Seriously everyone. Rafa’s kit alone deserves one post.
Thumbs up to Nike because they really did an excellent job with his night kit. It looks amazing. I wish he could play in it forever.
Back to tennis now. Rafa beat Gabashvili 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-3. It wasn’t an easy match for Rafa. It took him until the 7th game of the third set to break the Russian. Really, he needs to start converting those break points. It was a little frustrating. Overall, it was a solid performance by Rafa. The biggest difference was that he played better in the crucial moments. His forehand is solid but he’s still not that confident on the backhand.
Let me just point out what surprised me the most. 131 MPH serve. I’ll repeat it. 131 MPH. Where was that hidden, Rafa? That being said, it’s obvious Team Nadal has been working on the serve.
Of course there’s always room for improvement but Rafa is looking good out there. And he will get better. Trust me on that.