Having watched the youngster develop through his career, he has become a more, well-rounded, "all court" player since he started playing doubles. It wasn't all that long ago when his net game was a real liability and weakness. These days, with his net work and continued improvement in his service game, he has become a better tennis player . . . if that was even possible. Right now, in the first set, he and Carlos, are more than holding their own against a very good doubles team, a team that "specializes" in doubles. Good on ya, Rafa, for working on improving your game. Looking forward to more Federer/Nadal battles on surfaces other than clay. p.s. I'm more of a Fed fanboy, but have to admire Nadal's willingness to address the weaknesses in his game and the dedication he invests to improve and become a better player.