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Rafael Nadal has been doing that for 20 years, and his rival claims it has nothing to do with luck.
At Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal defeated Francisco Cerundolo in the opening round.
Rafa lost the second game 5-3 after netting a backhand, giving his opponent the opportunity to serve out the set. With numerous set and break opportunities, the ninth game quickly developed into a roller coaster.
Cerundolo stopped two attempts at a break and won the third set point for 6-3 and the advantage. In game three of the fourth set, the Argentine won the fifth break opportunity to take the lead and appeared ready to force a tie-breaker.
He had four more chances to make it 4-1, but he saved break points in the following one. Nadal put a lot of effort towards thwarting them while maintaining a one break deficit. In game eight, the Spaniard, who had fallen behind 2-4, pulled the break back to secure a 4-4 tie.
A little while later, he held and applied pressure to the other side. When he came back at 5-4, Nadal seized the opportunity that sent him over the top, winning four straight games to take the lead. “Rafa’s serve caught me off guard a lot.
You might assume that he arranges it or tosses it upside down. Even yet, I was taken aback by his positioning: he served on the line at all the crucial times, whether it was at deuce or when preserving a break point. I informed my coach after the game that luck had nothing to do with it. For twenty years, Rafa has been doing that “Declared Francisco Cerundolo.