Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

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Predictions

Poll ended at 29 Jan 2012, 19:12

Rafael Nadal in 5
0
No votes
Rafael Nadal in 4
3
30%
Rafael Nadal in 3
0
No votes
Novak Djokovic retires (exhaustion)
0
No votes
Novak Djokovic in 5
4
40%
Novak Djokovic in 4
3
30%
Novak Djokovic in 3
0
No votes
Rafael Nadal retires (embarassment/fake knee injury)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby LetsGoBro » 29 Jan 2012, 18:13

Ridiculous stuff to say the least. I deeply regret my previous post. One of the best GS finals ever.
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 29 Jan 2012, 20:43

It was one of the best in terms of tension, fighting spirit and slugging it out but technically it was worse than some other matches - less incredible shots and Djokovic wasn't playing at his best throughout the first set. He has this incredible knack of winning 5th sets 7-5 these days. I never believed that someone who is exhausted and down a break in a 5th set of a grandslam to RAFAEL NADAL could actually win it. That just shows how tough Djokovic is mentally now.
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Re: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic AO final

Postby The Maestro » 29 Jan 2012, 20:49

dr.ivo wrote:EPIC, it was weird to see Nole move like it was the beginning of the match at 5-5 in the 5th, and all of that after he seemed to barely walk in few previous games :lol: :applause:


Its called mind games, determination and belief that you cannot lose. Nadal's been doing the same over the years but people are so surprised that Nole can move so well on pure adrenalin. Nadal's groundstrokes got fiercer as the match wore on and in the third set he was barely moving. It's just about conserving energy and playing the score which Novak did incredibly. He loves winning 5th sets 7-5 so he decided to step up then.
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Career High Rank: 75 (05/21/12)
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