Rafa was atrocious in the first set, and should have lost it, only Fognini's patented clownery made him dodge a slow start for a third round in a row. After that, the Fog went away ,as he usually does, and he came raining UE's while Nadal level picked up a bit in a rather windy and changing conditions. Nadal marches on with the only hope that his game would start clicking for later rounds. He has been at best pedestrian-- yet to win a set with 6-2 score or less in three matches at this year Roland Garros; something probably never happened before.
Re: Roland Garros R3: Nadal fights past Fognini 7-6 6-4 6-4
Ugh!!!!!!!!!!! Vamos should send flowers to Fognini for gifting him the first two sets Disgusting. This match only shows that Vamos' fate is sealed and like I've said before he should be gone before the quarters with the form he's been showing
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.