Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Kunnd » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:08:48


if he stays healthy.....
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by felange » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:24:29

Quote:
> if he stays healthy....<

Why wouldn't he stay healthy?

 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by ulys.. » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:26:17

No.

Mentally he's a giant, but physically he has never NOT been wasted by
the time the USO rolls around. Can't win the calendar slam without
holding on until September. Rafa has shown in his 9 years as a pro
that he cannot do this.

 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by felange » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:51:52

Quote:
> No.

> Mentally he's a giant, but physically he has never NOT been wasted by
> the time the USO rolls around. Can't win the calendar slam without
> holding on until September. Rafa has shown in his 9 years as a pro
> that he cannot do this.

Why would that be the reason that he can't win it? He was fit as a fiddle at
the AO until Murray got the better of him...has sailed through FO and
Wimbledon no bother....and has cancelled Davis Cup/ordered his schedule to
be fresh for the US Open. Health no longer an issue it seems.
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Fan » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:05:34


Quote:
> if he stays healthy.....

He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
recover.
He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by wkhed » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:07:30


Quote:
> > No.

> > Mentally he's a giant, but physically he has never NOT been wasted by
> > the time the USO rolls around. Can't win the calendar slam without
> > holding on until September. Rafa has shown in his 9 years as a pro
> > that he cannot do this.

> Why would that be the reason that he can't win it? He was fit as a fiddle at
> the AO until Murray got the better of him...has sailed through FO and
> Wimbledon no bother....and has cancelled Davis Cup/ordered his schedule to
> be fresh for the US Open. Health no longer an issue it seems.

No, Nadal knees usually hurt when is down two sets and this is how his
injury starts.
Just check his history of injuries, it's been always like that.
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by RahimAsi » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:08:45


Quote:
> > No.

> > Mentally he's a giant, but physically he has never NOT been wasted by
> > the time the USO rolls around. Can't win the calendar slam without
> > holding on until September. Rafa has shown in his 9 years as a pro
> > that he cannot do this.

> Why would that be the reason that he can't win it? He was fit as a fiddle at
> the AO until Murray got the better of him...has sailed through FO and
> Wimbledon no bother....and has cancelled Davis Cup/ordered his schedule to
> be fresh for the US Open. Health no longer an issue it seems.

Yes, I don't think injury was an issue for him at the AO (at least not
towards the end of the Murray match) or at any tournament since Canada
last year. Its just that after coming back from injury he lost a lot
of confidence and was playing nowhere near as well as before. After
cutting down his schedule this year, he recovered his mojo on clay
where he is head and shoulders above everyone else. Once he regained
the french, he had his confidence back and then after a couple of
early hiccups against opponents playing hard-hitting attacking tennis
at Wimby, pretty much sailed to the title - dropping just one set in
the last 4 matches. I hope team Nadal learns from this - 2009 was a
golden opportunity wasted...
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by RahimAsi » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:11:17


Quote:
> if he stays healthy.....

Possible but unlikely - his great chance I think was in 2009...
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Inglourious Baster » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:32:32


Quote:

> > if he stays healthy.....

> He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
> the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
> recover.
> He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
> and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
> put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.

It may be risky but it's a risk he knows he has to take if he wants to
have any chance of becoming GOAT.

He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the
USO, believe you me!

 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by felange » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:35:02

Quote:
>He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the

USO, believe you me!<

You missed the US too, and know how much it hurts? Sorry to hear that dude.
:)

 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by *skriptis, European Patrio » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:39:56



Quote:
> if he stays healthy.....
>Possible but unlikely - his great chance I think was in 2009...

not just unlikely, highly unlikely. he "missed" chance at three slams during
the age of 23, his absolute peak. with any luck he could have won all three
and complete CYGS last year.
but playing injured in rotterdam week after that brutal AO, playing davis
cup, playing Miami after he had won Indian Wells when he clearly didn't feel
well. Played Barcelona in between MC-Rome, played Madrid...just to many
mistakes.

cygs is a gone, let's just hope he can win uso. he'd then have cgs but also
mutiple wins on different slam surfaces. he'd combine the achievements of
wilander + agassi/federer and become the king in the category of
"versatility".

grass-clay-HC slams won.

Federer: 6-1-9
Agassi:  1-1-6
Connors: 3-1-3
Wilander: 2-3-2

Nadal if he wins USO: 2-5-2
Stronger ie more balanced mix than everyone else apart Wilander but with
cgs. Top guy in that case.

