Mediocre match (the stats say it all, way more UEs than winners from both players
). Both players going through wobbly patches in concentration - some beautiful shots in a row followed by equally awful UEs all the time. Very uncharacteristic break-rebreaks of serve, both in the 1st and in the 2nd set by Rafa. He could have easily avoided having to play a TB in that first set.
Note to Rafa: don't go watching Fed's matches, dear - it's contagious.
Nadal, despite having his own bouts of loss of concentration & confidence, still appeared the better and more consistent player all during the match. Consistent enough at least to get the job done.
And eh... best of luck against Tsonga. Something tells me he's going to need