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Right so Nadal has won Madrid, final of Paris (maybe more), won Indian Wells, Montreal (or Cinci can't remember), got final of Wimby 2 years in a row.........no-one here should ever claim Nadal can only play on clay ever again.

Those who do, know nothing about tennis.
 

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18 titles on clay
5 titles on hardcourts

Nadal is a claycourter (one of the best ever) who can also play on hardcourts but still ... a claycourter. And there's nothing wrong with that!
 

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18 titles on clay
5 titles on hardcourts

Nadal is a claycourter (one of the best ever) who can also play on hardcourts but still ... a claycourter. And there's nothing wrong with that!
A claycourter is someone who can only play on clay, which clearly is not true for Nadal. In fact Rafa is fastly developing into an all court player.
 

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no-one here should ever claim Nadal can only play on clay ever again.

Those who do, know nothing about tennis.

I really think that nadal should play only clay court
events. There's no point in trying to play on surfaces which actually
reward tennis skills.

He should reconcile yourself to the fact that he will have a very short career and that the only slams he will win be on clay.

After all, it worked for Tommy Muster, and even
though he won 44 titles there's no danger of anyone remembering him as a great player, is there?
 

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Being a claycourter is a badge of honor.

It shows you are far more intelligent that the ball bashing idiots who excel on hardcourt.
 

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the pack has caught up with the #2. In 2008, you will see a change in position ( a drop). And watch there will be lots of surprises for #1 and #2 in 2008. #2 will lose more than he thinks on clay his favorite surface.Due to the fact, other clay court specialist are coming back and other clay court players are coming to beat him and will win. Also #2 will not any major finals next years nor will he win that many matches. A shift will happen for a downward spiral. Again this is my opinion and for #1 he will be pushed hard to win slams. It won't get easy unless he works harder to get back to his form in 2004 with the forehand and backhand and probably get a coach. The Argentines, Russians,and Serbs will be a force again to reckon with. The Spanish squad will be declining. They won't be able to dominate while the other players will be better. So watch out. Watch this prediction. This is all my opinion of course.
 

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Being a claycourter is a badge of honor.

It shows you are far more intelligent that the ball bashing idiots who excel on hardcourt.
Yeah Federer is a ball basher. :rolleyes:
 

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I really think that nadal should play only clay court
events. There's no point in trying to play on surfaces which actually
reward tennis skills.

He should reconcile yourself to the fact that he will have a very short career and that the only slams he will win be on clay.

After all, it worked for Tommy Muster, and even
though he won 44 titles there's no danger of anyone remembering him as a great player, is there?
Yes hata, I think you should be more concerned at the moment about Federer and his loses to Nalbandian, a trend which will probably continue.
 

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Last prediction also, I don't think Federer will stay until 2012. I think the major changes in tennis and the direction it may be going will make him leave sooner than later. Sooner would mean when he breaks Sampras' record. Probably in 1-2 years. Although, I think he will tie his record in 2008 or maybe barely in 2008 break it and that will be it. But it is more probably that he will tie the record in 2008. It will be a very long time for anyone to break that record. Players who used to be MUGS are going to really get stronger and be contenders. It won't be so easy for them just to lose a match. They will get their heads on better. This favor those especially who are hungry to win matches and major. So for the #2 this spells DOOM. It won't be easy for the #2 at all because the other players are going to bring him down. So here again are my predictions. Again all my
 

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Any tennis fan who knows remotely anything about the game, knew Nadal was a good all court player at least two years ago now. Only a total moron or a bias hater could fail to agree that he has been an all court player for a while now.
 

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After all, it worked for Tommy Muster, and even
though he won 44 titles there's no danger of anyone remembering him as a great player, is there?
Much more than a nobody like you.
 

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If Nadal fails to win slams off clay he'll never be considered an all court player. Time will tell. Period.
 

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yeah, he specializes on clay but is still one of the best hardcourters.
 
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