vor 6 Stunden Sieben Mal trafen Novak Djokovic und Rafael Nadal bislang in einem Grand- Slam-Final aufeinander, darunter im längsten der Geschichte. vor 13 Stunden Vor sieben Jahren lieferten sich Novak Djokovic und Rafael Nadal in Melbourne eines der besten Grand-Slam-Endspiele der Tennis-Neuzeit. vor 1 Tag Melbourne hat sein Traumfinale: Novak Djoković stürmte wie Rafael Nadal ins Endspiel, der Showdown ist zugleich das Kapitel des.
He played three important tournaments during the North American summer hard court season. He was the second-seeded player at the US Open , but was defeated in the fourth round by David Ferrer.
David Nalbandian upset him in the quarterfinals and final of those tournaments. To end the year, Nadal won two of his three-round robin matches to advance to the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, where Federer defeated him in straight sets.
During the second half of the year, Nadal battled a knee injury suffered during the Wimbledon final. Nadal and his spokesman strongly denied this, however, with Nadal himself calling the story "totally false".
Nadal began the year in India, where he was comprehensively beaten by Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the Chennai Open. Nadal then reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time.
Nadal also reached the final of the Miami Masters for the second time. During the spring clay-court season, Nadal won four singles titles and defeated Roger Federer in three finals.
He beat Federer at the Masters Series Monte Carlo for the third straight year, capturing his Open Era record fourth consecutive title there.
A few weeks later, Nadal won his first title at the Masters Series Hamburg , defeating Federer in a three-set final. He then won the French Open , becoming the fifth man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam singles title without losing a set.
Nadal became the fourth male player during Open era to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament four consecutive years the others being Borg, Pete Sampras , and Federer.
Nadal then played Federer in the final of Wimbledon for the third consecutive year, in the most anticipated match of their rivalry. Federer had won his record fifth grass-court title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle , and then reached the Wimbledon final without losing a set.
Unlike their previous two Wimbledon finals, though, Federer was not the prohibitive favorite, and many analysts picked Nadal to win.
The match was widely lauded as the greatest Wimbledon final ever, with some tennis critics even calling it the greatest match in tennis history.
By winning his first Wimbledon title, Nadal became the third man in the open era to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year, after Rod Laver in , and Borg in —, Federer later accomplished this the following year as well as the second Spaniard to win Wimbledon.
This was also the first time that Nadal won two Grand Slam tournaments back-to-back. After Wimbledon, Nadal extended his winning streak to a career-best 32 matches.
He did not lose a set during his first three matches, defeating qualifiers in the first and second rounds and Viktor Troicki in the third round. In the semifinals, he lost to Andy Murray.
However, his performance at the event guaranteed that he would become the first Spaniard during the open era to finish the year ranked No.
At the Australian Open , Nadal won his first five matches without dropping a set, before defeating compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals in the second longest match in Australian Open history at 5 hours and 14 minutes.
Nadal defeated Federer in five sets to earn his first hard-court Grand Slam singles title,  making him the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open.
At the Indian Wells Masters , Nadal won his thirteenth Masters series tournament, defeating Murray in the final. Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals, where he again faced Argentinian del Potro, this time losing the match.
Nadal began his European clay court season at the Monte Carlo Masters , where he defeated Novak Djokovic to win a record fifth consecutive singles title there.
This was the first time that Nadal had lost to Federer since the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Cup. It was confirmed that he was suffering from tendinitis in both of his knees.
In December, Nadal participated in the second Davis Cup final of his career. Nadal finished the year as No. Nadal won the Golden Bagel Award for the third time in , with nine 6—0 sets during the year.
With this win, Nadal became the first player in the open era to win a tournament title for six straight years. He defeated David Ferrer in the final for his fifth title at Rome.
The win gave him his 18th Masters title, breaking the all-time record. Nadal moved back to No. Entering the French Open , many were expecting another Nadal-Federer final.
The victory at Roland Garros marked the second time that Nadal had won the French Open without dropping a set. At the Wimbledon Championships , he won his first two matches in straight sets.
