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out_grinder 11-08-2012 04:14 PM

Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
What do you think?

It's ridiculous that such a prototypical weaponless grinder as Ferrer should not have declined by the age of 31. These players usually burn out by their mid 20's.

Will Nadal match or better Ferrer's 2012 when he himself is 31 years old?

Deathless Mortal 11-08-2012 04:21 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
He won't even be playing anymore at 31.

TechnoViking 11-08-2012 04:23 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
No chance that Nadal will still be playing past 30. If by some miracle he is then he will not be a top player. Injuries, mileage and playing style will see to that.

End da Game 11-08-2012 04:27 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
nadal at 26 is not even better, at least a 30 year old ferrer is actually out there playing tennis

EliSter 11-08-2012 04:32 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Nadal in 1 year did more then Ferrer did in all his tennis year. So its irrelevant.

DJ Soup 11-08-2012 04:33 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
31 Year old Nadal will be worse than 31 year old Ferrer

Nadal was an early bloomer, Ferrer is a late bloomer.
Nadal's body won't hold up as well as it is holding up Ferrer.

It's a body type issue

Nole Rules 11-08-2012 04:34 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Matches played so far:

Ferrer: 729 Age: 31
Nadal: 705 Age: 26

Nadal almost played as much as Ferrer even though he is 4 years younger than him.

romismak 11-08-2012 04:43 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Nadal won´t be on the tour at that time, if he will be he will be not top 5 for sure. Peopel still think that Nadal at 31 will be playing for slams?:D

Fedal_Fedal 11-08-2012 04:46 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Rafa has about 3 to 5 more RG left on him if his knees hold long enough, otherwise it'll be about 2 or 3 more, Wimbledon is always a possibility, but I realistically see Roger winning more and more because his talent is so easy on his body, AO is always open and Rafa can win some of those, but USO? he'll be lucky if he wins one, because his knees are never well by that time of the year.

If Rafa can remain healthy, his potential talent will always make him more successful than Ferru. But that "potential" has to have a foundation. This question is impossible to predict only because of Rafa's disconcerting and unpredictable health concerns.

Roger was faster in his prime and hit his FH better but now his BH is far more consistent; and his serve while it isn't the fastest one in the circuit is incredibly effective due to the fact that he can hit it with any effect and to any corner he wants, it's very difficult to read if he's in a good day. So he has adapted well to growing older. That is another question one has to consider. Does Rafa have the capability or even the desire to adapt as he grows older the way Roger has successfully evolved?

Fed fordawin 11-08-2012 04:57 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Nadal will not only be out of the game at 31, but also out of the memories. As a matter of fact it's already starting, he's not even in the top 3 of the fans favourite! :lol:

BauerAlmeida 11-08-2012 05:28 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
He will stil dominate clay probably but not playing a lot outside clay.

Agassi started very young and at 33 he was number 1 (although he barely played in 1997, it was only one year), it's impossible to know how he will hold on.

Mental Giant 11-08-2012 05:31 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Yes Nadal is the GOAT

Sophitia36 11-08-2012 05:33 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal (Post 12542841)
He won't even be playing anymore at 31.

I'm afraid you're right. I don't think his body will take it for that long.

Topspindoctor 11-08-2012 05:42 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by End da Game (Post 12542852)
nadal at 26 is not even better, at least a 30 year old ferrer is actually out there playing tennis

You are a moron. Nadal made 2 slam finals this year, which is more than Ferrer accomplished in his entire career. Apparently winning a MM event now makes you better than a slam champion :yeah: :stupid:

Stick to your usual Del Shitro worship, because your tennis knowledge is pathetic at best.

Honestly 11-08-2012 05:44 PM

Re: Will Nadal be better than Ferrer at the age of 31?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by End da Game (Post 12542852)
nadal at 26 is not even better, at least a 30 year old ferrer is actually out there playing tennis

This. Nadal could become the GOAT at wheelchair tennis at 30 though.


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