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Queens R2: Nadal def Bjorkman 6-2 6-2

Great job from Rafa
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vamos rafa

Wimby title in the bag now
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62 62 vs bjorkman, even if he is 36 is a good result imo.
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Re: Queens R2: Nadal def Bjorkman 6-2 6-2

I'm always nervous when Rafa makes the transition to grass, but there was no need to be today. He handled that with relative ease. It wasn't just Bjorkman making errors, although he did make a few too many, but Rafa just played very well. He was aggressive when he needed to be, shortening that backswing when he needed to, standing closer to the baseline, etc. All in all, a good opening match on grass (in singles, anyway). He doesn't come to Queens for the trophy as much as he comes for a couple good grass matches, and he's doing a good job so far.

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Is there easier way? Like in training.

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I only watched a bit from early in the second set but it looked like Nadal played really well.
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Never in doubt.
If Rafa keeps the momentum and his form for few weeks more, I think that he will win Wimbledon.
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But, you know, Rafa, honey, lose next round and get some rest!
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Amazing serve.

60% 1st service in
96% 1st service points won
50% 2nd service points won

Duration 1:05

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Great job from Rafa
better start than last year. he made a short work of everybody at Roland Garros and that helps. at least he didnt arrive somewhat spent.

i am not expecting much here. 2-3 more matches on grass would be nice before going to Wimby. he doesnt have to kill himself to try to win this.

remember he is playing doubles as well.
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remember he is playing doubles as well.
Not anymore, he lost yesterday.

However, at 19:00 he was watching soccer and at 3:00AM he was watching the Lakers, then a short nap and back to the court to destroy good granpa Jonas.

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yes, Rafa certainly looks fresher this year.
love his more agressive attitude and keeping the points short...this will certainly do him good not only for Wimbly but the rest of the season.
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Great from Rafa, he looks like he played on grass for several months. Very important win today.
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Amazing serve.

60% 1st service in
96% 1st service points won
50% 2nd service points won

Duration 1:05
You forgot to mention 2 whole aces
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Re: Queens R2: Nadal def Bjorkman 6-2 6-2

I saw most of the first set and Nadal looked quite comfortable on grass. He was quite aggressive on returns. Good showing. But will probably lose in QFs.

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