Speaking of Nadal, he nearly destroyed Alund. Is he getting better? I guess we will find out after May.
Saw some of the Alund/Nadal match today when they showed it during a break in Dubai.
Nadal still isn't quite there. I think a top player could, and probably would, get through him just now. I don't think his movement is quite there, and I don't know, but he sometimes seems a bit uncertain at key times, but that will change as his confidence grows. His movement against those at the top is the thing that I think could be interesting. He doesn't look slow as such, just not quite there.
Nadal had more than enough for Alund, quite clearly, but if things don't improve that much very soon I think the clay season might not be so cut and dried.