Hoping that he makes a good run at least until the point where he comes up against Rafa? (And preferably there too, although I appreciate that at the moment it sounds as though that's about as unlikely as the proverbial pig sprouting wings). Or hoping that, as unlikely as it sounds, someone else takes Rafa out? Or that this loss has actually been so bad that Fed says "Thus far and no further", and manages to do something about his mental attitude towards Rafa on clay. In two weeks.
Failing that, anyone know a good hynotherapist?
We all know that Nadal plays average when he comes up against players who can hit through him and take time away from him , I REALLY hope Nadal gets a draw that has players who can do that to him , make him earn his wins this time .
Roger just needs to learn to stop thinking he has to red line every shot or serve against Nadal , this Is why he losses because he makes errors that he should be able to hit easy because he feels he needs to red line every ball , not true . Roger has great topsin shot as well as slice and flat . he should come in with the game plan of Nadals to hit every shot to the backhand and then for a mix up hit a serve down the line to surprise him and keep him guessing . there Is also a good tactic of slicing a laser slice to Nadals Backhand . most likely Nadal will moonball it or anything on Nadals backhand and it would set Roger up for a winner , only problem is he tends to overcook his shots against Nadal . I know its easier said then done but if Roger went in with a game plan like this one ,he could do very well against Nadal on clay who knows maybe beat him if Nadal had a bad day and Roger had a good day.