Re: Monte Carlo R2:  Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3
Originally Posted by sexybeast
Nieminen was really challenging Nadal's forehand and winning alot of fh to fh duels, Nieminen was just more offensive minded with his forehands than Nadal and taking the initiative. Nieminen's backhand is just not very good, that is the problem.
He used to have one of the best backhands in top100, but bunch of wrist injuries messed the shot up. These days his forehand is his better hand.
He did hit few nice down-the-line backhands today, though.
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