Sunday, October 11, 2015

Djokovic upends Nadal yet again

Rafael Nadal has not been having a good season, at least not by his high standards. So it's not surprising to me that he ended up on the losing end of the finals of the China Open in Beijing. His conqueror? World  #1 Novak Djokovic, who has been nearly untouchable this season.

On some level I am happy that Rafa made the final. He's been struggling massively this year, often losing early. So making it all the way to the championship match is a step in the right direction for him. However, losing to Novak isn't exactly what I wanted to happen. Their head to head match-up is now 23-22 with Rafa now ahead by only 1 match. I would love for Rafa to end his career ahead in the H2H match-ups against his toughest competitors but the way things are going, it looks like Djokovic will soon take the lead in his head to head against Nadal. In any case, this has to be a good sign for Rafa. I hope he can rack up as many wins as possible towards the close of the 2015 tennis season to maybe give him momentum for next year.

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