In the third round he needed five sets to defeat Philipp Petzschner. In his first tournament since Wimbledon, Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup , where he was defeated by Andy Murray.
The next week, Nadal was the top seed at the Cincinnati Masters , losing in the quarterfinals to Marcos Baghdatis. At the US Open , Nadal reached his first final without dropping a set.
Nadal next played in the Shanghai Rolex Masters , where he lost to No. On 5 November, Nadal announced that he was pulling out of the Paris Masters owing to tendinitis in his left shoulder.
In the semifinal, he defeated Murray in three sets, before losing to Roger Federer in the final. In the final, he won over Roger Federer.
Nadal defeated Ruben Bemelmans and Olivier Rochus. Nadal began his clay-court season by winning the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with the loss of just one set.
In the final, he avenged his defeat by David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. At Wimbledon, Nadal reached the final after three four-set matches.
This set up a final against No. After dropping the third set, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the fourth. After resting for a month from a foot injury sustained during Wimbledon, he contested the Rogers Cup , where he was beaten by Croatian Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals.
He next played in the Cincinnati Masters , where he lost to Mardy Fish , again in the quarterfinals. At the US Open , Nadal made headlines when after defeating David Nalbandian on in the fourth round, he collapsed in his post-match press conference because to severe cramps.
Nadal, who was the champion, was defeated by Andy Murray. At the Shanghai Masters , he was upset in the third round by No.
In the Australian Open Nadal won his first four matches without dropping a set. In the final, on 29 January, he was beaten by Novak Djokovic in a five-set match that lasted 5 hours and 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam final of all time.
Nadal made it to the semifinals in Indian Wells , where he was beaten in straight sets by eventual champion Roger Federer. He also made the semifinals in Miami , but withdrew because of knee problems.
In the final he topped No. This ended a streak of seven straight final losses to Djokovic. A day after the Monte Carlo final, Nadal traveled to Barcelona where he received a bye in the first round.
His tremendous record on clay continued as he beat compatriot David Ferrer in a three-set final to clinch his seventh title in eight years at the Barcelona Open.
He heavily criticized the new blue-colored clay and threatened not to attend in the future if the surface was not changed back to red clay.
Several other players such as Novak Djokovic voiced similar criticism. In the last tournament before the French Open, Nadal defeated Djokovic in a tight straight set final.
This was his second victory over Novak Djokovic in and his third title of the season, as well as his 6th Rome title overall.
At the French Open , Nadal dropped only 30 games against his first five opponents. In the semifinals he dismantled Ferrer to set up another final against Novak Djokovic.
This marked the first time two opposing players faced each other in four consecutive Grand Slam finals. Nadal won the first two sets before Djokovic claimed the third.
Play was suspended in the fourth set due to rain. When the match resumed the following day, Nadal won when Djokovic double faulted on match point, sealing a record 7th Roland Garros title for Nadal.
As a warm-up ahead of Wimbledon Nadal played in Halle , losing to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals. This was the first time since the Wimbledon championships that Nadal had failed to progress past the 2nd round of a Grand Slam tournament.
In July , Nadal withdrew from the Olympics owing to tendinitis in his knee, which subsequently led to him pulling out of both the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters.
He later withdrew from the rest of the season, as he felt he still was not healthy enough to compete. Two weeks prior to the Australian Open , Nadal officially withdrew from the tournament citing a stomach virus.
Nadal then returned to the American hard courts, playing the Indian Wells Masters as the fifth seed. He lost only one set, and defeated No.
After withdrawing from Miami, Nadal attempted to defend his title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters , but was beaten by Djokovic in straight sets.
He then won his eight title at the Barcelona Open. Nadal won the French Open after beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinal and David Ferrer in the final, breaking the record for the most match wins in the tournament in the process with his 59th match victory.
Nadal then lost his first-round match at the Wimbledon Championships in straight sets to unseeded Belgian Steve Darcis ranked No.
In October, he reached the final of the China Open , guaranteeing he would be back to the No. Nadal met Djokovic in the final, losing in straight sets.
