photo credit:Francisco Diez
2010 US Open Men’s Singles Final: Rafael Nadal versus Novak Djokovic in New York. Latest update: Nadal completes his career Grand Slam collection by winning a marathon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2…
The 2010 US Open Men’s Singles Final was scheduled to begin at 4pm in New York, however play has been suspended due to rain. The 5:30pm update is that rain is continuing to prevent play from getting under way. The latest update at 6:30pm is that the match has been rescheduled for Monday 13 September at 4pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium due to persistent rain.
We will keep you updated here at OCA with what happens when Nadal and Djokovic play for the 22nd time in their careers and for the first time in a Grand Slam Singles Final. The 24 year old Nadal holds a 14-7 advantage in their previous battles and has won all 4 finals they have played. However, the 23 year old Djokovic has won the last 3 matches in a row and all in straight sets to hold a 7-3 advantage over Nadal when they have played on hard courts.
The 1.88m Djokovic won their most recent match at the ATP Tour Finals in London last November 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and will be going for his 2nd Grand Slam title from his 3rd final. The Serbian won the 2008 Australian Open and was runner-up to Roger Federer at the US Open in 2007.
The 1.85m Nadal will be going for 9th Grand Slam title from his 11th Final having won 5 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 1 Australian Open title. The left handed Spaniard was runner-up twice at Wimbledon to Federer and is playing in his first US Open final. The World No.1 has an opportunity to complete his career Grand Slam set and take his 3rd Grand Slam title in a row.
Nadal is pictured above during this year’s US Open perfectly positioned to play this double handed backhand ground stroke. Nadal will be the favourite to win after winning through to the final without losing a set, whereas Djokovic won in 5 sets in the 1st round, took the next 4 matches in straight sets then had the epic 5 set match with Federer yesterday. Djokovic saved double match point before winning 7-5 in the best part of 4 hours, whilst Nadal was resting up for the final.
More details about the final to follow ASAP…
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