The situation is quite clear now : the great battle starts between the best two players of their generation, who are both at the peak age for tennis (24-25 years old)
They met in last tournament's final in Indian Wells, where Nadal dominated the beginning but Djokovic managed to get ahead.
They also met in the final of the last slam where Nadal was not injured : that time Nadal reigned.
Nadal and Djokovic have had long battles together, especially on clay, which is going to arrive soon.
In 2008, Djokovic had a great start of the year, quite similar to this year, winning Australian Open (losing only one set to Tsonga after defeating Fed in straights) and winning Indian Wells (crushing Nadal 6-3 6-2).
He was praised as the next number 1 and as a certain shot at number 2.
But the stubborn Nadal halted him in every match where the number 2 was at stake : Hamburg, Roland-Garros, Queens.
Which broke Djokovic's confidence, who lost to Safin in Wimbledon.
In 2009, Nadal and Djokovic had huge battles on clay : Monte-Carlo, Roma, Madrid.
Djokovic had match points to finally beat him on clay ... but no : it's still 9-0 on clay for Nadal, Djokovic leads 8-7 on other surfaces (8-5 on hardcourts)
This battle with Nadal once again broke Djokovic's confidence in the next months.
Then what will happen now between the best two players in the world ?
the "best ever" (Nadal according to Djokovic) and "one of the best players of all times" (Djokovic according to Nadal)
Will Djokovic finally manage to beat Nadal on clay ?
Will he get the number 1 ?
Nadal has to get 725 points more than Djokovic to stay ahead of him after Wimbledon. Will he defend that ?
Say what you think