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What Happened 2 Rafa Nadal (Indian Wells 2007) Version?

Iván
01-25-2008, 01:34 PM
:confused:

The courts are similar?

Took out two tough big servers/serve vollyers in Arnie and Duckie (type of games which he struggles against on quicker surfaces), overpowered Novak in the final with his agressive "Forehan" D

Did not drop a set, everyone thought Rafa would go on to win a hardcourt slam, it hasnt happened, he was so impressive in this masters event, i thought he would push on from this you know?

http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?query=Singles&year=0&player=N409&selTournament=404&prevtrnnum=0

Since this tournament Rafa has gone walkies in terms of hardcourt form against difficult opponents.


Ok he made the S/F of the aussie open but all of us know that rafa had a cakewalk draw to the semis, why has rafa become more transparent on hardcourts, he is becomming to predicatable, using too much slice, must hit the ball flatter rafa.

The Indian Wells Rafa should be in the final, whats happened to him? I miss him.

Hope he comes back.

Horatio Caine
01-25-2008, 01:37 PM
Clement is anything but a big server.

If Rafa's SF is anything to go by, he is hitting too short...hitting deep is crucial to his game.

Iván
01-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Clement is a serve vollyer? Let me edit that because that is what i meant

Horatio Caine
01-25-2008, 01:41 PM
Clement is a serve vollyer? Let me edit that because that is what i meant

Not routinely, imo. Plays best at the net and looks to come forward a fair bit, but of the several times I've seen him, he seems to work the point a little first.

More known for his counter-punching style.

Shabazza
01-25-2008, 01:46 PM
Clement is a serve vollyer? Let me edit that because that is what i meant

...not really.