Are you kidding me?...33 years old..playing late matches..last 2 opponents had HUGE advantages in regards to rest...less travel....Nadal walked through the first 5 rounds of the Aussie last year after not playing a tournament for 5 months...Nadal is playing on FUMES right now...Davis Cup...Brutal EXO vs Tsitsipas...and yet he still has the fight to outlast a young player with fresher legs..Nadal would destroy Goffin/Dimanaur at the Aussie...Doesn't look to me like Nadal is really ready for AO. He lost to Goffin and had a lot of troubles with both Nishioka and De Minaur. And I don't buy that these all played out of their minds. Still more than one week left to find his form, though.
Lol... Sounds like the worst thing to watch if u dislike Nadal. But then again there's always Madrid 2014 Final.Disgusting result really, how often have we seen this? Demon was utterly brilliant in the first set and parts of the second, consistent flat hard hitting that kept Rafa off balance and exploited his uncharacteristically weak backhand. Then he couldn't find a first serve at *5-6 and Rafa played an insanely lucky rally to break, with multiple mis-hits landing on the line and catching the netcord. NID from then on.