There are two ways for Roger to beat Rafa's current game, even on clay, maybe. He has to play great for 5 sets. He has to play the way he played during 2004. Great serving and far fewer errors. He also needs to use the net whenever he can. His movement has improved again, post injuries, but still not 100 percent. He needs that, too. Rafa is in his head, but not entirely in a bad way. He's a puzzle for him. Roger is very smart and may figure him out. The second wy to beat Nadal is for Nadal to play not his best. That has to happen sometime, no? But losing to Nadal doesn't take anything away from Roger for me. I love hs game, his smile, everything. I'm not a Nadal detractor, either. I enjoy his game for what it is, and on clay, I find it fiery and exciting to watch. But cmon Roger beat him up in Rome or Paris, or both
As far as the pres goes, I am hoping for an article by Bud Collins!!!!