Two stunning forehands to go 3-2 up 2nd set, the first one needs a gif. Backhand for 4-3 - sweet. Federer would of been pleased with the bh slice Rafa hit to get to his first matchpoint! 3rd point eleventh game...
I'm scared about SF here
I don't think it's a given Rafa will win Acapulco, I personally didn't think he'd win any of the golden swing tourneys.
Tonight's game was a typical Almagro match with great serving the highlight. Brilliant when the ball's hit to him, far less so when the opponent makes him run. Rafa was guilty in a number of matches in Brasil - hitting straight at his opponent, not seen any evidence of it here. As for Zeballos, why couldn't he play, more to the point serve like that in VDM?
Should Almagro reach matchpoint against Rafa I'm cutting my stream, got a feeling should he beat Rafa his reaction would make Volandri's Rome'07 reaction appear reserved!