NADAL: THE NEXT JIM COURIER? Courier is no Nadal. He was never anywhere near as good, certainly didn't possess half the game nadal does, and certainly never gave everyone fits like Nadal does and can. But he sure made it. Before 1994, he made 4 slams and the final of every other slam, one of the very few 90's players who managed to do so. Anyone who didn't have the serve or the game to beat Courier would be eaten for breakfast. Then suddenly, he dissapeared. He had one more half-decent year, 1995, where he reached the semis of the US. Then he vanished into obscurity. People just figured him out. Nadal, 6 slams. Eats anyone who isn't playing of his mind for breakfast. Then he gets injuries. Murray beats him relatively easily using aggressive tactics. Nadal then proceeds to have a great run at Indian Wells and Miami, only to be stopped by 2 players who were utilizing heavy-attacking games. I really do hope not, as I like nadal better than anyone out there at the moment. But I can't help but think: Like Courier, are people starting to figure Nadal out?