Rafa wins 2nd match of the day

(Photo by REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

(Photo by REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Hours after he won his round of 16 match, Rafa was back on the main court and playing his quarterfinal match against #66 Ivan Ljubicic. Bad scheduling was no problem for Rafa has he won his 25th Monte-Carlo match in a row in straight sets: 6-3 6-3. Rafa’s serving percentage was at 71% – nice to see that going up as the tournament progresses – and he converted 67% of his break point opportunities.

Stats:

Nadal Ljubicic
Statistics on Serve
Aces 2 4
Double Faults 1 0
1st Serve % 71% 51%
1st Serve Points Won 29/37 (78%) 17/22 (77%)
2nd Serve Points Won 7/15 (47%) 8/21 (38%)
Break Points Saved 0/1 (0%) 2/6 (33%)
Service Games Played 9 9
Statistics on Return
1st Return Points Won 5/22 (23%) 8/37 (22%)
Second Return Points Won 13/21 (62%) 8/15(53%)
Break Points Won 4/6 (67%) 1/1 (100%)
Return Games Played 9 9
Statistics on Points
Total Service Points Won 36/52 (69%) 25/43 (58%)
Total Return Points Won 18/43 (42%) 16/52 (31%)
Total Points Won 54/95 (57%) 41/95 (43%)

1 Response

  1. faecoleman says:

    just loving this picture. Rafa is soo hot!