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Ivan Lendl says, “Rafael Nadal was passive, and they killed him” In 2023, Ivan Lendl, an eight-time Major champion, will work with Andy Murray to get more good results

The Briton had some memorable runs last season, and he hopes for more this time around.

Lendl discussed contemporary tennis and the requirement for aggressive play to have any chance.

At the ATP Finals against Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Czech talked about Rafael Nadal and his passive style.

Lendl claimed that the rivals killed Nadal on the court, describing Nadal’s losses as difficult.

Nadal returned to action at the Paris Masters after resting for two months following the US Open due to an abdominal injury.

In the second round, Rafa lost a set and a break lead against Tommy Paul, resulting in an early exit.

Nadal wanted for a superior run at the ATP Finals in Turin, yet it was not to be for him.

Rafa lost in straight sets to Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger-Aliassime despite having no form or matches.

This was the first time Rafa had lost four matches in a row since 2009!

In an hour and 37 minutes, Nadal lost to Fritz 7-6, 6-1.

After the Indian Wells final, the American defeated the Spaniard for the second time this year.

He won the first set and dominated the second to get off to a winning start in the ATP Finals.

With his second serve, the younger player made the difference and never lost a break point.

Before establishing an early advantage in the tie break and bringing it home, he missed his chances on the return in the opener.

As in Paris, Nadal lost ground in the subsequent set and experienced breaks in games four and six to move the opponent beyond the end goal.

In an hour and 57 minutes, Felix defeated Rafa 6-3, 6-4, despite being the underdog.

At the ATP Finals in Turin, Rafael Nadal performed poorly

The Canadian impacted 15 pros and shielded every one of the five break focuses to watch out for his serve and mount the strain on the opposite side.

The Spaniard tried his best to keep in touch, but he was unsuccessful.

Rafa helped the youngster cross the finish line by committing four double faults and giving up serve once in each set.

Felix won by four strokes in the shortest range with a massive 31-16 advantage in service winners.

In the longer rallies, Nadal performed better, but he needed more help to stay safe until at least one tie break.

With 29 wins and 23 unforced errors, Auger-Aliassime set the pace.

Rafa finished the match with 12 winners and 19 unforced errors because he failed to impose his serve or forehand.

There are numerous additional causes for it.

The game has advanced. If you can’t keep your distance, you have to be more aggressive these days. Consider Rafa during the ATP Finals. “

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