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Old 02-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #31
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That just showed again that it doesn't really matter if you believe you can beat him, if he reaches his level it's over. Belief comes into play when Nadal is paying like crap.
Healthy Nadal never loses, no?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #32
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Healthy Nadal never loses, no?
Oh will you guys stop it with that nonsense already. I said when he plays like crap, that doesn't mean he's injured or anything. On clay, when Nadal reaches his best form, you're not beating him. The closest anyone ever got is Djokovic in Madrid/Rome 2011, Nadal played pretty well there. But his best? No.
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Nadal's aura is gone.

I expect Djokovic to dominate the clay season.
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Oh will you guys stop it with that nonsense already. I said when he plays like crap, that doesn't mean he's injured or anything. On clay, when Nadal reaches his best form, you're not beating him. The closest anyone ever got is Djokovic in Madrid/Rome 2011, Nadal played pretty well there. But his best? No.
Yea, peak Fed never loses, were you hanging out with Fedtards recently? You sure sound like one
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Beat Djokovic and Murray on route to his first clay masters title and the aura would be the same as always...
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Beat Djokovic and Murray on route to his first clay masters title and the aura would be the same as always...
I don't think Murray matters. He hasn't proved himself on clay as yet.
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I don't think Murray matters. He hasn't proved himself on clay as yet.
Murray isn't a powerhouse on clay, but Nadal has to be in shape if he wants to beat him. Murray will rundown the first few forehands
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I don't think Murray matters. He hasn't proved himself on clay as yet.
Last time Murray and Nadal played was more than 1 year ago, and lots of things happened in between, will be an interesting match for sure if it happens.
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I think it's still way too early to tell... It will probably get his opponent's hopes a big higher (which is not difficult given that he used to be practically unbeatable on clay). But if he starts playing again like he was playing last year, there's not much they'll be able to do.

Basically we'll see in the upcoming clay tournaments if he really is struggling to go back to his former level or if this loss was just a warm-up.
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Yea, peak Fed never loses, were you hanging out with Fedtards recently? You sure sound like one
That's true of course, the same with Godovic. Too bad for us viewers that only one of the 3 has been playing at their best at a time up until this point, incredible I know...
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Remember Clay season of 2010? When everyone said Soderling exposed his weakness to 'big hitters', figured out Rafa on clay and broke through the unbeatable aura? Refresh my memory, did Nadal lose a match on clay that year?

Whether the aura is there, if Nadal get's in decent shape he wins. They can think they have a chance beforehand all they want, but that won't matter in the end. The match will always be on Nadal's racquet.
You're right man but ...... Dafuq ?
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he lost his aura in 2011, but then everyone else choked at RG
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So one can't be critical without getting labelled a 'hater' ?

You must not like free speech. :-/
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This all means really nothing unless Rafa loses at RG, then some speculations could be made.. I mean look at 2011, he only won Monte Carlo/Barcelona yet still took the RG crown which is what really matters.
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He'll be fine. Who wins the very first tournament after coming back from injury?
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