Originally Posted by Relinquis
You guys have short (selective?) memory*.
Rafa's balls are too heavy for Novak to handle when on clay. Paradoxically, It's only when his balls are wet, that Novak can get a hold on them, even then barely so.
* Case in point: Rain at 2012 Roland Garros, i.e. less than a year ago.
Yeah what about when novak beat him at Rome and madrid. He took that cc FH and threw it down his throat down the line with one of the best BHs in the game.
I remember nadal complaining during the RG finals that the balls were not bouncing high enough for him.
That being said. No way a healthy nadal loses to djoko 3/5 on clay.