You saw a different match then. Djokovic was outplaying him in the last set in both tournaments. Just because Nadal won the first one doesn't mean he was in control, you know? And did you forget how Nadal run out of gas in Miami? he simply couldn't keep up. Djoko was doing to him what Nadal does to others -outlast him. Paying him with the same medicine.
You are going into Sapeod Mode right now.
Nadal couldn't keep up with Nole raising his level. That's not crumbling. It's reaching his limit.
You're either lying or delusional, or both. I give Rafa credit when he outplays Nole, but the truth is, that only happens on clay. On hard courts, Rafael was never able to blow Nole off the court. On the other hand, Djokovic has blown Nadal off the court on several occasions.
IW and Miami matches your talk about were pretty even sided until the final set, where djokovic outlasted nadal, mentally and physically.
You can say what you want, but on hardcourts, Nole is on a different level, just like nadal is on clay.
Stop being delusional already.
I'm not arguing Djokovic is better than Nadal on hardcourts. I'm just stating the fact that Nadal was the better player and faded away in those matches. He was serving 42% 1st serves in IW over the entire match, in the second/third it was around 30. THAT's NOT FADING and 'reaching his full potential'? Ok, then I fully agree with you.
GSMnadal is correct. Rafa really was cruising through that IW final. Routine job until his inexplicably forgot how to serve. He was then outplayed in the third set, yes.
Miami was pretty muggy if I recall.... then Djoko upped his game and Rafa was hanging on somewhat.
Let's not go rewriting history, Noletrolls.
Exactly, but they won't accept the truth.
I think you've got it backwards mate. Both were 3 sets, Miami was final set tb, IW was like 6-3 or 6-2 in the third I think.
Nadal was closer to winning the IW meeting than in Miami, despite the scoreline. In IW he was way more in control, he just faded. In Miami he did well to stay in the game, but still came within 2 points of winning, I believe.