Top 10: Shots of Australian Open

Jan 31, 2019, 01:26
Top 10: Shots of Australian Open

The reason he was less successful, Toni Nadal wrote, was the aggressive game plan he had enacted successfully against the rest of the men's field did not phase Djokovic.

Among those looking to halt Serena's charge: world number one Simona Halep, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and US Open victor Naomi Osaka.

Those sentiments were expressed when the 31-year-old captured his first French Open title in 2016 to complete the career Grand Slam, of course, before he suffered physical and mental setbacks that precipitated a two-year drought in major titles.

"I'm trying to contemplate on the journey in the past 12 months", said Djokovic.

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"From the beginning we saw an opponent ready to attack and play at a high speed". I know there's a lot of tournaments to play before Roland Garros, so I have plenty of time to build my form slowly. Pundits and fans, most of whom expected something like the 5-hour, 53-minute epic the two men produced the last time they met on the blue floor of Rod Laver Arena (in the 2012 final), might have echoed his words. I am already playing better, but I mean clay specifically in order to have a chance and shot at the title.

So who wins Djokovic vs. Nadal?

Having moved past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson's six titles to take sole ownership of the record, Djokovic took back his mantle as master of Melbourne Park. There is still a lot of time. Djokovic won in straight sets; something which has never happened to Nadal in a Grand Slam final. Nadal will nearly certainly be sharper and stronger physically in a few months and beating the Spaniard in Paris, where he has won 11 titles, is a challenge like no other. The Eurosport analyst said: 'I don't think anybody can challenge Novak right now. So the approach obviously to the French Open this year will be quite different.

"Nadal has historically throughout my life and career been the greatest rival that I ever played against, on all the surfaces", Djokovic said. "Five months ago, it was highly improbable considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court". The Spaniard will return to the practice court before playing in tournaments in Acapulco at the end of February and then Indian Wells.

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As Djokovic - and to a larger extent, Nadal - said after the match, health is the overarching concern to the future of their success.

"I think the result of the final gave the feeling of a wider distance than, in fact, there is", Toni Nadal wrote on his website. I have my calendar. What on other days have been a serve and a ball that I can have in offensive position, today have been in defensive position. "Hopefully we don't go that long this time, but I'm sure we're going to have a good finals".

Despite a 22-match winning streak ending with defeat to young tyro Karen Khachanov in Paris, followed by a loss to another NextGen force, Alexander Zverev, at the ATP Finals in London, he finished the year on top of the world.

"I'm very, very happy and proud about it".

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