Hall of Fame
I don't know why many people including nole fans forgot about this tournament?
Coming into this tournament, nole had been unceremoniously dumped out of sunshine double by Philip kohlscriber & RBA, Monte Carlo by medvedev. His last 6 clay tournament results were QF, QF, SF, R16, R32, QF including some humiliating losses.
This was the tournament where he turned it around, and managed to make 4 of the next 5 clay tournaments' finals.
The match against Thiem was a masterclass of clutch, anticipation, defense, serving and sheer grit.