sport news Aussie tennis great Wally Masur pinpoints VERY out-of-character changes Rafael ... trends now

sport news Aussie tennis great Wally Masur pinpoints VERY out-of-character changes Rafael ... trends now
sport news Aussie tennis great Wally Masur pinpoints VERY out-of-character changes Rafael ... trends now

sport news Aussie tennis great Wally Masur pinpoints VERY out-of-character changes Rafael ... trends now

Aussie tennis great Wally Masur pinpoints the VERY out-of-character changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game in search of another grand slam: 'It's just not Rafa' Wally Masur pinpoints the unusual changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game Masur claims Nadal is trying to be more aggressive and abbreviate points Masur is tipping Novak Djokovic to take out the Australian Open this year Nadal's form has been patchy, losing both singles matches at the United Cup

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Australian tennis great Wally Masur has pinpointed the very unusual changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game ahead of the Australian Open, pointing to a new reliance on serve and volleying that's out of character for the tennis icon. 

Nadal has dismissed concerns over his form of late after battling a chronic foot problem and two abdominal tears at the back end of last season and starting the new year in underwhelming fashion.

Australian tennis great Wally Masur has pinpointed the very unusual changes Rafael Nadal (pictured) has made to his game ahead of the Australian Open, explaining 'it's not Rafa Nadal'

Australian tennis great Wally Masur has pinpointed the very unusual changes Rafael Nadal (pictured) has made to his game ahead of the Australian Open, explaining 'it's not Rafa Nadal'

Nadal (pictured during his loss to Alex de Minaur) has dismissed concerns over his form of late, battling a chronic foot problem and two abdominal tears at the back end of last season and starting the new year in underwhelming fashion

Nadal (pictured during his loss to Alex de Minaur) has dismissed concerns over his form of late, battling a chronic foot problem and two abdominal tears at the back end of last season and starting the new year in underwhelming fashion

The Spaniard failed to win both of his singles matches at the United Cup, losing to Cameron Norrie and Alex de Minaur.

Masur thinks Djokovic will take out the Australian Open in Melbourne later this month, and has described Nadal's game as being in 'a state of flux'.

'It was pretty apparent, you could see what he'd been working on,' Masur said

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