Originally Posted by cc0509
Nadal does not play so far behind the baseline at W as he does at the FO. I disagree Nadal is not fast enough any longer to play on faster courts. It is hard to predict because we have not seen a Murray/Nadal match in a while and we have not seen Murray play well this year so far. Hard to know what his real W form will be.
I remember Nadal played poorly last year during the first round at W. I think he won in 3 close sets, but he looked really bad. He looked bad in the warmup tournament too.
In the Rosol match he was giving up so many short balls because he was too slow to get into position in time. I see that happening again.