In the final, he faced Stanislas Wawrinka , against whom he entered the match with a 12—0 record. However, Nadal suffered a back injury during the warm-up, which progressively worsened as the match wore on.
The first tournament he played after that was the inaugural Rio Open which he won after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final.
However, at the Indian Wells Masters , Dolgopolov would avenge his loss, defeating Nadal in three sets in the third round.
He reached the final of the Miami Masters , falling to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Nadal began his clay court season with a quarterfinal loss to David Ferrer in the Monte-Carlo Masters.
He was stunned by Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Nadal then won his 27th masters title at the Madrid Open after Kei Nishikori retired in the third set of the final.
Nadal entered the Wimbledon Championships in a bid to win the tournament for the third time. In the fourth round he was upset by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in four sets.
Nadal withdrew from the American swing owing to a wrist injury. He lost his opening match to Feliciano Lopez in straight sets. After the loss, he announced that he would skip the rest of the season to undergo surgery for his appendix.
Nadal began the year as the defending Champion at the Qatar Open , but suffered a shocking three set defeat to Michael Berrer in the first round.
In the third round of the US Open , Nadal once again lost to Fognini, despite having won the first two sets.
Nadal started the year winning Mubadala Title defeating Milos Raonic in straight sets. After that, he entered the Doha, Qatar , where he reached the finals, losing to Djokovic in straight sets.
This was their 47th match, after which Djokovic led their head-to-head rivalry with 24 matches won. At the Australian Open , Nadal was defeated in five sets by compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the first round.
The defeat marked his first opening round exit at the Australian Open. In April he won his 28th Masters in Monte Carlo.
The following week, Nadal played in Rome Masters where he reached the quarterfinal. Nadal was again defeated by Djokovic in straight sets, although he had a break advantage in both sets and served to win the second.
At the US Open Nadal was seeded 4 and advanced to the fourth round but was defeated by 24th seed Lucas Pouille in 5 sets. The defeat meant that was the first year since in which Nadal had failed to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.
He played the Shanghai Masters and was upset in the second round by Viktor Troicki. He subsequently ended his season to let his wrist recover.
Nadal opened his season by playing at the Brisbane International for the first time, where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Milos Raonic in three sets.
Nadal defeated Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively the latter lasting for five sets over five hours , to set up a final against Roger Federer , his first Grand Slam final since he won the French Open.
Nadal went on to lose to Federer in five sets; this was the first time that Nadal had lost to Federer in a Grand Slam since the final of the Wimbledon Championships.
Nadal made it to the final of Acapulco without dropping a set, but was defeated by big-serving Sam Querrey. In a rematch of the Australian Open final Nadal took on Roger Federer in the fourth round at Indian Wells but again lost to his old rival, this time in straight sets; it was their earliest meeting in a tournament in over a decade.
In the Miami Masters , Nadal reached the final to again play Federer, and was once again defeated in straight sets.
Nadal went on to beat Stan Wawrinka in straight sets and win a record tenth French Open title. This marked his first Grand Slam title since , ending his three-year drought in Grand Slams.
Nadal also climbed to second on the all-time Grand Slam titles list , with 15 grand slam championships, putting him one ahead of Pete Sampras.
He won his first match against Coric in straight sets but fell in the Round of 16 to Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov. This marked the first time that Nadal had captured two Grand Slam tournaments in a year since , and the second time since Nadal extended his winning streak by winning the China Open , winning the final against Nick Kyrgios in straight sets.
After defeating Hyeon Chung in the second round of the Paris Masters Nadal secured the year end number one. By securing year end number one, Nadal broke a number of historical records: Nadal began his season at the Kooyong Classic , where he lost to Richard Gasquet in the first round.
On 16 February, Nadal dropped to the No. Bowing out in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Nadal had only defended of the points he had won by reaching the final in At the same time, Federer successfully defended his title and left Australia only points behind Nadal.
Federer then won his third Rotterdam Open and collected enough points to overtake the No. Despite his absence in Miami, he regained the No.
