Looking fit as can be, and tough as — maybe even better than — ever, the No. 2-ranked Nadal pulled away from No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday in a taut, tense U.S. Open final for his 13th Grand Slam title.
For the fourth straight time in a Grand Slam final, it will be Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic overcame his breathing problems and fatigue to beat friend Andy Murray 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5 Friday in a nearly five-hour Australian Open semifinal.
One round earlier than they usually meet in a Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer still treated it like a final.
Novak Djokovic sat in his sideline chair and winced while his right shoulder was massaged and manipulated by a trainer.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon final for the fifth time with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Friday.
Novak Djokovic beat top-ranked Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open title on Sunday, keeping the Serbian undefeated this year.
It’s a promotion that has people in awe. Tennis being played on a specially designed aquatic court in the Gulf Sea.