Such a good player. Very good serve, amazing at the net, solid baseliner. I am amazed that this guy isn't ranked higher (currently 42). I can't see any major flaws in his game (maybe mental strength), he's got the shots to be a top 20 player (maybe even higher), so I was just wondering what everyone thinks is stopping Lopez getting into top 20?
...for a serious answer. We say it all the time, and it can still be said - his backhand. The slice is good, but he doesn't hit through the ball very well. Costa has improved it, but there is still work to be done.
I wouldn't say he is particularly solid from the back, either. When I saw some of his matches against Koubek and Wawrinka, last week, I'd always get the feeling he'd lose the majority of baseline rallies against those guys. I liked his attacking tennis, but he didn't do that as much as I'd have liked.