No great Wimbledon champion has struggled in the first week of the tournament like Nadal. He just doesn't like that fresh grass where the footing is worse and he actually has to attack, which he struggles to do when his topspin is void by the low skidding bounce.
Nadal started to struggle first week of Wimbledon in 2010, when he struggled a lot in that Philipp Petzchner match. A Medical Time Out strategy helped him out
Before 2009 he had no problem running on fresh grass.
proud fan of Roger Federer & Andy Roddick
a fan of:
Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Stanislas Wawrinka, Robin Soderling & all Chinese players
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, James Blake, Nikolay Davydenko, Tommy Haas, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Lukas Rosol
like to watch:
Philipp Kohlschreiber, Richard Gasquet, Nicolas Almagro, Mikhail Youzhny, Tommy Robredo, Grigor Dimitrov, Ernest Gulbis, Marcos Bagdatis, Steve Darcis
Any act of anti-tennis, say the Whine, the Knee, the Bald, the Ass-picking and the Moonballing.