Originally Posted by Clarky21
Actually there is some truth to that. I think he most likely would have won all 3 of those if not for his Grandpa's death. I think it messed with his head for a few months afterwards.
You really think so?
I dunno, I mean it's one of those things where you can't know how much and how long it effected him so I can't make an excuse out of it. I do think it effected him at MC, maybe not afterwards but even if it didn't, MC turned the tide, and a loss could have destroyed Nadal mentally. So maybe it played a part.
On the other hand though Nadal played much better on clay this year than in 2011 where he looked nervous and lacking in concentration. I know you don't agree he was better this year but I think there was a definite improvement from last year. Also I think Novak looked pretty focused at RG, he just wasn't good enough.