How does Rafa look ? I mean in terms of his injury and movement.
Can we..as Rafa fans.. be slightly optimistic about the knee ?
He looks fine. In the early goings, he moved a bit precariously, and fell back behind the baseline more than usual, but things improved as he settled into the match. I'm not sure if it was nerves, his opponent, or his time to feel things out, but he ironed things out
Before long, he was moving around his backhand well to dictate with his deuce court forehand, he chased down some fine touch from Delboni, and his horizontal movement looked much improved.
I'm pretty sure this is the start of another strong clay court campaign.