The Spaniard started well to take the first set, but Djokavic reacted over-powering Nadal with his serve & stroke shots to take the second & third set. The fourth was Nadal in his "pure state" playing with his heart & courage to force a fifth set after taking the tie-break. Nadal had Djokavic on the ropes in the fifth after breaking his serve but the Serb won it back & never looked back again.
|Djokavic wins the Australian Open|
Rafael Nadal once again falls to the power-play of the Serb in another Grand Slam final. In the end the result came down to fine details, & in the case of Nadal , some bad decisions in crucial moments of the game. The Spaniard has "lost" his "killer instinct" as his only playing flaw is that once he has his opponent "down", Nadal fails to finish off the work with a clean "kill". This allows his adversaries - Djokavic in this case - to clean their wounds & lift to fight again having learnt the lesson. Said differently, keeps letting off the hook his main opponents, today not being any different.
Congratulations to Djokavic for his extraordinary performance & victory, well deserved. I have no doubt we will be seeing again Djokavic - Nadal in more Tennis finals this season.
|Spanish Handball Team 2012|
Staying with SPANISH SPORTS, SPAIN lost to CROATIA 31 - 27 in the third place ( Bronze Medal ) match of the European HANDBALL Championships.
One of those days I suppose were nothing goes right ...Congrats to Croatia!