Vina Del Mar SF: Nadal defeats Chardy 6-2 6-2
That was a very poor match because of Chardy attitude: ballbashing, without any strategy on court, with lots of unforced errors,... He was like he didn't care about the score, only reacted a little bit on the fifth game of the second set, he was 0-40 to break Nadal to be 3-3 (fighting for the second set) and he missed some important balls and with the 4-2 he returned to his awful version. Very disappointing for people who paid for this match and for me, as I was awake at 2:30 am CET and didn't worth the time I have being here watching this match without sleeping.
Nadal was great with his forehand, not bad with his backhand and with his movility on court. The court at night seems more wet so the clay was a little bit better than in afternoon (in the afternoon the Viña del Mar clay seems too dry). He had some troubles with his serve, specially his first serve game of the match (3 double faults but he didn't get broken). We can't extract any serious conclusion here because there was no match.
FITD: #12 (Best: #9) | Runner-up: Cincinnati 2013Rafael Nadal: The King of Clay. The Warrior. The Mental Giant.
PAW: #11 (Best: #11) | Titles: Indian Wells 2013
Suicide Tennis: #3 (Best: #1) | Titles: Cincinnati 2013
Tennis Tipping - Singles: #10 (Best: #10) | Titles: ATP Houston 2014 | Final: US OPEN 2013, Arad CH 2013, Tampere CH 2013, Poitiers Fut 2014
Tennis Tipping - Doubles: #67 (Best: #67) Titles: ATP Nice 2014 (w/gak3) | Final: Dallas CH 2014 (w/orangehat), Binghamton CH 2013 (w/randy72391)
Richard Gasquet: The most beautiful and talented backhand of the tour (after De Schepper).
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