His opponent came out with all guns blazing: good serve, aggressive in his shots. I feel that Rafa lacked confidence (it went up and down throughout the match, I think that he was fighting himself as much as his opponent) and I think that he's still needs to build up his fitness level but on the plus side, he kept fighting until the end.
His opponent was just that much better on the day. Sad to have to say it, I think, but he deserved this victory.
It makes sense that Rafa would need time to get back his best form. I'm just happy he's playing again.
In other news, our national ice hockey team just qualified for the Olympic Games. Everyone was so happy yesterday
Especially because Dinamo Riga had such a bad season.