Stuttgart: Victory for Team Pretty

Rafa and Feli took on last minute replacements Junaid and Shamasdin today in their first doubles match in Stuttgart. Rafa seemed to make a pretty good transition from clay to grass as he and Feli won the match: 7-6(5), 6-2. Next up are the #5 seeds Cabal and Farah – their match is scheduled in the last slot on center court Wednesday.

Here’s video of the last game in the match:

Rafa seems to forget he has a doubles partner in one point. Love that footwork on the final shot.

(Posted by Rafael Nadal King of Tennis)

F Lopez/R Nadal R Junaid/A Shamasdin
Statistics on Serve
Aces 10 4
Double Faults 4 4
1st Serve % 60% 60%
1st Serve Points Won 33/35 (94%) 27/39 (69%)
2nd Serve Points Won 12/23 (52%) 15/26 (58%)
Break Points Saved 0/0 (%) 8/10 (80%)
Service Games Played 10 10
Statistics on Return
1st Return Points Won 12/39 (31%) 2/35 (6%)
Second Return Points Won 11/26 (42%) 11/23 (48%)
Break Points Won 2/10 (20%) 0/0 (%)
Return Games Played 10 10
Statistics on Points
Total Service Points Won 45/58 (78%) 42/65 (65%)
Total Return Points Won 23/65 (35%) 13/58 (22%)
Total Points Won 68/123 (55%) 55/123 (45%)