Why Nadal can now no longer NOT come to the net.
Posted by tennisplanet on October 13, 2010
He has no choice now. He will have to improve his net game out of bare and sheer necessity. Why?
Because his serve has improved. Even though his ace count is not where it should be, he is still able to generate enough pace and placement to evoke a weak response – within the next two shots in the rally – to win the point. With the opponent scrambling to barely stay in the point with far more severity than in the past it will be foolish for him to now stay back when just a nudge at the net will do the needful.