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Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic today?

Match predictions,odds and match preview before the Australian Open final of 2019 is upon us in a few hours time.So,Rafael Nadal is aiming to win his 2nd Australian Open today against his nemesis & great rival Novak Djokvic.He is second to Federer if I am not mistaken in Grand Slam titles won down under.He is trying to win his 7th Australian Open title.I hope that is not true bit might happen if Nadal succumbs to his mental weakness when playing Rafael Nadal on hardcourts.Novak has 14 Grand Slam titles unlike Rafael Nadal who has won 17 Grand Slam titles to his credit.Nadal will become the second man in tennis history to have won at least 2 Grand Slams on all 4 Grand Slam court surfaces:Australian Open(hardcourt),Wimbledon(grass),French Open(clay),US Open(hardcourt).So if tennis form of the present year is considered,Rafael Nadal is a massive favourite today and Djokovic is going to win it in 5 sets if the match is close and Nadal doesn't play as well as he has been in this year's Australian Open so far.At present,Rafael Nadal has got 75 percent chance of winning today v Novak Djokovic.Also,most likely this match will be won in straight sets by Nadal.Otherwise,it might stretch to 4 sets.If both players play like they have been playing in this tournament so far,Nadal will win comfortably.If both players play to their full potential,Djokovic shall win and if Djokovic & Nadal play well but not full to their real ability,then it will go beyond 4 hours.I want Rafael Nadal to play to his maximum ability and Novak plays not as good as he can and we see Novak getting thrashed today by Rafael Nadal.Sadly,that is just wishful thinking.Nadal could have won his 5 hours long match v Novak at Wimbledon but a wrong shot selection gave the match momentum away in the second or third set point in the tie-break.Rafael Nadal on paper has got 40 percent chance of winning if he plays like last year's US Open.So,please make predictions and views on chances and give percentages on the chance of each player winning the final today.Ideally,I want a great 6 hours long final with Rafael winning the match in a tie-breaker with a spectacular forehand or backhand winner with each set going into a tie-breaker.Come on Rafa!Win your 2nd Australian Open title today against your tormentor Novak Djokovic and plays equal Rod Laver's record.If Djokovic wins,he shall surpass the total Grand Slam titles won by Pete Sampras as he would have won 15 Grand Slam titles if he wins today.Views?Fellow tennis fans?

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 27/1/19

Nadal utterly smashed by Djok. Djok back to his best and probably favourite to overtake Federer at this point.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 27/1/19

Yep but still Nadal will end up with 23-24 Grand Slams before retiring in 4-5 years from now.BTW Tittliv Nadal ain't on steroids as he sued a French woman for libel & won the case for libel and defamation.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 27/1/19

Nadal got his ass handed to him by Djoker.Today was a golden opportunity for him to win 2nd Australian Open of his illustrious career but still he choked mentally big time v his nemisis.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 29/1/19

If Rafael Nadal doesn't win one more Australian Open and 1 more Wimbledon in his career anymore,I feel his legacy will be tarnished.Only an injury can stop Novak and I reckon he will win French Open this year.I want him to win Wimbledon at least once or twice more before leaving tennis for good.

posted on 29/1/19

comment by ZahraIhsanphile (U20361)
posted 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
If Rafael Nadal doesn't win one more Australian Open and 1 more Wimbledon in his career anymore,I feel his legacy will be tarnished.Only an injury can stop Novak and I reckon he will win French Open this year.I want him to win Wimbledon at least once or twice more before leaving tennis for good.
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Nah this is what happens when you rely on strength instead of talent. You peak in your late twenties and then its quickly downhill. Though knowing him don't be surprised if he suddenly gets "strong" again.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 29/1/19

No he has talent.Putting topsoil on the ball is an art.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 29/1/19

Topspin.

posted on 29/1/19

I missed the match so I've gotta ask:
Did Nadal the PEDShead show up, or Nadal the tax cheat?

posted on 29/1/19

comment by RoberTncUSA **should i get a PS4?** (U3493)
posted 21 seconds ago
I missed the match so I've gotta ask:
Did Nadal the PEDShead show up, or Nadal the tax cheat?
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Nadal the off-cycle tax cheat

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 30/1/19

Any other disrespectful comment will be deleted.We are here to discuss and not to make wrong allegations towards Rafael Nadal.

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