After recovering from his hip injury, Nadal helped secure the Spanish Davis Cup team a victory over Germany in the quarterfinal of the World Group.
He beat Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev in straight sets. At the Monte Carlo Masters , Nadal successfully defended his title and won a record-breaking 31st Masters title, thus becoming the player with the most Masters titles in tennis history.
It also marked his 11th title in Monte Carlo, as well as the 76th title in his career. Because he defended the points won the previous year, he kept his no.
Nadal went on to win his 11th title in Barcelona , defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, becoming the first player in the open era to win matches on both clay and hard.
It also marked his 14th consecutive season with at least one ATP title. He reached the quarterfinals, defeating Gael Monfils and Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, to extend his record to 50 consecutive sets won on clay, starting from the French Open.
In a surprise, Nadal lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, ending his match and record set winning streaks on clay. He also relinquished his world no.
At the Rome Masters , Nadal captured his 8th title in the Italian capital as well as his 78th career title, defeating Alexander Zverev in three sets, thus overtaking John McEnroe in the fourth place on the list of most titles won in the Open Era.
With his victory in Rome, Nadal also regained the no. Also In the semifinals, he faced his arch-rival Novak Djokovic for the record 51st time, beating him in two sets after a tight first set tiebreak.
En route to the title, Nadal dropped only one set, beating Dominic Thiem in the final in three sets. In the semifinals he faced long-time rival Novak Djokovic , who was aiming to reach his first major final since the US Open.
This match lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes, spread over two days, becoming the second-longest Wimbledon semifinal in history, second only to the match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner held earlier on the same day.
Djokovic defeated Nadal in five sets with the fifth set being 10—8. Despite this, Nadal achieved his best results at Wimbledon since Nadal was the top seed during his title defense at the US Open.
He then defeated Vasek Pospisil in the second round, Karen Khachanov in four close sets in the third, and Nikoloz Basilashvili in the fourth.
In the quarterfinals, he faced ninth seed Dominic Thiem in their first ever match on a surface other than clay.
Nadal lost the first set , but took control in the second and third, winning both after breaking Thiem as he attempted to serve for the third set.
Nadal came back from a break down to force a fourth set tiebreaker, which Thiem narrowly won. In the fifth set, Nadal was unable to convert three break points at which would have allowed him to serve for the match.
He was able to win the match in the tiebreaker at 2: In his semi-final matchup against Juan Martin del Potro , Nadal retired after losing the second set due to knee pain.
On 31 October, he announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters due to an abdominal injury and as a result Novak Djokovic replaced him as World 1.
Nadal was due to start his season at the Brisbane International , but withdrew shortly before his first match due to an injury. This was the first time that Nadal had advanced to an Australian Open final without losing a set; he had also lost only two service games during this run, both in his first-round match against Duckworth.
They are the only pair of men to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top. They have played 38 times, and Nadal leads their head-to-head series 23—15 overall and 9—3 in Grand Slam tournaments.
Nadal has a winning record on clay 13—2 and outdoor hard courts 8—5 while Federer leads the indoor hard courts by 6—1 and grass by 2—1.
As tournament seedings are based on rankings, 24 of their matches have been in tournament finals, including an all-time record nine Grand Slam tournament finals.
Four of these matches were five-set matches and Wimbledon, and Australian Open , and the Wimbledon final has been lauded as the greatest match ever by many long-time tennis analysts.
Novak Djokovic and Nadal have met 53 times more than any other pair in the Open Era and Nadal trails at 25— This is the longest Grand Slam tournament final in Open era history at 5 hours, 53 minutes.
Nadal defeated Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal easily defeated Djokovic in the Madrid Open semifinals 6—2, 6—4 , his first victory against the Serb since the French Open.
When they next met Nadal beat Djokovic again, this time on clay in the Rome semifinals. They then met in the Wimbledon semifinals, where Djokovic finally emerged victorious after a battle lasting over five hours that was spread over two days and went to 10—8 in the fifth set.
