Rafa plays Raonic at 6 pm local Shanghai time.
- Nadal On Right Track In Shanghai – via atpworldtour.com
- Nadal Edges Karlovic In Thriller – via atpworldtour.com
“In terms of level of concentration and attitude and control of my emotions, it was a fantastic match. To win 7-6 in the third is a very important victory for me, especially because I believe in the last tie-break I did not lose a single point on my serve. That’s because I was in control again of my emotions. That’s the most important thing for me today.”
- Novak and Andy Cruise to Wins – Rafa Tested – via shanghairolexmasters.com
- Miracle! Watch Rafa Nadal play ‘one of his best’ return games ever against all-time ace leader – by Chris Chase (usatoday.com)
- Rafael Nadal takes giant step forward at Shanghai – by Pete Bodo (espn.com)
All in all, Karlovic approached the net 79 times, finding success 41 times. Nadal had 39 winners in the match, 19 of them passing shots, and he made just 14 unforced errors.
But the statistics don’t record the degree of determination Nadal felt as the match wore on, nor do they track confidence. That’s what finally enabled him to take what might be remembered as a giant step in his comeback.
- Rafael Nadal survives Ivo Karlovic test in Shanghai Masters second round as Novak Djokovic eases past Martin Klizan – by Stuart Fraser (dailymail.co.uk)
- Mailbag: Suggestions for schedule revamp; more on Nadal’s season – by Jon Wertheim
- Rafael Nadal will not fade away: Why he’ll win more major titles – by Douglas Perry (oregonlive.com)
- 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters – Wednesday Highlights
- Rafael Nadal Interview in Shanghai. 13 Oct. 2015
- iB3 2nd round match preview
- Rafael Nadal Launch Australian Open 2016 in Shanghai. 13 Oct. 2015
Rafa does social media:
Here’s a pic of yesterday’s practice session… thanks for your support in Shanghai! ;) pic.twitter.com/AfURG6M2Ut
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) October 14, 2015