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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby JTWood » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:28 pm

I think this definitively ends the Roger vs. Tiger debate.
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby Yoda » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:06 pm

JTWood wrote:I think this definitively ends the Roger vs. Tiger debate.


IMO there was no debate. Tiger is playing against 100's of golfers at the same time while Roger gets to play them one at a time. Plus Federer might be the most dominant tennis player ever but there were others like him before. Tiger is simply on an entirely different level.
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:38 pm

I think you can say that Federer isn't the undisputed best player in the world anymore. Even when Tiger Woods hadn't won a major in over 2 years, I never got that feeling. Golf never had the kind of competition in Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, though.

Nadal is now at 5 grand slams at 22, a pretty crazy feat considering he's been playing with Federer throughout his short career. Roger may break Sampras' record soon, but maybe Nadal breaks his by the time it's all said and done?
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby Field » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:56 pm

Fantastic tennis. It's so much more enjoyable to watch when it's not a serve-and-volley fest.

I'm glad Nadal won, it was fantastic for him to finally get over the hump.

I woke up around 11 and watched the second set, then there was a rain delay so I went go play tennis, swim, and have lunch. When I got back it was tied 3-3 in the 5th. A very solid day indeed. ;-D
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:58 pm

Field wrote:I woke up around 11 and watched the second set, then there was a rain delay so I went go play tennis, swim, and have lunch. When I got back it was tied 3-3 in the 5th. A very solid day indeed. ;-D

The 4th set tiebreaker was the best part, try to watch the highlights of that.
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby curious_george_43545 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:48 pm

That was a sweet match, not a tennis fan, but that was exciting and it's always nice to watch two great athletes go at it. ;-D
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby NorthSider2 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:28 pm

That was the best match I have ever seen. The 5th set was just nuts. One great shot after another. It was weird to see roger actally LOSE at Wimbeldon. He'll be back ;-D
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:33 am

Best match i've ever seen, bar none. The last two sets were aboslutely ridiculous. Competitive, dramatic, quality of play, everything was there. WOW!!!!!

Now let's see if Nadal can be successful on the hard courts this summer. I'd like to see him win at least one, maybe 2 Masters Series events and at least make the US Open semis. IF he can do that, he becomes the undisputed No. 1 in my mind...

On another note, could Nadal get to 16 slams (I think that's the record), assuming he has another 4-5 years of good health....
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby JTWood » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:20 am

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:On another note, could Nadal get to 16 slams (I think that's the record), assuming he has another 4-5 years of good health....

I'm thinking not. Even if you spot him the French every year, he'd still have to win 5...6...7 of the other slams; something he's only done once.
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Re: Wimbeldon: Nadal Pulls It Off!!!

Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:43 am

JTWood wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:On another note, could Nadal get to 16 slams (I think that's the record), assuming he has another 4-5 years of good health....

I'm thinking not. Even if you spot him the French every year, he'd still have to win 5...6...7 of the other slams; something he's only done once.


Having to face Federer has hurt his chances but he does have a decent shot. Course, 22 is old for tennis. :-°
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