what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Scot » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:29:38


I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
come Blake has Nadal's number?
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Dr. GroundAx » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:34:28

Quote:

> I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
> come Blake has Nadal's number?

He plays risky tennis that at the moment is coming off. Nadal also seems
somewhat intimidated by Blakey (on the buses).

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:39:08

Quote:

>I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
>come Blake has Nadal's number?

1. Deep flat ground strokes as has been mentioned many times here in rst as
a way to hurt nadal.

2. Blake is fast on his feet. Second fastest to Nadal maybe.

So, Nadal has less time to react to Blakes shots and Blake can get to more
of Nadals returns as well as Nadal making many more errors.

Simple really.

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by One » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:50:17



Quote:
> I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.
> How come Blake has Nadal's number?

Blake hits flat whereas Federer uses a lot of topspin which slows the
bounce and gives Nadal time to retreive. Blake's flat stuff can't be got
back so easily.
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by mimu » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:07:25

Quote:

> I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
> come Blake has Nadal's number?

Blake's a good player getting better and nowhere near his peak yet.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Dr. GroundAx » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:05:21

Quote:


>> I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
>> come Blake has Nadal's number?

> Blake's a good player getting better and nowhere near his peak yet.

This is his career peak. He's past his physical peak in tennis terms.
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by jingu » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:07:20

Quote:


> Blake's a good player getting better and nowhere near his peak yet.

my take on blake is that he has been a good player, but not such a good
*big* game player, or someone who plays so well when under pressure, or
expectation, to win.  he does seem to be getting better in that respect,
though.
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by mimu » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:22:12

Quote:



>> Blake's a good player getting better and nowhere near his peak yet.

> my take on blake is that he has been a good player, but not such a good
> *big* game player, or someone who plays so well when under pressure, or
> expectation, to win.  he does seem to be getting better in that respect,
> though.

I put it this way on another group:

Blake continues his slow and steady progress on the comeback trail.

He turned pro late, about 20, after two years of college; has had some
trouble in finding his game, the game best suited to his talents and
physique; and has had serious injury and illness: the result of
which is that he has not yet anywhere near reached his peak.

(And I'd add I'd put his present return/defensive game against anyone's
right now.)

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Jeanne » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:18:22

Habib was right, Blake's forehand, pace and angle
is too fast for Nadal to get to, it's better than Feds.
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by gregor.. » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:25:46

Quote:
> is too fast for Nadal to get to, it's better than Feds.

... against Nadal, yes.

Federer's forehand is better against everyone else

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Jeanne » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:25:59

He's not too shabby at the net either.

One little problem, he'll look across the net on Sunday,
see God, and crumble. It's a shame because he really
does have great game.

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by 1/13 » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:21:43


Quote:
> I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
> come Blake has Nadal's number?

Physically stronger (than Fed) and hits flatter with less topspin...gives
Nadal less time to react...haven't seen the match yet.
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by 1/13 » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:22:49


Quote:

>>I'm asking because I didn't see any of the latest Blake-Nadal action.  How
>>come Blake has Nadal's number?

> 1. Deep flat ground strokes as has been mentioned many times here in rst as
> a way to hurt nadal.

> 2. Blake is fast on his feet. Second fastest to Nadal maybe.

> So, Nadal has less time to react to Blakes shots and Blake can get to more
> of Nadals returns as well as Nadal making many more errors.

> Simple really.

Can pull of this strategy...flatter backhands maybe?
 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by cost.. » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:43:59

Well, like AA has proved, if you take time off you can prolong your
career. Blake was a late starter and also had to take time off due to
the injuries and sicknesses that he has had so perhaps that can add 1-2
years to his career.

CZ

 
 
 

what's Blake doing that Fed isn't?

Post by Dr. GroundAx » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:45:37

Quote:

> Well, like AA has proved, if you take time off you can prolong your
> career. Blake was a late starter and also had to take time off due to
> the injuries and sicknesses that he has had so perhaps that can add 1-2
> years to his career.

> CZ

I don't think you can compare Blake to Agassi. Getting a little carried
away aren't we?