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RG R4: [6] Bull tears Socks 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Good match from both.
 

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RG R4: [6]R. Nadal def. J.Sock 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2

Rafa played a very good match until the end of the third where he was broken serving for the match and staying

in the set losing 4 straight games. Stayed on court for an hour more than required.

+ FH was excellent. Firing most of the time and deep until the end of the third.
+ Movement was good.
+ Defence was as good as the first 4 matches. Absolutely Solid.

- Serve. He has now been broken in the first set of all the four matches having a double break.
- BP Ratio 9/21. (Some saves were great play by Sock)
- Lesser confidence and shots lacking firepower and depth as match progressed.

Sock had a few solid FH winners and a some beautiful net play. He was brilliant at the end of the third. Serve failed him(Too many DFs and gifting breaks with it.) and too many FH errors.

Rafa received 2 Time Violations warning and losing first serve for the second warning. Coincidentally both came at BPs. Though he was over the time limit lot more than that.


70th win at RG! :worship:
 

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Not impressed.
 

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Re: RG R4: [6]R. Nadal def. J.Sock 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2

Nadal will be murdered by Djokovic. If things ever made sense.

Sock wasn't even that good for his standards, but he still won a set.
 

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Re: RG R4: [6] Bull tears Socks 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Sock was below average and took a set

If Djokovic loses to this Nadal, he needs to retire.
 

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Sock did great, was good for Nadal to have a test before Djokovic

Now it is time to see what's going
 

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Hilarious Sock played so bad overall but Nadal still lost a set :facepalm:
 

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Re: RG R4: [6] Bull tears Socks 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

The bully strikes again. "Vamos!" against Sock at RG. :spit: He is truly done.
 

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Losing a set to Sock on clay. The bully and his obnoxious fist pumping was even worse than usual.
 

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Re: RG R4: [6]R. Nadal def. J.Sock 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2

The match was a lot closer than the scoreline indicates.

Titanic effort to get past Sock though. Hats off.
 

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I only started watching from the third, Nadal was mostly terrible. Good to have one stern test before the QF maybe, but he's going to need to raise his game a hundredfold to have any chance there.
 

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Real concerning for the Nadal camp. That 3rd set looked like the Rafa we've seen these last couple of months and his confidence just seems to be at an all time low. Novak is a heavy favorite.
 

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Re: RG R4: [6] Bull tears Socks 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Should've beaten the footwear apparel in straights and now the shoe is going to be on the other foot when Novak boots him out of the tournament in the Quarters.

Nadal's serving for the set/match skills have severely diminished in the last year or so.
 

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In the set Sock won he served at 41%.

No serve or backhand, but still managed to take a set. He returned Nadal's serve pretty easy.
 
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