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
Harder for the other guy to hold serve too then no?

Fed got murdered that day and while yes, Nadal is copping a mighty beating tonight, it's nowhere near that bad.
Nah it's close.

Nads won 92 points to Feds 52, today Djok won 89 Nads 53.

It's just the idiosyncrasies of clay court tennis that magnified the dominance in the scoreline.
Was just about to post this.

It is just as bad unfortunately.
Just got to forget about it and move on for Rafa. Not sure if there is much to take away/learn from this match either.
 
Hahaha keep whining. Wait till Novak passes Fed in the slam count.

Fed didn't have mono at RG08 that's a fact. Only in your delusional fairy land, you need to use that as an excuse. Ignoring the fact that they played in 2 clay masters finals leading up to that RG final and both were nowhere near as lopsided.
Save that for another thread! Let's just enjoy the fact that Djokovic demolished healthy, non-mono ridden Nadal in 3 quick sets to become the Aussie open GOAT!
 
I don't know which part I'm more happy about as a Novak fan: the fact that he has a standalone record at AO with his #7, or that he just passed up Sampras on the all-time slam count list. Both are awesome achievements. The Big 3 are certainly the top 3 of the Open Era!

Great, masterful play from him tonight. Not the best I've seen him play, but it's up there.

Rafa didn't play nearly his best but he’s such a nice guy and champion. I hope Rafa can get back to playing as well as we know how he can play. Thank you Rafa for always staying classy.
 
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Many congratulations to Novak, his team and fans. It was painful and a bit shocked to watch as a Rafa fan but Novak was simply too good. Only admiration for him.

Novak's kids watching the match btw - so adorable. <3<3
they say father time makes a player weak, look at federer and djokovic. they have something to fight for now. maybe rafa should take notes. lol
 
Kinda sucks for Rafa since he only gets one slam a year on his best surface while Novak gets two. He’s unlikely to win on HC while Novak is very likely to win. Novak needs more clay wins to even his legacy out.


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Kinda sucks for Rafa since he only gets one slam a year on his best surface while Novak gets two. He’s unlikely to win on HC while Novak is very likely to win. Novak needs more clay wins to even his legacy out.


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It's not like ao and USO play exactly the same and well it's not like he dominated USO either.
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
AO is really the cursed slam for Nadal.

A decade has passed since he last won it, like Fed with the USO.

After Nadal won his last AO, Fed has won 3 titles.

After Fed won his last USO, Nadal has won 3 titles.
 
Hahaha keep whining. Wait till Novak passes Fed in the slam count.

Fed didn't have mono at RG08 that's a fact. Only in your delusional fairy land, you need to use that as an excuse. Ignoring the fact that they played in 2 clay masters finals leading up to that RG final and both were nowhere near as lopsided.
lol

He’s not even close to surpass Federer.

Keep dreaming bud!
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
He did. Nadal doesn't at the moment.
Hardcourt isn't Nadal's worst surface.

Now, enjoy the drubbing.
Maybe not HC in general but in this era AO's surface (since 2008) seems to be Nadal worst to me as far as slams are concerned. His monster FH just doesn't seem to have as much bite as it does in other slams (including Wimbledon).
 
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