Originally Posted by Just like heaven
Rafa has declined. I don't know how much but the way he loses leads and gets broken when things get tight or even the way he fails to close out the matches is a clear sign that he's not as strong as he was a couple of years ago.
Not really a sign of decline physicially so much as more mental issues. He still competes fine but the fact that he gets tight trying to serve things out is more to do with the mental side of things. He just isnt as confident as he used to be