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If Nadal had a strong slice second serve, that could hurt Djokovic's two hander. I know people think that's his better side, but a heavy slice serve would hurt him, especially leaving Nadal a fh dl on ad serving.
Fed has two or three different speed slice backhands which bothers Djoko. If Nadal worked on his slice bh, and hit some short to bring Djoko up, then he's vulnerable again. He's not very good on overheads and so-so on volleys.
I'm not the only one thinking this, but tactics like these would leave him out of breath. lol
I don't see how the ATP could make something retroactively illegal if it was never mentioned in the regulations. I have not read the regs, but I find it hard to believe that they would modify any previous results. Their ruling would be in effect from that date forward.
I do think that it is very interesting at how Nole is distancing himself from The Chamber. In the WSJ article, about 3 people point to him using it with some regularity. And then later in an interview, he said he only used it a few times and that it was not regular. Mark T, it sounds like you are trying to put an asterisk on Nole's grand slam, but I just don't think it is going to go that far.
From the WSJ article:
The company claims that spending up to 20 minutes in the pod three times a week can boost athletic performance by improving circulation, boosting oxygen-rich red-blood cells, removing lactic acid and possibly even stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis and stem-cell production.
Djokovic is so convinced that the pod helps his game that during the U.S. Open, which starts Monday, he's staying (for the fourth year) with a wealthy tennis-trainer friend in Alpine, N.J. who keeps one of the machines on his property.