Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal again and win Beijing Open
The Serbian player and won his eighth title of the season and 56th of his career. It is also the sixth time winning the tournament in Beijing, after doing so in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Djokovic also won three of the four Grand Slam of the season and shows no signs of fatigue in this season finale.
“It’s one of the most successful tournaments in my career. Both Melbourne and Beijing are special sites, give me luck,” he admitted Djokovic after the match.
In Beijing, for example, has only lost a total of 18 games on their way to the title and Nadal, once one of its main rivals on the slopes, was not an obstacle either, in moments in which the Spanish tennis player looking confident after a mediocre campaign.
It was the 45th time the two players faced in a classic duels of recent seasons.
In the history of individual duels, Nadal Djokovic dominates by 23 wins to 22, although the Serb has won the last three semi-finals this year in Monte Carlo and then in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, both on clay, the Spanish favorite surface, plus the final on Sunday.
Nadal beats Djokovic from the final at Roland Garros in 2014 and in hard surface from the title game of the US Open in 2013.
After the match, Nadal congratulated his opponent because “is having one of the most memorable seasons in the history of tennis.”
“For me, it has been a positive week. All matches are important victories for me and I will start stronger next season, give me energy,” said Nadal.
The Spanish could not ensure their participation in the Shanghai Masters on his foot pain: “I have to wait until tomorrow (Monday) I’ve noticed something but hopefully not serious, although I do not know I am scheduled to go to Shanghai.. and train in the afternoon. We do not change (the plan). ”
Since the beginning of the match, Djokovic put pressure on your opponent and crushing blows broke the initial service Nadal, who was unable to respond to such an exchange.
With 3-1 against Nadal he had two balls to break the service of his rival (the only time in the entire match had to do it), but Djokovic, who is bursting with game and confidence, and ended up taking the saved the first set 6-2 in 43 minutes.
Nadal increased the problems at the start of the second set when he needed medical care by a sore right foot.
The Serb again broke the serve of the opponent (it took four of the five opportunities he had in the game) and put 3-1 on the scoreboard.
But Nadal could not do anything to stop the Serbian onslaught of punches, which tripled him winners and the Spanish hammered on his second serve. Nadal could only win 35% of points on his second serve.
Djokovic needed just 47 minutes to notch the second set by the same score in the first (6-2).
Nothing seems able to stop Djokovic, who will be in the 1000 Shanghai Masters (last season) his next target before the dispute of the Tournament of Champions, which will bring together the best eight players of the year.