Re: Would Nadal be as successful as a right-hander?
Hard to say- it is only theory, but i think, that he would be succesfull- why not? yes his game woulnd´t be the same- his topspin and his surprising shots, passes and many other great things - for left-hander just wouldn´t he have, but still - with righ hand- what is his natural hand for doing things- his serve probably would be far better- don´t forget he is very powerfull guy, with strength so he would probably hit hard flat serves like 220km and aces, i think his serve would be definetely better, because when he was younger and must to learn serve with second hand- it take time and everything if he would train hi sserve entire life with righ-hand his ,,natural hand,, his serve would be i think drastically better, and harder, flatter. Than his strengh and endurance and psychical strengh- would be about the same level probably. So i think overall- lost topspin advantage and some of leth-handed surprise passes, and shots, but better serve and probably better accuracy of shots- because from young age he would be training the shots with his ,,natural hand,, so he would be learning everything faster, it will be easier for him to do some things- hard to say, but i think he can be maybe even so much succesfull with righ hand- when he whole life trained with righ-hand- what is his better hand- so learning process, everything must be easier for him- better and better accuraccy and feeling in hand