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21 Jan 14 18:24
Date Joined: 20 Mar 04
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I give that Federer is better technically and some have a preference for his style of play. However, when it comes to winning Tennis matches and competitions, no one has been better than NADAL.
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Report bb66 January 21, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
Nadull is far from matching all of Fed's records, he'll never be GOAT
Report dlarssonf January 21, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
Report brain dead jockeys January 21, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
by time wimbledon starts nadal will have 15 grand slams.............he will end his career with more than fed............nadal will be the GOAT.
this is going to happen bb66 so get over it.
Report mesmerised January 21, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
To be fair to Nadal drugged up to the eyeballs or not has proven himself on every surface, won more masters than anyone else and will no doubt break Federer's 17 record,and will finish his career with a positive h2h record v anyone that mattered, statistically he will be untouchable, is he the best ever? he's the best clay court player ever, has the best forehand I've ever seen, a good serve but not the best but given you can't realistically compare eras, you will never have the definitive answer. If you had to build the perfect Tennis player his forehand is the only thing I'd take along with his mentality which is almost unparalleled.

Psychology is important to him, if I were a player I'd mess with his psychology/superstitions, wait for him to cross the net first instead to sit down, take as much time as he does to serve even if that means getting the odd time violation, rearrange his water bottles that he meticulously places, take more time to get up from his chair then he does. Nobody really bothers though, must have all skipped sports psychology classes.
Report bb66 January 21, 2014 7:11 PM GMT
there are much more records Held by Fed, what about 23 consecutive GS-SFs and 36 consecutive GS-QFs, 302 weeks leading ATP ranking (Nadull is at 118Tongue Out)
Report judorick January 21, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
*wee keira^^^
Report Fedhater January 21, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
All those streaks are nothing compared to TOURNAMENT WINS! That's what really counts!!! I'm not belittling Federer's streaks, as they clearly show how consistent he was. However, Nadal will likely break Federer's Slam record by 2015 and he has more Masters and nobody ever expected Nadal to do this given his initial clay court specialisation/knee injuries/Djoko 2.0.

It really is crazy as Fed came and beat Sampras's record and now Nadal will do the same to Fed! His record won't even last 5 years. He must hate Nadal. Fed would be close to 24 slams in not for the him. That topspin forehand to Fed's backhand must give him nightmares!!!
Report The Bhoys January 21, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
Im not denying fed was class but his oppistion wasnt great until nadal came along, he pretty much just had to beat Roddick in each final, even if nadal doesnt break his record which he really should break id still put him down as the best
Report judorick January 21, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
9 GS final wins were against Roddick, Hewitt, Phillipoussis, Baghdatis, Safin and Gonzalez

6 losses in GS finals v Rafa

Fed was in a wee keira
Report shiraz January 22, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
I am intrigued that you chose "Fedhater" as a user name back in 2004 and until this thread you have only posted 153 times.

Anyway, the story is still unfolding so picking a GOAT will be easier when both Federer and Nadal have retired.
Report bb66 January 22, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
5 of those 9 GS victories were when Nadull already had come up (spring '05), but didn't even make the finalLaugh
Report The Bhoys January 22, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
Alot to consider with both, fed has never been injured in a slam where as nadal has quite a few times, 8 of nadals slams have been at the french were hes unplayable, fed definatly won a few slams in a weaker era also but u can only beat whats in front of u i suppose. Until recently i thaught djocko would surpass both
Report brain dead jockeys January 22, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
nadal has more french titles than fed has wimbledon............their best surfaces and
nadal has more wimbledons than fed has french..............their worst surfaces

nadal has beaten fed in french, wimbledon and aus, while fed has only beaten nadal at wimbledon

all rafa has to do is won 5 more grand slams which im sure he will if he wins this will then be a non issue
Report DonNo1 January 22, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
A lot of this weak era chat is self defeating

- Fed won 13 slams after Nadal claimed his first, 5 after Djokovic did
- Nadal is part of that weak era

Yeah but Fed only had to beat mugs

- Nadal loses to the very same mugs Fed beat. 

Yeah but the look at the H2H

- If Fed had been dumped out of the French to the very mugs above like Youzhny, Gonzalez, Ferrer etc instead of battling through to the final the H2H would be less favourable

In this so called strong era how many times has Nadal beaten two of Murray/Djok/Fed back to back to win a slam? 3 times I think and all at the French
Report Wildone January 22, 2014 7:43 AM GMT
no one is the Goat , maybe have to wait a few years for the next goat.

I think Nadal can be a goat in certain conditions.

The thing we Nadal is his ego doesn't beat him like some
Report bb66 January 26, 2014 11:12 AM GMT
Drugdull, Mugdull, fakieinjuriesdull or however you may name him remains on 13, will never match Fed - END OF THREAD
Report YOMOMMA January 26, 2014 11:34 AM GMT

Report JustWinBaby January 26, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
Kiss 17 slams goodbye Rafa
Report Impossible_is_nothing January 26, 2014 11:41 AM GMT
The sport is corrupted. For all we know Fernando Verdasco is the best ever.
Report Impossible_is_nothing January 26, 2014 11:42 AM GMT
Nadal did a fake job. Wawa was popping it hardcore.
Report therhino January 26, 2014 11:49 AM GMT
A little info on the GOAT: [i]Pete Sampras was born in Potomac, Maryland, and is the third child of Sammy and Georgia Sampras. His mother emigrated from Sparta, Greece, and his father was born in the United States to a Greek father and a Jewish mother.[2][3] He attended regular services of the Greek Orthodox Church on Sundays.[4] From an early age, Sampras showed signs of outstanding athletic ability. At the age of 3, Sampras discovered a tennis racket in the basement of his home and spent hours hitting balls against the wall.

In 1978, the Sampras family moved to Palos Verdes, Califo
rnia, and the warmer climate there allowed the seven-year-old Sampras to play more tennis. From early on, his great idol was Rod Laver, and at the age of 11, Sampras met and played with him.[5] The Sampras family joined the Jack Kramer Club, and it was here that Sampras's talent became apparent. He was spotted by Peter Fischer, a pediatrician and tennis enthusiast, who coached Sampras until 1989.[5][6] Fischer was responsible for converting Sampras's double-handed backhand to single-handed with the goal of being better prepared to win Wimbledon.[7][8][/i]
Report aaronh January 26, 2014 11:52 AM GMT
Report jin_kazz January 26, 2014 11:56 AM GMT
nadal = goat of dope
Report Impossible_is_nothing January 26, 2014 12:39 PM GMT
tennis is a joke
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