Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
He is winning one on Sunday.
hopefully. this is the second time for such a dry spell for him. he has no titles since last July.
he holds the record for a longer dry spell then current one:
when he won a title at Indian Wells last year, it had been 11 months since he had won a title.
its a shame but that is just how it is. the man is a clay court player. he gives all he has for the clay season. this leaves him worn out--both physically and mentally--for the rest of the year.
one thing to note: all those matches on clay so tune up his ground game that and provide him enough momentum to do some damage on grass at Wimby. now last year, he had suficient left in the tank to grab a title in Stuttgart after Wimby but that was it for the year. he was the walking wounded for the rest of the year.
there is only 2 ways out of it:
1. improve fitness and improve overall game.
2. improve fitness and specialize on clay. to hell with the hard courts for they are tearing him and his knees apart. he cant beat the top guns on hard courts. guys like Djokovic, Fed, and Nalby have too much on the ball on the hard courts. they can play close to the baseline and hit balls that penetrate through the court. Even that pathetic russian coward can take the ball early on hard courts.
even the inconsistent fucks like Seppi, Tsonga, and Youzhny get the best of him on hard courts from time to time.
best thing to do is save himself and do the maximum damage on clay. play only the required events on hard courts. clay is so much easier on his knees and his body.
he has won just 1 hard court title in the last 25 months or so. meanwhile he has won 95 of his last 96 matchs on dirt. that should be sending him a clear signal. for him and given the condition of his knees, its best for him to stick to his knitting.
collecting 1 slam a year for the next 4-6 years is better than collecting no slams and having a brief career.