Djokovic Demolishes Nadal To Become Wimbledon Champion
Q. What does it take to defeat the person who has :
won 20 of his last matches at Wimbledon,
won 4 out of 5 of his last Slams played,
won 10 grand slams titles,
won 2 of his last Wimbledon played,
has defeated you 5 times in Grand Slams finals?
Ans. You need to name yourself Novak Djokovic, who has now defeated Nadal in last 5 matches in 6 months. He is now 48-1 this year and after 4 years of being no.3 since 2007, he is officially World no.1 and has won 2 grand slams this year.
What an amazing year Djokovic is having, and to win his first Wimbledon Championship against Nadal has finally stamped his authority on World No. 1 ranking. He is currently the best player in the world and after today’s scintillating performance, there has been no doubt in anyone’s mind that Djokovic-the-future-of-tennis is here.
He won in 4 sets: 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
But the score line does not show the kind of dominance he had on Nadal throughout the match except the third set. It was more of a battle of minds out there with Nadal being outplayed in his own game by Djokovic. To sum it up: Djokovic is Nadal of 2008: Defense as strong as Nadal but with Better Offense.
When was the last time, Nadal seemed perplexed, lost in the match? It was just breathtaking to see Djokovic hit winners consistently and outplay probably the best player in the world for last 3 years. He got in the head of Nadal and for the first time Nadal was out of answers in a grand slam final. Djokovic is now the second player to defeat him in a Grand Slam final after Federer.
In the first set, the game was up there with Djokovic 5-4 up and Nadal serving at 30-30. Two winners from Djokovic and the set was sealed. Although both the players took a lot of time between the serve points, Djokovic destroyed Nadal in the second set in 33 minutes 6-1.Continued on the next page