Nadal vs djokovic madrid 2017

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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

nadal vs djokovic madrid 2017

ATP Staff May 13, Four-time Madrid champion downs Novak Djokovic in record 50th encounter. Rafael Nadal claimed an emphatic victory on Saturday.

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Four-time champion Rafael Nadal ended a three-year, seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic to reach the final of the Madrid Open. The Spaniard, 30, won to claim his first victory over the Serb since the French Open final. Nadal improved his record on clay this year to and will face Austrian Dominic Thiem, who beat Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas , in Sunday's final. Nadal confirmed his return to form with a long-awaited win over Djokovic, his 24th in 50 career meetings. I lost a lot of times in a row. To break that means there are always nerves. For Novak, they were really good years.

The Spaniard turned in a masterclass performance in his home capital, securing a , win over his longtime rival. A hyper-aggressive Nadal refused to concede an inch from the baseline, firing 20 winners, including seven off his backhand wing. The four-time Madrid champion improved to in clay-court matches this season, advancing to the final at the ATP World Tour Masters event for the seventh time in nine years. He will look to add to titles won in , and against Dominic Thiem on Sunday. It's just the titles that you have won.

The rivalry is the most prolific of the tennis Open Era. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history by players, coaches, and pundits, [1] and was listed as the third greatest rivalry in the s decade in by ATPworldtour. The two have faced each other 54 times with Djokovic leading 28 Of these matches, 15 have been in Grand Slams with Nadal leading 96. Of their 54 matches, 26 have been on hard courts , 24 have been on clay , and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay 177 , while Djokovic has the edge on hard courts

Nadal, seeded fourth, beat the Belgian ninth seed after Djokovic earlier had a walkover when Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury. The Romanian defending champion goes on to face France's Kristina Mladenovic - who saw off Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova - in the final. Nine-time French Open champion Nadal has lost his past seven matches against Djokovic stretching back to , and trails the head-to-head in their 49 meetings. However, the Spaniard will go into Saturday's semi-final as the form player after taking his record on clay this year to with an impressive win over Goffin. Nadal, 30, broke the Belgian's resolve in the first-set tie-break and could have won more comfortably had he converted more than just two of 13 break points.

Rafael Nadal ended a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic in emphatic fashion, thrashing the world No2 , on Saturday to reach the final of the Madrid Open and move within a step of a third consecutive clay-court title. Nadal, the four-time winner in Madrid, got off to a dream start in the 50th meeting between the two great rivals, winning every point in the first game to break Djokovic, with the home crowd wildly celebrating his first point a potent return which the Serbian could only hit into the ground. Defending champion Djokovic, who broke with long-time coach Marian Vajda and his staff the week before the tournament in a bid to reverse his downward trajectory of results in the last year, surrendered his serve again in the third game, and Nadal held to go up. The Spaniard finished off the first set in 40 minutes and again broke the struggling Djokovic in the opening game of the second. The world No2 broke back in the fourth to tie the set at and celebrated by punching the air. It proved to be only brief respite for the Serb as Nadal broke him again in the next game and held to restore his two-game lead. He missed two match points on his serve and then had to save a break point, before taking the contest at the third time of asking to reach the Madrid final for the eighth time.

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