Nadal has been losing some uncharacteristic matches this year some partly due to injury and some tactics. It seems like his topspin has lost a little bit of bite.. Could it be a result of his injuries ..Knee injury at end of 2008, Tendinitis from June - August, Abdomen injury September-October. Let us discus how he can improve his game I believe Nadal would definitely take his game to another level if he can implement some of the following 1) Develop a much stronger serve (A Guy as well built as him should be able to utilise his body strength to hit 15-20 km faster) 2) Play more rallies from closer to the baseline (play 5-10 feet behind baseline instead of 15-20 feet). This would enable him to hit far more winners and though his defense would be a little less effective he would still win more points than currently 3) Develop a better net game. he should play more doubles so he develops a good drop volley which is probably one of his weakest shots. Even though he has improved his net game a lot in the last 2 years, he still needs improvement. He has all the makings of a good volleyer and can protect his knees by finishing off the points earlier. Being so athletic it is not easy to lob him as well. 4) Hit with more consistent depth on his groundstrokes.. His recent losses to Delpo and Cilic were probably a big result of the depth. 5) Use his inside out Forehand and Down the line shots more often to hit behind his opponents at times instead of a barrage of cross court. He seems to use it at times like a reflex and lost points becos people predict the right way.. Discuss the above points and any new suggestions..