Do you want a rematch of the US Open 2010 Final??
How many of you guys here want to see Nadal and Djokovic advance into the finals given their amazing form?? Nadal seems to be carrying some of that form he had from the U.S. Open series, while Djokovic really has taken his form to the next level.
Would an Australian Open Final with Nadal and Djokovic become more meaningful than if Murray or Federer were to advance??
Murray is still improving and looks to play more aggressively. I expect him to be more aggressive on the forehand this year. But his form isn't comparable to Nadal/Djokovic from my point of view at least.
Federer on the other hand, although he's an amazing competitor, seems to be beatable this year, more so than the U.S. Open. He was vulnerable to losing sets as we've seen earlier in this tournament. More important than fatigue, lost sets etc. etc.
What I found to be the biggest liability in Federer, is his backhand. Djokovic and Nadal are capable of exploiting it to spray out errors. So I think if Federer were to defeat Djokovic, he'd have a hard time against Nadal's current form. Nadal is much more aggressive in the past.
If you look at Nadal in 2009 and compare it to the end of 2010/beginning of 2011, you will see that Nadal has looked to terminate rallies ASAP. He realizes the consequences of getting into such heavy rallies.
So I think against Federer, he would torture that backhand unless Federer can run around it with his forehand and have a high backhand %.
So what do you think, for the sake of tennis, would Nadal/Djokovic bring a greater level of tennis and competition for the final?? Would it make the final less 1 sided given both of their ultimate forms??
Thoughts and responses?
I also think if Djokovic can withstand the heat, he definitely has a chance at defeating Nadal. At the USO, he broke him a few times, but his stamina/endurance wasn't enough to stay alive in the 4th set, Nadal eventually broke him once again.