Novak Djokovic has made it to the Monte-Carlo Masters final by defeating his most dangerous clay opponent – Rafael Nadal. What are the main conclusions of this match? The key one is that the Spaniard is getting back into his form. Rafa is no longer a whipping boy, even despite his backhand problems. Yes, his motions and court placement leave much to be desired, and even the Spaniard’s forehand has seen better days. But. Novak managed to upset him only by switching his best tennis ever. It would be fair to say that the Serb couldn’t play better than he did in the Monte-Carlo semifinals.
The percentage of the first points won was at 75 percent with the average speed of 125 mph. That’s the utmost for Djokovic. He also did all he could on the baseline. And with all this, Rafa was feeling very comfortable. It was obvious that shall Novak ease the pressure, the course of the match could change. And keep it in mind that the tournament in Monte-Carlo is rather short, while the Roland Garros is held over two weeks and is composed of five-set men’s singles matches. Due to these characteristics, the French Open is widely considered to be the most physically-demanding tournament of the whole year. We have no doubt that Rafa will survive it physically. What about Novak? The question is still open, and mainly for the concentration issues.
As for the psychological aspect, here Rafa has some advantage. We guess that Nadal has separated himself from being the first, while Novak claims that the elusive French Open crown is taking priority over everything else.
Let’s wait and see what the clay season will show us. There are lots of amazing matches ahead. Dotennis team will devote a lot of attention to Djokovic – Nadal rivalry not to miss anything worthy in the run-up to the French Open championship.
Relevant news:Australian Open preview and Prediction: Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic
Roland Garros R2 Preview and Prediction: Gilles Simon v Sam Querrey
ATP Barcelona Final Preview and Prediction: Rafael Nadal against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Assessing Nadal vs The Field at the French Open
Eastbourne final preview and prediction: Novak Djokovic v Gael Monfils
The more I watch the matches with the American players the stronger is my feeling that they all resemble one another. It all looks like a plant cranking out products of the same quality and with the same spoilage. And this trend holds true for the last 4-5 years...
From the moment he appeared on courts, Kei Nishikori has always been one of 5 or 6 super talented promising players. Within the last 3-4 years Kei showed nothing special which reflected on his modest results: he sustained a good tennis level, won several ATP 250 titles, performed well on majors – but...
Everything in this match counts in favor of the Spaniard. Nadal, as a real locomotive, took long to get into stride. But having accelerated he becomes unstoppable. Rafa performed well in Madrid
The week before a Grand Slam tournament is one of the most difficult to analyze because the motivation of most tennis players is poor or not subject to any reasonable estimate of the ...
Tournament yet folds up for us quite well in the market of flat bets and live bets. 6 won bets in a row perfectly enhances the mood, but we are not going to lose concentrtion and relax ...
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray. Who will replace these guys in the near future. Today we chose tennis players who made the biggest step in his development this season. So Thiem Dominic, Batista-Agut and ...
Such evaluation of Gasquet from the bookmakers is understandable. The Frenchman lost his two previous encounters in a row to Monaco and Nadal, which is a sign of a bad form from Richard.
FedorNug27 Mar 03:03
Vladislavgom27 Mar 02:21
Julicen27 Mar 01:39
Детективное агентство, лучшие цены, полный спектр детективных услуг. Наше детективное агентство оплату только за сделанную работу, наши частные детективы имеют огромный опыт, не нарушаем сроки, имеем огромный спектр возможностей и...
IvanNep27 Mar 01:37
Irineywhify27 Mar 00:57