[1] Novak Djokovic vs [3] Rafael Nadal MC FINAL

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Who will win?

  1. Djokovic in 2

    38 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. Djokovic in 3

    20 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Nadal in 2

    27 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Nadal in 3

    32 vote(s)
    27.4%
  1. Nathaniel_Near

    Nathaniel_Near G.O.A.T.

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    Relax folks, ...
    Maybe, or he is respecting Rafa's forehand too much when attacking it from that angle. I dunno, but he was hitting it plenty in set 1 and it helped him control the flow of many rallies. Right now though, Nole is definitely doing way more running.

    I think Rafa should have broken here but perhaps he lacked a little patience.
     
  2. All-rounder

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    I think it's because he knows Novak can cover that side of the court very well
     
  3. abmk

    abmk G.O.A.T.

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    last 6-7 games have been intense ....
     
  4. DragonBlaze

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    I also thought the same. I don't know why he has backed off that, could change the match right there.
     
  5. zagor

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    Especially on the BH side.
     
  6. Ralph

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    Compromised due to age, or because he took time off?
     
  7. NatF

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    Good hold from Nole, thought Nadal was about to start running away with set 2.
     
  8. MichaelNadal

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    Nadal has got to keep the intensity and forehand going
     
  9. DRII

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    D.S.Artist has now officially become B.S.Artist...

    If Nadal wins he will look like a complete fool!
     
  10. abmk

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    agreed ........
     
  11. romeo8880

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    AHHHH Just found out why Djokovic won the first set. Same thing as last year at the French. Sun wasn't out and the court was in Dork's favor so the ball is landing right in Dork's wheelhouse. Now that the sun is out things have changed. Bye, bye Djokovic.
     
  12. Ralph

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    Yep, he sure can. However, on the chances he does have to use it, I think he should regardless of Novak's retrieving skills. He'll make as many as he'll lose, if not more. Especially if he follows into the net once hit.
     
  13. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    How's it hanging, Tsonga hater? Life treating you well?
     
  14. MichaelNadal

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    The ball is jumping high
     
  15. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    That's the first backhand I've seen Nole outright fluff in the whole match.
     
  16. DropShotArtist

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    If Djoker wins you will cry like a baby, but in your bathroom, much like Nadal.
     
  17. cucio

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    Why the quotes? Still with your tiresome personal vendetta against poor me? I also "forgot" to mention that Rafa was serving very well and hitting the mulehand just fine.

    When two legends are playing one takes for granted that both play terrific tennis. Nole is his usual monster self, hitting hard and deep from both wings, moving great, turning defense into offense, his usual fare.

    I was pointing at the key factor that justified the score. As soon as Rafa has started to hit some decent backhands the match has leveled a lot.
     
  18. abmk

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    [​IMG]
     
  19. zagor

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    Finally starting going DTL with his FH again.

    Nice sportmanship from Novak.
     
  20. romeo8880

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    Yep, great now that Nadal embarrassed him yesterday. Can't wait for the French so we can see Tsonga lose early to some player ranked 80 spots worse than him.
     
  21. MichaelNadal

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    Classy from Novak
     
  22. OverratedIvanovic

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    Yes DTL forehand is the only way you are gonna beat him.
     
  23. eliars

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    These guys are playing great tennis. Such a pleasure to watch how they're both pushing each other to the limit.

    Rafito holds 2-2
     
  24. Nathaniel_Near

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    The man who wins this match will be the man who is willing to take the necessary risks to run less. Just my intuition...
     
  25. All-rounder

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    I have a feeling this is where Nadal will pounce
     
  26. DropShotArtist

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    Nadal could learn something there.
     
  27. MichaelNadal

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    Rafa needs to break here to gain confidence
     
  28. Feather

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    He/she doesn't deserve a reply

    If life was actually treating him well, wouldn't be here with all those nonsense
     
  29. MichaelNadal

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    This is as good as Fedal imo as far as rivalries go
     
  30. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    The ultra loud pre-serve foot Rafa shuffle has started. That's when you know shi' just got real.
     
  31. OverratedIvanovic

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    Djokovic's level has fallen, exactly what Rafa needs.
     
  32. romeo8880

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    Djokovic fans will see it as excuses but anybody can see how the match has changed now that it's not rainy and cloudy.
     
  33. ricki

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    break poin Nole is finished
     
  34. -RF-

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    Good quality stream anyone.. please..!
     
  35. DRII

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    compromised due to the injury.

    it still gives him pain and you can tell.

    its something he going to have to learn, and is learning, to live with.

    side to side Nadal is at about 90% movement, which only shows liability against great players like Nole.

    but moving forward he's at about 70%, which many players have taken advantage of...

    thats why Nadal has increased his offensive to try and compensate...
     
  36. veroniquem

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    It's much better! Fantastic match so far.
     
  37. Feather

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    What did Novak do?
     
  38. malbaker86

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    Yep. I love watching Djoker's tennis. His demeanor is so relaxed
     
  39. All-rounder

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    Like I said at the beginning Djokovic came to play but for how long?

    His form is dropping heavy
     
  40. kishnabe

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    Now it is a match.
     
  41. eliars

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    Rafa breaks :)
     
  42. MichaelNadal

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    Thank the gods lol
     
  43. powerangle

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    As expected....the Rafa comeback.
     
  44. FedererDropShot

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    Rafa breaks.
     
  45. Nathaniel_Near

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    And FINALLY Rafa finds a break of serve in this match, and frankly looks the stronger player at this moment in time.
     
  46. NatF

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    Sloppy errors from Novak at the moment. Nadal is hitting his shots really well now too.
     
  47. MichaelNadal

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    Nadal is such a G lol :)
     
  48. Alchemy-Z

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    Sun is out solar powered Rafa shows up
     
  49. OverratedIvanovic

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    Rafa just won a match
     

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