I have never seen Rafa play such a tentative match. His attempt to serve out the match was like watching the end of a women’s’ match. He served into the net every time but one on the first serve....and poked his ground shots. So unusual for the toughest competitor in tennis.
He came back to win in the tie break after finding his serve....but throughout his pace and bite were way off on his ground shots. Kyrgios unsettles him and the Aussie crowd was rabidly behind this unpleasant fellow. Odd how they have never been able to see the faults in their sportsmen. This guy doesn’t deserve all that loyalty.