Good on baseline, very reliable in defense, sharply counterattack, left-handed, constant topspin.Because Nadal's game is so unique, that players in general can't replicate in training, or what.
He seems to do much better than the others in Big 3.
Any thought on this?
Nah just missed the pointHis unique game is part of it, players need a couple of games to get used to it.
But the premise of the question is based on an illusion. Rafa lost to Tsitsipas on clay and was demolished by Zverev at the ATP Finals. An exhausted Medvedev took him all the way at Flushing Meadows. If Rafa had had more taxing quarters or semis, the result would have been different. Equally, Medvedev took Rafa's game apart in London, only a bad attitude let Rafa back in. And Rafa's win over Tsitsipas was effectively a dead rubber.
Rafa will continue to withdraw from tournaments when he doesn't feel 100% and thereby preserve this illusion for as long as he can, but the truth is that all of the best young guys can beat all of the Big 3 a good deal of the time.