By now, several years into this latter era of Nadal dominance on clay, opponents have become accustomed to what to expect, but they still come away staggered from the experience.
“It’s amazing how quick he was after his serve to find his forehand,” Norrie said after his loss.
Norrie felt like he was playing pretty well against Nadal, but as he spoke his eyes appeared glazed, as though he had just seen something he could not quite believe.
“The guy is relentless.”Between points, Nadal is as deliberate as ever.
Shifts in tennis strategy can appear subtle on the surface, but they can have outsized effects on the way points, games and matches unfold.
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