Rafael Nadal has improved his game this season and is motivated to finish the season No. 1, according to his co-coach, Carlos Moya.
The former French Open champion began working with Nadal in the offseason, and has seen Nadal return to the Grand Slam winner's circle with two majors this season. He says that with the team aiming to get Nadal to play more offensively, the No. 1 has improved his serving and rediscovered his big forehand.
"Try [to get] Rafa to be more aggressive, not to spend so much time on defense," he told TENNIS.com while speaking with a small group of journalists following Nadal's win at Flushing Meadows. "I think with the second serve, that gives him also more time to attack, and he's more relaxed on the first serve. The forehand is OK again.
"Sometimes this year he's playing amazing tennis, like [on] clay court, Paris—here a couple of matches he played really well. He has not been injured, so that's for me key—nowadays you see the other players, it is tough for them to be healthy. That's something good right now, is have him healthy, trained. When that happens, we know eventually he's going to play well."