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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...


* If we start from RG 2012, it's even more impressive - Nadal leads 4-0 in BO5 and Djokovic leads 6-1 in BO3.
 

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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...


* If we start from RG 2012, it's even more impressive - Nadal leads 4-0 in BO5 and Djokovic leads 6-1 in BO3.
Strange you didnt count 2011. 4 defeats in best of 5, 3 played on clay thats the whole story really. Everyone knows who should have won USO. I rest my case.
 

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How do you explain that? well it's quite easy actually. ROLAND GARROS, the guy has only lost there once his entire life. The us open 13 loss can't be defend it was just pathetic really.
 

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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...

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He was not just peaking but taking rest for the full 7 months and also virtually skipping Wimbledon'13, whereas in the meantime Djokovic played every slam and masters F or SF.

Nadal shall try the same tactics this season too and with the help of rigged draws like Wimb. & USO 2014. he could actually win non-clay slam again over Federer or tired Murray, Nishikori, Wawrinka etc. who ousted Djokovic in the process.
 

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Strange you didnt count 2011. 4 defeats in best of 5, 3 played on clay thats the whole story really. Everyone knows who should have won USO. I rest my case.
How do you explain that? well it's quite easy actually. ROLAND GARROS, the guy has only lost there once his entire life. The us open 13 loss can't be defend it was just pathetic really.
Djokovic leads 3-2 against Nadal on clay in BO3 though since 2012...
 

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It's not so tough, first there has always been a big difference between Nadal on Masters and Nadal on slams. He got his 2 of his 3 wins on Masters in 2012 in his 2nd or 3rd best season on clay and the third one in Montreal during his best NA fall swing season. That means he has beaten Novak in Masters only if he played his best tennis plus Novak was in kind of slump (Djokovic 2012 clay season was really bad and he didn't perform that good in 2013 NA swing). However on slams, that's completely different story, 3 wins has come on Chatier, where Nadal has always played great, he loves that court, the conditions suits him well, he's a monster on that court. The 4th one came on Artur Ashe court, Nadal full of confidence after sweeping the 2 tournaments and with fairly easy draw was always going to look almost unbeatable.

Novak on the other hand is much more consistent player, he has made at least semifinal at every slam except AO 2014, but he lacked that drive which he had got in 2011, plus his opponents played great tennis many times, especially Nadal. He has had that drive at Masters though, he has always performed better there so it's not a big mystery. His 6 wins against Nadal came either in post US Open swing, which he completely owns (Bejjing 2013, London 2013) or at the tournament which he completely owns (Miami 2014) or on clay, where he has played 3 great matches (MC 2013, Rome 2014, MC 2015). I think since 2013 he's been a favorite against Nadal in best of 3 on clay.

Conclusion? It's not weird, Nadal plays differently on slams and if he gets far in the slams, he will always be a threat, because that means he's in good form. On the other hand Novak is more consistent with higher base level, which has got him in almost every latter stage in slams and has been showed at Masters. However, he hasn't performed that great on slams overall and 3 of his 4 losses came on Chatrier, that's not a problem, noone solved that mystery.
 

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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...


* If we start from RG 2012, it's even more impressive - Nadal leads 4-0 in BO5 and Djokovic leads 6-1 in BO3.
Why randomly start in 2012? They played several big BO5 set matches in 2011…..
 

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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...


* If we start from RG 2012, it's even more impressive - Nadal leads 4-0 in BO5 and Djokovic leads 6-1 in BO3.
Nadal is a completly different animal at slams.. he totally transforms there .. He is like sampras in that regard... Of course he has his bad losses there, specially in grass.. but thats because he lost his main weapon in that surface which was the movement..
 

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Best of 5 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 4-1
Best of 3 set matches : Nadal vs. Djokovic - 3-6

How do you explain that ? Some people could argue Nadal is now usually peaking for the Grand Slam events, while Djokovic is easily at least as good in Masters than he is at Grand Slams...


* If we start from RG 2012, it's even more impressive - Nadal leads 4-0 in BO5 and Djokovic leads 6-1 in BO3.
Lol at skipping 2011. :haha:

Anyway, none of those 4 is a fair proper win. There is more to this than just numbers.

RG 2012 - Rain. Nadal bullied umpire to stop the match after losing 8 games in a row. Not a fair match.
RG 2013 - Pascal Maria's flat out daylight robbery. He stole the RG from Novak.
USO 2013 - Novak still felling the effcts of RG 2013 chokes and turns into UE machine in the 4th after Nadal got extremely lucky in 3rd. Before that Novak dominated 2nd and 3rd and was much much better player. Not to mention Novak being exhausted after 5 set SF, while Nadal cakewalked into the final.
RG 2014 - Novak sick with a stomach flu. Puking all over the court. Not capable to play a proper match. Still managed to win a set.

Not to mention that Nadal regularly loses early or skips salms where he is not the favorite and would certainly lose to Novak.

So some desperate Nadal fans are reading too much into this. It is all unfair fights, outside factors and Nadal's luck. Nothing more.
 
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Lol at skipping 2011. :haha:

Anyway, none of those 4 is a fair proper win. There is more to this than just numbers.

RG 2012 - Rain. Nadal bullied umpire to stop the match after losing 8 games in a row. Not a fair match.
RG 2013 - Pascal Maria's flat out daylight robbery. He stole the RG from Novak.
USO 2013 - Novak still felling the effcts of RG 2013 chokes and turns into UE machine in the 4th after Nadal got extremely lucky in 3rd. Before that Novak dominated 2nd and 3rd and was much much better player.
RG 2014 - Novak sick with a stomach flu. Puking all over the court. Not capable to play a proper match. Still managed to win a set.

Not to mention that Nadal regularly loses early or skips salms where he is not the favorite and would certainly lose to Novak.

So some desperate NAdal fans are reading too much into this. It is all unfair fights, outside factors and Nadal's luck. Nothing more.
Yeah yeah yeah.
 

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Nadal faces Novak mostly on clay and the only slam Novak is missing happens to be RG where Nadal is dominant. The pressure and bad luck Novak has had during the clay season for the past few years are quite high. The moment he finds a way to win RG, Nadal wouldn't be a rival anymore; it would be similar to Nadal beating Federer at Wimbledon 2008; beating your rival at their favorite/most dominant slam gives you unshakable confidence against them.
 

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Novak apart from '11 has been really pretty bad in big matches..heck he even managed to lost TWICE to Andy Murray in big finals. So it's not surprising that his record is that poor against Nadal..and of course only ONE man has been able to beat Nadal at RG.
 
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