Even the simplest of sounds delivered by Mohamed Lahyani is music to the ears. Saturday’s Dubai final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was no exception.
Rafael Nadal is one win away from a Buenos Aires title match against either doubles partner Juan Monaco or fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Standing in Nadal’s way on Saturday is Carlos Berlocq.
Invoking memories of some of the points he played against Fernando Verdasco and Roger Federer at the 2009 Australian Open, Nadal won a hard-to-believe rally at the expense of Federico Delbonis in the quarterfinals of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Friday.
The theme–or a theme–of the 2015 ATP campaign is streak-breaking. Another one ended on Wednesday in Acapulco, where Ryan Harrison had been 0-22 against top-10 opponents heading into second-round action.