Sokk, you are the only one who does it.
Maybe because others feel they can't speak without getting shot down about it?
And besides.. this wasn't meant for guys who have nothing to say about his game. If you don't, then fine. I respect that. But please respect that others may have other opinions than you too.
I have been a fan of Rafa since he was 17, so for about 8 years now. I think we're allowed to criticize his game. I'm not talking criticizing Rafa himself, but HIS GAME.
I have nothing to criticize about Rafa, he's perfect
Maybe Rafa is perfect, but his game certainly isn't, or else he wouldn't have lost to Nole 5 times in a row.
And back to what this thread was meant to be about, a serious discussion about what's wrong.. I would like to keep this thread on topic. If you don't like this thread or don't want to discuss it, then fine. But please realize that others may not share your opinion. Please respect those who want to discuss his issues.
I think it boils down to two things:
1. his serve. I am not impressed with his serve. Even in Wimbledon, it was never really a force, and he double faulted a lot. He should really try to improve his serve. I don't get why he couldn't try and play with his USO serve under Wimbly too, but whatever..
2. I think he has a mental block against Nole. He has gotten under his skin, and the last bastion was Nole winning a slam final over Rafa. It seems like Rafa doesn't have the confidence to beat him.