Originally Posted by that tennis guy
If he changed his game to suit hard courts, there's no guarantee that it would be successful and it could also ruin his clay court game which brought him to the top. It would also take a while before he showed great results also and I'm not sure he's willing to take that risk.
Yeah it`s a gamble isn`t it
I mean he`s still young enough to continue having success with his physically draining game BUT he`s also young enough to still make major changes to his game>.
If he changes in 5-years it may be too late!
But if he changes now then he risks having a couple of years of limited success & not contending to win Slams!
That`s why I gave the Nick Faldo example [though golf allows you more time to rebuild].. Faldo had to endure a few years of poor performances but once he mastered his new swing he went on to win 6-majors..
I wonder if Nadal`s loyalty to Toni & stubborness to rebuild his forehand will hold him back & prevent him from becoming an all-time great that he surely can be