Nadal reached 6 finals in a row and he is supposedly in trouble. Roger winning one ATP 250 in 5 months is what, bad luck?
Oh yeah, I forgot. You're a Djokovic fan now.
You're holding Olderer to the same performance standard as #1 PRIME Nadal?
Not at all. I'll leave these "primes"
and "past his primes"
to your domain. You seem to jump on any wagon that suits you in a heartbeat.
I just want to enjoy tennis.
For a guy who won Barclays Tour Finals six months ago he's not exactly ancient history yet. You just want to repeat that over and over because you're so needy for inner consolation. That's fine, but leave Nadal out of it. Thank you.
And to please monstertruck. I think Nadal's game plan has been fairly good. His serve isn't good though. The returns from Djoker on Nadal's first serve are so deep, Nadal is imediately on the back foot.
He needs to step it up, take the ball sooner. But it's not his game. He will need to step in, he cannot defeat Nole with endurance that way. And that's simply because Nole dictates most of the points. By standing so far back Nadal is out of breath much sooner.
But that's all a bunch of talking. I know he does on court what he feels best at the moment. His game plan will work if he stays focused and not let these defeats get to him. In all fairness, Nole displayed really amazing performances in these finals. Nadal will win if he gets Nole tired.
Easier said than done.