Originally Posted by LX
Nadal had a ton of backhand winners. There really is no secret to beating Nadal when his ground strokes are this good and aggressive, aside from Djokovic being able to return everything with even more oomph, and he has to be able to be at his very best to break Rafa's will with his abilities.
When you give Rafa confidence (like any great player) it's all over.... but make no mistake the backhand is the key to beating him. Look at most, if not all of the matches that he's either lost or really been pushed recently.... it's because players punished him repeatedly there and didn't allow him to get that crushing forehand going.
I'll be interested to see if Stan makes a point of going after this in the final.