It's true, it's only an exhibition match, but first signs on Rafael Nadal's current level on grass are not good. In the traditional Hurlingham event the Mallorcan player lost to Tomas Berdych 6/3 6/2 in just 59 minutes.
Unfortunately the match was not broascasted, but losing to Berdych, who is not playing well this season at all, is not something encouraging. 'I am not at the level I want to compete the way I want at Wimbledon', Rafa had said on Friday in Mallorca.
Nadal will come back to play against the German Tommy Haas on Friday. In Hurlingham the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Milos Raonic 6-7(10), 6/2 10-8. At the Boodles, other exhibition event that is played until Saturday, Juan Martin del Potro, who didn't play any grass-court event due to a groin injury, defeated Gilles Simon 6/3 3/6 10-5. Three set win also for Philipp Kohlschreiber, who defeated Albert Ramos 6/3 4/6 10-4.