Well, Fer, at least you broke Rafa. You're the only one to have done it this tournament. Then again, you only did it once (early in the first) and you couldn't hold on to the lead. After Rafa was able to secure the first set 75, it was all downhill in a match where the wind was gusting, the temperatures frigid, and Rafa en fuego. The wind in particular was a damn shame. After their AO09 clash, I always get excited whenever these two play. This could have been pretty great. Or it could have been the same. Either way, I hate when matches are influenced by wind.
Hair and facial expressions aside, Fer should be really proud about what he did this week. I'm not sure anyone, even his diehard fans, thought he would play as well as he did at the USO. Unfortunately, his good run ended as many of his memorable ones have: He ran into Rafa.