Firstly, I am soooo delighted, I could almost burst!!!!
David totally deserves this win, tinged with a bit of sadness as it is. And very concerned about Rafa apparently, like the decent guy he is... Respect, David
I'm sorry for Rafa and I think if it had been a weaker player than David, he could still have done it, as the match report stated: "While he may have been able to take out a less fleet or less accomplished foe in a similar condition, it was an impossible task against his friend and Davis Cup teammate Ferrer, who is nearly as fast and is relentless from inside the baseline."
I have loads of respect for Rafa as a player and a person and it is definitely in keeping that he fought on and didn't retire to gift David the win. I only hope he didn't make things worse. David kept the pressure up, pounced on everything and won fair and square.
Some folks are just going to have to accept this (those who will say that D only won because Rafa was injured).
Yes, the underrated "little Spanish battler"* can play tennis.
*to quote the AO radio commies