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Rafa got his singles grass season underway today by playing #58 Lukas Lacko in the 2nd round of the Gerry Weber Open (aka, Halle). He broke early in the 1st set, but Lacko was able to break back and stay on serve until the 11th game. After a few break point opportunities, Rafa broke to take the first set 7-5. The second set saw Rafa go into steamroll mode. He’s through 7-5, 6-1. Next up is Kohlschreiber.


Stats:

Nadal Lacko
Statistics on Serve
Aces 2 4
Double Faults 0 3
1st Serve % 71% 66%
1st Serve Points Won 28/37 (76%) 26/42 (62%)
2nd Serve Points Won 10/15 (67%) 7/22 (32%)
Break Points Saved 0/1 (0%) 4/8 (50%)
Service Games Played 10 9
Statistics on Return
1st Return Points Won 16/42 (38%) 9/37 (24%)
Second Return Points Won 15/22 (68%) 5/15 (33%)
Break Points Won 4/8 (50%) 1/1 (100%)
Return Games Played 9 10
Statistics on Points
Total Service Points Won 38/52 (73%) 33/64 (52%)
Total Return Points Won 31/64 (48%) 14/52 (27%)
Total Points Won 69/116 (59%) 47/116 (41%)