Wow! What an exciting match del Potro and Rafael Nadal played yesterday at the Sony Ericsson Open! It was unbelievable. Until del Potro won match point, I was convinced Nadal would find a way to win. Del Potro defied expectations – fighting back in the third set from two breaks down against Nadal, the man I’d pick to land a 747 in the Hudson River if there were no pilots around. I wonder what kind of advice delPo’s countryman, David Nalbandian, gave him before the match?
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I’ve posted the third set tiebreaker for anyone who missed it – I heard FSN viewers in NYC got screwed. (I feel your pain – FSN didn’t show any of the Indian Wells match between Nalbandian and Nadal in the L.A. market.)
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I’m so embarassed that I called this match unenticing in my preview – thinking that Murray vs. Verdasco would be the hot ticket. What the hell do I know? (You don’t have to answer that. . .)