Chinanews Client, September 26th, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year-the French Open is about to start. Unlike the previous event held in the warm June, the postponed French Open this year was almost in late autumn. For the players, the combination of clay and autumn will definitely require more time to adapt.
According to official ATP news, Nadal said when talking about the impact of the weather: "The situation is a bit strange now, the weather is also the same, the temperature is very low, so it is very difficult for everyone. But for our game, the conditions More extreme than in previous years. This may be the most difficult situation I have experienced in Roland Garros."
In what ways is this influence reflected? Perhaps the feelings of Tim, the champion of the new United States Open, can be used as a reference.
Compared to hard courts, Tim is actually better at clay courts represented by the French Open. In the past four years, he has reached the semi-finals in the French Open and advanced to the final twice. This result is the best proof.
"I hope to do my best in every game, especially the French Open. I like it here. I try not to think too much about the U.S. Open. I see this as a new event and a new challenge. "
"It is very cold at the end of September. I prefer a hot game environment so that the ball will bounce higher. Maybe this is better conditions for Djokovic."
Regarding the "king of clay" Nadal, Tim said: "As long as he stands healthy on the court, he is the favorite to win the championship. He has won 12 championships in the past, which is incredible. But this year there are subtle changes, which will be for him. It’s also a bit difficult."
The reason why Nadal on the French Net is difficult to defeat is closely related to his high "break point rescue rate". Statistics show that in the 95 games of Roland Garros, Nadal saved 70.3% of break points (416/592), and the final break point saving rate was even as high as 73.4%. However, this year's French Open is different from previous years. Whether Nadal can maintain such a performance is the key to whether he can dominate the French Open for the 13th time.
"This year is indeed different. I want to maintain a positive attitude. I know we have to participate in the competition, so I need to find the best feeling in this situation. This is what I am looking forward to." Nadal hopes to bring the right Expect to prepare for battle, and then see what you can do. (Finish)