and the counter-puncher decline is starting.
Happens to every guy to played that style : Hewitt, Chang, Schuettler, etc
As Rafa is working hard to actually change
his playing style (which takes quite some time, BTW), I conclude that he's aware of this himself and, in contrary to the amentioned 'other guys', bound not to let himself burn out too fast and decline. I trust he'll manage.