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Why Rafa is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recently?

I can remember several mugs just turning on against Nadal only performing well above their natural abilities.
 

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was DOG playing at 150% in that 4-4 game in the third set when he made 1-8 first serves?

players are excited to play big names, especially when said big names are struggling and appear vulnerable. it's only natural that a player would be up for it.
 

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Because he lets them? Can't sustain a lead anymore so they gain confidence and believe they can beat him.
 

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Dolgopolov is a dangerous opponent for many players, not just Rafa. You never know when he's going to turn on his top game (and it's definitely not just against Rafa).
 

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There's no such thing as performing above your natural abilities, what's up with that crap?
 

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I can remember several mugs just turning on against Nadal only performing well above their natural abilities.
I can't remember a single one this season... Maybe Berrer, but I didn't see that match.
 

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Dolgopolov is a dangerous opponent for many players, not just Rafa. You never know when he's going to turn on his top game (and it's definitely not just against Rafa).
Yep. Win over Ferrer in Rio last year, Nadal at IW (also same set winning order). He usually screws it up though historically - as he did against Djokovic in Miami this season, the match was his and collapsed completely.

It's not like he's some nobody, he was ranked 13 not so long ago ..... and that with plenty of holes in his game still needing to be developed. With a bit of discipline and application, he really should be top10.
 

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Re: Why Rafa is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recen

Dolgo was real victim today with 150% performance from talentless Dull! :lol:
 
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No one's peaking against him, not even Fognini on clay ffs. Rafa just sucks these days.
 

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There's no such thing as performing above your natural abilities, what's up with that crap?
This.

Besides Dolgopolov was nowhere near his best, someone mentioned it was the 1st time he beat a top 40 opponent on grass. He is not great on the surface.
 

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Rally Nadal and a decent player will test him these days..

Nadal does not allow anyone to peak against him.
 

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Lol, he has made a career out of on fire opponents letting him win matches he should have lost. He has ran out of luck and his aged, tired legs have too many miles on them.
 

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Dolgo was real victim today with 150% performance from talentless Dull! :lol:


:lol:
 

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Lol, he has made a career out of on fire opponents letting him win matches he should have lost. He has ran out of luck and his aged, tired legs have too many miles on them.
Oh, really?

You're a fcking genius. :lol:
 

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Slade bullshit reasoning and all.It is simply and primarily Nadal sucking balls..
 

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Because he is so bad he is making them look good.
 

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yeah, Almagro at RG and now this...
 

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Re: Why Rafa is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recen

No one realised yet.
 

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No idea, he's not even a reigning Grand Slam champion anymore.
 
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