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Novak Djokovic 6 12.77%
Roger Federer 10 21.28%
Rafael Nadal 10 21.28%
Jo Tsonga 5 10.64%
Andy Roddick 0 0%
Lleyton Hewitt 1 2.13%
Richard Gasquet 1 2.13%
Fernando Verdasco 2 4.26%
Gael Monfils 5 10.64%
Radek Stepanek 7 14.89%
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Speed or success wise?
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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That would be Nadal if you ask me. Just as sure as Barba is the Bolt of Rugby League.
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Speed or success wise?
The "whole package" that is Usain, I guess. I've heard it used in other sports that I follow when the Olympics come around "this guy is like the Usain Bolt of our sport..."
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That would be Nadal if you ask me. Just as sure as Barba is the Bolt of Rugby League.
Sure, Bolt is - after all - mainly known for still standing tough when his opponents are utterly exhausted
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There is none with even a slight resemblance if you ask me.
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If Monfils was good, he would be.
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Who in tennis openly claimed 'I am a living legend'?

Whosoever came closest to this honest arrogance in tennis is the equivalent, no doubt.
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Nadal on clay comes closest I guess
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lolwut? Fed and Nole have there moments, but they could never measure up to Bolt's legendary arrogance.
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Physically, Nadal - but how good would Bolt be if he were to run sideways instead of a straight line?

Maybe the better comparison is in terms of mental strength, and resilience. In terms of mental strength, Nadal has a shot. In terms of resilience over time - given the limit in the prime age of a hundred meter athlete, Bolt's back-to-back gold is comparable to Roger's resurgence to #1 when no one expected that.
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Move this please, i don't want a topic about this arrogant douche on general message of a tennis forum.
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Monfils.
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In terms of speed? Murray. In terms of GOATness, Federer.
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No one, actually.
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