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abudhabi tennis
05-20-2010, 12:19 AM
Was watching madrid Open, dolgopolov v Nadal.
He exposes significant weakness in rafas game to flat hard balls. The kind of game played by Soderling, Del Potro, dolgopolov can seriously challenge Nadal. On the other hand someone like Federer with mental issues, inability to step up on break points are going to have a tough time.

Dolgopolov played a really tight match, running Rafa around with excellent backhand cross court and down the line. A solid backhand is the key to beating rafa on clay, not talking verdasco like, more in the likes of JMDP, Soderling etc