Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season
I'm actually going to do 9 matches of Nadal that defined this year.
1. AO QF vs. Berdych- Berdych has success vs. Nadal on hard courts in years past, and had a set up and a set point to take it 2 sets up, but Nadal just fought hard and came through with a defining win, imo. We saw how Berdych can take out a top seed in a HC slam at USO. This was a big match for Rafa to get through.
2. AO SF vs. Fed- Nadal's win over Fed in AO 09, many thought was a fluke blah blah blah, this was a big match for Nadal over Fed in a hard court slam.
3. AO F vs. Nole- 6 hour war, incredible stuff
4. Fed in IW- First time Nadal lost to Fed on an outdoor hard court since I think Miami 2005?
5. Tsonga in Miami- Nadal should have wrapped this up in 2, but struggled in 3 and his body paid the price.
6. Nole in MC- First time beating Nole since 2010 WTF, meant a lot to him.
7. Ferrer in Barcelona- Only Ferrer and Nadal can play a 2 set match that lasts over 3 hours, and what a match it was. Truly Ferrer's best chance to beat Nadal.
8. Djoovic RG final- Cemented legacy as greatest clay courter of them all.
9. Rosol match at Wimbledon- Not much more needs to be said, really.
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