— Babolat (@babolat) May 10, 2013
Rafa wins! But not before giving us quite a scare! In what can only be described as a thoroughly uneven match, Rafa dropped the first set 4-6, which was a bit of a surprise, considering his recent head-to-head against Ferrer in Acapulco and his record against the Spaniard on clay in general. He was handed another time violation, which perhaps had something to do with his mindset. The second set was daunting as he fought to stay alive and fight for the game. Rafa rallied back from a near loss, serving at 5-6, 15-30 and took the second set 7-6 to stay in the game. The third set saw Rafa as his best so far in the game, and Ferrer at his worst. He shut out Ferrer by winning it 6-0. What a match! Heart-beating, nail-biting excitement from our champ.