Well then. As they say, this is why they play the games. Last week in IW, Rafa destroyed Elf 2 and 4. This week, he comes back after dropping the first set 6-4, goes up a double break in the third, only to lose IN A TIEBREAK. Needless to say it was a very un-Rafa performance and speculation has already started on what the deal is. Xisca? Family? Tired? Knee? Bad Day? Who knows. But go home and rest up and take care of your shit, Rafa. Clear your mind. If you need help there's a cute little Serbian girl down the street. I'm sure she needs help sleeping.
But dudes, let's take our headbands off for the soft-spoken Argentine, who really showed some heart today. He could have and should have collapsed after losing the second set. He definitely should have lost all hope down two breaks to Rafa. And after blowing at least 4 match points, he should have just told Rafa to punch him in the face. But he kept his composure and played spectacularly clean tennis in the tiebreak. On a day when Rafa gave him chances he seized them and made him pay (unlike a certain mojoless someone last night). So come on, give it up for Elfy. Super proud of you, kiddo.