After I saw Nadal play against Federer and other people, especially today, i think i may have found out how to beat this guy. But first.... Why is Nadal so good? Well, of course it takes about 4 capable winner shots to actually win a point. Nadal uses his speed. But what would happen if Nadal looses that speed or even for a bit. What happens if he gets winded? Then, It might start taking about 2 or even 1 capable winning shot to seal the deal. So whats the secret? Drop Shots. PLay along with him hitting deep balls, hit a dropshot and watch him sprint to the net. Finish it off with a volley or whatever. Now watch the next rally. I bet he wont be as fast, hes ofcourse not superman. It might not take a full effect early but what If the opponent continues doing this...imagine the full effect later on in the 3rd? 4th set? or 5th? I dont think Mathieu did enough drop shots against Nadal. You have to use his greatest weapon against him.