I like Rafa more than Djokovic, I like Rafa's style and in my opinion he is more talented than Djokovic but to be honest, i see Djokovic's future brighter in the future once Roger retires. Rafa is what, 21? and already has chronic knee pain and what not, he has already skiped slams because of injury and quit matches for the same reason. his performances post wimbledon also leave a lot to be desired (2 years in a row now) I frankly don't even see him wining Roland Garros next year, Not sure if Roger is going to win it but this sucks for me cos if Roger doesn't win it I want Rafa to win it, but I don't think Rafa will even make it to the final, as much as I want to, I get a feeling he is worn out from simply too much strain to his body, also, mentaly the guy can only take so much, he would have 3 roland garros, 2 wimbledons (maybe) and be #1 in the world by a mile if it wasn't for federer, if he was playing in another era, he would probably have an easier time but I think he is just geting worn out. Djokovic on the other hand is on the rise, he still gets injured (fakes 90% of the time) but I see him doing good in hardcourt. he seems to have the perfect kind of game for hardcourt, he is very well rounded, doesn't have any real weaknesses but in wimbledon I don't see him going that far and even less in clay.
since when did rafa skip a slam?
everyone thought this way when rafa went down at this point last year, but then resurfaced come indian wells this year...