure: I can't believe people are actually voting for 1.

It's the ones that don't want him to win more than once. They are not getting the question :rolleyes:

YoursTruly
06-06-2005, 02:02 AM
If he stays healthy and doesn't get burnout or avoids getting a recuring injury as 90% of the tour due to the modern game and schedule, and if he fends off upcoming players and still beats people even if they've figured out how to play him, then he should win more than 3. Maybe like Guga's level or much better. I hope so.

zzzyyy
10-07-2013, 06:57 AM
:superlol:Only one.

grillinnap
10-07-2013, 07:13 AM
And they had no idea he was gonna break Bjorn's record... Now they just bitch about his dominance on slow court and how his record against Roger is padded because most of the matches were on clay.

indianabones
10-07-2013, 07:14 AM
:superlol:

You bumped a thread several years out of date just to laugh? It's quite clear at that stage in any player's career you don't know what they'll achieve. For example, who then knew that no one would have the balls for a contest on clay bar Novak in 2011 and that too outside of RG. Who knew that even the RG surfaces could be slowed down even more.

Goliath
10-07-2013, 07:18 AM
So much win :inlove:

Kiedis
10-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Johnny Mac being short when he is speaking about Nadal, as always. He should be ashamed of himself :D

Aristotle
10-07-2013, 09:41 AM
He has just one more Roland garros title in him I believe.

Andrej
10-07-2013, 09:42 AM
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