That Nadal Verdasco AO might be the best 1st round match ever. Fernando played out of his mind that day, and after getting broken to start the 5th, rattled off 6 straight games to take the match. It was legendary.
Pouille took out Med? Good for him. Struff...not surprising as he's been playing quite well this season (in spite of me liking/cheering for young Miomir).
I've been too busy to watch other than my fav in the tourney (FA2), and even then it's on replay.
So I appreciate looking through the comments here on TTW about how the matches played out.
Keep the posts coming!
Monfils not only gets to a Kudla drop shot but finishes the point off by flicking a backhand down the line winner to set up break point.
And he does it! It honestly looks like he suddenly woke up or something. Good back and forth rally until Monfils started putting some oomph on his shots, then brought Kudla into net before firing a beautiful back hand down the line for the winner and the break.
What a forehand winner by Monfils to get the set back on serve! Kudla hit a backhand slice down the line behind him and he somehow turned around a bit and ripped the forehand right back down the line past Kudla.