Nalby 2 points from SS Nadal at 6-4 5-4* 30-30*
Nearly gets the double break back to level at 6-4 5-7 4-5* 40-15* with 2 BPs.
BPs up at 6-4 1-0* 40-30*
End of the road for Rafa if he plays like this. 2h45m to defeat number 74 ranked Nalbandia
dumb to say when obviously #75 rank is not accurate to how good Nalbandian is. you do realize he beat TWO top 10 players prior to facing Rafa today? meaning that Nalbandian this tournament was playing in top 10 tier/status??
it really says little about Nadal's game and just gives him confidence. this is the first real quality player he faced this tournament which means he had to adjust a bit and he has been off for like 6 weeks prior to this. nothing out of the ordinary and actually a pretty good match with some great ballstriking from Nalbandian.
Rafael was a bit off but considering his opponent and the circumstances nothing too surprising