victoria and all Rafa fans
No, I think the match turned out exactly how it was meant to.
Rafa HAD to close the door in the third set for two reasons:
1. You can't give a champion hope; and
2. Rafa runs out of gas because he plays such a physical game and shows so much emotion.
I was worried for him through the whole 3rd set. When he lost it, I knew he was in a negative position mentally and physically despite the fact that he was up 2 sets to 1. I kept cheering for him, though, and I'll be cheering for him a lot in the future.
You're great, Rafa! Keep coming on strong!