Good job JMDP, title #12 Shaky first set, but good second set. Hope he can stay healthy, continue to find his rhythm back in the remaining tournaments of the year and compete for bigger titles (namely Slams) next year.
Only broken once the entire week, very good serving performance
“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged. Such moments are most desirable, for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places. This is detachment -- when the old is over and the new has not yet come. If you are afraid, the state may be distressing, but there is really nothing to be afraid of. Remember the instruction: Whatever you come across -- go beyond.”
You never know how a player will do in his 1st final, but Greg looks to me to be a guy who hasn`t fear against tops which doesn`t allow to him to go with his shots.
At least one set will be close, IMO. Delpo doesn`t return solid at all this tournament (yep, he had bigservers in the draw though) and Zemlja is a fighter. 6-3, 7-5 in JMDP`s favour I guess, the difference will be in ability to finish possible easy shots after one stroke. Delpo`s forehand > almost all Zemlja`s game.
Difficult first set for JMDP, Zemlja had multiple opportunities to break at 4-4 (I think, though it may have been 5-5) having previously been up a break as well. Classic tale against a better opponent, if you miss your chances, you're going to regret it. Still, excellent effort from Zemlja and a good week of performances to look back on. For Del Potro, the title is of value points wise and gaining match time, otherwise unremarkable.
Champions deserve whatever they win playing within the laws of the game
Nadal of course. He and Djokovic are by far the most likeable members in top 4.
Originally Posted by Matt01
As a knowledgable tennis fan (unlike some people here), I can tell you exactly that. There are tennis players who have problems with playing indoor tennis because of the different lights, different sounds etc. compared to outdoors and Nadal is obvioulsy one of those players.