Originally Posted by basil J
Nadal hit through his forehands 90% of the time back then before he embraced the buggy whip forehand as his go to shot these days. I remember watching this match thinking "this is the guy who is going to bring tennis up to another physical level". Just amazing never say die attitude. I wish he could go back to this type of play, but I think that ship has sailed. Way too tough on the body.
He will never play like that again, unfortunately. The speed and killer instinct are long gone..