2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final (1) Novak Djokovic V (2) Rafael Nadal

Who will win the title?

  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 47 18.5%
  • Djokovic in 4

    Votes: 88 34.6%
  • Djokovic in 5

    Votes: 39 15.4%
  • Nadal in 3

    Votes: 16 6.3%
  • Nadal in 4

    Votes: 58 22.8%
  • Nadal in 5

    Votes: 45 17.7%

  • Total voters
    254
Novak in 3 sets is actually considered to be the most likely outcome by betting sites.

In order of likelihood:
Novak in 3
Novak in 4
Nadal in 4
Nadal in 3
Novak in 5
Nadal in 5
 
Novak in 3 sets is actually considered to be the most likely outcome by betting sites.

In order of likelihood:
Novak in 3
Novak in 4
Nadal in 4
Nadal in 3
Novak in 5
Nadal in 5
Its looking like Djoke in three sets is a real possibility

But still going to give Ned a freebie 3rd set

Novak in 4
 
Its looking like Djoke in three sets is a real possibility

But still going to give Ned a freebie 3rd set

Novak in 4
It's strange considering there hasn't been a 3 set slam match between the two since they hit their primes except for that RG match when Nadal was in crap form.

I guess the bettors think one of the two will be clearly better than the other guy. They just don't know who.
 
Australian Open announces switch to final-set tie-breaks for 2019 tournament

The tournament director, Craig Tiley, said the move came after the most extensive consultation in the Australian Open’s history.

“We went with a 10-point tie-break at six games all in the final set to ensure the fans still get a special finale to these often epic contests, with the longer tie-break still then allowing for that one final twist or change of momentum in the contest.

Cheers
3Fees :)
 
15 pages...700+ posts...and the match hasn't even started.
Seems like the Nadal/Djokovic rivalry has gotten people just as excited as the Nadal/Federer rivalry. Makes sense as every Slam being won nowadays between these 3 is historical. Djokovic either passes Sampras tonight and gets to within 2 of Nadal, or Nadal becomes the first player in the open era to win 2 or more of each Slam and gets to within 2 of Federer...and with his best Slam coming in Paris where he could get to within 1.
There's a lot on the line here. I wonder if Federer is going to be watching this match?
 
I disagree. But hey! It's OK to interchange different views here, and I enjoy reading your posts.

In my opinion, Nadal's biggest weakness always was his serve. Now that he has improved it, I think both Nadal and Djokovic are pretty much like robots without any particularly big weakness.

It will be an interesting match tomorrow.
I enjoy reading your posts too. The feeling is mutual.

It's just that I've been watching his ROS over the past 13 years and can't count how many times I've punched the wall when he dumps a simple ROS in the net , shanks a ball or just returns it so short that it's ineffective. I really feel that if his ROS were any better , he would have a bunch more slams.

Interesting match coming up in a couple of hours. I can't even sleep here and it's close to 2 am in the night.
 
Starts at 12:30 am my time in California. Obviously not a fan of either guy, but the only thing making me miss this match is nuclear war, Ebola or a vague pandemic.
Gosh you guys are so lucky being on PST. I have been watching AO at 4 am all these years and my weekend typically gets ruined because of lack of sleep. I just cannot sleep. It's going to be 2 am here and there is really no point now. You're also fortunate that you have no horse in the race.
 
Looking for alternates to ESPN announcers...
Any alternate streams available? Maybe with guys like Vijay and Becker commenting.
What do Euros watch?
 
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