Much has been said about the overall improvement of Rafa Nadal in the 2017 season where, after three years of drought in terms of Grand Slam titles, he has regained Roland Garros, and has proved to be one of the most Shape of the circuit. The lack of injuries has influenced this, however, there is one aspect in your game fundamental to understanding your season.
Among the great virtues that encompasses the game of a 15 times winner of a large tournament, such as Rafa Nadal, if you think of a weak point, unconsciously comes to the head, but nothing further from reality. In the 2017 season, the Manacorí player leads the statistics among all the ATP players in points won with the second serve , with a total of 59.8%, a fact that only shows the constant improvement in the different aspects of his style, of a Nadal that takes four titles conquered the present campaign (Montecarlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Roland Garros).
Without being considered one of the best punters in the world, attending to the speed at which he puts the ball in the services, the improvement of Nadal in this aspect is evident and leads him to win 87.7% of the total games with Their serve. In addition he manages to save up to 68.5% of the break points he has had to face against this season, compared to 62% for example he got in a 2015 unpleasant memory for Spanish.
It is in the key moments of the games, when he fails to get the first service, where Rafa Nadal is second to none on the circuit. If with the first serve, with 73.1% of points won does not stand out greatly among the rest of tennis players, with the second distributes as no one to save very complicated game situations. Of course, the other leader of the circuit of the ATP in this aspect is none other than Roger Federer , which shows how important this facet of the game in order to dominate the games, with the same percentage of 59.8 %.
The result could not have been better for the Spaniard, who faces the decisive part of the American tour, having fallen in the knockout round in Montreal and in the quarterfinals in Cincinnati, with great aspirations to do something great on his way to the US Open, You can live in Eurosport from August 28 to September 10.