Nadal and Andy Murray have met on 24 occasions since , with Nadal leading 17—7. Nadal leads 7—2 on clay, 3—0 on grass, and 7—5 on hard courts including 4—4 on outdoor courts, but Nadal leads 3—1 on indoor hard courts , but trails 1—3 in finals.
Although this rivalry has less significance than rivalries with the other members of the Big Four, the pair have met in several prestigious tournaments.
The rivalry saw Nadal winning the first 12 encounters, all in straight sets, including 2 finals, one of which is a Masters final at Madrid in It was also the only match between the pair not resulting in a straight set win for either player.
Nadal won their second Grand Slam final, at the French Open. Nadal stands alone in the Open Era as the player with the most clay court titles 57 , and holds an all-time record of 11 Roland Garros, 11 Monte-Carlo Masters and 11 Barcelona titles.
He also stands alone with the longest single surface win streak clay courts, 81 in the history of the Open Era. Due to these achievements, many have called Nadal "The King of Clay", [a] and is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history.
Nadal generally plays an aggressive, behind-the- baseline game founded on heavy topspin groundstrokes, consistency, speedy footwork and tenacious court coverage, thus making him an aggressive counterpuncher.
He also plays very fine dropshots, which work especially well because his heavy topspin often forces opponents to the back of the court.
Nadal employs a semi-western grip forehand, often with a "lasso-whip" follow-through, where his left arm hits through the ball and finishes above his left shoulder — as opposed to a more traditional finish across the body or around his opposite shoulder.
San Francisco tennis researcher John Yandell used a high-speed video camera and special software to count the average number of revolutions of a tennis ball hit full force by Nadal.
The first guys we did were Sampras and Agassi. They were hitting forehands that in general were spinning about 1, to 1, revolutions per minute.
Federer is hitting with an amazing amount of spin, too, right? Well, we measured one forehand Nadal hit at 4, His average was 3, Nadal relies on the consistency of his serve to gain a strategic advantage in points, rather than going for service winners.
Before the U. Open, Nadal modified his service grip to a more continental one. Nadal is a clay court specialist in the sense that he has been extremely successful on that surface.
However, Nadal has shed that label owing to his success on other surfaces, including holding simultaneous Grand Slam tournament titles on grass, hard courts, and clay on two separate occasions, winning eight Masters series titles on hardcourt, and winning the Olympic gold medal on hardcourt.
Nadal has had several coaches throughout his career. Toni Nadal coached him from — Nadal has been sponsored by Kia Motors since He has appeared in advertising campaigns for Kia as a global ambassador for the company.
In May , Kia released a claymation viral ad featuring Nadal in a tennis match with an alien. In , luxury watchmaker Richard Mille announced that he had developed an ultra-light wristwatch in collaboration with Nadal called the Richard Mille RM Tourbillon watch.
In June , Nadal joined the group of sports endorsers of the PokerStars online poker cardroom. In explaining why she chose Nadal for the video, Shakira was quoted as saying in an interview with the Latin American Herald Tribune: And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young.
Since he was 17, I believe. Nadal is an avid fan of association football club Real Madrid. On 8 July , it was reported that he had become a shareholder of RCD Mallorca , his local club by birth, in an attempt to assist the club from debt.
Shortly after acquiring his interest in Mallorca, Nadal called out UEFA for apparent hypocrisy in ejecting the club from the —11 UEFA Europa League for excessive debts, saying through a club spokesperson, "Well, if those are the criteria upon which UEFA is operating, then European competition will only comprise two or three clubs because all the rest are in debt, too.
I want to congratulate the Thai people and congratulate the King for this unbelievable day. I wish all the best for this idea. The foundation will focus on social work and development aid particularly on childhood and youth.
The truth is we live great here I can contribute something with my image I have to thank Iker, my project partner, who went all out for it, [ Coach and uncle Toni Nadal and his agent, former tennis player Carlos Costa , are also involved.
Roger Federer has given Nadal advice on getting involved in philanthropy. Despite the fact that poverty in India struck him particularly hard, Nadal wants to start by helping "people close by, in the Balearic Islands , in Spain, and then, if possible, abroad".
