Against many other opponents — maybe ANY other — Thiem would have made things interesting. He pounded huge serves that topped 220 kph — about 40 kph better than Nadal’s fastest — and translated into seven aces but also had five double-faults.
He took the biggest of big cuts on groundstrokes, his feet leaving the ground as he threw his whole body into them, as if the very outcome — not of any individual point, but the whole shebang — depended on the strength of that one whip of his white racket. That led to 34 winners (eight more than Nadal) but also 42 unforced errors (18 more than Nadal).
気になった単語はshebang /ʃəˈbæŋ/ です。