As expected, Philipp made it competitive and took at least a set. Philipp had his chances in the third but could not convert and subsequently got mentally down on himself and let Nadal back in. Nadal will have to step it up against Murray who is playing very solid. Nadal started playing some inspirational stuff near the end of the third set against Philipp, but he needs to sustain good play against Murray.
Nonetheless, Philipp is always fun to watch, great touch and hits the ball big. It was a good week for him.