anybody has any ideas as to what must the clay monster do to get a u.s. open title? and finally, can he ever win this title?
i hear roger just said in an interview that if he(roger) doesnt win it, he expects nadal to win it.
is that possible?
Rafa needs to have a better 1st Serve (and better 2nd Serve) As I have mentioned before (but my views are not taken well by many because I don't support Rog, but I am cool with that ) Got over that long ago
Perhaps he should have a new coach (Which I have mentioned before.....but got a load of abuse (on another forum not here) for that comment.......It made sense to me at the time...after all here is Rafa on the hard courts but no Coach ie: Uncle Tony Yep he needs a break (fair enough).....but I don't agree with the Part-time coach thing......(Just me and my view)...I don't like the fact Tony is not with Rafa at Queens Club.....he has Lopez's old coach there instead.....I don't agree
Tony is there at all the warm up tourneys for FO but not around for the warm up for Wimbledon or US Open
Just my views from my side
good post allison. i am inclined to agree but i also think the tony/nadal association is a match made in heaven. tony will always be by nadal`s side. family thing is so important to nadal. he gets true and honest support.
that said, there may be some drawbacks. uncle tony barely knows how to play tennis but he has been instrumental in molding nadal`s character and his game. it was him who told him to hit with his left hand when nadal was like 3-4 years old as it provided some advantages. it may not be a bad idea to get some coaching/help with the volley and the serve. djokovic is getting some expert advice on the net game form mark woodforde. hewitt worked for 3 months with darren cahill before the french open. some sort of part time help with the serve and the net game may work.
and the clay monster does need a little more assault minded approach to the game when playing on hard courts. you just cant log in 3-4 hours time and again on hard courts and expect to win titles. and besides, he hates these hard courts anyway as they hurt his knees and his feet. and they inhibit his movement.
Sorry I missed this Hercules
I agree about the "Family" thing is so important to Nadal 100% , I also agree about Rafa getting some help with his volley (although I am quite happy with his volleys from what I have seen)
I think someone to help with his Serve is very much needed
He also needs IMHO to shorten the points ie comming to the net sooner
I hope he sticks with Uncle Tony (for Clay), but needs extra help away from Clay
Who could help him with Serve??
I am convinced had he a better 1st serve he would have won Wimbledon this year, I really hope Uncle Tony and himself are working on this area of his game