Should Novak used higher tension today??

Gerco

Rookie
Especially during the first two sets, it seemed he tried to play big but was missing the lines by a bit. I thought, why didn´t he grab a racquet with higher tension to try to get the ball in and swing more freely?
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Good observation. Why didn't Novak think of that?
Nole was thinking about when to use his “patented” fake injury but decide not to go with it since that would make him look silly and probably would work agsinst Rafa anyways!
 

4-string

Professional
Nole was thinking about when to use his “patented” fake injury but decide not to go with it since that would make him look silly and probably would work agsinst Rafa anyways!
You’re right, fake injury won’t fool the king of fake injuries.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
Especially during the first two sets, it seemed he tried to play big but was missing the lines by a bit. I thought, why didn´t he grab a racquet with higher tension to try to get the ball in and swing more freely?
Yeah... and maybe Hyper-G Soft... I also think he should decrease swingweight, I just couldn't swing that racquet of his...
 

jdub486

New User
His racket is 18/19 pattern. I thought he hit the ball too flat today. He hit the forehand pretty flat all clay court season. Today his ball stayed in Nadal’s strike zone. A little more height and spin may have helped?
 
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Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
he should've just switched to a bigger headsize, preferably the racket he actually endorses

rumor has it he's still playing with an old stock 95 sq inch Prestige

get with the times old man
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
His racket is 18/19 pattern. I thought he hit the ball too flat today. He hit the forehand pretty flat all clay court season. Today his ball stayed in Nadal’s strike zone. A little more height and spin may have helped?
Dropovic said earlier in the tournament that the conditions were more suited to his flatter hitting style than Rafa’s topspin; overuse off the drop shot also seemed to be something of an issue for him, despite the tournament conditions apparently being tailor made for it. The best laid plans of mice and men...
 

N01E

Professional
I like how we got photos of Novak's frames on this forum and detailed descritpions of them, yet people are not capable of 5 min research. It's like being surrounded by the guy from tennis spin yt channel.
 

glenWs

Rookie
Especially during the first two sets, it seemed he tried to play big but was missing the lines by a bit. I thought, why didn´t he grab a racquet with higher tension to try to get the ball in and swing more freely?
If only Novak went on the TW message boards to figure out how to string his racquet. Not like has 17 majors or anything.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
He should have been at higher tension emotionally and had a few outbursts at his box and pumped himself up in the first two sets. He was like a zombie taking his beatdown calmly in the first two sets.
 

BillKid

Professional
If only he went on TT forum at least he would have used a pro stock instead of his crappy Graphene racquet. Nadal won because he had a better racquet. Djokovic should at least read racquets reviews.
How the hell could he ignore that any problem in tennis has to be fixed by changing gear?
 

Gerco

Rookie
If only Novak went on the TW message boards to figure out how to string his racquet. Not like has 17 majors or anything.
It was just a thought, I´m not implying that I know more than Novak. Geez the level of trolling here...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Especially during the first two sets, it seemed he tried to play big but was missing the lines by a bit. I thought, why didn´t he grab a racquet with higher tension to try to get the ball in and swing more freely?
No, conditions were cold and slow, higher tension would have just caused novak to hit even shorter on the groundies and speeding up novak's demise. Novak had problems hitting out because Nadal was hitting these 4000 RPM topspin shots. Rafa used to average slightly over 3000 RPM. so somehow RAFA managed to add even more topspin. and bad bounces added to that,, it is impossible to hit the ball clean
 

Gerco

Rookie
Haha dude come on.. what do you expect when you start a nonsense thread like this.. pls...
To me it´s common sense, when I´m playing and missing by nothing I then switch to higher strung tension racquet just to get that out of my head.
 
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