Verdasco is absolutely useless these days. Shows the 'depth' in tennis when he's ranked at 16 when he's done nothing since the 2010 claycourt season where he ruined his RG chances by playing 8+ hours expending physical and emotional energy in Nice. He's a mess. The movement, that backhand, tactics, hair (jesus) and defence.
Istomin was lucky to get out of there in straight sets, playing 8 feet behind the baseline every time he got a look in on a Verdasco serve.
The handshake was hardly a warm embrace, but I've seen far worse from Verdasco and especially under such circumstances, so credit to him for not completely throwing the toys out of the pram and making me cringe again.
Poor Rafael ran as fast as he could, but it was the talent which he lacked and not the fight. All fight and no talent is the name of Nadull.
Roger & Pete - Offensive all-court genius. Nadull - Defensive pusher.
If Nadull had an argument for GOAT, it's that he got so far with no talent. It's like dragging a dying weasel across a long road. He gets there, but it's an ugly sight to behold. Nadull is a classless cheat, and a pretender.
Roger Federer(on Nadull): "He's one-dimensional, he always plays the same way."