Now might be the time for Rafael Nadal to attempt wiping the slate clean so that he may reinvent himself. The last three months of play have been pretty bad for him, as the last five meetings against Nadal’s closest rival, one Novak Djokovic, have resulted in four losses, and he has only taken two titles out of his past six finals. This is not a champion’s typical form.
After the most recent loss to Novak Djokovic, a match played in Rome, Rafael Nadal told reporters that he is trying and doing well, but it is simply that another player is currently doing better. He says that a champion is not going to be able to win every single week, but they will continue to look for solutions and basically take one match at a time. Rafael Nadal is actually taking his losses well, wishing Novak Djokovic all the best, and simply waiting for his “moment” when he is going to begin netting wins of his own once again.
Novak Djokovic is a big game competitor, and so we know he is already working on plotting out his next assault. He cannot wait to win, because winning really is his lifeblood. His confidence may be somewhat tattered at current, and his effectiveness may be in question, and his top ranking position may be in jeopardy, but Rafael Nadal can turn it around if anyone can, and we are certain that he will. What is it going to take to turn 2011 around for Rafael Nadal? What is he planning next?