He returned much better than he served in the 2nd set, but his serve was working just fine in the 1st set. Since his game isn't serve-dependent anyway, it doesn't matter. He's in the Final, that's what's important.
Now he has to play a doubles SF. I'm hoping for a quick out in that one.
Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.
rafa well played some nice dropshots in the 1st set, he really didn't have to play very good to beat the fixer today. still making him hit one more volley every time made the difference. onto the final
True, didn't mean imply Nadal wasn't impressive. I was just kind of anticipating an encounter similar to their Rome match last year, though Davydenko's form coming into this match left much to be desired.