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That's Rafa Nadal's match record this year: 53-3.

To compare, Novak's was 92% in his great 2011 (70-6). Roger bested that three times: 93% in 2004 (74-6), 95% in 2005 (81-4) and 95% again in 2006 (92-5). Its easy to forget just how dominant Roger was from 2004-07.

Anyhow, I'm guessing that Rafa loses 2-4 more matches, but he should finish with a 90%+ record.
20-Aug-2013 11:17 AM
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RE: 95%
That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

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I think he is going to win the u.s. open general el dude.



all he needs is for andy to land in nole`s 1/2 and its most likely a done deal.


so that is 7 more matches. and 7 more doomed men.

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RE: 95%
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

J-Mac was 82-3 that one year.
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(20-Aug-2013 11:26 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

J-Mac was 82-3 that one year.

Not a bad year eh?

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RE: 95%
(20-Aug-2013 11:29 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:26 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

J-Mac was 82-3 that one year.

Not a bad year eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_Tour_re...on_records

McEnroe tops the list.
20-Aug-2013 11:40 AM
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its funny how some people choose to call that luck. I used to hear that a lot at places like MTF.

that is something that is sustained over a course of 11 months in our sport.

there is no luck about it. that is hard work.

that is blood, sweat, and tears.


and talent on loan from the gods.

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RE: 95%
He still has ways to go though. New York is obviously far from a given, but even after that, you've got the indoor season, and a tournament in which he can lose more than one match (WTF).
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CD : no doubt about that, he has lots of talent, does plenty of hardwork, but you gotta admit luck does play a small part in success. Not during matches, but during the draw ceremony. Unless, draws are rigged, in which case, i shall withdraw my opinion.

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RE: 95%
(20-Aug-2013 11:29 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:26 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

J-Mac was 82-3 that one year.

Not a bad year eh?

No not half bad Big Smile And Fed almost equaled it but got Calbandianed the last match of 2005 :snigger
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RE: 95%
i think it is still a year for the ages if he snags the u.s. open crown.

that is like 10 tournaments: 5 masters and 2 slams.


that is sick.

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(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

Someone already posted the link, but the best precentage seasons in the Open Era are:

1. McEnroe 1984 - 96.47%
2. Connors 1974 - 95.88%
3. Federer 2005 - 95.29%
4. Federer 2006 - 94.85%
5. Nadal 2013 - 94.64%
6. Borg 1979 - 93.33%
7t. Lendl 1986 - 92.50%
7t. Federer 2004 - 92.50%
9. Lendl 1985 - 92.31%
10. Lendl 1982 - 92.17%

(20-Aug-2013 11:24 AM)Clay Death Wrote:  I think he is going to win the u.s. open general el dude.

all he needs is for andy to land in nole`s 1/2 and its most likely a done deal.

so that is 7 more matches. and 7 more doomed men.

I agree, so that would put him at 60-3, or 95.24%. But then there's Shanghai, Paris, and the WTF, none of which he has ever won or done all that well at historically - 37-21, or a 63.79% overall.

Even if he wins one or two of the three final big tournaments, he'll have one or two more losses. I don't know if he has any other tournaments left. I guess I'd reduce my prediction of losses to 2-3 more, so he might end with something like a 70-5 or 70-4 record, a 93.3% or 94.6%. Just a wild guess at this point!
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RE: 95%
rafa/wafa is down to play in October in rogers home tourney in Switzerland ??..as is Federer, and presumably del potro seeing as he beat fed in the final last year.

rafa might be playing Tokyo.

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RE: 95%
It's interesting that Nadal's best ever season percentage is still from 2005 when he went 79-10 and was forced to finish the season already in October after winning Madrid Indoors due to a foot injury that kept him out of the YEC and the following 2006 AO. He will consider 2008, 2010 and 2013 as clearly better seasons no doubt but who knows what would have happened without the foot problems. As for this season I think it's tough to say how he will perform Indoors. He's scheduled to play Beijing, Shanghai and Basel but will probably skip Paris Bercy or maybe not if he desperately needs the points for the year end #1. Trying to predict his indoor season is like russian roulette. However I see a realistic total range of 70-80 wins to 5-10 losses and will take the middle, so 75-7/8 which is about 90-91,5 %
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RE: 95%
(20-Aug-2013 01:40 PM)El Dude Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

Someone already posted the link, but the best precentage seasons in the Open Era are:

1. McEnroe 1984 - 96.47%
2. Connors 1974 - 95.88%
3. Federer 2005 - 95.29%
4. Federer 2006 - 94.85%
5. Nadal 2013 - 94.64%
6. Borg 1979 - 93.33%
7t. Lendl 1986 - 92.50%
7t. Federer 2004 - 92.50%
9. Lendl 1985 - 92.31%
10. Lendl 1982 - 92.17%

(20-Aug-2013 11:24 AM)Clay Death Wrote:  I think he is going to win the u.s. open general el dude.

all he needs is for andy to land in nole`s 1/2 and its most likely a done deal.

so that is 7 more matches. and 7 more doomed men.

I agree, so that would put him at 60-3, or 95.24%. But then there's Shanghai, Paris, and the WTF, none of which he has ever won or done all that well at historically - 37-21, or a 63.79% overall.

Even if he wins one or two of the three final big tournaments, he'll have one or two more losses. I don't know if he has any other tournaments left. I guess I'd reduce my prediction of losses to 2-3 more, so he might end with something like a 70-5 or 70-4 record, a 93.3% or 94.6%. Just a wild guess at this point!


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(20-Aug-2013 11:26 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 11:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  That is one amazing run...Has anyone ever done better than $95?

J-Mac was 82-3 that one year.

It's a lot more likely on the ladies' side! Navralova only had one loss in '83, winning the last 3 majors! She also had just 2 losses in '84, again taking 3 majors to have 6 in a row! No one's done that or will anytime soon!

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(20-Aug-2013 02:00 PM)JesuslookslikeBorg. Wrote:  rafa/wafa is down to play in October in rogers home tourney in Switzerland ??..as is Federer, and presumably del potro seeing as he beat fed in the final last year.

rafa might be playing Tokyo.

He's not playing tokyo. He's playing in Shanghai that week.
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(20-Aug-2013 12:23 PM)Clay Death Wrote:  i think it is still a year for the ages if he snags the u.s. open crown.

that is like 10 tournaments: 5 masters and 2 slams.


that is sick.

Almost as good as 5 master and 3 slams. Shy
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(21-Aug-2013 04:11 PM)nehmeth Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 12:23 PM)Clay Death Wrote:  i think it is still a year for the ages if he snags the u.s. open crown.

that is like 10 tournaments: 5 masters and 2 slams.


that is sick.

Almost as good as 5 master and 3 slams. Shy

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(20-Aug-2013 05:22 PM)zalvar Wrote:  
(20-Aug-2013 02:00 PM)JesuslookslikeBorg. Wrote:  rafa/wafa is down to play in October in rogers home tourney in Switzerland ??..as is Federer, and presumably del potro seeing as he beat fed in the final last year.

rafa might be playing Tokyo.

He's not playing tokyo. He's playing in Shanghai that week.

Tokyo and shanghai are different weeks. irrespective of if he ends up playing in both, or in one , or none of them.

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