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Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Nadal played well enough to beat J. Levine, but that's not saying much. His play was rather unimpressive today. He better step it up as the tournament progresses or he might run into some serious trouble. Levine played better than I thought he would, he impressed me with some of his shotmaking, but also proved that he was a mental midget by double faulting on crucial points. Rafa's gf showed up on court, which is definitely not often, and perhaps that might have affected him mentally. Overall good win for Rafa, and good job to Levine for playing well.
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Toronto R2: [2] Nadal def. Levine 6-4, 6-2

If you didn't watch the match, the score line certainly doesn't explain what happened between these two lefties. Levine began the first set magnificently, dominating Nadal from every corner of the court, going up 4-1. He was aggressive and confident, making brilliant shots. He soon had a break chance opportunity in the 5th game to go up 5-1. Nadal held his serve as he began to find his rhythm as Levine's game had a spectacular breakdown. His forehand died. Nadal would go on to win the next 4 games.

In the 2nd set, Levine showed glimpses of improvement but Nadal proved too be too much for the qualifier. Nadal got the early break, fended off a few break points, got a second break, going up 5-2 and went on to serve for the match.
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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

too bad for Jesse, he played so well early on and just didn't convert all the game points he had in those three crucial games in the first and had trouble putting the ball in play on his BPs in the 2nd. I hope Jesse can take some confidence from it and keep working, he really really impressed me today.... I agree MIMIC the match was closer than the score indicates. Really good effort from Jesse.

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Nadal played like crap for most of the match, moonballing to the center of the court. Showed some agression sometimes but always seemed vulnerable..
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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Typical first round form for Nadal on HC.

Improvements are to be expected.

Semi's are his realistic goal, I believe.

This court is relatively fast, and favors Djoko, in a potential semi final matchup.

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

nadal won just 9 more point than levine, that says everything. close match

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

oh jesse, you should have done better. from almost going 5-1 up in the first set to losing it.

I think he outwinnered rafa?!?
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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

I thought Levine's gonna took the first set. Vamos Rafa!

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Magnificent performance from Rafa

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Oh, his girlfriend came? She must like going to Canada or something, because I seem to remember her being in Montreal last year.

Nadal wasn't too great (although Levine did play some really smart points) and I hope he improves over the course of the tournament.

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Rafa nice win.

Its his 1st match on these courts what do you people expect he's only human.

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Re: Toronto R2: R. Nadal def. J. Levine 6-4, 6-2

Yeah, they just showed the stats and Levine had more winners.
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Re: Toronto R2: [2] Nadal def. Levine 6-4, 6-2

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If you didn't watch the match, the score line certainly doesn't explain what happened between these two lefties. Levine began the first set magnificently, dominating Nadal from every corner of the court, going up 4-1. He was aggressive and confident, making brilliant shots. He soon had a break chance opportunity in the 5th game to go up 5-1. Nadal held his serve as he began to find his rhythm as Levine's game had a spectacular breakdown. His forehand died. Nadal would go on to win the next 4 games.

In the 2nd set, Levine showed glimpses of improvement but Nadal proved too be too much for the qualifier. Nadal got the early break, fended off a few break points, got a second break, going up 5-2 and went on to serve for the match.


That's about what I witnessed this evening as well. Despite the scoreline, a very weak performance from Raf against the #123 of the world (correct me if I'm wrong, here ) - way too many unforced errors and sloppy playing, as a matter of fact (funny to hear the commentators on Betfair already blaming his girlfriend for the distraction... ).

Enough to get him through, but he'll surely have to up his level if he really wants to get this title. I expect him to do so - I guess he had some problems adjusting to the HC surface, which isn't his favourite to say the least.

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