The second match of Group Ilie Nastase got underway Monday evening with Stan Wawrinka taking on Rafael Nadal. And, through the medium of match chat, here’s a round-up of what happened.
This is going to be a good one!
Rafa serving to start play…
Wawrinka breaks early. 1-0 Stan
Wow! Look at Stan! What a backhand again!
Happy Slammer question: Does it look like the ball is bouncing weirdly on the court?Answer: Apparently the court is really slow.
Rafa has a chance to break back… 40-0
Two love breaks in a row! Bossorers
GAME FACES ARE ONNNN!
Rafa’s serves are killing me! Already great match!
Happy Slammer thought: I’d love to hear everyone’s bets for this match- but that would almost spoil it!
haha it’s probably gonna be 50/50!
You’re right- It’s so hard to pick between the two! If Stan gets some coffee though…
Another backhand from Stan….
#BEASTMODE in control
Rafa will serve for the set
Poor Stan’s racquet…
SET POINT FOR RAFA…
…GAME RAFA 6-3
We predict a fierce second set!
Happy Slammer question:What do you guys think then? Another two set wrap up? Or will this one go the distance?
Answer: Stan could take this and you know how Rafa likes to go the distance!
So many wasted chances omg.
And Stan holds. 1-0 second set.
What a point, Rafa
OMG THAT POINT!!
#rafatude on point!
Triple break point!!!
Rafa is on FIRE
He breaks. 2-1 for Rafa
Happy Slammer thought: Stan is playing bad
Response: Not bad exactly… he seems nervous, but that can’t be right… idk, maybe just feeling under pressure with being a set down?
He’s a little rattled it seems…
Hmmm yep Stan is not feeling it.
Seems to be getting frustrated with himself.
Rafa is in control
Seems like this won’t be a “classic”… Stan should step up but Rafa has been really good.
Happy Slammer complaints: Lol thanks Stan for not letting me enjoy this match. Was so looking forward to it. Turned out Stan is completely OFF.
Response: Whenever the commentators say “this is going to be a close match,” it usually isn’t. Commentator’s curse…
THAT WAS AN AMAZING RALLY
Wow! Brilliant rally!
Happy Slammer jokes: Stan has two levels: God and beginner.
haha, #stanimal and #partystanimal
Happy Slammer discussions: omg what if Roger and Rafa retired in 2016- WHO WOULD STOP DJOKOVIC? IT WOULD BE AWFUL. Though if he wasn’t beating Rafa or Fed then I guess I wouldn’t mind so much.
Shtap it! We can’t say the R word.
God forbid. Have a feeling Rafa’s gonna do well next season. Really hope Roger gets his first GS since 2012. It’s been a long while for us Fed fans #wewantitsobadly
Woah nice FH
2 match points for Rafa
6-3, 6-2 GSM
Post-match Happy Slammer thoughts: Was hoping for a longer match.
We were expecting one!
You can take the time you want to put your jacket on, Rafa.
Haha, camera autograph carnage as usual
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