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Old 04-06-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default Nadal using water bottle to train for clay-court season



http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/04/vide...t-water-bottle


Nadal's [history] obsession with water bottles.



Rosol knocks over Nadal's water bottle. Nadal smiles after Matosevic knocked over his water bottles.







Miami:Nadal instructs ball kid to pick up his fallen water bottle.


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Old 04-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Nadal using water bottle to train for clay-court season

why is the prolonged hold of the racquet in final position after the shot?

Looks unnatural, must have a purpose.
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why is the prolonged hold of the racquet in final position after the shot?

Looks unnatural, must have a purpose.
Just practicing something I guess
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:44 PM   #4
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OMG, Rosol is such a sad person, unbelievable.
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OMG, Rosol is such a sad person, unbelievable.
Laughable attempt to put Dull out of his rhythm, agreed, but it's hardly worse than intentionally walking into your opponent at a changeover.
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Nadal training in an endless loop.
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why is the prolonged hold of the racquet in final position after the shot?

Looks unnatural, must have a purpose.
Rafa is guilty of overtopping (putting too much topspin) his shots when he's nervous so holding the forehand finish position across his body (vs. above his head when he buggy-whips) reinforces a flatter shot. This is my guess.

ETA: OP, we usually use small cones for these footwork exercises, but the water bottle works just as well.

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Nadal training in an endless loop.
YES.



it's like some creepy pagan ritual
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Default Re: Nadal using water bottle to train for clay-court season

^ Nice. Copied your post now to the Endless loop thread.
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One should ask if Nadal really is that mentally tough having a need to rely on one simple object this much?
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Laughable attempt to put Dull out of his rhythm, agreed, but it's hardly worse than intentionally walking into your opponent at a changeover.

Nadal did not "walk into" his opponent.
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