Normally he has his usual 3rd round difficulties, but this time he was determined to put on a show: 53 winners 8 UFEs. I think he wants to put the biggest doubt in the minds of potential roasters(Tsonga, Murray, Nole, Fed) that he can't be beaten right now.
I didnt see the whole match but from the higlights it looked like Haas wanted to suck Rafa's dick by the way he played. Having said that everyone of the top four is trying to send a message so yes. I dont thik this match means much though, i think the real test comes in the form of Simon/Monfils and Murray/Tsonga.