Shanghai time zone killing me. If it weren't the last of the year, I wouldn't do it. 3 am last night, and I had so much trouble keeping my eyes open that I simply could not watch the Blake/Nalbandian--I mean had it been Safin, I'd have done it if it killed me, but it wasn't so I went back to sleep. A couple hours asleep, a couple awake, a couple asleep, a couple awake...didn't feel properly awake until this evening. At least the final will be ~ midnight (T-1 hr 45), so I should be able to just to stay awake through it and then sleep several hours straight on Sunday.
So, Rogelio beat Rafa, and celebrated like I've never seen him celebrate.
I like Rafa, but he's not allowed to beat Roger.
Roger's backhand against that topspin, though, even on this court:
Am concerned about clay season next year.