 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Fan » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:41:20

On Jul 5, 6:32?pm, Inglourious Basterd

Quote:



> > > if he stays healthy.....

> > He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
> > the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
> > recover.
> > He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
> > and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
> > put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.

> It may be risky but it's a risk he knows he has to take if he wants to
> have any chance of becoming GOAT.

> He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the
> USO, believe you me!

I do not believe that most tennis professionals care that much about
getting all the slams or getting more slams than others do. Most of
them enjoy the game and do the best they can, sometimes, like Nalby,
they do not even do the best they can and still earn enough to live
happily ever after.
It is not all or nothing. Federer and Sampras are freaks and their
single-minded pursuit of tons of slams is not typical of most players.
Look at Sampras and Nalby and tell me, which one is a happy man. I
think Nalby is the happy man while Sampras is pissed for Federer
topping his slams while Federer is miserable for Nadal taking over as
#1 and French/Wimbledon champion. Nadal will not be crushed when his
good fortune ends because he is more of a complete human being than
Sampras or Federer.
It is just a game...
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by *skriptis, European Patrio » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:47:45


On Jul 5, 6:32 pm, Inglourious Basterd

Quote:



> > > if he stays healthy.....

> > He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
> > the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
> > recover.
> > He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
> > and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
> > put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.

> It may be risky but it's a risk he knows he has to take if he wants to
> have any chance of becoming GOAT.

> He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the
> USO, believe you me!
>I do not believe that most tennis professionals care that much about
>.getting all the slams or getting more slams than others do. Most of
>them enjoy the game and do the best they can, sometimes, like Nalby,
>they do not even do the best they can and still earn enough to live
>happily ever after.
>It is not all or nothing. Federer and Sampras are freaks and their
>single-minded pursuit of tons of slams is not typical of most players.
>Look at Sampras and Nalby and tell me, which one is a happy man. I
>think Nalby is the happy man while Sampras is pissed for Federer
>topping his slams while Federer is miserable for Nadal taking over as
>#1 and French/Wimbledon champion. Nadal will not be crushed when his
>good fortune ends because he is more of a complete human being than
>Sampras or Federer.
>It is just a game...

I agree Nadal is a complete man. He won't regret anything or be pissed if
someone passes his records.
But he will also give his best to win USO, now and in the next years, you
can bet on it.
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by *skriptis, European Patrio » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:48:38



Quote:

> > if he stays healthy.....

> He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
> the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
> recover.
> He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
> and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
> put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.
>It may be risky but it's a risk he knows he has to take if he wants to
>have any chance of becoming GOAT.
>He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the
>USO, believe you me!

Get real, he'd need at least 3 USO titles for that, and that's probably out
of his reach. But even one would suffice. It would put him in tier 1,
assuming he wins few more slams at FO/W. It wouldn't make him undisputed
GOAT but neither could Federer say the same in that case.
 
 
 

Can Nadal win the Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Rodjk #61 » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 01:54:38


Quote:
> On Jul 5, 6:32?pm, Inglourious Basterd




> > > > if he stays healthy.....

> > > He should not even try becasuse if he makes an all ot effort to win
> > > the USO and the AO, he will ruin his knees so bad that they will never
> > > recover.
> > > He has a good chance of winning a good number of French and Wimbledon
> > > and if he can land an easy USO or AO, so be it. However, I would not
> > > put too much effort in HC tournaments. Too risky.

> > It may be risky but it's a risk he knows he has to take if he wants to
> > have any chance of becoming GOAT.

> > He will forever regret the hole on his resume if he doesn't win the
> > USO, believe you me!

> I do not believe that most tennis professionals care that much about
> getting all the slams or getting more slams than others do. Most of
> them enjoy the game and do the best they can, sometimes, like Nalby,
> they do not even do the best they can and still earn enough to live
> happily ever after.
> It is not all or nothing. Federer and Sampras are freaks and their
> single-minded pursuit of tons of slams is not typical of most players.

Most players, typical or not, do not have the skills or the
opportunity to win 14 slams.

Quote:
> Look at Sampras and Nalby and tell me, which one is a happy man.
>I
> think Nalby is the happy man while Sampras is pissed for Federer
> topping his slams while Federer is miserable for Nadal taking over as
> #1 and French/Wimbledon champion.

Why would you think Sampras is pissed?
Especially with a guy he is friends with, and a guy he has supported
and cheered for?

Rodjk #613

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Quote:
>Nadal will not be crushed when his
> good fortune ends because he is more of a complete human being than
> Sampras or Federer.
> It is just a game...