Originally Posted by plowking
Guess the courts were a bit quicker this time around, hey?
People seriously need to calm down with this Rafa possible GOAT talk. He could win as many as he wants, and he wouldn't be. Take him for what he is; a great clay court player who happened to win a few titles on the other surfaces before he was figured out a little.
He is close to unbeatable on clay. Incredible stamina, and ability to chase down every shot. But once you get on the quicker courts, its harder to keep that up, and he has to rely more on his opponent missing his shots than him doing anything about it. He plays moonball tennis.
do you enjoy defense in the NBA? or do you root for the heat because of high flying hollywood? maybe you werent around for the knicks-heat rivalry when it was a slugfest and playoff games were won 72-70 but i was. sure its different scenarios as the nba is a team game and tennis is 1 on 1, but i love defense. nadal plays defense, he doesnt have the offense of djokavic or federer, but he has beat both those guys plenty because of the defense he plays. he has knee issues, which is 100% the reason why he sucked today. he was missing so many easy shots, and his backhand was deplorable.
and for the record, they have sped up the clay court a lil at the french.