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Will Nadal catch or surpass Sampras in slam titles

no he wont win more than 13
12 (46.2%)
they will end up tied with 14 exactly
2 (7.7%)
he will pass Sampras, winning atleast 15
12 (46.2%)

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Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« on: September 18, 2010, 04:11:45 PM »
Do you think Nadal will end up catching or surpassing Sampras in slam titles.  My guess now is yes definitely.  I see him winning atleast 15 for sure.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:13:56 PM »
Definitely a Yes from me. Said this for a while now and with every passing month my belief he will pass it grows all the stronger and within 3 years I see this happening.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 06:14:11 PM »
What if Sampras unretires and wins 2 or 3 more?

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 07:57:46 PM »
What if Sampras unretires and wins 2 or 3 more?

I would consider the possability of he wasnt already 39 years old.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 09:33:03 PM »
What if the world ends before that?  :rofl_2: Lol i think he will but its difficult. I hope he does though.


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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 02:26:29 AM »
100% so far that Rafa will pass Sampras  :))
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 01:45:36 PM »
I don't think he will. That won't hurt him when measured against the GOATs, though.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 03:31:32 PM »
I wonder what Dallas voted?

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 06:55:49 PM »
I don't think he will

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 07:45:18 PM »
The heart and mind are willing.
Will the body hold up long enough?
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 08:16:48 PM »
The heart and mind are willing.
Will the body hold up long enough?

after the AO, Nadal went to a basque traumatologist doctor called Mikel Sanchez, the doctor solved all the knee problems but he said two very important things, " sooner or later Rafa will have to comeback for the same problem", "his knees will continue to break down and we will have to regenerate the tendons". Sanchez links the problem to overload and he thinks "there is a chronic injury due to overload".

as we have said a billion times, Rafa must be very clever playing a limited schedule. 
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 07:03:05 AM »
The heart and mind are willing.
Will the body hold up long enough?


after the AO, Nadal went to a basque traumatologist doctor called Mikel Sanchez, the doctor solved all the knee problems but he said two very important things, " sooner or later Rafa will have to comeback for the same problem", "his knees will continue to break down and we will have to regenerate the tendons". Sanchez links the problem to overload and he thinks "there is a chronic injury due to overload".

as we have said a billion times, Rafa must be very clever playing a limited schedule. 
Ayuh, it's no mystery. 
His condition is a classic example of RSS (Repetitve Stress Syndrome). 
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Going forward, it's now a question of what goals Rafa hopes to achieve since his playing days are numbered.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 12:31:24 AM »
I amazed nobody voted he will end up tied.  Everyone either thinks less or more.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2010, 02:57:14 AM »
i dont think he will get to 14. he will have a few more great seasons but fade much faster than federer or sampras have.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 06:03:02 PM »
i dont think he will get to 14. he will have a few more great seasons but fade much faster than federer or sampras have.

Nadal at age 27 or so, will play three-or-four-shots rallies. And will still win.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2010, 06:38:29 PM »
Well, predictions,  I am going to start saying that I could not care less if he has more majors than Sampras or Federer, those debates about goats are not my thing.
Nadal just after the USO was asked about when he will consider retirement and Rafa answered "I will stop when I will lose the will to improve, to train", so basically I just want to see him enjoying his career, he knows how to win and more important how to lose.
Nadal is 24, he will probably not be able to play in some slams due to his knee problems, that's a big factor. His prime time will probably end at age 27-28.

ok, Vamos! McEnroe just after the FO was joking about "enjoying the good company while it last", Rafa had the same number of slams, "because this can change in just a month". McEnroe then predicted at least a couple more FO titles and two other major titles in other slams. I agree with McEnroe about the FO, At least 7 titles at the FO. 8 Titles will mean to break the all time record of Chris Evert.
Then at Wimby, in the next 4 years, probably 1 more or perhaps 2. And I also expected in this 4 year period at least 1 title at the AO and USO. That will make Nadal the 3rd player to win at least 2 titles in each major, Emerson and Laver.

So, at the very least, 7 FO, 3 wimby, 2 AO, 2 USO, TOTAL 14
he is in a good position to catch Sampras.
Now if you push more and try to be very optimistic, 8 FO, 4 Wimby, 3 AO, 2 USO, TOTAL 17


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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 07:29:09 AM »
These predictions are very hard. Right now Rafa is on top of his game, it seems nobody can stop him. But this is sport at a highest level, you never know what's behind the corner.

I think that if he remains fit, he's got !at least! 2 Wimbeldons and 2-3 French Opens in him. He's already proven he can win AO and USO, he could do it again.

If the level of his game stay like this he will pass Sampras easily. But like I said, you never know.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2010, 11:19:04 AM »
I am not going to vote but it's quite possible for Nadal to either tie with Sampras or break his slams count. It would be a terrible day for tennis though.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2010, 01:12:06 PM »
A year ago I figured something like 10-12.
I guess he may get 13 total, not too bad.
He can always lose at RG even, so that has to be taken into account.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2010, 02:31:59 PM »
Not to mention, things change fairly quickly. I think Federer record will be safe for a while. He should get a couple of insurance slams just to be even more safe.
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