An exceptionally good match of tennis by the warrior :- 2020 French Open Final

What did you believe before the match? Answer honestly please.

  • Picked Nadal as favorite but expected a tighter scoreline

  • Picked Nadal as Favorite and expected this beatdown to happen

  • Picked Djokovic as Favorite with an easy scoreline

  • Picked Djokovic as Favorite with a tight battle

  • Pretty neutral, but expected an easy win for either

  • Pretty neutral, but expected a close combat like past encounters


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Rafa4LifeEver

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Answer honestly in the poll. Please Discuss in a civilized way.
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-Carl Thompson.
 

aldeayeah

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Nadal fan. I had Djokovic as favorite based on his form throughout the year, versus Nadal's botched preparation and Rome woes.

I also thought the slow conditions would help Djokovic as they did in 2012.

I decided not to give much mind to their performance against inferior players in the same tournament, since that's been a poor indicator with those two in the past.

I had it pegged as a close match. Thought Djokovic might win by attrition. If Nadal won, I expected it to be a relatively quick blitz (which it was).

To me, results from most to least likely to me were Djokovic in 4-5, Nadal in 3-4, Nadal in 5, Djokovic in 3.
 
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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Nadal fan. I had Djokovic as favorite based on his form throughout the year, versus Nadal's botched preparation and Rome woes.

I also thought the slow conditions would help Djokovic as they did in 2012.

I decided not to give much mind to their performance against inferior players in the same tournament, since that's been a poor indicator with those two in the past.

I had it pegged as a close match. Thought Djokovic might win by attrition. If Nadal won, I expected it to be a relatively quick blitz (which it was).

To me, results from most to least likely to me were Djokovic in 4-5, Nadal in 3-4, Nadal in 5, Djokovic in 3.
I don't think Djokovic truly like slow surfaces these days.
 

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
I thought Djokovic had a chance until his match against Tsitsipas. Conditions helped Bull a lot as the court was too slow to hit through him.
 

Forehanderer

Professional
was expecting bull to win in 4. didn't watch the first set. When I tuned in, I was like wow :eek: and then watched rafa beatdown novak in the second and a tight set in the third to finish it. Rafa choked a little in the end but recovered to finish the game.
 

aldeayeah

Legend
I don't think Djokovic truly like slow surfaces these days.
I mean he came from winning an autumn edition of Rome which wasn't exactly fast, and had just waltzed into the finals of the slowest RG ever

And also, even if it backfired in the final, that dropshot was clearly brought out for the occasion and served him well in the earlier rounds.
 

Beckerserve

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Answer honestly in the poll. Please Discuss in a civilized way.
Give your reasons for the vote too, if possible.

Thanks and Regards,

-Carl Thompson.
I am on record here where i posted a thread saying Nadal will want Djokovic in final. Expected Nadal to straight set him but not get a bagel. Thought would be 7-6 6-3 6-1 or similar.
I had been saying and keep saying it that Djokovic is made for Nadal now on any surface over 5 sets that is not playing fast. Djokovic has stamina issues and Nadal is still a physical nightmare in matches where courts are slower.
Also with so much hype around the match and history on the line i knew Nadal would cope better mentally. He always does. Add in Team Djokovic mouthing off and it was always going to be a humiliation.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
I mean he came from winning an autumn edition of Rome which wasn't exactly fast, and had just waltzed into the finals of the slowest RG ever

And also, even if it backfired in the final, that dropshot was clearly brought out for the occasion and served him well in the earlier rounds.
I mean, that Rome title was the easiest ever.
 
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