Wonder if this beatdown made it a little harder for Zverev looking back at the SF As if the final wasn’t enough.Oh my crapness.
Welcome to Rafa's surface, dear little precious US Open Semifinalist. Hope you enjoy your flight back home.
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.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.
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.Wonder if this beatdown made it a little harder for Zverev looking back at the SF 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.
Anniversaries have been put on hold during corona times."The 33-year-old superstar, who owns a 62-6 record in Rome, is attempting to capture a record 36th ATP Masters 1000 title this year, which would break a tie with World No. 1 and four-time former Rome champion Novak Djokovic. Nadal will next play No. 13 seed Milos Raonic or Dusan Lajovic in the third round."
Does the ATP not know how old Nadal is?