Nadal-djokovic Final Records
The Spaniard seeking its seventh title in Paris at the number one in the world. Today is the fourth meeting this year between the existing one and two of the world.
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Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, currently the two best players in the world, will meet today in the final of Roland Garros, after the break to Alicante David Ferrer and Roger Federer, respectively.
The tennis Manacor fight for the seventh title in eight years, to surpass Bjorn Borg Swedish, and tie with seven Wimbledon Pete Sampras. In Paris only a woman, American Chris Evert has won seven times (1974-75, 1979-80, 1983, 1985-86).
For the Serbs, however, will be their first final in Paris and the only one you need to complete an excellent resume. Djokovic’s victory mean to become the last player who manages to gather the big four, but not consecutively. Only Donald Budge and Rod Laver won all four in the same season.
Today, the current one and two of the world seek to lift the Champions Cup, the first time that both are measured by the French title.
To win, Nadal break the streak of three Grand Slam finals in a row against Djokovic lost: Wimbledon and U.S. Open 2011 and 2012 Australia Open, also avoid being the first in history to lose four times in the fight for the title in a Grand Slam since the Open era began.
If you win the Manacor, keeps the world number two, but if you yield, Swiss Roger Federer snatch the post, and stole it after winning in Madrid, but did not last long.
If Nadal keeps the line of this Roland Garros, Djokovic probably have it difficult. The Spaniard has reached the last round without dropping a set in four hours behind the Serb, and it is the first to do it four times in Paris. In fact Rafa is the only one who has won five times in the Grand Slam, having also the U.S. Open in 2010. If tradition holds would win this year, as always has come immaculate, has emerged triumphant.
In the final fifteenth disputing Djokovic and Nadal (18-14 for Manacor in the total of their matches), the Serbian seeks to close its Grand Slam winning including the only title missing.
If you do, playing their fourth final in a large consecutive win at last the Grand Slam, but not in the same year. The Belgrade jump into this game, motivated by his victory over Federer, but especially knowing that it is for now the only player who has won three times to Nadal in big tournaments.
A final hard and aggressive
Nadal yesterday predicted a tough and aggressive match against Djokovic. “All I can predict is that I play aggressive and just as I’ve done so far. Solutions if I’m wrong, but I have to do so, “said Manacor. “I can not expect to win ceding the initiative,” he continued. “If the ball comes forward and have time to hit it will be impossible, like last year.”
“My intention is to play as in Rome, where he did good things, some good and some not so good. Strong from the start. The last few games that I won against him is because I was aggressive. We’ll see if I can be tomorrow. “
Djokovic Nadal thanked him said he was “overwhelming favorite”, but added that does not feel well, even removing the adverb. A prize of 1,250,000 euros awaits the winner, while the loser will take half. The weather also played its trump card, as the forecasts predict heavy rain, and the ghost of the deferral contained in the forecasts.