Aljaz Bedene had an interesting critique of Rafael Nadal. After losing to the Spaniard yesterday in Monte Carlo, the Brit commented that he thinks Nadal’s forehand isn’t what it once was.
“A few years ago when he was ripping his forehand, that was his best shot,” Bedene said. “But now when you press his forehand, that’s his weaker side.
“You can see he’s not feeling great on the forehand side, which is still a weapon in a way, but if he’s under pressure, he’s not the same player.”
In the end, none of that helped the 26-year-old Bedene who lost 63, 63.
“He loves the clay,” Bedene added. “He’s a great player. So even if he’s not feeling great, he’s always one of the two or three favorites to win it.
“He’s a great person, as well. I wish him the best. I know he’s been struggling. But, yeah, he’s, what, nine-time champion at the French Open. I think he can do the tenth one, yeah.”
The 60th-ranked Bedene has never won an ATP title, never beaten a Top 10 player and has just 14 career wins on a clay court.
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