Weakness in Nadal's game found!!
Yes, you've read it right: A weakness!
And that is: TOP SPIN!
Well, the TOP SPIN together with his physical stamina are Nadal's lethal weapons!
Nadal's TOP SPIN is his TOP GUN. Period.
Everything else is more or less at standards:
-First serve - average to weak
-Second serve - even worse
-Drop shots - weak - he barely use them
-Slices - fair, below top to average
-Net play - not above standard - rarely used
-Forehand and Backhand - ruled and guided by his TOP SPIN; Without use of The TOP SPIN he would barely hit the court
-Groundstrokes: the same as forehand & backhand
-Volley - not bad and not excellent either; again guided by the TOP SPIN
-Mental endurance - lead and guided by his TOP SPIN!
- TOP SPIN - yes! The greatest in the history of the game! Ever! With use of the TOP SPIN, nadal can hit any angles, any lines, any lobs, any corner or square milimeter of the court from any position.!! Moreover: with use of TOP SPIN, Nadal can neutralise any shots, any strokes and any possible traps in combination with his physical stamina.
So, remove anybody's lethal weapon and he becomes a lamb!
This rule has no exception.
So: take Nadal's TOP SPIN away, and he automatically becomes the just above average player. Neutralise Rafa's TOP SPIN and he becomes very vulnerable.
One might say 'yes but it's not easy'. Correct! Not easy at all. BUT, the top guns (Djoker, Murr, Rog) can and have the tools to do that.
So, my advise to Djoker tomorrow*: Neutralise Nadal's TOP SPIN, and you'll roll to the final comfortably! (*this provided that Nando doesn't neutralise Nadal's TOP SPIN in today's match!).
P.S. Sorry for misspelled Nadal's last name. Can't fix it now.
Last edited by w78dexon_y; 05-15-2009 at 08:46 PM.
Reason: P.S. added (spelling error)