On 16 October , Nadal traveled to India for the first time to visit his tennis academy for underprivileged children at Anantapur Sports Village , in the Anantapur City, Andhra Pradesh.
His foundation has also worked in the Anantapur Educational Center project, in collaboration with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. Rafael Nadal opened his tennis academy centre to Majorca flood victims in October Nadal lived with his parents and younger sister Maria Isabel in a five-story apartment building in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca.
Nadal has said that he is agnostic. In addition to tennis and football, Nadal enjoys playing golf and poker. In January , it was announced that the couple are set to marry.
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If Nadal can, yet again, produce a historic European clay-court swing in , expect him to earn another Top 3 finish.
Roger Federer If Federer employs the same plan of skipping the clay swing for the third year in a row, his year-end ATP Ranking will be heavily influenced by his showings at hard-court events before April: Sweep all three, like he did in , and perhaps Federer will battle for No.
But come up empty and Federer could have to fight to stay inside the Top 5. Alexander Zverev Zverev, with the biggest title of his career in the books from the Nitto ATP Finals , will face pressure out of the proverbial gates at the Australian Open , where many will expect him to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final.
A healthy Del Potro in could challenge for his first back-to-back Top 5 finish. Kevin Anderson Few players, if any, will work harder than Anderson to repeat a career-best season.
Cilic has resided in the middle of the Top 10 for the past three years: Last season, for the 11 th straight year, he won a tour-level title.
Dominic Thiem We know this about Thiem: He twice has finished in the year-end Top 5 , 5; , 5. John Isner The year-old Isner had a career year in — on and off the court.
Some might balk at the idea that Isner, who will turn 34 in April, could back up his career year. But before you do that, take a look at the ages of his Top 10 peers.
Karen Khachanov The year-old Khachanov, along with Borna Coric and Stefanos Tsitsipas , among other rising stars, will have the attention of everyone in , as the questions will file in like the sun bakes in Melbourne — steady and intensely: Will one of them make a deep run at a Slam?
Could they take the next step and begin to break up the Big Three? The team that joined Coric in — coaches Riccardo Piatti and Kristijan Schneider , along with manager Ivan Ljubicic , who coaches Federer — will be back in as well.
The next chapter starts now! Fabio Fognini Aged 31, the Italian compiled his best season last year — three titles, 46 wins and a personal year-end best in the ATP Rankings.
Fognini seems to have calmed the inner theatre that sometimes derailed his tennis, and if he can make a couple end-of-week finishes at Masters events, he could squeeze inside the Top 10 in Kyle Edmund In the beginning of the season — semi-finals at the Australian Open — and towards the end of the year — winning his first title at the European Open in Antwerp — Edmund showed his best tennis.
Toss a title or two in the middle of as well, and Edmund could be firmly inside the Top 15 next year.
Play was halted Friday after 2 hours, 54 minutes, with Djokovic leading two sets to one, , , 9. He saved three set points in the tiebreaker, then converted his second set point when Nadal netted a backhand.
The match shattered Wimbledon semifinal records for the number of games as well as duration -- besting the previous mark by 1 hour, 52 minutes.
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Djoker-Nadal halted by curfew; to precede ladies d. Connecticut Open shuts down after year run 3h. T his is fantastic tennis.
Nadal goes down and Djokovic plays a forehand that kisses the white lines. The line judge says out but hawkeye overturns.
Djokovic hits long and it goes to deuce again. You get the sense that he is trying to play Rafa at his own power game.
How long can that last? Well, it can last this game, for sure. Djokovic powers through advantage and then takes the game. N adal again loses early points on serve, going down.
He makes it back up to and forces Djokovic well wide and has an overhead shot with the entire court to aim at How did he not find the court? The Earth is roughly 4.
D jokovic looks much more comfortable on serve and holds out to S ome bigger shots starting to emerge. Djokovic squares the game to but Nadal hits a powerful forehand to make it , but then hits one long for deuce.
