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So, which other QF's would have beaten Nadal at RG 2015?

  • Stan Wawrinka

    Votes: 19 38.0%
  • Andy Murray

    Votes: 6 12.0%
  • Kei Nishikori

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • David Ferrer

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 3 6.0%
  • Jo Willy Tsonga

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • All of them would have in his current form

    Votes: 11 22.0%
  • None of them, Djokovic was the only current active player who could

    Votes: 9 18.0%
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There was a lot of talk after 2013 that the SF was the final, and no doubt had Novak won today the same talk would have gone on about the QF, though this year I think others could have beaten Nadal had Djokovic fallen over.

I don't think Tsonga could have done it, Ferrer is very unlikely, I think Kei is too inconsistant and mentally weak, Federer has the game but just too mentally weak at this point, but I reckon all the other Quarterfinalists would have beaten Nadal.
 

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All the other Quarterfinalists and you exclude everyone excepts Stan and Murray.
I think all of them with the exception of Fed had a good chance. Maybe Nishikori wouldn't have folded like he did in the first two sets against Tsonga. Who knows?
 

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If he played as badly as he did against Novak all of them except maybe Federer and Ferrer due to mental issues rather than form.
 

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Murray and Stan on their current form would have destroyed Rafa in 3 or 4 sets.

Maybe Tsonga as well.
 

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Djokovic would not have beaten Nadal if Nadal won that 1st set (and it was close, 5-5).
So you can't be sure about any of the other guys winning.
 

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JoWilly(the poster) will beat Nadal if he gets a chance.
 

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Nadal is pretty much a worthless player right now. I would say all of them except for OBVIOUSLY Federer and probably Ferrer. Federer beating Nadal at RG would never happen at this point even if Nadal showed up in a wheelchair. The mental scars are too deep. Ferrer kind of sucks and is going downhill now too, and is Nadal's pigeon on clay anyway, so he too would lose. Anyone else decent beats Nadal, including some you dont have on the poll too.
 

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There was a lot of talk after 2013 that the SF was the final, and no doubt had Novak won today the same talk would have gone on about the QF, though this year I think others could have beaten Nadal had Djokovic fallen over.

I don't think Tsonga could have done it, Ferrer is very unlikely, I think Kei is too inconsistant and mentally weak, Federer has the game but just too mentally weak at this point, but I reckon all the other Quarterfinalists would have beaten Nadal.
Federer was nearly blown off the court by Stan. Novak took a set and lost 3 other hard fought sets. Nadal at 70%, not saying that is where he is right now, would have defeated any of the other players mentioned. Only Novak or Murray could have, IMHO. As it turned out, NOONE WAS BEATING STAN THIS FO.
 

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Nadal is pretty much a worthless player right now. I would say all of them except for OBVIOUSLY Federer and probably Ferrer. Federer beating Nadal at RG would never happen at this point even if Nadal showed up in a wheelchair. The mental scars are too deep. Ferrer kind of sucks and is going downhill now too, and is Nadal's pigeon on clay anyway, so he too would lose. Anyone else decent beats Nadal, including some you dont have on the poll too.
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Andy and Wawrinka would haver, comfortably. All of the others could have too, that's how bad Nadal was in this tournament.
 

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Federer was nearly blown off the court by Stan. Novak took a set and lost 3 other hard fought sets. Nadal at 70%, not saying that is where he is right now, would have defeated any of the other players mentioned. Only Novak or Murray could have, IMHO. As it turned out, NOONE WAS BEATING STAN THIS FO.
Thanks to an umpiring error...
 

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Nadal was in dire form, really..I mean Sock swung for bit and got himself a set and place in Nadal's head who seized mentally and lost confidence in his shots. So, Murray and especially Wawa would have hammered him. Tsonga might have served him out of court..Rafa would have probably won vs Ferrer and Federer, but not without ugly patches of his recent inconsistent play..
 

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Federer and Ferrer would certainly lose.
 

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Have to go against the mainstream here: only Murray and Wawrinka.
All other players are either not mentally strong or have a weak clay game or the "lethal" matchup (Federer).

Nadal even in his declined state would have routined the other "top" clay players (also others not mentioned here from Top20).
 

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Wawrinka, Murray and maybe Nishikori.
 

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Ferrer and Nishikori would be 50-50, Federer and Tsonga maybe a little worse. Murray and Wawrinka for sure.
 

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Wawrinka and that's it, probably. He's actually decent on clay and has the firepower to blow Nadal off the court (a la Soderling)
 
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