Even Nadal agreed that.All I see is that Nadal needs one big win on him.Specially the first match when they play next year together,if Rafa wins--->It may certainly effect his game drastically.I mean he can become positive once again.U never know!
Rafa solved Roger?6-3,6-0
I don't think so!!! Clay is the surface that suits Rafa's stamina---->slow game=more rallies=more advantage to Rafa--> as of Roger's stamina was little lesser compared to someone who is way younger than him
However Roger was lately working on stamina and I believe it will be working for him next year.On other surfaces Roger can beat Rafa more often until unless it's a long time consuming match(unpredictable).Rafa always looks to extend the match by physically making their opponents drained out and then attack--->incredible push work and takes a lot of time between points when serving
He slows down the adrenaline of his opponent after an incredible point, by wasting more time between the points
Novak is kind of similar guy who has lot of stamina lately.Rafa was being beaten by his own style---->go backhand,backhand,backhand.....and then forehand when his opponent is off-balance
However Novak has flat groundstrokes which never allows Nadal to feel settled.So Novak is not allowing Nadal to play big rallies with more control and ofcourse Novak's stamina is hilarious!!! I never thought he would play such a final at the USO2011 after beating Roger.Almost 8 hours of play in 2days
Nadal's plan didn't work and I am not sure with what strategy will Rafa come to play Nole next time.He can't play like Federer.Most important difference is the the serve--->Federer=free points,many aces...and Nadal=rallies,less or no aces.
I like Delpotro and hope he will have good 2012.It was Delpotro who first exposed Nadal's weaknesses at the USO2009 by banging balls all around the court.But when Rafa played him few days back in Davis Cup,Rafa played good after first set.Delpo looked nervous when he lost control after first set.Nadal's returns were very good.That's the game Rafa could try against Novak next time!I am not sure,but it can work.I want Rafa to win on Djokovic atleast once next year.I feel sorry for him.Even though sometimes he is a little annoying with his gameplay,he is good human being