Hall of Fame
Nadal saved by the rain one more time, unbelievable.
I think Nadal can still plays his backboard game even when physically impaired, he just can't dominate with his FH or make those insane passing shots. It can't work against the very best or very in-form players on the day but it can still beat lesser competition by sheer consistency.They do. But when you're injured, you're injured and can't perform at 100% physically.
I mean the game has changed to be way more physical these days. So the difference at the top level is very small. If an injury makes you lose 10% efficiency - you could be #1 and lose to #20.
I mean this is not Pete Sampras who would still win Wimbledon with a back or stomach muscle issue. Pete had the first strike serve and the best 1-2 offensive in history. What does Nadal have? He is nothing if he can't move at 100% ability.
Prolly not good,he had many opportunities that went down the drain, His level of play is top 20 and thats about it,,he is not inspired and increasing his level of play is not there, Vajda has his work cut out for him.I wonder how djokovic feels today
That's not a function of his height. It's a function of years of Argentine coaching and training. You aren't going to find an Argentine anywhere who stands 3 meters back like Thiem does.The guy is pretty short...he's built his career around hitting everything on the rise.