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Old 04-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

Since Borg and Nadal's careers are so similar, both winning RG and Wimbledon in 1978/2008, and 1980/2010, and won RG in 1981/2011, but lost the finals of Wimbledon and USO in 1981/2011 to McEnroe/Djokovic.

Also in 1982, Borg lost QF of Monte Carlo (after having to play qualies!).

Will Rafa advance past QF of Monte Carlo this year?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

History also says that this will be Rafa's last tournament if that's the case....nah.
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History also says that this will be Rafa's last tournament if that's the case....nah.
Maybe the famous knee will break down in QF?
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

History is ridiculously overrated
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why are you making predictions now

and shut up I AM allow to cry
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

History's just looking for a bit more time in the spotlight now that he's retired
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

Almagro has a shot to be fair.
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

Rafa didn't have to play qualies, he's safe.
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

Almagro could beat him.
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

There's a lot of similarities but Borg's 82 status was different than Nadal's '12. Two main things:
- in 1982 Borg was playing his first tournament of the year (and the last one) which signified his lack of fighting spirit
- Noah who beat Borg in MC's quarterfinals was a player of a bigger caliber than Nadal's supposed quarterfinal opponent Almagro
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Since Borg and Nadal's careers are so similar, both winning RG and Wimbledon in 1978/2008, and 1980/2010, and won RG in 1981/2011, but lost the finals of Wimbledon and USO in 1981/2011 to McEnroe/Djokovic.

Also in 1982, Borg lost QF of Monte Carlo (after having to play qualies!).

Will Rafa advance past QF of Monte Carlo this year?
Good for the game. Someone winning the same tournament for so many years in a row is weird.

But if Djokovic is McEnroe, didn't McEnroe go slamless in 1982?

Djokovic already won the AO this year unlike McEnroe who went slamless in 1982.

Then again, Federer would be the Connors of this story and would win Wimbledon/USO this year like Jimmy in 1982.

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Since Borg and Nadal's careers are so similar, both winning RG and Wimbledon in 1978/2008, and 1980/2010, and won RG in 1981/2011, but lost the finals of Wimbledon and USO in 1981/2011 to McEnroe/Djokovic.

Also in 1982, Borg lost QF of Monte Carlo (after having to play qualies!).

Will Rafa advance past QF of Monte Carlo this year?
How many top players would lose QF/SF if they had to play qualies? I bet many of them would. Now they got 1st round bye instead.

Borg played in a different era.
He even had to play 1-2nd rounds on side-courts as reigning champ in Wimbledon 1977 Imagine if that happened today. They didn't look after top players and gift them passage to the later rounds. Seeding was a bit different to. I'm pretty sure they only seeded 16 player in his days. It's not right to compare his career to Nadals even if they look similar on paper.
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Default Re: History says Rafa will lose QF of Monte Carlo

Rafa isn't a cocaine-sniffing, hooker-loving party animal so I don't think history is repeating itself.
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Borg also hadn't won Monte Carlo 7 years running.
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Interesting thread and parallels. I very much doubt it'll happen but I can hope .
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