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masterclass 12-02-2012 07:25 AM

The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
As Alex999 said, it's not all about the points. Forget runner-up and semi results and points - those are for bean counters. The typical fan only remembers winners of the big events. The #1 ranked player, Novak Djokovic, started out well, barely winning the AO, the least important major. Thereafter, Nadal dominated Djokovic 3 straight times.

Australian Open (Djokovic)


Monte-Carlo (Nadal) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Rome (Nadal)

Roland Garros (Nadal)


Clay King Rafael Nadal, winner of his record 7th Roland Garros title, had an equivalent or better record against his top rivals head-to-head for the year. Nadal had the highest match winning percentage of the year - .875 (Djokovic - .862).

Unfortunately Rafa was unable to compete in good condition after Roland Garros (he competed at Halle/Wimbledon, but he was clearly not himself, losing early), so Federer's Wimbledon and Murray's Olympic and US Open wins were obviously tainted (*) because of Nadal's absence, as were Djokovic's later wins in Toronto, Shanghai, and perhaps a lesser extent, the World Tour Finals.



In terms of overall quality and performance against his main rivals, it was an impressive year for Rafa even with his absence post Wimbledon, and many would say he deserves Player of the Year. His rivals realize they have work to do.




Respectfully,
masterclass





P.S. Roger: Nole, you're the best! Nole: Whatever you say King Roger. Andy: After I cried, King Roger decreed I would win 1 slam and it happened. I guess I need to cry more.

se7en 12-02-2012 07:33 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
Good thread. :yeah:
Clearly Nadal is the best player this year, being the one with the best winning percentage among the top 4. Had he not been injured ( it is always the case when he loses to anyone ) and lost to a mug like Rosol, he would have piled more wins in the latter part of the season from hard courts to indoors where historically he's been a major force to begin with. :rocker:

atennisfan 12-02-2012 08:13 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
This is the best trolling I've seen in years. And I mean it in the nicest, most positive way.

Very high quality, and obviously a lot of work has been put into it.

Well done, masterclass!

GSMnadal 12-02-2012 08:15 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
Agreed with just about everything. His level of play was by far the highest of them all.

masterclass 12-02-2012 08:19 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
Affirmative. :) #humble

Respectfully,
masterclass

MinioNole 12-02-2012 08:21 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 


yep.

se7en 12-02-2012 08:26 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
You know he was injured against Rosol, it doesn't count. Everyone should all forget the disaster that the 2nd round of Wimbledon brought ever happened.

Ben D. 12-02-2012 08:36 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
So why he didn't won Indian Wells, Miami, Halle, Doha?
And why 0 title on hardcourt, or grass?

duarte_a 12-02-2012 08:39 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
Do we even need to start a thread to state the obvious.....

And masterclass you forgot one very important stat, nadal's match winning percentage when healthy this year is 100% (best ever). :worship:

se7en 12-02-2012 08:41 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
He was injured like always...If he was 100% physically he would have slaughtered Murray and Novak in Miami back to back. He was just unlucky, cos that's the prize of being the spartan that he is, his body breaks down.

duarte_a 12-02-2012 08:42 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ben D. (Post 12589550)
So why he didn't won Indian Wells, Miami, Halle, Doha?
And why 0 title on hardcourt, or grass?

Injured, dah.....

sportstennis 12-02-2012 08:54 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
lol.


Nadtard.

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sportstennis 12-02-2012 08:55 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
arrogant Toni Nadal wishes an injury of Roger and Djokovic.

arrogant jerk team.


nothing new.





Quote:

Originally Posted by se7en (Post 12589569)
:rocker:

lol. right. I have never heard that other active players insulted the past time and past great players.


I have never seen the player who has in the custom of dirty gamesmanship like Nadal.


I have never seen the player an excuse when it loses like Nadal is always justified. Injury. sick. surface..


I have not seen the player who continues a selfish hope like Nadal. Two-year ranking. The increase in clay, and reduction of a hard court. It always complains about a schedule and always plans EX. etc.



Even Nadal insults the Sampras era. Even Nadal makes arrogant diplomacy into a custom. Even if Nadal has an always annoying troublesome routine.




It is like a cult to continue saying that a fanaticism fan and the partial media are humble. Even in the when Nadal's making the remark which looks down on the Sampras era, I looked at it only in the topic of some tennis forum.

ridiculous

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se7en 12-02-2012 09:01 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
What's wrong with wishing injury? It's christmas afterall. Nadal isn't arrogant, he is the epitome of humbleness, hence his nick humblelito. :rocker:

retister 12-02-2012 09:12 AM

Re: The Best Player of 2012: Rafael Nadal
 
I see what you did there :worship:
Now we just have to wait for the ***** to show up.


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