Great start for Rafa. Youzhny wasn't the toughest opponent but Rafa definitely looks to be in way better form than in Doha. Didn't like his chances before the tournament but I might have to rethink that. Looks like vintage Rafa.
Rafa exhausted and keeps fighting through it... won't throw in the towel. Countless of other players would have given up already, sooner or later. But damn.. this is a tough 5th set. Hope he can come through, looks alot slower now, but things might look different in a couple of days.. he usually works himself up to grand slam champion level throughout the tournament.