Today there were still many errors against Haase, and though the score says it was an easy win you could tell he was still distracted, for obvious reasons. Tomorrow will be a challenge against Berdych, if Berdych is in the form he was in today, even if Novak can regain his focus. But even if he makes it to the final, if he is still obviously distracted from his personal loss, does the win by Nadal mean much? To me it doesn't. I mean, of course it would be a huge accomplishment to win a title 8 times in a row. But as to whether he has solved the Djokovic problem, in my opinion that will only be shown when Novak is fully focused. My hope is that he will be able to focus his attention on winning this tournament in memory of his grandpa, which would be a very special win indeed. Here's a picture of him with his grandpa and one of his trophies:
And even though none of this is about Roger, for me tennis is always about Roger, so I have to include a few recent pictures of him, one from a hockey game in Zurich, one from a recent practice session, and a couple from a commercial he's working on:
Can't wait to see him on the clay in Madrid (even though it will be blue!)
Love the leather jacket!