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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 26-36, 31-26, 28-11, 39-33 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    7 % Nadal – 7 of 99
    7 % Del Potro – 10 of 131

    It was a crazy match on super slow clay with many twists and turns. I’ve never seen a 7-game set which lasted an hour (exactly 61 minutes). Nadal [2] began with a *1:0 (30/0) lead when Del Potro [11] notched a seven-game winning streak, obtaining all important points (9 deuces in four of six games he won in the set). It was clear that against “king of clay” he wouldn’t maintain that concentration throughout the match, and in a mirroring 2nd set, he led *1:0 (40/0) having won nine points in a row when Nadal began to dominate with his solidly penetrating forehand. From 4-all the Spaniard won 10 out of 11 games, which gave him a 2:0* lead in the 4th set – it was a dog-fight set consisted of 8 breaks of serve! Del Potro having nothing to lose, with his thighs heavy bandaged, came back to his risky baseline game and almost levelled at two sets a piece – he led 5:3 (30/15) on serve. In the 12th game as a receiver, he produced a couple of winners, dived and it cost him too much – his hard-fought tie-break was a formality for Nadal, who converted the first match point with his trademark shot – forehand down the line, afterwards he fell on his beloved clay and sank in shoulders of his teammates.

    Serve & volley: Nadal 1/2, Del Potro 0/1

    SPAIN d. ARGENTINA 3-1 at Olympic Stadium, Seville: Clay (indoor)
    Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
    David Ferrer (ESP) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 6-2, 6-7(2), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
    Eduardo Schwank / David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
    Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(0)
    Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Davis Ferrer (ESP) unp.

    From left: Verdasco, F.Lopez, Ferrer, Nadal, Granollers & A.Costa (captain)

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