Juan Martin del Potro played absolutely fantastic tennis today to take out Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2.
I knew he could do it, but I didn’t know it could be like this. The commentators are calling it Nadal’s worst ever loss, and it certainly is at grand slam level. Del Potro simply took it to the Spaniard, dealing out massive groundstrokes and serves. His nerves were evident at some point but the more he battled through them the better he got. Nadal was never in the match.
Congrats to delPo on his first slam final. There were many unconvinced delPo had what it takes to compete with the big four, they must be eating their words. He isn’t a force for the future, he is a force now.
In non awesome news, apparently Nadal will be out for a month with a 15mm tear in his abdomen. The only good news is that everyone else is off for a month too, bar Davis Cup ties.
Don’t worry, Rafa fans, he will be back.