The incredible pressure that had built up since David Ferrer defeated Rafael Nadal last week in the Paris Masters semifinal is finally off! Rafa won his first Round Robin match at the World Tour Finals in London against Ferrer 6-3, 6-2. With this victory, he is only one match win away from securing the year end No. 1 ranking.
Rafa broke in the first game of the first set, but Ferrer broke back, hinting at a replay of the semifinal match they played in Paris. However, this match was largely one-sided, with Rafa breaking Ferrer once more in the first set to take a lead and the set at 6-3. Rafa seemed to be nearly back to his unbeatable form in the second set, serving well and hitting winners, in a vast improvement over the last match he played against Ferrer. He broke early again in the second set, taking an early lead over Ferrer, and won it at 6-2. Well done and congrats Rafa!
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well, that’s great. Congrats Rafa. Mabuhay!!!!
Mucha alegría Rafa, te seguimos y estamos contigo, antes, ahora y después. Desde Las I. Canarias por El Triunfo todos con (¡¡Él Primero Number One!!) nos congratulamos. C. Javier
I am so pleased that you won. However, win or lose I am a faithful grandmother fan!
You are the best. Vamos Rafa
What revenge! Seriously fantastic -I like Ferrero too but Rafa is my favourite!!! Well done Rafa!
Well done, Rafa – what a fantastic match!!! Thank u for all this happiness! Nearly there but it would be PERFECT if WE [ 😉 ] could get the trophy! VAAAMOOOS RAAAAFAAA !!!!!!!!!!!
Nearly there Rafa. Just one more win!
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TI CONFERMERAI N. 1 SON SICURA CHE VINCERAI!!!!
I watched with bated breath, egging my hero on , well done Rafa again 1 more match and your secure no 1 for the year again, was joy to see you smile
So happy for Rafa, it was a great match. Ferrer looked exhausted , he is a great athlete but I am a Rafa fan all the way.
Thank you, Rafa!!!!!! Vaaaaaaaaaaammooooos!!!!!
WIN WIN WIN RAFA…VAMOS..