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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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Offline fantastic

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2010, 04:19:24 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.
Remember how long it took for the first 6 majors, a long time.


He had 6 majors at the age of 22 before his prime..........how long did Roger took for his first 6?

BTW, Nadal has 9/26 record at the SLams....only surpassed by Borg percetange wise with 11/28. Not too shabby!

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2010, 04:34:42 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.
Remember how long it took for the first 6 majors, a long time.


He had 6 majors at the age of 22 before his prime..........how long did Roger took for his first 6?

BTW, Nadal has 9/26 record at the SLams....only surpassed by Borg percetange wise with 11/28. Not too shabby!

How many players have 5 straight slams, and on 2 surfaces?
Remember that Nadal couldn't continue his RG streak to 5 in a row.
Even now with how well Nadal is playing he gets knocked out of tournaments early.
I don't even know if he can accomplish a less than double digits defeats for the year.
He never made all the finals of majors in one year, this shows dominance.
I could go on for pages, better to compare Nadal to the second tier players for now.  ;-()

A better guage would be performance starting with the first slam, this is when a player comes into his best play.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2010, 05:16:28 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.
Remember how long it took for the first 6 majors, a long time.


He had 6 majors at the age of 22 before his prime..........how long did Roger took for his first 6?

BTW, Nadal has 9/26 record at the SLams....only surpassed by Borg percetange wise with 11/28. Not too shabby!

How many players have 5 straight slams, and on 2 surfaces?
Remember that Nadal couldn't continue his RG streak to 5 in a row.
Even now with how well Nadal is playing he gets knocked out of tournaments early.
I don't even know if he can accomplish a less than double digits defeats for the year.
He never made all the finals of majors in one year, this shows dominance.
I could go on for pages, better to compare Nadal to the second tier players for now.  ;-()

A better guage would be performance starting with the first slam, this is when a player comes into his best play.


How many players have won 2 slams in three surfaces?
How many players have won RG-SW19-UO in one year?
How many players have won RG-SW19-UO in three different surfaces back to back to back?
How many players have won the Golden Slam?
How many player have won the Career Slam by age 24?
How many players have one 81 consecutive matches in one surface?
How many players have won the Clay Slam? (MC-Rome-Madrid-RG)
How many players have won two or more Channel Slams?
How many players have won 18 MS shields?
How many players have won 5 consecutive titles over three surfaces?
How many players have won 3 DC for their Country?
Who was the first player to hold three slams in three surfaces?

I mean, we can play this game all day..........Roger's record are sublime, it doesn't mean Rafa doesn't hold his own share of records....your tier 2 comment was amusing at best.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2010, 05:36:50 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.
Remember how long it took for the first 6 majors, a long time.


He had 6 majors at the age of 22 before his prime..........how long did Roger took for his first 6?

BTW, Nadal has 9/26 record at the SLams....only surpassed by Borg percetange wise with 11/28. Not too shabby!

How many players have 5 straight slams, and on 2 surfaces?
Remember that Nadal couldn't continue his RG streak to 5 in a row.
Even now with how well Nadal is playing he gets knocked out of tournaments early.
I don't even know if he can accomplish a less than double digits defeats for the year.
He never made all the finals of majors in one year, this shows dominance.
I could go on for pages, better to compare Nadal to the second tier players for now.  ;-()

A better guage would be performance starting with the first slam, this is when a player comes into his best play.


How many players have won 2 slams in three surfaces?
How many players have won RG-SW19-UO in one year?
How many players have won RG-SW19-UO in three different surfaces back to back to back?
How many players have won the Golden Slam?
How many player have won the Career Slam by age 24?
How many players have one 81 consecutive matches in one surface?
How many players have won the Clay Slam? (MC-Rome-Madrid-RG)
How many players have won two or more Channel Slams?
How many players have won 18 MS shields?
How many players have won 5 consecutive titles over three surfaces?
How many players have won 3 DC for their Country?
Who was the first player to hold three slams in three surfaces?

I mean, we can play this game all day..........Roger's record are sublime, it doesn't mean Rafa doesn't hold his own share of records....your tier 2 comment was amusing at best.

No you can't play this game all day, you're about out of records already.  :rofl_2:


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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2010, 06:02:54 PM »
fantastic.......
I noticed you use .......  quite a bit in your posts......... .  :confused1:

Are you him???  :)


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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2010, 07:24:46 PM »
I don't know what's happening in tennis anymore. It's not one of the coolest sports anymore. It seems tennis itself has taken a step back and now it's all about who's the GOAT. The integrity of tennis is not there anymore unfortunately. Even though I gave my opinions here, I just can't be bothered with these sorts of polls. I wish tennis was appreciated first not who's the GOAT.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2010, 03:02:06 AM »
A year ago I figured something like 10-12.
I guess he may get 13 total, not too bad.
not too bad. LOL!
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 03:27:31 AM »
your tier 2 comment was amusing at best.
perhaps Swish was talking with the 2nd tier comment about legends who won less majors like Connors, McEnroe, Edberg, Lendl or Wilander just to name a few.  :)
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2010, 09:02:40 PM »
I think Nadal will win 14 majors and Federer will win 18 majors.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2010, 09:07:47 PM »
I think Nadal will win 14 majors and Federer will win 18 majors.

I would be happy with that - if it happened.  But you never know about predicting what will happen in the 'future'.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2010, 11:58:29 PM »
It strictly depends on his unique performance; no doubt he is capable of showing some good moves. But its true nobody can ever predict in this game.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2010, 07:41:15 AM »
The truth of the matter is, Nadal shouldn't be compared to either Sampras or Federer at this point. You have to wait until his career is near the end or ended, because you don't know how things will turn out in the end. The world we live in is a funny one, and the way it works is even funnier than that. He may not win another slam or he may win many but until it ends, we won't know and even though he has achieved a lot already, doesn't mean he's in the same category as both Sampras and Federer, as they have achieved so much more. Federer's career hasn't even ended yet and he might win a couple of more. Where would that put him? With having so many possible scenarios in hand, one would be quite the fool to predict the future. And past is not always a great indication of the future.
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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2010, 11:22:35 AM »
Indeed. Federer could very well get stuck at 16 slams. Some people think he is done winning slams because of what they saw in his game during 2010.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
Nadal is a good player.

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Re: Will Nadal catch or pass Sampras in slam titles
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2012, 06:18:34 PM »
I think not.