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Master D

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Is it worth him putting himself into the first round just to lose to some journeyman though? Would be even sadder really.

At least he won it though, I always thought that whatever happened for the rest of his career following that he could retire happily after 2013.
 

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Is it worth him putting himself into the first round just to lose to some journeyman though? Would be even sadder really.
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Quite - he doesn't want to hobble around maybe winning a game or two but then losing to the first half decent player he faces.
 

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Least Thiem gave him a game for a set or so but Nadal keeps on being the King of Clay.
His record there is something that may never be beaten in our lifetimes, maybe in about a hundred years time there'll be another player so dominant on the surface. And you could certainly see him winning next year too.

It does skew his total massively by such a proportion on the surface but you have to also remember that he beat peak Federer at Wimbledon and Fed has never beaten any version of Nadal at the French.
 

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