Rafael Nadal grabbed his seventh French Open title by winning the fourth set 7-5 over Novak Djokovic as the continuation of the match from Sunday which Nadal was up 2-1 sets. Nadal volleyed through to dismantle the No 1 player in the world as he stopped the momentum of Djokovic who was up a break when the match resumed.
Score Update Fourth Set: as of 8:04 AM ET
French Open 2012: Djokovic vs Nadal Men’s Singles Finals Start Time, TV Channel Schedule, and Results
The resumption of the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal saga is Monday morning as the French Open Finals 2012 will be up for grab. French Open 2012 Men’s Singles Finals 2012 will always be into the remembrance of many as it is the first time to extend into Monday.
Rafael Nadal currently leads 2-1 in the three sets that they played but the fourth set is for Djokovic to lose as he is up for a break. All the momentum in the French Open Men’s Finals is in favor of the Djokovic who was able to bounce back in the midst of almost a total domination from Nadal.
The Spaniard captured the first two sets with the perfect command of the game while the Serb looked tentative on his drives and volleys. However, the third set went totally for the Serb as he managed to pull off the win and he continued to do it in the fourth set as he leads 2-1 until the rain blew to the place to postpone the Finals match. It is a great break for Nadal as he has less than 24 hours to replenish himself and to study what Djokovic was doing effectively. Nadal may have found something to stop the current flow of power from the Serb and that he has to change strategy in the midst of the storm.
French Open 2012 Finals start time is at 7:00 AM ET. French Open 2012 Men’s Finals result of Nadal vs Djokovic is available here. French Open Men’s Singles Finals 2012 between Nadal and Djokovic tv channel schedule is on NBC.
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The supergame of Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic will be the next sports spectacle to follow for all the sports fans around the world. Not done with conversations about the Manny Pacquia losing to Timothy Bradley yet another match is between the two giants of tennis who are looking to inscribe their names in the tennis history book. For Nadal, winning this match will automatically put him ahead over Bjorn Borg with seven Rolland Garros titles. On the other hand, Djokovic seeks his ultimate dream of getting his career grand slam. Yes, Djokovic captured the Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open titles consecutively that he will be trying his best to get this one.
Nadal is known for his dominance in clay as he already won six titles from 2005-2011 except for 2009 when Roger Federer won it. With all the attention on the toughness of the Spaniard, the French Open 2012 Men’s Finals over Djokovic gives him the advantage. In the previous rounds, Nadal has been overpowering his opponents to the level that most experts couldn’t believe. Nadal won all his matches in this tournament in three sets that totally be mind boggling to all. He eliminated Ferrer in the semis in straight sets to advance to the finals that his performance was so dominating. With his desire to capture his seventh French Open title, it will be a big battle for the Spaniard against the man who defeated him in the last three majors.
Djokovic is a man with a purpose. After almost losing to A. Seppi in the third round, he maneuvered himself to the French Open Finals against Roger Federer in three straight sets. It is a matter for Djokovic to continue his momentum as he faces the biggest mountain of his career. Though he won his matches against Nadal, Djokovic understands that he will be playing against the king of clay. Nadal owns the French Open that Djokovic may not find the room to operate with power. However, the No 1 player in the world knows how to destroy the pulse of Nadal and that he had done it before only in different venues.
The battle for the ultimate title has never come better than this. In the last five years, people were always looking to see Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to meet in the semis or in the finals. Now that Djokovic emerges on the scene and Federer is on a decline because of age, Nadal opens himself to a new competitor and rivalry. Nadal-Federer rivalry is over while Nadal-Djokovic is new to the sight of many tennis spectators.
Nadal has a record of 51-1 on clay in Paris, losing only to Robin Soderling in the semis of 2009. That record alone will let his opponent think twice before entering to the court. The magnitude of this match is being carried by the fact that Djokovic outplayed Nadal in the previous tournaments. The fact of the matter is the Djokovic will try to dislodge Nadal in the French Open 2012 to win his fourth consecutive majors that only Rod Laver did accomplish 43 yeard ago.
Nadal vs Djokovic will be a titanic French Open Finals that all are set to see. Who will blink in the midst of pressure? Both players are tested in times of pressure that this can be the longest match of Nadal in this year’s French Open. Nadal hasn’t been forced to a desperate position while Djokovic was stretched to five sets twice of his matches.
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