Djokovic Plays Top to Nadal Bottom

+Novak Djokovic and +Rafael Nadal played an epic final in Melbourne's +Australian Open to establish the pecking order in men's tennis. In the longest grand slam final ever played, both players had their ups and downs until +Novak Djokovic established who has the longer stick. Beating +Rafael Nadal over five long sets, he defended his title from the previous year.


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+Rafael Nadal established domination over Novak Djokovic in the first set but slipped badly under in the following two. When he seemed to be coming out bottom in the fourth set, though, Nadal managed to slip Novak's grip and go into a decider. In the end, Djokovic was more efficient in channeling aggression and won it all.


The high level of tennis played by both participants makes me look forward to this year's season with anticipation. With the four top contestants offering tennis of nearly equal high standard as in Australia, the coming tournaments should become an open battlefield. Only time will tell which one will become the dominating force this year, but Djokovic definitely has the possibility now to complete the Djoker slam if he can add the French open to his palmares in summer.


I don't know if Rafael and Novak continued their up and down in the whirlpool as in one of my pictures, but that would be something to watch, too.


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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic


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