"I think nine months season will be good," world No. 8 says in Beijing.
"What I love most about her probably is her head," Andrea Petkovic said of Jelena Jankovic.
No. 11 seed pulls out with hand injury.
The Dutchman Loses his latest encounter in style.
The 26-year-old Slovakian missed the mark on this swing volley, but hit the high notes perfectly with her smile.
"Maybe if next year Rafael is playing not too good, then I think he can think about some changes in his game or in his team," Toni Nadal said.
World No. 8 says playing "a little bit more the intensity on my forehand, hit more winners than what I did this year" is key to his success.