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I hope they won't meet before the final of RG weeks later...
My take is that you’re trying to be wishful, presenting Nadal worse than he is by cherry picking a couple of points. He was great, and at no point of yesterday’s match did I feel that it was not under Nadal’s control. The first set was of insane quality, probably a 6-2 set against anyone else, but, well... Clutchovic. And the final stretch of winners from 3-2 in the third to make Djokovic submit was glorious... GOATish.Again by form, and if by some miracle somehow Djokovic doesn't feel the effect of 5 hr highly intense contests, I might lean towards him.
But Nadal on clay defies rules of this universe, like I learnt from last year's RG F, this is Nadal and he can stomp anyone on clay.
@Yugram what's your take?
Nadal won the US Open 1 year and a half ago. Djokovic hasn't won RG in the last 5 years. Nadal is still a better hard player than Novak is on clay until Novak wins another RG more recently than Nadal his last Slam title on hard.I think this match puts to bed the question of whether Djokovic is better on clay than Nadal is on HC at present.