Nadal has problems in London
To make the weekend Nadal must win this match and Medvedev must beat Zverev. Tsitsipas has qualified for the weekend.
I'm using it because I'm extremely irritated to have to make match threads for the Vamos Brigands. If this match gets close its going to get 1000 posts just like Thiem v Djokovic. It was just ridiculous that I had to do the Medvedev thread as well. Its a rematch of the US Open Final. Djokovic fans at least sometimes will fight to put up thread.I like that description of Nadal. The GOAT (when healthy)
I think the problem for Nadal indoors is bounce height. Normally this is a great weapon for him, but not indoors. Pretty amazing Medvedev failed to put him away from match point 5-1 up in the 3rd set.I voted for Nadal in straights.
Is it too optimistic of me? I just don't think Tsitsi is such a great rival...
Am I wrong?
But, but... player who beat Nadal was beaten by player Nadal faces todayRafa should win this one a single handed backhand after 2 of the toughest double handed backhands will be a pleasant welcome for sure.
Maybe Medvedev doesn't want to go 0-3 in his group which not even Berrettini managed.Nadal might win, if anything because he has no more pressure to try for the YE #1, so he can play more relaxed.
Probably won't matter in the end because I don't see Medvedev beating Zverev if he knows he is already out of the tourney, but who knows...
Can you ever be optimistic for Rafa?Tsitsipas was hardly missing anything against Zverev. If Nadal continues playing bad then Tsitsipas will destroy him. Anyway, it's not like Nadal has any chance to win this tournament. Even if he somehow reaches the semifinal Federer is going to destroy him. He has the YE#1, that's the most important thing.
Dude, I don't care anymore. He has the YE#1. He is not winning the tournament anyway (it doesn't even depend on him anymore), so he can just play without pressure.Can you ever be optimistic for Rafa?
You talk of him like he's the Fernando Verdasco of all people...