1) Play better against the top players in the second week of slams, than he plays against the mugs in the first week at slams.
2) Plays better at slams, than he does at warm-up tournaments.
3) Plays better April to September, where three slams are played, than he does October to March, where only 1 slam is played.
4) Can come back after 7 months off due to career threatening injuries to DOMINATE, including his least favorite surface (fast hard-court).
Of course, Uncle Toni, who had years of experience as a professional coach, who taught Rafa all of the proper techniques, and strategies, and (if you have ever heard him speak) is an extremely intelligent man, who can figure out things that none of the other professional coaches (many which were professional players themselves) is the real reason for Rafa's success.
He's a troll, but hides it better than Fognini -- he loses surprisingly against Rosol on Wimbledon, then returns after 7 months to dominate the field, then had his worst Clay season for a while but still defeated his main Clay nemesis in 3 straight sets after losing 1st Set on Roland Garros, then wiping out quite meekly against someone as unpredictable as Dustin Brown, you just don't know with Nadal lately. :shrug:
We will continue to simulate the season with the second Grand Slam of 2020 - Roland Garros. The draw for the events will be completely randomized. Qualifiers are randomized as well and the WCs are chosen by me.
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With all of the free time, I have created some tennis trivia questions. I think they are fairly difficult, although I may be proven wrong by some of the trivia experts on MTF. If you answer the question correctly, you can pick the next topic.
Note: Only main draw ATP matches (including Grand...
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
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I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...
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