Originally Posted by Time Violation
Not sure what you're trying to say. I think Nadal normally shouldn't struggle against Berlocqs and Souzas on any court on tour. Courts in MC last year were pretty bad, and he didn't lose a set against far better players.
as GMSNadal mentioned, the courts this week are atrocious. he already has enough doubts about how much weight and pressure he can put on the knees, but if he can't slide properly (which he can't this week in the mud) then obviously he is going to play much much worse
his opponents know he's still nursing the confidence with the legs and have nothing to lose. obviously the poor courts certainly are hurting Nadal from playing his best this week
a Berlocq can technically beat any player on tour, particularly if that player is coming back from an injury and is playing in conditions that he would not prefer. that is tennis, it's not like there are any hacks in the top 100 per say, they all have some DEGREE of talents
again in MC last year, Nadal wasn't coming back from a 7/8 month lay away... try to use your brain