Originally Posted by rafan
Don't take any notice Veroniquem. Rafa is progressing really well. Furthermore he is playing players he has never played before which isn't easy for any player. These players are darn good and should never be underestimated. Djoko once said that he could be beaten by any of the top hundred on any given day because the standard is so good
Anything can happen in tennis of course but Chardy beating Rafa on clay?? Rafa is playing very well despite the trolling in this thread. The odds say: emphatic no. I agree that it is difficult to play a player for the 1st time but it will be WAY more difficult for Chardy to get used to Rafa's monstruous clay spin than for Rafa to adjust to anything Chardy has to offer. Just stating the obvious. And oh, yeah, even after 7 months off, Rafa is a better player than Chardy by a landslide. Anybody who equates Nadal on clay to Delpo at AO cannot be serious and I won't take them seriously, accordingly.