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Old 03-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year ?

So everyone knows Novak Djokovic is the best on hard courts, just like Rafa is on clay, right ? But will Nole be able to defeat the great Rafa in a tournament on clay ?
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why not?It's not like it's never been done before
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year

If Nadal's injured, sure.
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Nole 2.0 did it before. Who knows he might do it again.
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Default Re: Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year

I give Djokovic the edge everywhere over anyone but he'll have to be at his best to beat Nadal on clay.
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Default Re: Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year

I give him a 30% shot in Madrid.

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Yes, I think it will happen.
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Don't really care, as long as it's not Roland Garros. Best chance in Madrid.
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No amount of rain is saving Nadal from handing RG over to Nole this year.
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Default Re: Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year

Nah, Djokovic isn't the best doubles player.
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Default Re: Will Novak Djokovic be able to win a tournament on clay with Rafa Nadal this year

I think Nole is going to want to snatch one win over Rafa during the clay season. Probably not Monte Carlo, maybe not Rome, surely Madrid is his best chance. If Nadal is 2-1 vs. Nole on clay this season going into RG, it will be good for Djokovic's confidence knowing he got Rafa once heading into the big one.

Of course, at this point, it is so far away, you never know what knees are going to do, who's grandparents might die, whose parents might get divorced, or if Federer can wag his finger and ruin the whole thing.
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I think Nole is going to want to snatch one win over Rafa during the clay season. Probably not Monte Carlo, maybe not Rome, surely Madrid is his best chance. If Nadal is 2-1 vs. Nole on clay this season going into RG, it will be good for Djokovic's confidence knowing he got Rafa once heading into the big one.

Of course, at this point, it is so far away, you never know what knees are going to do, who's grandparents might die, whose parents might get divorced, or if Federer can wag his finger and ruin the whole thing.
Will Madrid be played on blue clay this year??
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Will Madrid be played on blue clay this year??
I dont believe so
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No amount of rain is saving Nadal from handing RG over to Nole this year.
What the rain was doing to the surface was the reason why Nole took over in the third/beginning of the fourth
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