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Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

Because I seriously don't want to see Federer win the FO and while I probably like Djokovic more than Rafa, I really doubt Djokovic's ability to beat Federer on clay, just due to the mental aspect.

IMO Djokovic is playing well enough to beat Nadal, but my fear is that he'll beat Rafa but falter at the last hurdle. So that begs the question, do you believe he has what it takes to defeat Nadal?
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

I think he can.

He will, however, need to have a good day and Rafa a bad one.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

No.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

I very much doubt it.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

No.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

he'll have to have his A game and hope rafa has his C game then maybe! The problem with Nole will be stamina, if he really has a breathing problem I don't see him slugging it out in a 5 setter!
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

I think that he can beat him but I doubt that he will. Golden retriever is very, very good at what he does on clay. In order just to have a chance - Novak has to be very aggressive and patient at the same time. He has to be ready to hit some extra shots and win a single point over and over again. Novak doesn't lack confidence which is important.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

No
He might chicken out i mean retire in the middle of the match to save himself of getting embarresed.

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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

He wont beat Rafa (not yet) but he will tire the shit out of him for Roger. It depends whether Roger takes advantage of that in the final or chokes it away like he did in the Hamburg final.
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Re: Realistically: Can Djokovic beat Nadal?

Yes - of course he can

Admittedly, he would have to play at the very top of his level, and Nadal would have to have a "bad day at the office", so I don't think it's very likely But he's a professional and the current Number 3 in the world, and has beaten Nadal before (albeit not on clay), so of course he has a chance - and certainly a much better chance than most

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