Originally Posted by ne znam ali mozda
So this is end for Wimbledon? We must get used to see him losing first rounds every year, right? Djokovic doesn't play warm-up tournaments too, and Rafa is cleary better grass court player than Djokovic. I don't know what is the problem with Rafa on grass, his doctor said his knees are OK. what happend again? I mean he will play same tournaments next year, and after RG will he lose R1 of Wimbledon again? Shocks become normal, and i hate this.
Surely losing two consecutive years in R1 and R2 was quite unexpected. It was a combination of things such as lack of preparation, lack of confidence in is shots, and opponents who played out of their skin. Rafa's movement was certainly hampered, I think he is just being much more cautious after what happened to him last year.
The most important thing now is to be healthy, practice, and finish the year strong. If he wins some more titles his confidence will grow.
Just don't lose faith, Rafa will be back