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Halle R1: Lacko def. [Q] Kravchuk 2-6 6-2 6-3

Rafa's opponent in R2. Good recovery from Lukas to come back after losing the first set, but struggling in this match isn't a good sign for his chances to test Nadal. I still don't consider him very good on grass based on what I've seen, but maybe he'll surprise vs Rafa.
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Re: Halle R1: Lacko def. [Q] Kravchuk 2-6 6-2 6-3

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Re: Halle R1: Lacko def. [Q] Kravchuk 2-6 6-2 6-3

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Lacko will get his chances but I think Rafa wants more Match practices then just this one Match, so I think Nadal wins it.
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Re: Halle R1: Lacko def. [Q] Kravchuk 2-6 6-2 6-3

Well, Lacko likes grass (probably not more than indoors), but he had some very good matches in previous years on grass. He is still collecting some confidence after struggles on the clay. Nadal will be a great test for him, so we´ll see. Lacko is known for slow starts (like vs. Golding last week etc), but I am satisfied with this result. Sets 2 and 3 were probably solid from Lukas, because I considered Kravchuk a good server. The scoreline is nice.
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Looking at matches both in Halle and Queens, Halle seems like the more "traditional" grass court: fast combined with low and unreliable bounces. Nadal has been losing (tanking?) matches early in Queens the past few years but this time he might struggle even in his first match. Lacko has a good serve and a hard, flat forehand.

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Lacko, IMO, doesn't move well enough to beat Nadal. His serve is sometimes good, sometimes mediocre. If he has a great serving day, he can defeat Rafa, but that is the only way.
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I hope Lacko will take the first set while Rafa will be still trying to find his ground on grass and then who knows ?

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