Federer was the pioneer of first-strike all-court tennis. This is the real tennis and the beautiful game. Never forget the beauty of what was tennis. Nadull and Fakervic don't win tennis matches. They simply outlast their opponent with endless grinding and stamina. That is ugly. Beautiful tennis is gone now. Never forget the good days of real tennis.
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Albert Ramos did a good effort but he wasn't able to deal with Raonic's serve, so he was always in pressure when he was serving. In addition, he was more defensive than Raonic in a surface that doesn't allow players to win points from defence, but in fact Ramos was defensive as a consecuence of Raonic's excellent serve so it is more of the same.
Milos didn't play very well at all beyond his serve. He just can't seem to help playing down to his competition, which is why I was disappointed when I heard Spain wasn't sending a top 20 player. Still, it's a victory. I just hope he'll start playing better soon. Has a lot of points to defend over the next month.
Not pretty but at least it's a win. This was supposed to be the 'weaker' Spanish opponent and he lost a set, so maybe we should be worried about Sunday's match vs Granollers (or perhaps GGL?). I really hope he gets those forehand errors under control soon.