Nadal’s balls are different. Plus Nadal varies his groundies a lot more with those slices, high topspin to the bh, flat to meds fh, Quick to the net etc.Medvedev is playing so much better than in his previous matches here...Suddenly a very high % of first serves, and he serves them very well. I don't see Nadal winning a tie break against him, no way. Med will take this on the tie break and then finish Nadal in the next two sets.
They're not used to playing an opponent who stands as far back as they do.They both started really tentative, but by the end they were both really playing pretty well. I can't believe how much they were both at net! That's like 2, maybe 3 sets worth for these guys. had to be done with each guys returning position, I guess.
Nadal wins the title and #19.. Strong Rule - But it doesn't mean muchWow, he took the set. Med is so clutch though. He didn't really do much wrong in this game, though he could hit the volley better.
Nadal somehow wins the first set but it doesn't mean much. He needs to hold in the second set...