“This was a very important victory for me,” said Nadal. “I played a good match, a solid one. I played with not many mistakes.”
Rafa Returns – This is the first time in 10 years Nadal is playing in Basel. As an 18 year old in 2004, while ranked No. 48 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Nadal lost in the first round to Rainer Schuettler. The year prior, he lost in the first round to Feliciano Lopez in a third set tie-break.
(Last two posted by Rafael Nadal King of Tennis)
Photos from today’s win over Bolelli.
Photos by REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann, AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Georgios Kefalas, EFE and Fabrice Coffrini
Rafa scored his first ever win in Basel today. He beat #75 Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2. I have no idea how the match went because I’m slammed at work. Can some of you guys fill in clueless people like me?
|Statistics on Serve|
|1st Serve %||69%||65%|
|1st Serve Points Won||29/36 (81%)||16/30 (53%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||8/16 (50%)||6/16 (38%)|
|Break Points Saved||0/0 (%)||3/7 (43%)|
|Service Games Played||8||8|
|Statistics on Return|
|1st Return Points Won||14/30 (47%)||7/36 (19%)|
|Second Return Points Won||10/16 (63%)||8/16 (50%)|
|Break Points Won||4/7 (57%)||0/0 (%)|
|Return Games Played||8||8|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||37/52 (71%)||22/46 (48%)|
|Total Return Points Won||24/46 (52%)||15/52 (29%)|
|Total Points Won||61/98 (62%)||37/98 (38%)|
|Net Approaches||1/2 (50%)||3/9 (33%)|