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Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

I can see an analogy between Sharapova, Nadal and Hewitt. Nadal is an overachiever due to his strong will, talent in mind games and desire to win. Hewitt was the same but he got wiser and more mature and lost that killer instinct and went down the rankings. I guess Sharapova can stay on top longer than Hewitt because there is less competition on WTA but I guess the end can be the same.

Just a thought, you may agree or disagree.
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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

i think you have no idea what you are talking about.
age, success and slams might seem somewhat simular - but they are all so very diferent than each other in game-style, on/off court attitude and more than anything, consistency.
all very different.

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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

No I see nothing similar at all except maybe age.

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I can see an analogy between Sharapova, Nadal and Hewitt. Nadal is an overachiever due to his strong will, talent in mind games and desire to win. Hewitt was the same but he got wiser and more mature and lost that killer instinct and went down the rankings. I guess Sharapova can stay on top longer than Hewitt because there is less competition on WTA but I guess the end can be the same.

Just a thought, you may agree or disagree.
I think you may be talking out of yer ass ....
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i think you have no idea what you are talking about.
age, success and slams might seem somewhat simular - but they are all so very diferent than each other in game-style, on/off court attitude and more than anything, consistency.
all very different.
OMG yes Hewitt (in the past), Nadal and Maria are so different in terms of their on court attitude! How did I forget that!!!

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Pova doesn't hit fluidly , much like Nadal so both of them will be prone to exhaustion and injuries . Nadal of course is much stronger and muscly which will make his last longer
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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

Dude, that's so messed up. Sharapova is not an overacheiver. She, unlike Nadal and Hewitt, controls of her own destiny in 99% of her matches. Nadal and Hewitt rely on running shots down and their immaculate defense. As a result, they can only stay on top of the game so long as a more powerful opponent does not blow them off the court. Few players can blow Sharapova off the court. With a serve as big as hers, and groundstrokes as powerful, she's in control of her future. Plus her improving volleys and speed added to her amazing will power shows you that she is not an overacheiver. She is the real deal, and she's worked damn hard for it.

hunger, desire, fire..........
stength, power, precision.........
talent, court sense, smartness........
no i am not talking about a racket or a squirrel, i am talking about the former and future number 1..............
martina hingis!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dude, that's so messed up. Sharapova is not an overacheiver. She, unlike Nadal and Hewitt, controls of her own destiny in 99% of her matches. Nadal and Hewitt rely on running shots down and their immaculate defense. As a result, they can only stay on top of the game so long as a more powerful opponent does not blow them off the court. Few players can blow Sharapova off the court. With a serve as big as hers, and groundstrokes as powerful, she's in control of her future. Plus her improving volleys and speed added to her amazing will power shows you that she is not an overacheiver. She is the real deal, and she's worked damn hard for it.


Nadal hits hard, I don't know what your talking about.His forehand is insanely good and hard and even harder to return with the spin on it.
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Nadal hits hard, I don't know what your talking about.His forehand is insanely good and hard and even harder to return with the spin on it.
And yet he can get overpowered. It's not just about hitting hard, it's about being aggressive. He's been bitch-slapped by Berdych three times this year because Berdych can overpower him. We've seen time and time again that when he is not playing on clay, a big serving hard hitting foe and quite simply overpower him. That is not the case for Sharapova. She plays an aggressive game. Nadal is a defensive player. You cannot deny that. Sure he has a wicked forehand, but he does not overpower players with it outside of clay. On clay, his fate is in the destiny of stronger more powerful players like Berdych and Blake.

hunger, desire, fire..........
stength, power, precision.........
talent, court sense, smartness........
no i am not talking about a racket or a squirrel, i am talking about the former and future number 1..............
martina hingis!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Luck Justine Henin Hardenne, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Mary Pierce, and any of my other favorites that I might have forgotten about at this moment.
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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

Rafa is already a living legend.

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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

No... completely opposite gamestyle...
Masha = 2003 Andy Roddick (serve, agress, and great record in TB)
However Masha also has a good return game and a BH, things Roddick did not have
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Nadal hits hard, I don't know what your talking about.His forehand is insanely good and hard and even harder to return with the spin on it.
won't matter how hard Nadal hits if
a) he does not pursue the initiative
b) he stands 10 feet behind the baseline
c) spin is sacrificed for flatness, and flat shots are better offensively
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Pova doesn't hit fluidly , much like Nadal so both of them will be prone to exhaustion and injuries . Nadal of course is much stronger and muscly which will make his last longer
just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber...
nadal will NOT have a long career at all.
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Nadal hits hard, I don't know what your talking about.His forehand is insanely good and hard and even harder to return with the spin on it.
nadal hits hard, but it's from 10 feet behind the baseline or more. he's playing defense almost all the time.
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Re: Do you think Maria Sharapova = Rafael Nadal (now) and Lleyton Hewitt (future)?

Nadal = SPIN, STRONG DEFENSE

Maria = FLAT, STRONG OFFENSE

These are two huge differences that make this argument pretty much over.

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