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  1. Jennifer
    Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm |

    I’ve seen both Nadal & Delbonis play in Madrid. One Master’s 1000 & one Challenger. What am I watching now? The analysis helps!

  2. Aube
    Aube February 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm |

    So fulfilled tonight,me that is:)everything I yearned for,the forehands,the droppa(s) so well excecuted,the hopping after brilliant and unbelievable points,the grins in a nutshell all the “awesomeness” that makes him my Nadou baby,plus he looks leaner to me…hou la la!

    Va mos Rafael,long live to the CLAY KING!!!

  3. Nadal News » Blog Archive » RafaLint: February 6th

    […] LiveAnalysis: Rafael Nadal’s return – Viña del Mar Round Two – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com) […]

  4. Jewell
    Jewell February 7, 2013 at 1:28 am |

    *likes* Missed the second set, so very nice to be able to catch up. Thanks!

  5. marron
    marron February 7, 2013 at 9:16 am |

    Thanks so much for the analysis, JJ, I always love reading your stuff on Rafa. I couldn’t view the match and you make it come alive for me – much appreciated!
    Plus I love all those little extra comments (Mr.Don’t Mess with the Bottles, needs 15 min, etc) – LUV ’em! You know this man well.

  6. Master Ace
    Master Ace February 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm |

    Juan Jose,
    Thanks for the write up as Nadal made the ATP calendar for February relevant

  7. jodiecate
    jodiecate February 8, 2013 at 12:05 am |

    Hi Juan, nice to *meet* you. I really enjoyed your commentary and analysis, thanks!
    My computer does not always cope well with the live streams so i had a bit of a jumpy, patchy viewing of the match so the point by point descriptions are fantastic!!

    I think it was a great first match back for Rafa. Even with the slow start it was kind of a perfect match for him. To me it seems he generally plays better if he’s being pushed by an opponent so he has to smarten up and pick up his game. I am really happy about no double faults! Really happy with his serving stats overall as well. I’m pretty sure the serving will get even better as he gets more match play – so a 72% starting point is fantastic. I hope he can maintain the high first serve percentage even against the higher ranked/ more experienced players.

    Lovely to see him back & on clay!

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