Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams coach had advised Rafael Nadal on how he can beat his long time rival Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal has made the finals at three tornaments which are: Australian Open, Telcel Open and the Miami Masters from the five tournaments he has played so far in 2017, but he is yet to win a title.
The major reason Nadal lost to his long time rival Roger Federer in Australia and Miami, while also losing to him in fourth round at Indian Wells.
Patrick Mouratoglou believes that Rafael is losing to his rival Roger is because the 18-time Grand Slam champion has changed approach while playing the Spaniard.
He believes that the only way Nadal can turn the tide before the end of the season is to win titles, at least in the absence of Federer.
“Nadal needs to rebuild his confidence against Roger. And in order to do it, he needs to win titles. There is no reason to think that Nadal can’t change the dynamic,” Mouratoglou said
“Rafa is always Rafa. At the Roland Garros he can still have his advantage towards Federer and until that tournament he would have already won a few titles on clay. But that’s not enough, if he won’t correct the defects of this season, not only against Federer, but also against Djokovic and Murray,” the Frenchman added.