WTH am i watching?
I seriously don't think Nadal considers who's in the draw though, I don't think he would have carried on playing had Djokovic been outSure, someone else brought up 2016 FO but again, there was a guy in the draw that was an unsolvable enigma for Nadal at the time.
He's the title favourite this time with who knows how many chances at slam titles left, a different scenario IMO.
I don't think players being injured or not is a binary condition, sometimes they push through no matter what because they believe it will pay off.
Nah. Nadal hasn't been playing great all tournament. Should have lost a set to Bolelli and Marterer had his moments. Pella and Gasquet were both Garbage. Schwartzman is a step up from those guys.If Nadal loses would this be a bigger upset than Soderling's win in 2009?
Yea man he's looking like he's just trying to get through it and move on to the next match. We'll see though. Not looking good for him and his chances if THIS Nadal shows up. He's going to need a tired Thiem imo. I'm legit worriedNadal will still win despite playing like a clown, taking 3 sets off Nadal on clay is still mission impossible in tennis.
Thiem will do it though.