Originally Posted by henree
Its hard for me to believe with Nadal's playing style that he can win Wimbledon. But Hewitt plays a similar style and he won. So can Nadal possibly win Wimbledon before he retires?
What are you talking about a similar playstyle ??
They are quite different technically , Hewitt hits flat Nadal with topspin , Hewitt hits the serve with slice and Nadal's serve is different. Hewitt is more attacking and plays deeper than Nadal . They are just similar in their great speed and mobility , and their great mental strenght
I remember to read a lot of times that Nadal was very similar to Hewitt when Rafa was beginning on ATP tour in 2003 and 2004.
These persons only noticed about that both players celebrated the points very effusively , both players were bulls on courts , were great fighters, that is they used non-techinical reasons to compare both players .
Talking tennistically both players are technically quite different and for me they aren't similar at all .
I have always considered Santoro together with Nadal, the two players less orthodox on ATP tour , since it's very difficult to find a player who has a similar playstyle .
Personally the player who reminds me more Nadal ( i'm referring to the way of hitting the ball ) is Koubek, he's lefty and plays with a lot of topsin like Nadal.