Magnificent performance from Nando, it was his best or near his best play. Ripping winners from every position, hitting ridiculously strong and hard and still painting the lines. He is simply brooming with confidence at the moment. Maybe this is Ana's "fault"?
PHM did not played badly at all(apart from getting frustrated a bit at the end), but there was nothing he could have done.
Well done Nando ...as much as I like PHM it was all Verdasco today. Amazing shot making and I really enjoyed watching the match. If his form will continue on the rise like that, then he has two people to thank Ferrer for losing his form dramatically and Nadal for being injured, giving him a chance to really test himself and come through that DC match. Maybe that Davis Cup win was the start of a more consistent and aggressive Nando.
"If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy, I could have won."
I'd have much prefered a PHM victory but good on Nando, nice to see him in good form.
Q. You must have so many different emotions going through your head. Was it like a rollercoaster for you?
STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, yeah, it's quite crazy..I never expect to win a Grand Slam.
I never dream about that because for me, I was not good enough to beat those guy.
Maybe the sky will fall? Allez Gasquet~Mathieu~Wawrinka~Mannarino~+++
Verdasco was simply too good for Mathieu and played the ultimate ballbashing game The one where he whacks the life out of the ball - and his opponent - while virtually every shot lands just inside or on the lines. PHM did try to put up a fight but simply didn't have the weapons to negate the Spaniard's power and, to paraphrase a well known sci-fi TV quote, resistance was futile (even if he wasn't assimilated - but he does speak Spanish doesn't he? so maybe the process is already underway ).
The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
Humphrey Bogart [1899-1957]