It's kind of like being the Count of Monte Cristo. But with fewer sandwiches.
Something tells me that with Rafa, the seventh one feels just as good as the first one. A day after dropping a set to a cortisoned Andy Murray (the first set he's dropped on clay in over a year, I believe), Rafa clinched his seventh straight Monte Carlo title in straight sets (64 75) over Daveed. And so the streak continues.
The last time Rafa lost in Monte Carlo he was 16 years old and Roger hadn't won a Slam. Ridiculous.
As of right now, Rafa's planning to play Barcelona, a place where he has a 25-match win streak with five straight titles until he opted to skip it last year. Do we think this is a good idea? I'm just wondering aloud here. Rafa's been complaining about being tired since Miami and he was noting his increased fatigue level this week as well. The good news is that he's still, like, winning without being at his best. The bad news is, well...he hasn't been at his best.
Thoughts? Sit the bull or let him ride the wave?
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