Just a quick post to let you know that Roger schooled Schoorel today who looks like a pretty decent up and coming talent. Roger faced break points in the first set at 4-5 and 0-40, and again in the second set at 1-1. He was solid as a rock on the break points however which is a good sign from a mental standpoint. When Roger saved more break points at 1-1 in the second set a momentum shift occurred and Roger broke in the next game to take a 3-1 lead. From there on it was a formality to hold serve and get his first official win of the season. To top it off Roger hit another ridiculous tweener in the second last game just to rub it in. There is just no limit to this GOAT’s talents and ability to stun us. This time it wasn’t the tweener with his back to his opponent but the one where he hits it from behind his back.
Schoorel hit a forehand that tipped the net and it caught Roger off balance. No problem. He just adjusted quickly and hit the ball between his legs for a clean winner. Here it is:
Apparently Nadal tried a tweener is his match as well and it sailed long as usual. Poor Nadal still trying to come out of the shadow of the great man. Well at least you have to give him points for trying. The fact of the matter is that Nadal doesn’t have these kinds of shots in his arsenal. He doesn’t have the genius factor and that is something that no amount of hard work or iron will will help him gain. It is what it is. Next Roger will face is Swiss friend Marco Chiudinelli. They have faced once before in Basel where Roger won in straight sets. I expect something similar tomorrow.