He leads the Tour in 2019 in both statistical categories by a significant margin.
No. 1: Second-Serve Return Points Won – 56.46%
No. 1: Second-Serve Points Won – 61.3%
- John McEnroe reveals who out of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has improved the most | Fox Sports
“He’s shortened points. Him and his team have realized that he could actually have more longevity, that he didn’t have to be as passive and wait — he could play more aggressively. He’s found the perfect mix between offense and defense. He’s done things that have just shocked players where he’s stood on the court returning. He’s as far back as you can possibly get. He’s bought himself some extra time and gotten in the heads of a lot of players.”
- Toni Nadal: Rafa Admitted I Was Right | Tennis Now
“I watched the final with him and I told him to look at where Djokovic was returning,” Toni Nadal told RTVE. “He was much closer to the baseline than he did in the semifinals.
“He admitted I was right and he was wrong in returning all the time from very behind. I asked him why he did not change his return position as both Francis Roig and I were telling him that during the match. He told me he had not seen it, he did not understand us and if he did he would have definitely done it.”
- Roddick On Federer, Nadal & Djokovic: ‘I Hope People Appreciate Every Last Shot That These Guys Hit’ | ATP Tour
“I hope people sit back and enjoy, take a moment with these guys and the way they’re playing and what they’re doing to the record books. I hope people appreciate every last shot that these guys hit.”
Have you heard of Elliot Loney? I had no idea he used to play tennis and that Rafa is actually his hero. To be honest, I didn’t like his previous videos (better say didn’t pay too much attention to his work), but after watching the last one I realized he is such a nice person. Are you cool with his impressions? Or is it all just a little too much? Let us know in the comments section below.