Latest Mens US Open tennis news with Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal live streaming to watch online Bet365, who report their online tennis service is in operation for tonights game at Flushing Meadows NY.
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With such a storied history between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal it’s hard to pick up which statistic continues to mean something as they head into the 37th match of their professional careers.
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The raw data shows that the Serbian is indeed ranked ahead of his Spanish opponent in the top two places in the ATP rankings but is underdog here because Nadal leads 21-15 in their head to head clashes, and 7-3 in the all important pressure of the slams.
On the flipside, Djokovic leads 11-6 on hard courts and 3-2 in slam finals, both have claimed a US Open title against the other in the last three years – Nadal in 2010 and Djokovic the following year.
Put all this data into the computer and turn it off because only one thing really matters tonight – Nadal is been playing better tennis at the moment.
Djokovic said as much after his bruising four hour-plus 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday: “With no doubt he’s the best player in the moment this year, no question about it.”
Watching Nadal dismantle Richard Gasquet in straight sets after Djokovic’s mammoth slog through Wawrinka it was clear who was going to feel fresher going into the final but that is not the main reason for fan’s of the Spaniard to take heart.
Nadal’s game plan at Flushing Meadows this year has been marked by a newly found aggression on the hard court – while previously he would have waited for this moment to strike, playing most of the match so far behind the baseline he was in New Jersey, now he is standing right up on it snarling into his opponent’s face.
Gasquet couldn’t live with it except for a brief moment in the second final of the semifinal when he became the first player to break Nadal at this year’s Open.
Djokovic too has struggled with this aspect of Nadal 2013, in their French Open semi-final and on the hard court of Montreal in the Rogers Cup Nadal saw off everything that was thrown at him – the Spaniard is dominating rallies in a way we haven’t seen since his 2010 triple grand slam season.
Most of Djokovic’s victories over Nadal have come by way of the Serb’s returning abilities disrupting a defensive Nadal but this year that won’t be as much of a factor as the Spaniard bounds up on the baseline to back up a cleverly placed serve, just look at the two breaks Djokovic enjoyed in Montreal.
Even in 36 meetings these two players have played out a disproportionate number of classics and with the epic semi-final at Roland Garros already under their belt this year fans may be expecting another thriller tonight in New York, for that to happen Djokovic will have to find a way to get under Nadal’s skin.
Verdict: Nadal in four