Now Nadal is trapped in a scenario where if he plays too much, he gets injured, but play too little and he gets rusty.
I think if he wants to stay on tour, he needs to adapt to playing even more aggressive, bigger serving, more winners. Save the body. If he wants to win anything outside of clay, and even there he was 9-7 in the 5th vs. Djoker.
After MC 2009 with 14000 points on ATP people think he was going to dominate for long periods.
Fed start to get nice with him after sensing Nadal's style won't last long, he thinks Nadal is nice guy to hand over rest of 2009 and is a pity(wants to beat Nadal to overtake Sampras). Bomb and he lost from 14000 to 6000 points.
He got no complaints from his part to build good friendship.
Yeah he needs to play aggressive but will hit UEs which is uncomfortable on. Generally no talent to play attacking tennis. The talent gives accuracy to hit balls low over the net on the rise. This is where Olderer's UEs come from, the difficulty of the shots. Sometimes the shots are so low that it drops inside the service box, almost double bounce, the variety makes people uncomfortable. Not easy to play like this for Nadal..he made FH error when he try to hit the lines against Darcis. Wimby 2011 and USO 2011 too.