ATP Paris-Bercy: was Nadal vs Wawrinka 2015 the best match?

A memory of five years ago: the epic quarterfinal between the Spaniard and the Swiss


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ATP Paris-Bercy: was Nadal vs Wawrinka 2015 the best match?

Five years ago ATP Rolex Paris Masters witnessed one of the most beautiful matches in the history of the Parisian ATP Masters 1000: the quarter-final between Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss defeated the Spanish rival in two sets, with a score of 7-6 (8) 7-6 (7), after a challenge full of emotions and twists.

That was a cursed season for Nadal, a magical season for Wawrinka, who won Roland Garros against Novak Djokovic. Right at the end of that defeat, Rafa said: "Wawrinka deserved more than me because he transformed his opportunities and I didn't.

If you serve for the set, you have two set points in the first half, one on an easy forehand, in the second you have almost lost, you get back into the game and miss a decisive smash, you don't deserve to win. On the 5-4 of the first set he played well, the lost set is not my fault, but I shouldn't have missed that right.

Then the smash (on the 5-2 of the second tie-break, edit.), too many missed opportunities. I lost a game that I was able to win, but I won a lot that I didn't deserve. It's part of the sport. The good thing is that at least I managed to get back into the match.

Now I just have to go on. It's been a tough but positive week, I need to rest. "