People forgetting this is nadal we are talking about. He played a lot last year and i think it is going to take a toll on his body. He has had bad luck at the aussie in the past with injuries. I see nadal having trouble with the body based on how much he's played before wimbledon in 2014. There are reports he's been struggling again a bit with his knees. We'll see i gues in a few weeks..
No one is beating the gymnast... he's back in form post us open and will blitz all in his path.. nadal ain't going to be able to have anything like 2013.. .his body is going to feel it this year after how much he played and nole will take over once and for all this rivalry.
to nadal.. djoker leaving you behind starting this year... everyone will agree once he takes nadals roland garros from him this year.
I understand that you are trying to troll and incite Rafa's fans, but let me answer you anyway
Unfortunately, it is true that Rafa has never been as consistently fit (and lucky) as Fed or Nole. He has struggled with his fitness throughout his career, but has since learned to adapt and play through pain. Though I've been a Rafa fan since I saw baby Rafa play in 2004, I'll accept that I too was initially skeptical how long he'd last with his grinding style of play. But his perseverance and never-say-die spirit over the years have convinced me to never doubt him again. His naysayers on the other hand have been talking about his impending decline for years now, but he continues to fight on the tour. I'm not trying to argue that Rafa won't face any fitness issues in 2014 (though I strongly hope he doesn't), all I'm trying to say is that it wouldn't be a wise idea to bet against him as he will try his best to compete nevertheless and that is almost always enough for him to beat any opponent anywhere.
I won't argue against Nole's chances either. He is as good a player as anyone can ever try to be, but he has his own limitations and is getting older too. Though he has been lucky to avoid any serious injuries so far in his career, his grinding style of play is going to take its toll at some point (if not next year). Now, don't get me wrong. I am NOT wishing injuries on anyone, I want every player to be 100% fit and healthy. It's not fun watching Rafa, Nole or Andy beat Wawa or Birdy for their slams, we want to see them play each other in some epic matches.
Either way, I am excited for 2014. I don't see either Nole or Rafa (or Andy) dominating
the rivalry next year. We will soon see for ourselves, bring on the AO