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Old 04-01-2010, 03:23 AM   #120
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Default Re: Spring '10: Miami!

He came out playing well. Was even hitting casual backhand winners. Looked nervous but reasonably focused. Had a lot of break point chances in the opening game, but was way too passive on some of them and Rafa played really well to save the others. After missing break points in a couple of return games, Jo imploded. The backhand broke and he became tentative, got broken. Complained to the umpire about Rafa taking too much time (which was true), got into an argument. He had chances to break right back. Couldn't and got broken while serving to stay in the set.

Got broken early in the 3rd. More missed break points, same story. Up 6-3 5-2, Rafa played out of this world to break again for the match.

0/8 on break points. That's the most important stat.
Jo needs to learn to cut out distractions and be patient. Rafa would/could have out-played him anyway, but the match could have been a lot closer than 6-3 6-2.
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