Does Andujar’s Close Call Mean Something?

Pablo Andujar pushed Rafael Nadal to the limit in last week’s semifinal match in Rio. Andujar is not the young clay-court player I keep expecting to break onto the scene and make matches wars of attrition.  He is actually older than Rafael Nadal.  Still, It is a big deal for a baseline player to have a clear chance (2 match points is a clear chance if there ever was one) of beating Rafa on clay.  I am not sure if anything is to be made of this.  Andujar is a solid player.  Is he poised to join the top 10?  I would love to see it. At a minimum, he is a player to watch in the Latin American and European clay court swings of the tour.  For now, just enjoy these highlights:

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