Abu Dhabi: Good-bye 2011
Rafa/Roger…Fedal…the history….yadda. It was an exhibition, not an epic match today between the two in Abu Dhabi. Fed started out off his game, looking as sleepy as I felt, and not measuring his shots well. It took just 27 minutes for Rafa to win the first set: 6-1. Serving better than yesterday and still working his backhand with good results, Rafa was rarely pressured on his serve until the 4th game of the 2nd set. After saving one break point, Rafa double faulted to put the set back on serve. It took 6 tries, but Rafa broke in the 11th game and he served it out with relative ease – defeating Federer 6-1, 7-5. Happy new year, everyone!