Nadal going forward

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  1. Denis

    Denis Masters Champion

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    is th verdasco loss a good or a bad thing?

    I think it will help for the clay season and it will be a wake up call. Will he be able to turn it around though? That I am not so sure about.
     
  2. britbox

    britbox Multiple Major Winner

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    It's a bad thing.

    I don't think Nadal needs a wake up call... He's had plenty in the last year to ponder.

    Clay is an equalizer for Rafa in many respects but I don't think it's necessarily going to be Oasis for him this year.
     
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    Twisted Major Winner

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    There is no way this could be good.  Realistically Nadal needs to win a slam this year or it is unlikely he ever gets any great form back.  The confidence only takes a bigger beating and he is only getting older.  Coming into the year I thought if Rafa didn't win a slam in the 1st half of the year (AO and RG) it's probably not happening at Wimbledon or USO.  This year RG is shaping up to be a last hope of sorts for Rafa.
     
  4. isabelle

    isabelle Masters Champion

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    Poor Nadal and poor fans...
     
  5. herios

    herios Pro Tour Player

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    Nadal is filthy rich, definitely not poor. But I know what you meant.

    His fans I think got used to the fact that he is declining, so this is not such a shocker anymore either.

    As far as his chances going forward, he is still a contender, but not a favorite in the bigger events.

     

     
     
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    EdbergsGhost Masters Champion

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    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:14601196

    When asked if Nadal's days as an elite player are over, Patrick McEnroe believes so.
     
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    isabelle Masters Champion

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    I wouldn't take that too seriously.....Patrick is like his brother in just going with the wind and talking up the latest match as if it is a total indicator of everything that is to come. Don't forget that during the 2014 Australian Open, Patrick McEnroe was leading the charge for saying that Nadal would surpass Federer's Slam record. Now he is among the first to say Nadal is done. McEnroe should worry more about why the U.S. players he coaches are so terrible instead of uttering extreme emotional statements in the moment.
     
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