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Old 01-24-2014, 03:46 PM   #695 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever View Post
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.
He hasn't been pushed by anyone other than Novak in the last year, and that was more about jumping on his serve, and he still didn't beat him, or push him all that much really.
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