Nadal: I'm not sure people get it To some people, Nadal may be just another boring clay-court basher. But those who really know the game can tell he is something quite different. Just his movement and anticipation is uncanny, much better than your average clay-courter. Against Federer on a hard court, Nadal was rarely out of position, and was just as impressive moving *up and down* the court as side to side. As Roger said, the pace and spin of Nadal's ball is something quite different. Nadal is also quite capable at volleying, hitting overheads, and has a good enough serve that it's not really attackable. Some posters here say Nadal would be easy pickings for a really good serve and volleyer. That's debatable because Nadal is so quick and has excellent passing shots. Against Federer, several volleys which would have been winners against others were turned into passing shots. The liability with a game like Nadal's is that it requires superb physical conditioning and whether he can play this style day in day out.