May 13, 2007
76th consecutive win on clay for Nadal
Just spent 3 hours 36 minutes watching Nadal vs Davydenko in their semifinal match at the Rome Open. It's not my favourite match especially seeing Nadal making so many repeated errors. I must say that Davydenko could be the biggest threat to Nadal especially in the upcoming French Open.
Nadal won the first set 7-6 showing that he has an extra edge especially when playing tie breaker. Then when it comes to the second set, Davydenko had a sweet revenge by winning 7-6. By the time when they were playing the third set, Nadal got back his touch and won 6-4.
So Nadal will play Fernando Gonzalez in the final tomorrow (watch the delay telecast (not again!) on Star Sports Astro Channel 82 @ 2 a.m.). The last time they met, Gonzalez beat Nadal but that wasn't on clay. I believe Nadal will have his 77 winning streak on clay and his 3rd consecutive Rome Open championship. He is unbeatable. Vamos Rafa!