Originally Posted by Bonnie the Cat
^^ I happen to disagree respectfully. Yes, Nadal is making more UEs than he usually does, but don't forget that it's on HC, where a more aggressive game suits the player. With playing more aggressively - which he does right now - come more UEs.
As I've been following him the past six years, I can honestly say that his level of playing is really fine right now - especially for HC. And as clay suits him even more, yes, I do expect him to be able to defend the majority of points, as he's more-or-less done that five years in a row now.
I've also followed him in the last 6 years actually
No, his UE are not all explained by attacking more, far from that.
Actually many of the shots he misses are played with spin, not flat shots.
And he's more often late when the opponent's ball is long than he was in Doha.