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09-19-2006 04:50 PM
t0x
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

He has a decent shot in Rome (since the court plays fairly fast for clay). He should kick himself he didn't do it this year... 4-1 up and 2mp later on... damn

Realistically though, I think other players games are much more suited to taking out Nadal than FedEx. It's not set in stone that he has to beat Rafa to win RG.
09-19-2006 03:05 PM
supersexynadal
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

Last year people said (including me) that federers getting close but after watching him in the french open final that chain was broken.
09-19-2006 02:57 PM
doublebackhand
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

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Originally Posted by denisgiann
You all assume that nadal can continue play with this intensity on clay without paying the price.I dont think he can honestly.His style of play is very intense and his body wont last in that level for too long.Its inevitable.I think Agassi also said something like that about Nadal a while ago.
exactly my same thoughts, a lot of guys think that there is a lot of capacity for nadal to improve but to the contrary, his style of play will cause him a lot of injuries and his court speed can only go down from here.i think nadal has already seen his best seasons, ie 2005-06. nadal will also lose to some clay courters and have his streak broken in 2007.

also, i think federer will realize he cant play defensive against nadal in order to beat him on clay. he shouldnt try to beat nadal at his own game. i have high hopes that federer will complete his career/roger slam in 2007.
09-19-2006 02:09 PM
denisgiann
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

You all assume that nadal can continue play with this intensity on clay without paying the price.I dont think he can honestly.His style of play is very intense and his body wont last in that level for too long.Its inevitable.I think Agassi also said something like that about Nadal a while ago.
09-19-2006 01:34 PM
leng jai
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

Which was exactly my point
09-19-2006 01:15 PM
Radek Stepanek
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

NEVEERRRRRR!
09-19-2006 10:59 AM
leng jai
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

When he stops framing his backhand
09-19-2006 10:48 AM
Loremaster
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

But you are forgetting that Nadal is dveloping his game every year, he made his serve better, his volley are better his backhand is better , his passing shots are better, if he improve even more in 2007 Federer will not stand a chance against him on clay unless Rafa will be injured or something, he has awesome speed and his game suits clay the best, and if Nadal will improve backhand more Federer will have problems to win a set because Roger's backhand is useless on clay against Nadal, because it gives Rafa many cheap points (like in Monte Carlo - about 80 UE from backhand), an
09-19-2006 10:22 AM
DDrago2
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ugotlobbed
i think this will be the final step, if he beats nadal then he will be the best
What, he isn't the best already?

Beating Nadal on clay is not even necessary for him to win French - Nadal can fall before the finals.

It's impossible to predict when and if Fed will beat him on clay, but he certainly is able to
09-19-2006 07:20 AM
Dixon
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

After watching the clip Controlling fear Roger won`t loose anymore against Rafa.
09-19-2006 12:09 AM
mangoes
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scoobsuk
I'm going to go out on a limb and say, not before April 2007.
09-19-2006 12:01 AM
scoobs
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say, not before April 2007.
09-18-2006 11:51 PM
zesty_dorito
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

Nadal is dominating on the clay court, but Federer had the opportunity to beat him many times (Roma). It's really a mental block for Fed, and Wimby will probably help him next year, even though grass is HIS turf

I think Federer will win a MS, then take him again at RG.
09-18-2006 11:51 PM
Pfloyd
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

If Fed keeps reaching clay court final, after claycout final, he could pontentialy beat Nadal on clay. Rome is his best bet, due to the spee do the actual court, again, Nadal has to be a little off, and Federer on top for this to happen. Courts like the super slow Hamburg, or bit faster RG courts favor Nadal.
09-18-2006 11:46 PM
oschemi
Re: when will federer beat nadal on clay?

The likely place he will beat Nadal will be Rome. It will be very difficult for him to beat Nadal in RG. My 2cents
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