The cours were tailor-made for Djokovic, as the ATP wants him to dominate.
Kudos for not buying the "conditions" argument! While I don't think the latest victory makes him the GOAT, that brand of skepticism can never be used again. It's clear his talent can surmount any weather related issue. Incredible, really!Nadal won on a new surface. King of cold clay!
Gross also stated that Rafa has the best ROS on clay, and that going forward the pundits need to adjust to that reality. That was an interesting assessment, as we usually think Djoker when the phrase ROS is mentioned. Rafa made 95% of returns. This stat undoubtedly played a role in the lopsided result.Gill Gross: "The court speed - slower than usual - was the big factor, in favor of Nadal". I agree with him. One could see that Djokovic could not hit through Nadal and that the latter had all the time in the world to return and be close to his baseline which was huge.