Didn't see the match, but, while I don't doubt that Muzza was as awful as has been reported, Seppi isn't the sort of player that often brings the best tennis out of his opponent...he is quite awkward to play against.
Anyway, a win is a win...and it is still hard to see him losing before the final (if at all).
Having watched the three favourites so far, I would say they are playing like complete shit. Not sure who will outmug the other in the final, but honestly if they're playing like this, Nadal, Tsonga and Murray would do better staying at home.
Stupid mandatory tournaments. Silly Rafa for coming here and Dubai instead of getting free titles & points in South America.
Nadal career prediction: 6 RG, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 1 US Open
, 2 Master Cup, 20 Master Series
, 65 titles.
(Predicted before RG 2008 when he had 3xRG)
The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling.
~Vegetius, De Re Militari, late 4th century
Nadal: the last Balearic Slinger, the ultimate product of natural selection. Feel the weight of the centuries in the Topspin from Hell!