a true beatdown. i have expected it and have betting cash to prove it.
also, please spare me of the 'family tragedy' storyline. once you commit to playing the tournament, skip the funeral and stay to play nadal, no excuses anymore. he was beaten fair and square, even humiliated.
nadal was really good, serve was clicking, bh was outstandingly solid, etc.
djokovic was truly atrocious. can't remember the last time he was so bad. it's not just that there was no serve, and that he had no bh at all, it is the overall lacklustreness of his game and the lack of will which was apparent throughout. still, no bh OR no serve is sufficient to lose to nadal, let alone playing with no serve and without one wing.
this overall 'flatness' of the match reminded me of fed rafa sf in miami 2011. just no fight on the other side.
still to early to predict anything for RG. nadal will surely feel a bit more confident after this, but i feel that for him his tendonitis is more important than mental games. as for djokovic, i have no idea how he will play until the slams. i can only assume that his crew planned out when and where to up the regimen in order to bring his best to rg.
on a definite plus side - finally a nice hug at the net. all it takes for it is a win for rafa.