Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nadal isn't all he could be

Nadal cries foul when anyone says a disparaging word towards him. He wants everyone to awe over him and be nice to him so he can be a warrior on court and beat them in the dullest fashion. I respect these guys for challenging Nadal and his show of acting humble. I wish many more wins over Nadal by these exciting characters and others like them. Nadal is a cancer to the game. No respect for the history of the game and all the shots lost along the way. Federer tries to play homage to it by playing with variety. Nadal just bludgeons the ball from the baseline. He is above average striker of the ball but just hits to the backhand corner continuously. He is a superior olympic like athlete that wins all his majors off the opponents unforced errors. 67% of his majors at the French. He is in no way the greatest player of all time. Soo many shots missing from his repetoire. Cant serve and volley like Sampras. His serve sucks for that matter. Cant hit a kniving volley. Cant creatively slice the ball. Cant slice lob. Refuses to take offense right away and play the angles game as well as Marcelo Rios. Cant serve 140mph. People saying this simply dont respect the game and therefore that the GOAT can be so much more. The GOAT will combine all styles from all of history. Thousands of different shots. The game is just becoming too physical and with too little shot making. Nadal leads the charge causing guys like Mats Wilander, pat Cash, kafelnikov to no longer tune in. Many people dpnt watch when Nadal makes the final. Federer is closer to Nadal for being the GOAT but he isnt it either. If he was he would have been able to dispatch Nadal easily throughout the years as he merely keeps the ball in play unless someone rolls it in the court. Props to Federer for getting to so many more clay finals than Nadal made faster court surface finals. Thus Nadal inflated the head to head. I loved when Kohlschreiber beat Nadal 6-0 in a set. Just not enough consistency to finish. Nadal just keeps it down the middle enough to win. Would have been nice if the GOAT had been around to dominate over Nadal. And ppl would learn the game by learning every shot. How to construct points like Marcelo Rios etc. Then maybe the US would have another major champion. With Nadals utter domination over so many great players (simply by keeping the ball in play down the middle til the player with balls missed) its easy to forget their contributions to entertaining tennis. In addition to the matches in this video. Check 2018 wimbledon del potro vs Nadal.
2011 french open isner vs nadal.
Usually when Nadal is losing a match he will quit rather than give the satisfaction of victory to his opponent. Or he will blame the injury for the loss. Or occassionally he will overly build up the player who beat him ( " future numver one, will win many majors") putting  too much pressure on them before they fully developed. Every act is calculating and evil. Nadal is the greatest sin to the artistry of tennis.

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