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

Who will win their 34th masters title?

  • Djokovic in 2

    Votes: 32 21.6%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 26 17.6%
  • Nadal in 2

    Votes: 48 32.4%
  • Nadal in 3

    Votes: 42 28.4%

  • Total voters
    148

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I’ve already seen it said of both players within 5 minutes of the match. Of course they’re tired it’s the business end of the most grueling surface in the game. Shouldn’t be used as an excuse when they’re both gonna be tired
How is Nadal tired? He's been bagelling people all week.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
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.
Very good point. Djokovic can get troubled at RG by the Thiem's and Schwartzman's - but unlikely for that to happen to Rafa. I cannot see anyone take more than a set from him.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
This is looking like 2016 before RG but that's not really a bad thing. Eerily similar to how this clay season has played out for Novak.
Yeah, it is kind of. This match is going just like I predicted.
 
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onyxrose81

Hall of Fame
Should I remind you how Diego took a set from Rafa lasr year at RG?

And Djoko had the tougher QF opponent by far.
Stef is a good player but he in no way is harder opponent than Delpo/Schwartzman on clay. I think too many people forget how good Diego can be since he’s been sucking for a while. But he’s very good on clay.
 

Towser83

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
He had a day off and he was playing Anderson... not playing the next day after a few hours sleep and then playing Nadal.

Nadal is playing well enough to beat Djokovic anyway but Djokovic cant even out up a decent fight here
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Except it's one thing to lose to Murray, it's another to lose to Rafa.

Let's be honest, nobody is stopping Rafa from winning RG now.
Hes beaten him before RG before and it didn't help since he still lost. Well will see how it all plays out but Rafa heavy favorite going in now, if he wins this.
 

Your Hero

Professional
Has Pepe taught Nole nothing? All Nole has to do is say, "Looking forward to
getting married?" to him as they stroll by each other on a changeover. THAT
will rattle Nads. Tip a water bottle over too to let him know you mean business.
 
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