Honestly, I started this before the match…but then got distracted. So, posting mid-match.
- Nadal Working to Win Mind Game – by James Henry (onthegotennis.com)
“I enjoy the crowd. They’re very emotional here, and I enjoy that fact,” he added. “Every tournament that I go, I’m going to try to play my best, try to create a good show for the crowd, too, and at the same time try to be at the highest level possible.”
- I really don’t get how a nice story about Rafa being kind to fans relates to a gripe about pace of play: Jon Wertheim’s Mailbag
- What Rafael Nadal must do to win the U.S. Open: Listen to Birdman – by Douglas Perry (oregonlive.com)
Hit that bolo-punch forehand. Then do it again. And again. And again. Thirty is the new 22, Rafa. Just ask Federer. Ask Stan Wawrinka. Novak Djokovic is the World No 1? Nole? You used to own that guy, and you can own him again. Time for the comeback. Time to make the Flushing Meadows crowd jump, laugh and smell up their pants again. You are larger than life, man.
Don’t you get it?
ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? YOU NEED TO BE SITTING DOWN.
— XP Retail (@XPRetail) August 20, 2015