And a netted forehand presents Nadal with his first break point of the match at Nadal can't have ever posted such dismal returning stats. Five months without competing, having that big challenge in front of me, I needed something else. I've been trying for a long time. Djokovic broke Nadal five times but conceded only one breakpoint, which the Spaniard failed to convert.
Novak Djokovic beats Rafael. Lesser experienced players than Rafael Nadal have felt destroyed by the kind of defeat Novak Djokovic inflicted on him in the Australian Open final. Nadal secured his spot in Sunday’s championship match by conceding just six games in an overwhelming semifinal win over year.
Australian Open time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal was beaten in straight sets in a lopsided final against Novak Djokovic at.
Djokovic has won eight of the first nine points of the match.
Thank you so much to the supporters for everything, and I hope to see you next year. He dropped just one point on serve all set.
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Jump to navigation. Nadal saves the first, but Djokovic nails him on the second with a deliciously angled drop shot. The crowd did their best to lift Nadal, recognising that their night might be over much earlier than they had hoped.
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|T his is absolute peak Djokovic at the moment.
Nadal, who is making a drum look positively loose, blares a forehand long and is broken for the first time since the first round. Djokovic arrived on court in his most loose-limbed, serene state of mind. F orehand winner, ace, ace.
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Djokovic of course. Djokovic arrived on court in his most loose-limbed, serene state of mind.
N adal is shanking returns, mistiming forehands, hitting backhands into the bottom of the net. I t feels like we'll get a sense in the next 10 minutes of whether Nadal really has grown into the match or whether Djokovic just eased off in a couple of his last returning games.
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|It's and another break point. After 1hr 16min, Djokovic leads by two sets to love.
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Thanks for your company over the last fortnight. So even if tonight was not my night it's so important to be where I am tonight, coming back from injury. A brilliant Novak backhand winner crosscourt brings upbut Nadal holds with a service winner down the T and a forehand winner up the line.
After his flawless demolition of Lucas Pouille in the Australian Open This is the first time Nadal has ever lost a grand-slam final in straight sets.
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Rafael Nadal had just suffered his worst loss in his grand slam rivalry seventh Australian Open on his favourite Melbourne court and in hot.
Jump to navigation. Tell us what you didn't like in the comments. I'm going to keep fighting hard to be a better player to fight for the most important things. But drawing closer all the time. Nadal was OK with his attacking game, but said he needed a lot more work from his defensive positions.
I have to think my team and my fmaily.
Nadal keeps heavy Australian loss to Djokovic in perspective
It will give me good energy, inspiration for what's coming.
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|It's quite pleasantly surprising to myself, as well.
D jokovic looks so relaxed whereas Nadal seems very edgy. A nd he begins his acceptance speech Doubts remained over Nadal's participation in the Australian Open but he managed to recover in time and put up a series of clinical performances.
While Nadal may have come close at Wimbledon last year, it is increasingly difficult to see him adding to his tally outside Paris.