Nadal swept his proper foot alongside the baseline, clearing away the pink mud as he has so many instances earlier than. He rapped his sneakers’ soles together with his racket _ proper, then left, then proper once more. He discarded one tennis ball behind him, one other within the pocket of his blue shorts.
After which, lastly able to proceed, Nadal delivered an ace at 106 mph to cap a flawless efficiency and a surprisingly lopsided 6-Zero, 6-2, 7-5 victory. (Supply: Reuters)