Rafa is mot matching Fed’s slam record. This is my opinion all along.There's no one as insecure as a Fed fan. He has so many records and his fans are still afraid of Rafa and angry when he wins, coming with all kinds of false accusations.
My point is that being a fan of Federer is not the same thing as disliking Nadal. I realise that the anti-Nadal brigade doesn't like it when he wins, but one shouldn't conflate being anti-Nadal with being a Federer fan. There may be many vocal people here who are both, but you can be one and not the other.Jedi ... are you serious? Half the posts in this 39 page thread about a Nadal match have been made by Federer fans!
so Why today Rafa was able to open up the court but he couldn't yesterday ???????? this don't make sense to me"I was a bit lucky yesterday because of the rain stop," Nadal admitted afterward. "I was able to stop, to think, to calm down and see things a bit more with clarity....Psychologically and for tennis, I had totally different feelings. I had more confidence."
“At the beginning yesterday, there were no options to open up the court to win points. Today I moved forward and I had a better backhand. I was able to open the court on his forehand. Yesterday I was not able to do so and I was not gaining ground. When I was able to do that, I was able to win the match.”
If you think he was trying to disrupt, then sure. He's been behind in plenty of sets this season though and hasn't taken MTO's though.Nadal* 4-6 Schwartzman (*next server) - first set Schwartzman
Nadal wanted a medical time out at the change of ends, but he waited too long to ask and so will have to soldier on.
That's the first set Nadal has lost at the French Open since 2015. And he's getting his wrist taped up at the end of the set.
so he tried to take a timeout at 5-4, Schwartzmann serving, but couldn't.
Trying to disrupt , but failing to do so.
he says nothing, but I think it's fair to question him...what's weather got to do with it ?