Originally Posted by THE FIGHTER
rafa got thrashed by federer of all people last year at indian wells in the wind. the wind adversely affects his big take backs more than his high percentage top spin play can compensate for.
See, this is why you should leave the boards. You don't actually watch tennis at all. He got beat because he was playing flat. He's won in wind plenty of times over the years. IW 2009 comes to mind, and I believe was mentioned earlier in this thread.
Just becasue Fed kicked his *** once doesn't make him a bad player in wind. Just a poor player that match. Just like Federer, overall, is an excellent wind player but has had matches where his game totally falls apart in wind. Same with Agassi, same with Murray.