Re: 2013 Spring European Clay Season, Allez!
I also disagree that he has no weapons, but I think GSAddict means in terms of a power FH or BH or S or V, he doesn't have a Kill Shot, so to speak. But his mental and his resiliences, among other things, are quite the strength. Plus as news-tennis said, his timing, a thing of beauty IMO.
As whether confidence is the cause or effect of good results, it's both. Good confidence gives good results that further makes someone more confidence, it's a cycle.
I actually don't quite care if he's over or under-achieve at this point of his career. I just think he can still achieve more. I know he's 28, but Ferrer wasn't much at 28 either, and as I remember he has a very low period at around that time that he has a pretty bad shoulder or arm injury, and it was looking like his career is going downhill. But look where he is now.