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Abu Dhabi Final: Nadal def. Goffin 6-4 7-6

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Nadal got just one more break than the small guy, that's not promising.
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You could at least spell Goffin's name correctly.
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Nadal got just one more break than the small guy, that's not promising.
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Struggled a lot in the second. Goffin lead twice with a break and Rafa was very clutch at 5-5, saving 5-6 break points. Could have easily gone to a decider.
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Promising for Goffin, playing Murray and Nadal b2b is a nightmare for anyone, he managed to keep it really close. Could be a peak season for him ahead.

Nadal's level looks similar to that of the start of last year, hopefully he'll remain healthy this year.

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Nadal got just one more break than the small guy, that's not promising.
not sure if you can really base much of anything on exhos though, I mean if its not promising for Nadal to not dramatically beat Goffin then what would that say about Murray losing to Goffin? both are inconsequential. Although David is a great player at moments (rare rare moments)

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not sure if you can really base much of anything on exhos though, I mean if its not promising for Nadal to not dramatically beat Goffin then what would that say about Murray losing to Goffin? both are inconsequential. Although David is a great player at moments (rare rare moments)
Nadal was extremely clutch in the second set, has to be said. The 5-5 game in particular.

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