Originally Posted by namelessone
This isn't true. If it were, why did Nadal line up in 2011 for beatings nr.4,5,6 against Djokovic after the serb beat him 3 consecutive times in finals? Or nr.7 in AO 2012?
Blake,Berdych circa 2006, Soderling at one point, Djokovic 2011 and beyond, all had the mental drop on Nadal yet Nadal never shied away from taking the battle to them, if his health allowed him to.
For example, do you think Nadal avoids Davydenko, who has a positive h2h with him?
I never said Nadal shies away from facing opponents who are likely to beat him or have a mental edge over him. In 2011, Nadal was in perfect health and there was nothing bothering him, he was simply being outplayed. So why would he shy away from facing Djokovic ? All I said is if he thinks he cannot win because of something bothering him physically or otherwise, he simply won't play most of the time.