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Nadal more than 15 matches ahead. 103 39.31%
Nadal 13-14 matches ahead. 25 9.54%
Nadal 11-12 matches ahead. 19 7.25%
Nadal 9-10 matches ahead. 20 7.63%
Nadal 7-8 matches ahead. 20 7.63%
Nadal 5-6 matches ahead. 18 6.87%
Nadal 3-4 matches ahead. 5 1.91%
Nadal 1-2 matches ahead. 1 0.38%
Equal 4 1.53%
Federer ahead 47 17.94%
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #1216
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Default Did the Federer - Nadal rivalry strangle the game?

They are both about as interesting as watching paint drying on a wall and as a result did their domination actually turn people off?

We watch sport for shocks, underdogs stories and for the characters within the sports, yet for years until Djokovic arrived at the top of the scene with have been left with two complete bores.

Thinking about it now, how many truly interesting players are there?
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Default Re: Did the Federer - Nadal rivalry strangle the game?

Then you do not know anything for tennis
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Default Re: Did the Federer - Nadal rivalry strangle the game?

Well, clearly it became kind of predictable who would be making major finals when both were at or near their peak together.

Saying that they aren't/weren't interesting to watch is rather unfair. Federer's style of play is elegance and economy of movement - very pleasing on the eye; Nadal's tireless runnning and dynamism also can be exciting.
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They are both about as interesting as watching paint drying on a wall...


2 all-time greats with opposite play-styles and you find both boring.

I guess you're just trolling/baiting.... at least I hope so...

If not then you should go to the knitting forum or something like that, maybe it suits your taste better.
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Well, clearly it became kind of predictable who would be making major finals when both were at or near their peak together.

Saying that they aren't/weren't interesting to watch is rather unfair. Federer's style of play is elegance and economy of movement - very pleasing on the eye; Nadal's tireless runnning and dynamism also can be exciting.
Not talking about their styles, rather their personalities.
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Default Re: Did the Federer - Nadal rivalry strangle the game?

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They are both about as interesting as watching paint drying on a wall and as a result did their domination actually turn people off?

We watch sport for shocks, underdogs stories and for the characters within the sports, yet for years until Djokovic arrived at the top of the scene with have been left with two complete bores.

Thinking about it now, how many truly interesting players are there?
While I will agree with you wholeheartedly that their domination of the sport did get a little tedious at times, you cannot argue how instrumental the pair were to sparking and rekindling interest among mainstream tennis fans and observers. Commercially speaking, they have made the ATP millions and their rivalry is among the most famous not just in tennis, but sport in general. They have made casual fans of the sport into diehard followers and tards as this forum demonstrates immensely.

Personally speaking, I am tired of their matches together but they still have a lot to offer to the sport and the way it's run and governed. I am a massive fan of the underdog as well and will almost always cheer for the lower ranked player unless they are playing one of my big favourites.

And there are several interesting players out there, they are just lower ranked and not in the public spectrum and media spotlight as much.
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While I will agree with you wholeheartedly that their domination of the sport did get a little tedious at times, you cannot argue how instrumental the pair were to sparking and rekindling interest among mainstream tennis fans and observers. Commercially speaking, they have made the ATP millions and their rivalry is among the most famous not just in tennis, but sport in general. They have made casual fans of the sport into diehard followers and tards as this forum demonstrates immensely.

Personally speaking, I am tired of their matches together but they still have a lot to offer to the sport and the way it's run and governed. I am a massive fan of the underdog as well and will almost always cheer for the lower ranked player unless they are playing one of my big favourites.

And there are several interesting players out there, they are just lower ranked and not in the public spectrum and media spotlight as much.
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It was an overrated rivalry.
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Default Re: Endless Federer-Nadal debates (Did their rivalry strangle the game?

Nadal has won too many of the slam meetings for it to be a fantastic head to head rivalry. However it has been immense to watch these two giants of the game rewriting the history books with their different styles.
They have both massively enhanced the game.


My fav Fed Nadal matches would be the 07 and 08 Wimbledon finals and the 07 masters cup semi.
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18 >>>>>>>>> 10

Don't see a rivalry there. If they were born in the same year, Nadal would have a lot more slams. Too bad Noserer fluked so many slams in a weak era, where his main opponents were Hewitt (18-8 overall, 9-0 in slams) and Roddick (21-3, 8-0). He's also had to beat giants like Baghdatis and Gonzales in Slam finals, true GOAT this Federer.
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Plus, Fed couldn't play much for Davis Cup and he never wins gold in the Olympics, if there aren't doubles clown players.
Federer waved his finger because he needed luck on clay. He hoped to fool the crowd with his explanation for the finger wave "I had one more French Open match".
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The attempts to belittle Federer and Nadal's achievements on either side of this debate are ridiculous.

I wonder if they had the internet in the 1960s whether people would have been full of so much hate for some of the greatest players of alltime and calling each other Lavtards and Rosetards etc
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18 >>>>>>>>> 10

Don't see a rivalry there. If they were born in the same year, Nadal would have a lot more slams. Too bad Noserer fluked so many slams in a weak era, where his main opponents were Hewitt (18-8 overall, 9-0 in slams) and Roddick (21-3, 8-0). He's also had to beat giants like Baghdatis and Gonzales in Slam finals, true GOAT this Federer.
federer is GOAT because in his prime, he made the players look like mugs, even though they were good. if you make someone look like a mug, you know you did a good job. roger's prime was really in a very strong era. One of the strongest eras ever, imo.

Dull only won 18 matches because he is a bad match up for roger. that doesn't diminish roger's achievements. dull is also a cheater, by the way.

Look at olderer now. he is challenging/beating the players in their prime (dull, djoko, mugray). he would crush them like bugs in his prime.
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Nadal of course. He and Djokovic are by far the most likeable members in top 4.

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As a knowledgable tennis fan (unlike some people here), I can tell you exactly that. There are tennis players who have problems with playing indoor tennis because of the different lights, different sounds etc. compared to outdoors and Nadal is obvioulsy one of those players.

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Obviously Nadull.
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Yet, Safin won a Slam against the mediocre 5 set player Federer, while Roddick & Hewitt faded away.
Strong 2005 era. LMAO

2 retired, not because they were satisfied with their
Slam success rate. They certainly weren't fighting very hard, unlike what Fed fans say.

LOL From 2004-2012, Roddick was so scared that he hid in Texas while most of the top 50 players went to Europe to play on clay. The reason wasn't "Fed is dominating clay". Guess which 2 players intimidated him.

Nalbandian suddenly quit during the 2006 French Open semi with Federer.
He was too unfit and afraid at age 24.
None of these weak 2004-6 players would reach a semi with Djokovic! LMAO
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