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so nadal has a problem with power play....

Almost every match hes lost this year he was troubled by power play and flat shots. Blake, federer on grass and today against horna. He was also struggling against querry in cincy...Any thoughts?

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Re: so nadal has a problem with power

He doesn't look like that
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Almost every match hes lost this year he was troubled by power play and flat shots. Blake, federer on grass and today against horna. He was also struggling against querry in cincy...Any thoughts?
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Bueeeenooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

The TV commentator was actually saying that he is a more mature kinda playa, not an out of gasssss one.

Anyhow, let´s see how far he gets....
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Red Fury if u wanna post idiotic comments like that start ur own forum WHATS OUR PROBLEM? I started this thread because i made a double thread for 'nadal defeated horna' so i edited the title and I LIKE IT. What a bitch

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Re: so nadal has a problem with power play....

My only observation would be that Horna doesn't play that flat, he has plenty of spin on his shots, which helped him sustain longer rallies but perhaps sacrificed some of the penetration that, say, Blake achieved last year a round later. But power players trouble Nadal, this is hardly something new.

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My only observation would be that Horna doesn't play that flat, he has plenty of spin on his shots, which helped him sustain longer rallies but perhaps sacrificed some of the penetration that, say, Blake achieved last year a round later. But power players trouble Nadal, this is hardly something new.
Horna doesnt play with full of spin or completely flat. He played 2 excellent ames in a row (one of tem in breaking nadals serve) and in both those games most of his shots were VERY close to the baseline. the thing is nadal can fix it but i just dont get y he dosnt want to stand more inside the baseline and stop plaing defensively Also, more winners

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Re: so nadal has a problem with power play....

Dosent power play bother every player? Maybe Federer the best at neutralizing power hitter, but besides him....

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Red Fury if u wanna post idiotic comments like that start ur own forum WHATS OUR PROBLEM? I started this thread because i made a double thread for 'nadal defeated horna' so i edited the title and I LIKE IT. What a bitch
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On message: a power player, on a good day, has a better chance of defeating anyone than does a counterpuncher and/or retreiver.

See Roddick in the good old days -- which may be back again.

Nadal really doesn't fit into any one category. Kid's game is built on physical effort, but he's also got all the strokes and is becoming more powerful by the day. Perchance he needs to become a tad more agressive on fast surfaces. Certainly his net-play is highly underated; just look at his percentages after every match.

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Re: so nadal has a problem with power play....

Well, most players have problems with power play, it just makes the match a bit more difficult. Horna is also a clay courter, so his balls had some spin on them. Other than that, Horna wasn't THAT much trouble for Nadal, he just managed to take him to one extra set.

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Blake is ranked 5, Federer is ranked 1. Nadal will lose to top players now and then. Its not about power though, just quality. Nadal plays power players every 3rd match and thrashes them.
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Re: so nadal has a problem with power play....

It's nothing new that Nadal has trouble vs powrful opponents on surfaces other than clay.

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Re: so nadal has a problem with power play....

This assumption is as new as the Earth spins around the Sun.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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It's nothing new that Nadal has trouble vs powrful opponents on surfaces other than clay.
I agree, he will have to develop other talents.
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