He can't totally change his style of play. Rafa said his style of play is different from 05-06, and he's playing better on hardcourts.
But I wonder whether he can add/change something and continue to play well without destroying his body. During Murray's match, Wilandar was just shouting he has to come to the net , times xxx.
So can he improve his serve? Never gonna be 12-130 mph serves, but good placement? I think he has improved a lot but he won't get many aces. Well, unless we can make him play like Fed, ......
Rafa can reach quarters of every events he entered. He can win more if he always meet Roger in QF forwards?????
Wilander was correct in that match. Rafa should have been coming in during the match. It cost him big time. Rafa needs to stop the consistent pounding and retrieveing. He needs to start being more aggresive. His approach to this was becoming evedent last year when he was flattening out the forehand and coming to net more. This was a correct progresion to his game. This year he went back to looping the forehand and staying back. He must go back to the program from last year. He also needs to eliminate some of the needless bulk off his upper body. Very important for him to loose some weight up top.