Motivation should've been an advantage for Verdasco today .. afterall, Moya went deep in Chenai last week and didn't need the match practise nearly as much as his compatriot ..
That Spanish flea is now on my blacklist .. blew numerous match points and had the match for the taking after breaking back to lead 6-4, 5-4 in the second set ..
I completely agree with you mate, this play was largely influenced by Moya's current situation (ie. backing up after Chennai) rather than on Verdasco's form or ability. Taking a volatile or mentally weak player such as Verdasco as favourite is something I rarely do, it's just a shame that I couldn't follow my own guidelines on this occasion. Also, I didn't mean to say I was concerned with Nando's motivation, this phrase was meant to explain that I had little confidence in Verdasco's mental strength etc. Sorry for the mix up.
Good luck for tomorrow mate