Hall of Fame
yesterday it was so good,now it sucks!
I have to agree with this. I don't consider Nole to have elite passing shots in a historical context. It's probably part of the reason why grass is his weakest surface.Why doesn't Rafa come to net more? Djoker's passing shots are average at best, most of the times he hits it cross court.
Watching the TennisTV feed. Interesting that in the first set they flashed a statistic showing that Djokovic was taking the ball 20+ centimeters lower than Nadal's previous opponents had. The announcer in the booth interpreted this to mean that Nole was taking the ball that much earlier. But the guy, Sam, sitting courtside said it was because the clay was wet and Nadal's weren't kicking up like usual. I would guess that the guy in the booth is more of a Djokovic fan and that Sam, sitting court side, interpreted the stat correctly. Balls bounce lower on wet clay. I would think that the lower bounce was allowing Djokovic to step in and take the ball earlier, not the other way around.
Good match so far!