Nadal seemed to be extremely disinterested. Didn't bother tracking down a lot of balls, barely any show of emotion and just seemed to have checked out after the 2nd break in the 1st set. Maybe he was drunk
Rafa came alive after going down a double break, but usually, it's too little too late. He broke once, but the mess from before couldn't be undone.
I thought Federer had a great shot so the win wasn't surprising, but how well he played was fantastic and certainly a bit surprising. He played pretty much just as well as he did when they last met a few months in London. Nadal played OK, he was strangely out of sorts mentally, but I think that was mostly due to the fact that Federer played amazing. Maybe he was disappointed because he squandered the two break points in the very first game. Federer had the perfect game plan and never deviated even after some poor points and the small rain delay. Nadal tried to be really consistent and try his usual tactics to attack Federer's backhand, but he was just not missing and was so aggressive. A little slip at the end squandering one break of serve, but didn't matter in the end. It was ironic as Nadal was the one mentally poor today and missing his break point chances.
Nadal using the bathroom right before Federer tried to serve out the match the second time?
What a dramatic ending. Rain delay when Federer has match point on his serve. What a mentally fucking strong head to serve that very last serve!
Either way, I think Roger has a fantastic chance in the next few months to get some steam before the French Open and Wimbledon. He looks extra motivated this year.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.