A Game of Adjustments – The Pendulum Swings for Nadal and Muller
Ranked just 26th in the world, the Luxembourg number 1 stood little change of coming home with a single set, little did we know.
Nadal has been cruising comfortably through the stages like his usual self, playing with style and unstoppable will, beating Young, Millman and Khachanov to put him face to face with Muller.
Muller has exhibited military like discipline and precision, convincingly trumping over Fucsovics, Rosol and the British Aljaz Bedene.
The clash started, much to everyones surprise with Gillies winning the first two sets with his first time service, rumbling the world number two.
But, somewhat predictably, Rafael called on his will to adapt just in time to push that pendulum the other way, gaining the support of the crowd as the comeback was on.
Roughly three hours into the match, Nadal has brought it back and it looks like there is no stopping the swainish sensation but it seems the sting has been taken out of Nadals foot as the charismatic Muller adjusts to Nadals step back to put the game one again in his favour.
7:39pm and the board reads 2:9/2:9. The crowd is with Nadal, but Muller is the one who is calm, and it is Nadal who scream out every point he can salvage. It is truly looking like Muller is in this position every Tuesday and he remains unfazed to the gravity of the position he is in.
I would put my money on either of these men taking the championship at this point the this standards they are playing. In fact I used this code to put my money with Muller in the slip below with the sun bets!
And it payed off! In the most dramatic and the longest match of the tournament Muller wins!
He has one final exhale and before he turns to his few supporters to celebrate, whilst Nadal graciously sings hats and tennis balls of his loyal supporters.
So its decided.
Murray Vs Muller..
Now thats going to be interesting.