Connect with us


Has Rafael Nadal Performed Better On Hard Courts Under Carlos Moya?



Rafael Nadal with coach

In 2017, we saw the resurgence of Rafael Nadal. After being plagued by injuries, he came back and won 5 grand slams. He won titles not just on clay but also on hard courts. One key change Nadal made in 2017 was the addition of Spanish legend Carlos Moya. This begs the question – has Nadal done better on hard courts under Carlos Moya?

Rafael Nadal sit with coach

The Stats: Rafael Nadal On Hard Courts Under Moya
Rafael Nadal has done exceptionally well on hard courts during 2017-19. He won 2 US Open titles and reached 2 Australian Open finals. For the first time ever, Rafael Nadal successfully defended a hard court title when he won the 2019 Rogers Cup.

An analysis by the ATP showed that in the past year Rafa Nadal has been the best hard court player. He had a 90.5% win rate on hard courts. This rate even better than his arch-rival and hard court master Novak Djokovic.

In this same analysis, it was shown that Nadal is not just winning on hard courts but winning against highly ranked opponents. In the last year, Nadal won 38 of his 42 hard court matches. 11 of those came against top-20 and most of them were in straight-sets. Rafa has clearly done well.

Rafael Nadal training

The Stats: Rafael Nadal On Hard Courts Before Moya
If we want to know if Rafael Nadal has done better on hard courts under Carlos Moya we need to see how he did before he added Carlos Moya. Before the addition of Carlos Moya, Rafa had done fairly well on hard courts.

He won 2 US Opens and 1 Australian Open. Totally, Rafael Nadal had won 16 titles before he added Carlos Moya but was never able to defend any of those titles. His win percentage on hard courts during this time was not very good.

It is important to note the timeline of these achievements if we want a good comparison. Rafael Nadal achieved the above between 2005 to 2017, almost 12 years. He had been with Carlos Moya only for 3.

Rafael Nadal instruction

The Verdict
Now that we have seen some statistics, we can answer the question – has Rafael Nadal performed better on hard courts under Carlos Moya? The answer is yes.

Nadal was able to achieve a lot in a short period of time under Carlos Moya. The reinvented serve, the use of all kinds of shots and the aggressive playing style which were brought in by Carlos Moya have helped Rafa perform better on hard courts.

Rafa is still a dominating figure in tennis and is primed to win some more titles before he retires. Maybe under Carlos Moya, he might retire not just with clay-court titles but with some hard court titles.

Naomi Rests on Cordae
Entertainment8 hours ago

“My Feeling Were Hurt That Day, I Was So Embarrassed” – Naomi Osaka Opens Up On Recording A Song With Boyfriend, Cordae

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams
Entertainment8 hours ago

Naomi Osaka Denies Age-shaming Serena Williams, Reveals Why She Referred To Her As ‘Mom’

Osaka and Cordae
Entertainment9 hours ago

Naomi Osaka Shares Romantic Dates and PHOTOS With Boyfriend, Cordae

Ronda Rousey
News9 hours ago

5 Wrestlers Who Doesn’t Like Ronda Rousey Returns In WWE

Maria Sharapova
Entertainment9 hours ago

Maria Sharapova Reveals What She Would Do In Free Five Minutes

Serena Williams of the U.S.
Entertainment22 hours ago

“I Love Watching Serena, And I Hope She Wins Her 24th Major. I Think She Deserves It” – Former World No 1 Reveals

Maria Sharapova
Entertainment22 hours ago

Maria Sharapova Reveals Reason Behind The Brand Name, Sugarpova

Naomi Osaka Points
Entertainment24 hours ago

VIDEO: Naomi Osaka Opens Up On How Play Station Helps Her Improvise Her Tennis

Andy and Judy Murray
Entertainment1 day ago

‘Oh My God! You’ll Be Rubbished!’ – Andy Murray Warns His Mother, Judy Murray

naomi osaka
News1 day ago

Shriver Gives Reasons On How Naomi osaka Has Become a Woman leader In Tennis

Serena Williams
Entertainment1 day ago

Serena Williams Invests In Startup Businesses Founded By Black Women; Here Is How!

maria sharapova
News1 day ago

Maria Sharapova Reveals Her retirement was a tough process to manage”

Maria Sharapova
Entertainment1 day ago

Maria Sharapova: “I Acquired The Attitude Of Never Giving Up”

Entertainment1 day ago

“We Don’t Play The Whole Time, We’ll Still Train” – Venus and Serena Williams

Rafael Nadal serious
Entertainment1 day ago

“I Don’t Think It Will Change My Life Perspective, I Just Try To Enjoy What I’m Doing”- Rafael Nadal Reveals

Serena Williams Bahamas
News2 weeks ago

Serena Williams had a fight on the beach with a friend — SEE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Serena Williams Bahamas
News2 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Serena Williams enjoys her family holiday with Venus Wlliams

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Daughter photo
HOME2 weeks ago

Serena Williams cries out, ‘Is Alexis Olympia ok? Is there something wrong with my daughter?

Serena Williams
Entertainment2 days ago

PHOTOS: Serena Williams Shares Mind Blowing Killer Body In Skin-Tight Dress And Dagger Heels

Serena Williams and daughter smile
Tennis2 weeks ago

WATCH: Serena Williams Dances With Daughter Like No One’s Watching

Venus Williams shows off
Entertainment2 weeks ago

Venus Williams dating Millionaire Boyfriend — Serena Williams reacts…

Serena Williams and sisters
News1 week ago

PHOTOS: Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus Williams finally opens up

Naomi, Serena and Venus
Entertainment4 weeks ago

Naomi Osaka Opens Up On Comparison To Serena and Venus Williams – VIDEO

Venus Williams Interview
HOME2 weeks ago

Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus Williams finally opens up

Serena Williams and daughter Olympia Ohanian
News4 days ago

VIDEO: Serena Williams says, “I’m not being overprotective to my daughter Alexis Olympia”

Serena Williams in gown
News2 weeks ago

WATCH: When Serena Williams Danced Crazily — Serena Williams dances very emotionally

Entertainment2 weeks ago

WATCH: Serena Williams Gives Hilarious Lesson on Twerking And The Proper Way to Milly Rock

Osaka and Cordae
Entertainment9 hours ago

Naomi Osaka Shares Romantic Dates and PHOTOS With Boyfriend, Cordae

The siblings of Venus and Serena Williams
HOME2 weeks ago

Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus & Serena Williams Confirm Marriage

Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens
News5 days ago

Sloane Stephens says, “Serena Williams has been rude to her, unfollowed her on Twitter”