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This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

...if he keeps this up, he may take 3 next time. What do you think?

Also, who gave Djokovic a greater scare at 2012 AO;

Nadal or Murray?
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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

He is no closer in my opinion. The set up was perfect for Nadal with Djoko having a days less rest and a marathon semi. And he failed to take advantage just like Fed at the AO against Nadal a few years ago.



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Yeah he'll figure him out eventually. However, Nadal needs to get the job done in 4. If it goes to 5 he's flipping coins and taking unpredictable chances.
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...if he keeps this up, he may take 3 next time. What do you think?

Also, who gave Djokovic a greater scare at 2012 AO;

Nadal or Murray?
Murray was 2 sets to 1 up, but was beaten easily in the third and was break point 15-40 at 5-5 in the fifth. I believe Murray was 5 points away from Victory, Nadal was 6, its too close to decide.

You got to wonder what a fresher Djokovic would have fared against Nadal, probably would have closed out that third set and not throw 3 unforced errors in 4 points to lose the tiebreak from 5-3 up.

Nadal must feel happy he got close? i think he is devastated by this loss and considering this surface is ridiculously slow and that Nole was tired going into, you can't call for a better scenario for Nadal going into this GS final.

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Does he really believes this is the same Federer of then?
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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

closer than ever? People have short memory.
he has a winning H2H vs djokovic
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Yeah he'll figure him out eventually. However, Nadal needs to get the job done in 4. If it goes to 5 he's flipping coins and taking unpredictable chances.
Its not like Nadal had the chance to get it done in 4 sets if anything he was lucky to play a fifth set today.

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Does he really believes this is the same Federer of then?
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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

Nole controlled everything. Nadull has no chance to beat him. NEVER!
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closer than ever? People have short memory.
he has a winning H2H vs djokovic
Not with Djokovic 2.0 though.

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Not with Djokovic 2.0 though.

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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

The gap is getting closer...



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Nole controlled everything. Nadull has no chance to beat him. NEVER!
Controlled everyting Did he want Nadal to break his knees so clay season will be a walk in the park?
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Its not like Nadal had the chance to get it done in 4 sets if anything he was lucky to play a fifth set today.

Well put. People are forgetting how Nadal was getting destroyed from the second set until the latter stages of the 4th set. He was hanging on. The Djoker should have won in 4 but he was not clinical enough in that 4th set. He might actually be further away even though he almost fluked a win today.
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Its not like Nadal had the chance to get it done in 4 sets if anything he was lucky to play a fifth set today.
I agree, but I'm just saying if he can't do it in 4, his chances are very slim.
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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

Is this a serious thread?
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Re: This time he took TWO sets!! Is Nadal closer than ever to beating Djokovic?

Murray defo. If Ferrer had given Nole a 5 hour marathon the match before, I think Murray would have won in 3 or 4. Murray basically tanked two sets, the first and the fourth, and still almost won the whole thing, and out-played Djoko for most of the middle of the match.

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