Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
I don't think you're entirely correct there, in comparison to Nadal maybe he is slightly more likely to step in and go for it because he knows that is unwise to grind with Nadal for forever, but what matches do you recall where Djokovic was THAT aggressive, even against Nadal? surely 2012 Australian Open final is practically an ad for grinding tennis, much in part because of Novak
Pre-2011 Djokovic often has been use Ballbash mode, of especially from FH side, in this matchup, more net points, much more risks. From 2011 onwards he lost some firepower, but imroved other parts of his game. His main strategy is controlled aggression, using angles, his FH and serve became more consitant. And of course his return. The main reason of being "the more agressive player". DJokovic owns Nadal serve. He has the abillity to crush even Nadal's 1st serve, while Nadal is DEFENSIVE returner. So basically Djokovic has the advantage in 60-65% of rallies from 2nd shot...And in that memorable AO-12 final he dictated like a 70% of rallies...