What boggles my mind is Kukushkin beat him with actual point construction, something Nadal is supposed to be the best at in the world. He doesnt have a huge serve, he doesnt hit crazy winners like Rosol and he doesnt serve and volley. The majority of the match has been played from the baseline. Amazing stuff!
The next set I think will be close maybe anoither tie-breaker of 7-5. If Nadal wins it he will steamroll the next 2 sets. Genuinely never gave Kukushkin a chance is this match, I thought this was Nadal having a pass to the semi's. Proven wrong