I was looking forward to your 10th instalment, Mertov
. Both parts are full of thought provoking points / insights as usual! Thanks.
I agree that Ferrer has little chance of beating Nadal, but this observation of yours might, if he follows through, make it more of a contest. One can hope! :
“”””Perhaps the most telling statistic of the match is the number of times the players came to the net. If anyone said before the match that the match would consist of backcourt rallies, everyone would have most likely given the edge to Ferrer. Tsonga’s chances would increase as he would force the point with aggressive shots or even attack the net. Not only did Tsonga not get aggressive, but he was actually too passive. David Ferrer, one of the ultimate baseliners on the ATP Tour, came to the net 20 times through the match, five times more than Tsonga!”””””
And your assessment of the Nadal / Djokovic sf is an excellent reminder of why Nadal is so formidable and effective, even when playing under pressure.
Enjoy the ladies bot finals won'y you! The Bryans too are in the final ( surprise, surprise! ) Much as I like & admire them, I'm supporting Llodra / Mahut as the underdogs!