Originally Posted by Mr. Oracle
Look forward to another Rafole final. It will be fun(ny) seeing a possible Raferer semi lol!
Can't believe that RG is almost here...time flies!
This is the nervous time of year for me. I'm just on my last nerve because I know Rafa defends so many points. The rest of the year I can relax. For me, it seems like a long time until RG. Lots of challenges to be faced.
I honestly think that Rafa can be defeated anywhere along the line before the final. He doesn't like Madrid at all. It's not just blue vs. red clay. That surface is different. It's clay laid down over concrete. It's not the RG multi-layerd court.
Remember that titanic battle Djoko and Rafa had a few years ago now? I think that Djoko wins that today. There was so little between the two back then.
With Djoko, I feel pretty relaxed. First, he's not my number one fave so I use up my nerves on Rafa.
But also, he's playing within himself and very comfortably. He's now in the heart of his career playing at the top of his game without redlining. I think he will play like this for at least two more years. It's the sweet time for a fan.