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US Open Final – Result – Nadal beat Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win his second US Open Title

Nadal beat Djokovic to cap a great Grand Slam year – let’s look at how their rivalry is unfolding!

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have played a record 37 times before (more than any other pair, yes, even “that” one) with Rafa leading the head to head for now 22-15.

In recent years domination has swung – take a look at the breakdown by these (somewhat arbitrary) periods:

Period Streaks Nadal Djokovic
1 First meeting in 2006 until Madrid Masters 2009 14 4
2 Cincinnati 2009 until Australian Open 2012 2 10
3 Monte Carlo 2012 until US Open 2013 6 1

What we can see are three broad periods of domination. Back in the beginning it was all Rafa as the rivalry was all about him and Federer, and he wiped the court (mainly) with Djoker. Then there was the infamous gluten diet, the raise in level from Djokovic to near unbeatable in Period 2 where he swept all before him, claiming three majors, and the Number One ranking which he holds until today. The third period dates since before Rafa’s long injury break and continued this year, when with the exception of Montecarlo 2013 he has been able to start beating Djokovic again.

An awesome history of ping pong where each has driven changes in their game, and created a modern rivalry that matches any before it.

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US Open Semifinal – Results – Djokovic beat Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, Nadal beat Gasquet 6-4 ,7-6, 6-2

Down to the last four, and with Federer and Murray out, Djokovic and Nadal are the big favourites to take the title. But first they must overcome two surprise entries to the semis – Wawrinka and Gasquet respectively.

Stanislas Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic  has had a mixed bag record against Stanislas Wawrinka and though he leads the head to head 12-2 the Swiss goes in with the confidence of past victories and a very close match at the Australian Open this year which he narrowly lost by 12-10 in the fifth set. I pick Nole in four.

Based on past results, Rafael Nadal would on the other hand appear to have a more straight forward match against Richard Gasquet. The two progressed through the junior ranks together, and have played each other 10 times on the ATP circuit, with Rafa winning each and every match. And not just that – as the years progressed the gap widened, with Nadal winning the last five matches played (2008 to 2011) in straight sets. Although the Frenchman is in the form of his life and will be giving his all to turn this around, I pick Rafa to win in three, perhaps even keeping his incredible tournament record this year of not dropping a service game.

I loved this quote from Gasquet: ”The last time I beat him I was 13 years old,” he said with a smile. “I beat him one time in my life.”

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US Open – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka, Saturday 12pm midday local time (4pm GMT)

Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet, Saturday not before 2:50pm (6:50pm GMT), following first semifinal

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US Open – Results – Robredo beat Federer vs Robredo 7-6, 6-3, 6-4, Nadal beat Kohlschreiber 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

Last matches before a potential Nadal vs Federer quarterfinal at the US Open…Let’s take a look at who stands in the way.

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Roger Federer has played his opponent, Tommy Robredo ten times before,  winning on each and every previous occasion. Robredo has only claimed three sets over those matches, with his best performance perhaps being their last match back in 2011 at the Australian Open when the Spaniard took Federer to four sets before losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Rafael Nadal has also played Phillip Kohlschreiber ten times before,  winning on nine of those occasions, including all of the five times when the playing surface was hard courts. It is notable however that the German is at the peak of his game, and has managed on all those five hard court matches to take a set off Rafa. So Kohlschreiber knows he can put up a fight, the question being whether he can sustain it over a best of five format. I pick Rafa in four.

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US Open – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo, 3rd match of day session, probably about 2pm or later local (6pm GMT)

Rafael Nadal vs Phillip Kohlschreiber, 7pm local time (11pm GMT)

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US Open – Results – Nadal beat Dodig 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, Federer beat Mannarino 6-3, 6-0, 6-2

Nadal had a shock loss to Dodig the last time they played, whereas Federer beat Mannarino in straight sets in their last meetings.

Ivan Dodig

Rafael Nadal will play Ivan Dodig for the third time, having shared the honours in the past. That defeat was back in 2011 at Montreal, and Nadal will be keen to mete out some revenge on a more prestigious hard court.

Roger Federer beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets twice, and will be a clear favour to build his game and progress.

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US Open – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Ivan Dodig (after 1pm local time, 5pm GMT)

Roger Federer vs Grega Zemlja (after about 8pm local time, 12 midnight GMT)

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US Open – Result – Federer beat Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5

Federer’s opening match scheduled for Tuesday was delayed due to rain forecast and will be played on Wednesday afternoon instead. Roger Federer hammered Grega Zemlja in each of the two matches the two played this year and last, and should be a clear favourite to proceed to the next round of the US Open Below are a few links [...] [...]

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US Open – Result – Nadal beat Harrison, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Rafa kicked off his campaign at the US Open today with an easy win over Ryan Harrison. Rafael Nadal had played Ryan Harrison just once before, when he beat him in straight sets on the way to his Indian Wells Masters 1000 title earlier this year. Roger Federer’s match against Grega Zemlja was delayed due to a forecast of rain and [...] [...]

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US Open Draw – Nadal and Federer to meet in Quarters?

The US Open draw has been made, and Nadal or Federer could meet in the quarters – which would if it happens be the first time they play each other at this Major, and the first time as early in a tournament. Here is the full draw. Here are the likely (my guesses by seeds and form) [...] [...]

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Montreal – Live TV – Nadal vs Federer

Quarterfinals in Montreal, and time for another great Nadal vs Federer classic? Rafael Nadal has a 20-10 lead in the head to head over the man many call the best tennis player ever, Roger Federer. You can see a detailed adjusted timeline of their careers to date here. Below are a few links to free TV streams – [...] [...]

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Montreal – Live TV – Nadal vs Raonic

Rafa reaches the final of the Rogers Cup by defeating Novak Djokovic for the 21st time. Now can he claim his 25th Masters 1000 title? Rafael Nadal has a 3-0 H2H lead over Milos Raonic, who will however be the hot local favourite given his strong performances at the event this year. Below are a few links to free [...] [...]

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Wimbledon – Live TV – Federer vs Stakhovsky

Rafa Nadal has crashed out of Wimbledon, but Federer progresses Roger Federer has a 1-0 H2H lead over Sergiy Stakhovsky, having beaten him in Dubai in 2011. Below are a few links to free TV streams – nadalvsfederer.com does not host these streams and does not take responsibility for the legality of the linked sites. Wimbledon – Links to [...] [...]