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

Who will win?

  • Djokovic in 2

    Votes: 38 32.5%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 20 17.1%
  • Nadal in 2

    Votes: 27 23.1%
  • Nadal in 3

    Votes: 32 27.4%

  • Total voters
    117

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I wanna see Nadal on clay this year if Djokovic somehow wins this. He always had that Monte Carlo title as back-up.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal fans are in a bit of a daze it seems.

It's almost like their brain cannot comprehend that Nadal is being outplayed on his most godly surface.
While Djokovic looked vulnerable early in the week, Nadal has looked more vulnerable over the last few days while Djokovic stepped up several gears, so the signs were there.

Let's hope that Nadal finds a way to win this second set, then the match will get really interesting.
 
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PureTennis

Guest
Djokovic has been bossing the tempo of this match since the beginning. Nadal is always vulnerable when his opponent dictates the tempo.
Exactly. And he slows down Federer's pace every time they play, which is a huge reason why he beats him so often. Nadal/Toni are no idiots.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
This is excellent control allied with pace from Nadal off the forehand.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
This rally is a perfect example of why Nole should attack DTL with his FH to Nadal's own FH more often. It totally changed the course of play.
 

cucio

Legend
Wow!!! Djoker breaks back. Why is Rafa so passive when he plays him?
Nole is the closest thing in today's game to a perfect player, in that he has no weakness, other than having the occasional bad day, so Nadal can't grind him down. If Novak is having an average day Nadal must dial the aggression to 11 and take risks, instead of falling back to his usual stock of breaking down the opponent's backhand, and for that he needs confidence. For a supposedly mental giant Rafa can sometimes look rather insecure.

Fantastic volley by Nolley!
 

Feather

Legend
I wanna see Nadal on clay this year if Djokovic somehow wins this. He always had that Monte Carlo title as back-up.
That would indeed very fun to watch, Rafa's clay dominance ending. Intitially I wanted Rafa to win as I didn't want Djokovic to increase 400 points lead over Federer. Now am cool if Djokovic wins, hehe
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
The tension is high right now, no question. Djokovic really taking it to Nadal here but countered heavily. Wow, and what a forehand miss there. The tension. is. high.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Very good tactics from Nadal, extracting chances to really rip that forehand to rush Djokovic's forehand side.
 

eliars

Hall of Fame
Nadal now mixing it up with a lot of slices in order to get that soft ball to his forehand sight so he can slap it DTL.

Djole misses a rare BH DTL. BP Rafa
 
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