Rafa has the “blues”

14 May

MADRID, Spain ATP Masters series event: Well it’s been a long time coming – but a combination of tricked up new “blue” clay courts and the altitude of Madrid (650m above sea level) seem to have been enough to tip the invincible (on clay anyway) Rafael Nadal over the edge.

Rafa went down in the 3rd round – unheard of on clay – to compatriot Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco showed also that he is vulnerable on the surface by going down 6/1 6/2 in the next round to Tommy Berdych. And who stood tall on the Madrid clay. Roger Federer. Federer’s commitment and consistency have never been questioned – and he had an outstanding tournament. His ranking has gone back to Number 2, overtaking Rafa, but still a long way from Djokovic. And as Patrick McEnroe tweeted Federer back to # 2.” Looking @ his ranking history has been 3,375 days since he was last ranked outside Top 5. Unreal.”

Miami 2012 - Rafa Nadal

Rafa looking pensive. He now sits at ATP #3. But is still The PRO’s tip to win the French.

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