Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Vina Del Mar SF: Nadal defeats Chardy 6-2 6-2
That was a very poor match because of Chardy attitude: ballbashing, without any strategy on court, with lots of unforced errors,... He was like he didn't care about the score, only reacted a little bit on the fifth game of the second set, he was 0-40 to break Nadal to be 3-3 (fighting for the second set) and he missed some important balls and with the 4-2 he returned to his awful version. Very disappointing for people who paid for this match and for me, as I was awake at 2:30 am CET and didn't worth the time I have being here watching this match without sleeping.
Nadal was great with his forehand, not bad with his backhand and with his movility on court. The court at night seems more wet so the clay was a little bit better than in afternoon (in the afternoon the Viña del Mar clay seems too dry). He had some troubles with his serve, specially his first serve game of the match (3 double faults but he didn't get broken). We can't extract any serious conclusion here because there was no match.