Rafa and fellow Mallorcan Juame Munar took on the top seeded Italian duo of Bolelli and Fognini today in a very rainy Hamburg. (I could hear the rain pounding on the stadium roof in my crappy stream.) I was at work and couldn’t pay too much attention to the match, but the tiny bit I saw seemed like it was the Rafa we’d seen this year – brilliant shots followed by some errors. It certainly didn’t help that it was a first time doubles duo playing an established and successful team. Rafa/Juame went down double breaks in each set – at one point they were in danger of being bagled in the second set – only to end up fighting back a bit to make the score a bit more respectable.
Rafa’s Hamburg doubles campaign came to an end with a 4-6, 2-6 loss.
|J Munar/R Nadal||S Bolelli/F Fognini|
|Statistics on Serve|
|1st Serve %||72%||65%|
|1st Serve Points Won||22/38 (58%)||24/35 (69%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||5/15 (33%)||10/19 (53%)|
|Break Points Saved||3/8 (38%)||2/4 (50%)|
|Service Games Played||9||9|
|Statistics on Return|
|1st Return Points Won||11/35 (31%)||16/38 (42%)|
|Second Return Points Won||9/19 (47%)||10/15 (67%)|
|Break Points Won||2/4 (50%)||5/8 (63%)|
|Return Games Played||9||9|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||27/53 (51%)||34/54 (63%)|
|Total Return Points Won||20/54 (37%)||26/53 (49%)|
|Total Points Won||47/107 (44%)||60/107 (56%)|
Did you get to see the match? How did you think Rafa played?