Gee, I Wonder if Rafa can still.NEVERMIND

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh my crapness.

Welcome to Rafa's surface, dear little precious US Open Semifinalist. Hope you enjoy your flight back home.
Wonder if this beatdown made it a little harder for Zverev looking back at the SF :X3: As if the final wasn’t enough.

Did not expect him to play this well first match ever w no crowd, and long time since any match play at all. But it seems Rafa focused very well w no crowd there. My god he should have played USO. Little annoyed w that.
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
Didn't see the match, but don't you think PCB's quick turnaround from hard to clay, on top of being jetlagged, then maybe only 2 or 3 days to practice and get used to a new surface has something to do with the scoreline? Not to say that he would win, but maybe win more than 2 games.
 

Mike Sams

Legend
Didn't see the match, but don't you think PCB's quick turnaround from hard to clay, on top of being jetlagged, then maybe only 2 or 3 days to practice and get used to a new surface has something to do with the scoreline? Not to say that he would win, but maybe win more than 2 games.
Nadal iced him in Melbourne earlier this year with a similar scoreline. The only great thing about Busta is his cool last name. Plus he ended Djokovic's streak in 2020 which is a pretty big deal I'd guess.
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Wonder if this beatdown made it a little harder for Zverev looking back at the SF :X3: As if the final wasn’t enough.

Did not expect him to play this well first match ever w no crowd, and long time since any match play at all. But it seems Rafa focused very well w no crowd there. My god he should have played USO. Little annoyed w that.
The only thing that looked slightly down was the fact that he wasn't getting many first serves in. Definitely the type of issue you could have from not much match practice. Other than that, he looked unbelievable and playing very aggressively.
 
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