“It's not true that I was born on clay,” said the invincible king of clay and everyone burst into laughter.
Given the sheer dominance that Nadal has shown on the clay court over past 14 years, it's only logical to agree that never ever has an athlete ruled his forte in such demeanour. On a rather surprising note, Rafa doesn't actually make playing on the clay court appear like a cake walk. What his playing style reflects is a great amount of hard work and precision that he puts into the play.
Is that it? Or is it that there is some tricky approach or a change in strategy that's helping Nadal stay relevant as #1 clay court player even after all these years of the evolution of tennis as a sport?
We tried to dig in and found that it's the technique that actually is the differentiating factor. Let's find out those six reasons.
Update: Rafael Nadal has beaten Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 and has become the 11-time Roland Garros champion and stays World No.1.
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