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seems like he is blessed unlike his counterparts.
 

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In reality not many.

HeybeyDavydenko maybe.
 

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Hypothetically it would be a 6'6 Davydenko/Nalbandian/Djokovic. As Nadal is a lefty and his forehand is unique, it is easy for him to target the backhand for right handers which is inherently their weaker shot. Try hitting a high forehand and high backhand to see which one is easier.

Realistically these three ^^ are the players that Nadal doesn't have significant advantage because Nadal's best shot goes directly into their best shot.
 

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Obviously not since other players have to follow the rules while Nadull does not. It's like asking if any singles player has a matchup advantage against the Bryans :eek:
 

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In fact anyone who is playing well, hitting winners and not making UE, is better than him.

But the true answer is INJURED DARCIS! Says it all about Dull really :)
 

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Don't forget that Baldull got lucky that Del Potro was injured after his breakout performance. If he was injury free in 2010, Baldull certainly wouldn't have dominated 2010.

As for the topic, generally tall players who take the ball early with a two-handed backhand.
 

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This has been done a million times I think. Anyone with a top notch BH who takes the ball on the rise is the most succinct answer (Davydenko, Nalbandian). Alternatively, outstanding BH and tall enough to deal with those topspins (JMDP), but the first actually works much better as it takes away Nadal's time.
 

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Based on their playing style, and provided they play up to their abilities, it is definitely Djokovic, Federer, and Del Potro who should be able to consistently beat Nadal. Djokovic has the ability to meticulously deconstruct Nadal's game, especially when his backhand is working (see 2011). Federer, on a good day and playing without fear, beats Nadal by breaking his rhythm with his serve, variety, and short rallies (best example maybe WTF 2011). Del Potro, up to par (which he doesn't do very often, sadly), will simply ball bash through Nadal (2009). Similarly to Del Potro, a consistent Söderling and Davydenko could also trouble Nadal greatly.
Then there are the ball bashers and serve bots who occasionally peak, like Rosol and Isner. But frankly, any player would struggle against a peaking ball basher and/or serve bot.
The key is to be able to either overwhelm him (Federer), overpower him (Del Potro), or just defend as well as he does (Djokovic).
 
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