Nadal left the entire cross court open as he approached the net at deuce, but Djokovic chose to power it down the tramlines. NAdal reached it, and hit it into the empty space left by the Serb.
But then again, I said that final set between Anderson and Isner would finish to Anderson so what do I know?
T he players are still feeling for their big shots and Djokovic slams a backhand just long. R afael Nadal slumps to down on serve.
He has been in the locker room for hours waiting for this, so needs to hit the ground running. Nadal gets back to , but after a long rally he pushes the ball out and Djokovic levels for deuce.
Djokovic hits a lob high into the sky and it nearly grazes the roof panels above centre court. He loses the point and the next, so Nadal holds his first service game of the match.
T hat match was simply incredible Big serving Kev managed to squeeze his way into the final winning the final set against John Isner. The pair have five Wimbledon titles between them three for Djokovic, two for Nadal , but have not met at SW19 since the final, which Djokovic won in four sets.
The length since their last meeting here is largely down to Nadal not having gone beyond the quarter-final in the years following that run until this event.
But now with the sun-kissed courts playing harder and the balls bouncing higher than in recent memory, Nadal has rediscovered his groove on grass. S tanding in his way is the considerable obstacle of the time grand slam champion Djokovic, who has looked rejuvenated this fortnight after a difficult couple of years.
As well as his performances, he has rediscovered the fight and defiance that always characterised his most gritty victories. Overall, Djokovic leads the head to head , but Nadal won their most recent grand-slam meeting - the French Open final, in four sets.
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Visit our adblocking instructions page. Home News Sport Business. That match was brilliant. Nadal gives the cheering crowd a big wave, as does Djokovic Djokovic Nadal N adal is absolutely furious with himself.
Djokovic Nadal N adal faults the first serve and on the second, Djokovic blasts the return long. It is now 11pm Djokovic Nadal B ig serve from Djokovic and he squares it up.
Djokovic Nadal N adal on serve again and he hits it into the net. Djokovic Nadal D jokovic on serve and another brutal rally end in Djokovic Nadal A nother long rally and Novak is forcing Rafa wide.
Djokovic Nadal N adal on serve. Can he take advantage? Djokovic Nadal A gain, a fault on the first serve and Nadal looks in control, but Novak hit a hard backhand down the line forcing Nadal to play a safety shot high.
Djokovic Nadal N adal on serve faults his first, but Djokovic hits the second straight into the net. Djokovic Nadal I t is silent out there Djokovic Nadal D jokovic faults and his second serve leads to another long rally.
All square at Djokovic Nadal G oodness me Novak responds with an ace. Will his serve save him again? He takes the game after Djokovic fires a backhand long.
Nadal to serve next. He closes out to 15 with an ace. This is a fantastic match. This match is going into tomorrow, I think. Rafa has nipped to the toilet.
Nadal takes the second set One all. Another brutal rally and Nadal takes advantage. This is for the set But he can return a forehand right back past Djokovic.
Blimey, that had sparks flying off it. Nadal to serve for the set. And then takes the game But that big Rafa forehand is back in business and he takes the next two points!
He then wrong-foots Nadal to draw level. The Serb goes up against serve. That was his first break point of the match and he took it very well indeed.
Nadal takes advantage and there is more Serbian shouting. The right-hander, with an aggressive style of play but also the wheels to chase down most anything, is a man few want to see across the net.
But the oft-injured Raonic has bonafide reasons to be optimistic as he approaches Can he stay healthy? Raonic has regularly made deep runs at Masters events and Grand Slams.
Dimitrov dropped 16 spots in his year-end ranking, from No. In , his best year yet, he won the Brisbane International for his fifth tour-level title and ended the Aussie summer by reaching his second Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open Wimbledon The Bulgarian has said he plans to continue working with former No.
Marco Cecchinato The Italian started with four tour-level wins and at No. Can he do it again? Much of that will depend on how Cecchinato fares on clay, his favourite surface.
Collect a few more titles on the red dirt, and the year-old could find himself among the elite in the game once again.
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