Well, he got a break today such that his opponent was injured as well and didn't even finish the match. It is just the kind of match Nadal needed today, let the knees rest a little more and go out and fire it up Monday and see how he feels. If he feels good and his knees can last 5 more matches, I think he can do some serious damage here. Serious damage.
ROTFL!!! Talking about Nadal and 5 more matches. If he is super lucky there might be 2 more, more likely 1. Now I know you are crazy.
Also he would not be playing Monday. All the 3rd matches on the mens side are done by Sunday.
I'm feeling a bit of deja vu... this conversation is the same one we heard during Wimbledon (barring the knees).
Before every Rafa match, regardless of the surface, the same speculation... "This guy ______ is going to give him trouble, he may not get through to the next round."
It's amazing, he can't serve, can't return, baseline grinder, no talent as compared to the rest of the field. He's doesn't have much going for him, huh.
This time he has a legitimate injury causing him problems and it's unlikely that he will to go the finals, but it seems with Rafa, you can count on him to throw a monkey wrench into somebody's racquet bracket.