Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 1885 Richard D. Those rallies went so long, rarely over when they appeared to be, and spectators often shouted out during the course of play, prompting Nadal to complain to the chair umpire. Hunter 36 63 46 62 64 1928 Henri Cochet F. Talbert 64 36 63 63 1943 Joe Hunt J. Brinley 63 46 60 63 1884 Richard Sears H.
Courier 62 64 60 1990 Pete Sampras A. The lights are on, the sun has set and the conditions are cooler, which may explain Nadal's sudden lack of zing. Close run thing: Phil Mickelson was around the top all day and suffered some terrible edges Golfer Graeme McDowell, also from Northern Ireland, added: 'Congratulations to JustinRose99. It's little respite however, as Nadal is dictating play with that forehand doing serious damage into Djokovic's backhand - for so long the Serb's mainstay. Mulloy 61 62 63 1951 Frank Sedgman V. Djokovic fights back to make it 15-40 but Nadal brings it back to deuce with a crosscourt pass.
As the excitement is bulding and a lot a lot! Sears also holds the all-time record for most consecutive titles, with seven from 1881 to 1887 ; the first win came when the event was closed to foreign participants. The match is tied at one-set apiece. Even the luck is going against the Serb - a net cord loops the ball just wide, and Nadal has consolidated the break. Nice touch from Sky - comparing Nadal's strike point against Djokovic from 2011 with his win in Montreal in 2013, showing how moving further up the court puts him on the front foot, or the other way around. Fine choice for this time of night, sir. Words fall short in praise of this man. Lendl 63 67 75 60 1982 Jimmy Connors I.
His win-loss record stands at a staggering 59-3 with 21 victories on hard courts. It's just important to get the win. But he was pushed all the way by his rivals in a dramatic finish. Baseline return: 0-40, and three more break points for Djokovic. The seventh-seeded Kvitova got her blood pressure checked by a trainer, then said afterward she had a virus and a fever.
Djokovic nets, Nadal crashes to the concrete. Riske next faces Daniela Hantuchova, while other fourth-rounders set up Saturday are two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka against 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, No. By attacking the Djokovic forehand, he can keep Djokovic from teeing off with his backhand. Nadal will usually be able to follow up deuce corner-approach shots and open up the ad side on his own terms. Kodes 36 63 62 76 1970 Ken Rosewall T. Two points later, sprinting so far he nearly reached the seats, hit a forehand that closed a point, punched the air and then shook his fists, doing his best Jimmy Connors imitation. A glorious lob on Nadal's serve gives Djokovic a sniff at 15-30.
Seixas 63 62 63 1952 Frank Sedgman G. Talbert 14-12 61 62 1944 Frank Parker B. He may be a receiver, but is built more like a linebacker. Agassi 64 63 62 1989 Boris Becker Ivan Lendl 76 16 63 76 1988 Mats Wilander Ivan Lendl 64 46 63 57 64 1987 Ivan Lendl M. If at first you don't succeed, though. The key is for Nadal not to get ruffled, but to keep up his capacity to be a forward thinker and problem solver.
Nadal survives the first as Djokovic steers a backhand wide, and the second with a fantastic backhand pass with Djokovic forced to come in. This match will decide who is the Grand Slam king of 2013. He's hitting to a good length already, Novak but Rafa is hanging in for the error. However, after his comeback in May this year, Nadal has won the 9 titles on tour including the French Open. Rusedski 63 62 46 75 1996 Pete Sampras M. Those quicksilver drives Djokovic rediscovered in the belly of the second set have disappeared again.
This was introduced for the final sets of early rounds in 1884, and used for all sets in all rounds from 1887 to. Nadal is one of the best players in the world. Rafa halts a blistering baseline exchange with another dropper, and this time Djokovic does make his feathered reply count. Again, it was a huge privilege and an honour to fight for this trophy. He has consistently banged in above 70 percent of his first serves in order to set up his forehand.
But Djokovic has broken serve more than any other player in New York, amassing 38 breaks in total so far including four against Stan Wawrinka, who Andy Murray couldn't get close to. Another tight forehand puts Nadal 15-30 up, but he hits back with another of those inside-out forehands that catches Nadal defending his backhand too readily. National Championships, 1881—1887 , 1901—1902, 1907—1911 and 1920—1925, 1929 hold the record for most titles in the men's singles, with seven victories each. In Toronto I wasn't really feeling that great about my serve. And then in the third set I was serving very well.
Hard to believe this is the guy sent packing in the first round of Wimbledon in June, losing against someone ranked 135th. Djokovic surges forward once more, and Nadal stoops to steer another cross-court backhand across him before he can reach the net. But do not doubt the shockwaves this result sends around the tennis world. He thinks he's hit a service winner for 30-40 but Hawk-Eye disagrees - so he digs in, keeps himself alive with a backhand slice exchange that has the crowd on the edge of their seats before Djokovic throws a lazy forehand into the net. Tilden 64 64 63 1918 Lindley Murray B.