2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

Who will win their 34th masters title?

  • Djokovic in 2

    Votes: 32 21.8%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 26 17.7%
  • Nadal in 2

    Votes: 47 32.0%
  • Nadal in 3

    Votes: 42 28.6%

  • Total voters
    147
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
The Argentine assault has killed Djokovic. His legs were looking like lead yesterday as I mentioned during the match, and said I highly doubt he will recover having less time before the final.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Yeah the man who looked fresh as a daisy in the Wimbledon final after a 6 hr semifinal suddenly is too tired after 2 best of 3 matches... Nice story
i mean ofcourse the opponent on the other side does make a difference but saying that the back to back matches may have taken a toll is not an excuse. also the irony here considering which camp is the king of excuses. i thought nadal was just an injured person who plays tennis or that has never lost healthy or w/e bs comes out of toni nadal/his camp and his fans
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Del Po a total non-factor for a year and then wrecks what should have been a great final. I still think Novak can get into this in the second set.
 

merwy

Legend
Novak can’t be tired now. He’s never tired and had plenty of rest after his Diego match. Besides, the match has just started
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
Nadal is extremely sharp and Djokovic looks tired, he cant keep up with the pace Nadal is producing. This could be a reverse of the AO bloodbath. Djokovic would have to be at his best here to keep it competitive and I dont think he can do that
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Del Po a total non-factor for a year and then wrecks what should have been a great final. I still think Novak can get into this in the second set.
I highly doubt it. I did say this would happen today.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
This match is Nadal's to lose, and I don't see that happening. As soon as the Schwartzman match went 3 this match was effectively over. And as I type this Djoker is throwing up moonballs to try anything to change it up.

None of that is an excuse for Djoker's potential loss though. It's one of the main reason Nadal might still be favoured at RG. He's always been better than Djokovic against the field on clay. If Djokovic goes through a few wars of attrition at RG before he plays Nadal, Nadal is going to win RG again.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Great defence from Nadal there, Djokovic had him on a string until the last couple of shots.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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This match is Nadal's to lose, and I don't see that happening. As soon as the Schwartzman match went 3 this match was effectively over. And as I type this Djoker is throwing up moonballs to try anything to change it up.

None of that is an excuse for Djoker's potential loss though. It's one of the main reason Nadal might still be favoured at RG. He's always been better than Djokovic against the field on clay. If Djokovic goes through a few wars of attrition at RG before he plays Nadal, Nadal is going to win RG again.

Ding. Ding. We have a winner here.

And today is illustrating that.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
lol at anyone saying Djokovic isn't literal garbage this match.
i mean i think its hilarious that it comes from nadal fans when you have his uncle basically say he is an injured person who just happens to play tennis, like what kind of bs and insult to the people whose careers have literally been thwarted/stopped by injuries. nadal isn;t one of them and this is the narrative that nadal fans eat and use to woobify him and someone pointing out that hey novak isn't at his best is bs?
 
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