Nadal: I needed to create confusion vs. Djokovic (VIDEO)

by: Matt Cronin September 18, 2013

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In an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal says that when he faces world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, he must create confusion by changing direction and hitting his forehand to Djokovic's forehand rather than consistently playing his cross-court forehand to the Serbian's two-handed backhand.

“It's the best backhand on tour so I needed to create a little confusion for him and I need to change directions quick against his forehand to have chances," Nadal said. "And I can’t play with a lot of angles because if you open angles against him you need to be 100 percent perfect because his movement is just unbelievable. He’s so flexible, so he’s able to open the court better than me. So I need to wait for the right shot to attack.”

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