Even a mere tennis fan knows the kind of free pass Nadal got from the WTF administration. Getting put into a group with two of the most inconsistent “heavy weights” on the tennis planet is, well, a way to get Nadal into matches with higher stakes.
Stan is down 1-4 in the first to Ferrer, who just consolidated his break as I write this sentence. Is Stan going to mount some kind of resistance to this Spanish inquisition? Ridiculous.
Here’s what someone caught the world #2 doing vs. Nadal. Group Nastase is something else. Bravo.
Thank God for Roger and Novak. There is beauty in the world of a SHBH and DHBH variety.
Update: Did not see the match, but Stan returns from a 2-5 deficit and cruises to the finish in just over 1:30. We have some order restored in the WTF round-robin action. Well done, Stan.
Nadal appears to have officially won Group Nastase. Looks like the Wawrinka v Murray match will be fairly consequential.