some people thought that somehow fed figuring out the nadal issue on hardcourt would transfer to clay. fed did well to even get to the semis. i was hoping he would take a set but it is what it is sadly. i'm still hoping that this means good things for wimbledon for fed thoughAfter all these years, who was still holding out hope that Federer had even a ghost of a chance against Nadal (Nadal, people!) at the French Open. Nadal ran a tennis clinic out there with Federer as his not-so-focused student.
nadal was winning either way but some of those games you'r like god damn maybe he could have pushed it to a tie break, stolen a set idk. no point in dwelling on it but may he never return here.its just not worth it, but lord all points he will have to defend next yearWelcome back
Nadal was consistently better throughout, although Fed had his chances and patches here and there. I thought he might have sneaked the second set under better circumstances (but that's about it). There was a pivotal 40–0 game where he got broken and so on.
I agree. Nadal was broken a couple times and didn't look confident for one and a half sets.It is unfortunate to have witnessed possibly the last meeting of these two playing in this venue in 30 MPH wind ! This was deeply unrepresentative and uncharacteristic of the skills that Federer has changed / improved on over the last X months. Maybe he wouldn't have won, but it would have been more interesting and maybe competitive ( maybe more challenging serves / aces / volleys, etc from Federer for Nadal to deal with ? ) if the conditions were halfway normal. In how many key matches in the past has this happened ? Once in the U.S. Open quarterfinal in 2004 against Agassi ?
Federer won the last 6 matches against Nadal!!! Last win for Nadal was January 2014! That is in both minds for sure. Pressure 100% by Nadal, Federer has nothing to loose. The clay court does not really matter because it is faster then many hardcourts they played the last times. Only problem for both is Djokovic...