Fairly good warmup, this tournament rafa should win it's a practice for say for first 4 rounds of Us open as it majority of these players are 1st week of a slam calibre playersRafael Nadal's first match will be against the winner of Jack Sock vs. Yoshihito Nishioka.
In before 50 posts:
I saw Rafa practicing in London at the O2. The sound of his ball striking takes your breath away. You can't imagine that whilst watching it on the tv. The poor junior practicing with him was shaking his head.Will never cease to be impressed by how damn hard he hits in practice.
He's looking out of shape for sure. And he's lost a lot of his longer 5 set matches because of poor fitness and lack of endurance.In before 50 posts:
"Dude's looking fat af."
"Rafa's ass is enormous."
"Bigger porker than Stanimal."
Hope the American HC swing doesn't bring back all the "Rafa fatso" posters.
Well, that’s a given considering quality wise Wimby 2019 was mediocre at best lol.Well, that's the point. Epic match from start to finish, dare I say better than the Wimbledon final in terms of quality.
That was just the only good gif I could find of the match.
I don't know about that. As of now I feel that Fed or Nadal will not add any slams.Fed will end third wheel though in the GOAT race.
I don’t Rafa is finished yet but time will tell on that. Djoko will back and next gen in mix too. At least Rafa has chances to add slams though whereas Fed chances pretty much zero chance now.I don't know about that. As of now I feel that Fed or Nadal will not add any slams.
F.O 2022 is the last and only chance for Nadal. If he fails to win, he will finish at 20 slams. That's a tough ask at 36.
This year he lost to Novak, but next year he will be vulnerable to not only Novak but also Titspas, Thiem, Zverev, Shapo etc. So the chances are lower for Rafa@F.O 2022.
If Fedal both finish at 20 slams, Fed might be greater than Nadal given higher weeks at #1, WTF titles etc - which mitigates H2H to a certain extent.