Yeah, it was a great accomplishment that Nico took a set off Roger.
I believe that before his loss to Rafa today that Nalbandian was the only other opponent to do so.
And Alonso is right, he was playing for the win. He lost the 4th set 5-7 and was so close to a 5th set and a possible win that he was very dissapointed and it was obvious from his body language after the match.
Oh and a BIG
to Jon Werthiem for missing this bit of "trivia" in his first week RG grades when he wrote that Roger didn't drop set in the first week. Cm'on Jon, its not that hard to get this stuff right!