I hope our wives don't find out...?Not 100% on this...Felt Rafa was hanging on in there from the start of match - lost count of the amount of break points...Med deserved that and similar to Thiem felt he should won easier...Time waits for no man...I wonder what Novak and Rafa are thinking as they go to bed....
I am rather gutted actually, I hoped Nadal would win the WTF at least once, but I don't think it will happen now. Anyone who thinks this is an exho is in denial. Not a slam, but still a very special tournament, kudos to high achievers at the WTF like Nole and Fed.It was obvious.
All matches were close and he only lost to the eventual finalists. Also he's 34. It's a realistically good performance no matter how you look at it.Ye, 50% of matches won. Improvement indoors for the ******.
Amen to that.I want Dimitrov/Zverev/Tsitsipas to win it each year, because that ruins its credibility.
Whereas if Nadal wins the WTF then it suddenly has credibility and we have to hear people say "Djokovic won the WTF 5 times and Federer won it 5 times, while Nadal only won it once" (or whatever the number of times they've won it).
The fact Nadal hasn't won the WTF, hurts the WTF.
Well yes that USED to be the case. In this day and age 34 is still pretty young. I see what you are saying though. It’s just not the way it used to be99% of all male tennis players in the Open era were retired at age 34. So yes, it’s ancient by tennis standards. There’s no disputing it.
Really? Who is playing great at 34 other than Nadal currently?Well yes that USED to be the case. In this day and age 34 is still pretty young. I see what you are saying though. It’s just not the way it used to be
Not the weapons they used to be? Nadal's foot-speed is worse than ever, and he beat Djokovic 60 62 75 at Roland Garros because his strokes are better than ever.I'm a bit surprised by all the misreads ITT. Nadal did pick up a set, technically, but it was a bit of a steal and most of it was on Med's racquet. No disrespect to Nadal, but his movement and FH just aren't the weapons they used to be.