Incredible achievement considering the circumstances that led him here. It wasn't that long ago that early retirement was a very real possibility and he had to basically redesign his backhand stroke mid career, which is super tough to do.
Del Potro was Nadal's biggest obstacle at Wimbledon.
After Nadal beat Del Potro I said Nadal wouldn't have enough left to beat Djokovic.
Good to see Nadal won't have to play him in the QF again at US Open.
Although given the circumstances, it's a bit of a bitter sweet celebration. I hope the withdrawal this week was precautionary. He's been quite paranoid about his wrists in recent years, so fingers crossed it's just that. I'd rather have him as #4 (or #5, or #10) but 100% healthy than as #3 with question marks going into the remainder of the season.
I don't know why it took until COVID for RG to finally release their best matches.
This is one of THE Classic Nadal vs. Djokovic matches. Prime , quick and Servebot Nadal, plus peak forehand and good backhand.
Also one could see how motivated Djokovic was in this match, he had a game plan and...
How would a player with:
Navratilova's net game
Hingis' tactical abilities
do on the ATP tour? Top 500, top 200, 100?
With all of the free time, I have created some tennis trivia questions. I think they are fairly difficult, although I may be proven wrong by some of the trivia experts on MTF. If you answer the question correctly, you can pick the next topic.
Note: Only main draw ATP matches (including Grand...
Mark my words!
Given that MTF is all about outrageous predictions (that either do or do not come true), this is mine.
Reasoning, this is how the curve has gone for South Korea and for China. Why would Italy, and the rest of the world be different. We are discovering new methods for treating...