Probably a hamstring injury. Too bad, Mischa looked a bit tired anyway.
Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013
Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 9)
#53 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013 + US Open F 2017
#93 in TT Doubles (Titles: 9 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot, CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonja1987, CH Prostejov 2017 w. Mago#01 & CH Perugia 2017 w. kirilenko-fan)| ATP Los Cabos 2017 w. daniel_amr
That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
Dutches Blue Collar might be delighted with this win.
High risk game, with efficient first serve reminds them Krajicek good times and the expansion of the dutch commerce through century XVI as both pirates and colonies invasors.
Crowd couldnt get a better cold hearted and efficient champion.
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Rafa is the true king, master and overlord of the atp. Players like Toad are mere minions and stand in awe of the talent and natural gifts possessed by the true GOAT Rafa. He like the rest of the tour is a molehill compared to the Nadal Mountain and accepts his god Rafa as an individual much greater than him. He well and truly realizes that the matches people win against Rafa are either matches in which Rafa is mortally injured or matches that the champion lets them win, all part of the divine scheme of things as devised by the GOAT and his dear uncle Toni.
Peak HC level:
1 Fed and Djoker 2. Murray 3. Nadal (baby Djoker destroyed him routinely on HC, let alone peak Djoker)
Peak grass level:
1. Fed 2. Djoker 3. Murray 4. Nadal. Just ask injured Darcis how good he is.
Peak Clay level:
1. Djoker (smoked peak Nadal with ease) and Fed (bagelled peak nadal on clay) 2. Murray (just utterly embarrassed Nadal) 3. Nadal.
Anyone who disputes any of this is a troll.
There were still a lot of entertaining points in this one. Totally expected to see Söderling nervous in the beginning, but he regrouped quickly and was very patient in the rallies. The last point of the first set was hilarious. Misha had two netrolls going his way earlier on in the set anyway, so there's not much to say about that.
The ceremony afterwards was pretty funny too. I'm thrilled for Robin to get the title, but I'm gutted for both guys that it had to involve a retirement. Misha did all he could this week and has nothing to be ashamed of.
Great win for Robin who again played great and kept mentally cool even though his serve was not on fire as the other days he kept on playing good in Mishas serve and would have won anyways in str8s as predicted.