Originally Posted by Looner
So, how was the time ruled enforced if at all?
I looked at my watch only a couple of times but he was surprisingly quick, clearly under 25 seconds.
I think there was one warning ... but to Delbonis who indeed was slower at times.
The umpire was Carlos Bernardes, that is an experienced guy whom Rafa quite likes, good choice if it had been necessary.
I hope Nadal can keep on like that, but we will see when Nadal has to face an opponent who makes him less relaxed.
Yesterday, he started very relaxed even though less after 0-2 0*-30.
Delbonis started well (Nadal was actually playing very short) but then made too many easy errors whereas Nadal was far from his level in the first set.
Nadal started the second set very well and it was over.