Originally Posted by OddJack
#2-- I dont remember even one slice actually, it was all top spin or flat.
#3-- the key to volleys was approaching on Nadal's BH vs FH, like he did at AO. Only once it failed yesterday
6- Return of serve, instead of his usual chip back on his BH he stepped inside the court and took it early and blocked.
Bottom line- wet weather. ball doesn't kick up as high. Plus windy weather making Nadal uncertain (which he usually isn't).
Better pray for rain at Miami