I think it's better to have a match against Nadal like this one at Lenglen rather than get a less tough opponent, maybe go through one more round, but never enjoy that atmosphere of the centre court. And I like Nico's phrase that the moment of stepping into that court is really exciting and thanks to the rain he's got a chance to enjoy it twice lol
that's so true. knowing how nico has been trying to qualify so many times at slams, it's so rewarding for him to succeed in making two rounds in his home slam, and playing centre court no less. here's a guy who appreciates the little bright side that he's got!
Actually he's only got one chance to make a break at 4-4 and then serve for the match but he's missed it. And that made me thinking that if change RG format to best-of-1-set there would be better chances for a Frenchman to finally win it
but still not a win even with this format
and you know i'm not just referring to nico.
btw peta for your interest! last year (2007) i watched the two nicos (the other one with similar hair as you think) in melbourne at a practice... afterwards i called out for 'nico' to sign my hat. and guess who responded?
not the one you think. this nico was so modest, he never thought anyone would want his autograph