A really impressive display by Fernando today as he demolished Paul Henri Matthieu 2 and 1. By far the best match I've seen him play. Ever. Everything was clicking, the movement was great, and the forehand was just money. You know how commentators will talk about how heavy a player's ball is (heh)? I would honestly play a lot of money to just hit 20 balls with guys like Rafa or Fer, just to see what they mean. Because honestly, when Fernando's using his forehand just to rally, it doesn't look all that impressive. But for some reason PHM couldn't handle it. I'm so curious what it feels like.
Basically what I'm saying is that I want to feel Fernando's balls.
As for Radek, what a weird match. He basically got into Reeeshard's head with his usual fist pumping, running around, showboating tactics, and you could see Reeshie getting pissed. But at the end of the day, whether you like the tactics or not, Radek played spectacularly when it mattered. I can't stand the guy but whenever he plays I love watching him. He's so old school. He won 26 62 64.
BTW -- Fernando's actually got two finals tomorrow. He's in the doubles final where he'll face Tsonga/Giquel. That's a nice little tourney for him, no?