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Oct 30th, 2013 01:25 AM
QuitYerWhining
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Serena when she's on. Nadal is more consistent.

I voted for Serena because her mental strength really has a dampening effect on her opponents, as well as pumping herself up.
Oct 30th, 2013 01:15 AM
Kerber Counter
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Nadal easily.
Oct 30th, 2013 12:54 AM
Roookie I dont recall Rafa crying match after match.

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Oct 29th, 2013 06:20 PM
Morning Morgan
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

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I am a big Serena fan but I have to vote for Nadal. I remember that he missed tons of chances against Federer at 2008 Wimbledon, where he already lost to Fed 2 years in a row. But he regrouped and finally beat Fed in fifth set. Which is what Serena cannot do. Serena can come back from a huge down yes, but I doubt that she can still win after missing many chances against someone who she's REALLY afraid of in a Grand Slam final.
But that's the thing, Serena isn't afraid of anyone, whereas Nadal is. They gained their mental stability in different ways; Serena think she's the best, whereas Nadal only thinks about never going down without a fight, and sticking to his game plan religiously.
Oct 29th, 2013 06:00 PM
DollyRose
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

I wouldn't want to get into a stare down with either of them let alone a tennis match
Oct 29th, 2013 03:40 PM
tennisbum79
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

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Originally Posted by Pureracket View Post
I'm pretty sure they come from the same place 5 AO's come from.
Oops.
You stopped MaKiri94 dead in his/her track Obliquely suggesting winning more on clay is a testimony to Natal mental strength
So guess Justine has a superior mental strength , and VIP is equally as mentally strong as Maria.
Oct 29th, 2013 02:28 PM
Pureracket
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

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I think Rafael. Where does those 8 FO's come from??
I'm pretty sure they come from the same place 5 AO's come from.
Oct 29th, 2013 01:43 PM
Simugna Help
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Nadal and it's not comparable. Nadal constantly fends off opponents who surpass him in skill and ability, Serena dwarfs women's tour in ability and only needs to perform up to her usual level to beat the competition.
Oct 29th, 2013 01:23 PM
winone23
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Nadal.
Oct 29th, 2013 11:37 AM
MaKiri94
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

I think Rafael. Where does those 8 FO's come from??
Oct 29th, 2013 11:23 AM
Lord Choc Ice
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Serena.

She has to control all those weapons, all that power. Rafa's game when he's down is usually just about not missing. When you're down in a match I'd say it is harder to find amazing serves and blistering winners.
Oct 29th, 2013 10:10 AM
Mad_Francois
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Peak to peak. I would say they are about equal. But Serena could have a slight edge considering what she was able to do at 03 AO and Rafa couldn't do at 11 AO. Right now in this time of their careers it's Rafa.
Oct 29th, 2013 09:20 AM
Johnbert
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

dull. but chokovic is the real deal here.
Oct 29th, 2013 09:08 AM
Beat
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

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Nadal. He was never mentally unstable, crying on court.
no, he was never crying, but he for sure pulled some other stuff that's equal.
Oct 29th, 2013 08:58 AM
benbest
Re: Serena W. vs. R. Nadal | Battle of mental strengths

Nadal for sure, no
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