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Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

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ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

Well, Fognini being Fognini during the first set although he was playing great tennis from 2-2 on the 2nd.

Rafa serve was amazing throughout the match, one thing is for sure he needs to raise his level if he wants to win his first Miami title.


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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

Should've been something like 1 and 2.

Anyway, thanks for saving the integrity of the sport Rafa

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

Fognini was horrible as always against top players off clay. Incredibly lucky to make the SF.

Nadal looks to be serving well this event.

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

Nadal was decent. But Fognini was just terrible bar those drop shots.

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Re: ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

Only Kyrgios can beat this Dull on that ridiculous slow surface. Fed won't beat him in the final, especially not if he serves like yesterday.
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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

From what I saw in the last few games Nadal was serving pretty well. Didn't see most of the match so wasn't sure if Nadal was GOATing or Fognini was just plain bad. Either way, Nadal will feast on the remains of whoever is in the final. If it's Fed he wins, Kyrgios it's 50/50.

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

I thought he was never going to break in the 2nd but the opponent came through with the double fault

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

Only 5 groundstroke winners for Nadal, holly crap!

He's been serving very very well though.

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Re: ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

couldn't have gotten an easier SF match. Luckdall draw continues.
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Re: ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

Either Fed/Kyrgios can have a chance against this Rafa, unless Fed and Kyrgios kill each other off which I suspect will happen.
Fabio showed up for a while but it wasn't enough. Rafa was solid.

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Re: ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

Nadal needs to play way better than today to stand a chance in the finals.

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

The only entertaining thing in this match it seemed was Nadal's effectiveness on serve. Other than that, very erroneous match by Fog really without exactly going for big winners. Nadal prolonged it too much than it should do and Fognini surprisingly made it close in the 2nd Set. Some clutch play by him, but kinda wasted it with a throwaway game on the 11th game. Funny though, with how Nadal virtually didn't give any service points away, while Fognini was almost always on the brink, Fognini almost managed to break Nadal on the 8th game I think with a first Deuce of the Set (although no BP). Nadal knew how to win against this Fognini, to the point that the stats for W/UE are around less than 15 for both (Fognini has more on both). Not convincing if either Fed or Kyrgios ups their level in the final which means he needs to up his level by 2 I guess if he is to get his first title here.



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Re: ATP Miami SF : [5] Nadal def. Fognini 6-1 7-5

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Re: Miami SF: Nadal d. Fognini 6-1, 7-5

So Now, is this the only Masters Title Missing for Rafa?
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