It wouldn't matter if this were hard or clay, Rafa has Richie's number and would have won in straights. But the fact this is clay is better for his body.
Disasterous performance from Richie from the first game he lost, which set the tone for the match. Rafa played alright and that's all that was needed. He says he's almost out of energy so he's going to want the rest of the boys to step up so he doesn't have to play again.