Sunday, 6 October 2013

Djokovic Reigns Supreme in Beijing to spoil Nadal's Party

Novak Djokovic wins the China Open title (AFP)

Novak Djokovic was on beast mode as he totally outclassed Rafa Nadal 6-3, 6-4, to win his fourth Beijing title and also his fourth title of the year. In a final that can be regarded as a 'friendly final' due to the fact that there was really nothing at stake for both players with Nadal already guaranteed the number 1 spot, regardless of the outcome of the game.

At the start of the day, Nadal’s 26-0 hard court record in 2013 and Djokovic’s 18-0 mark in Beijing was hanging in the balance and it was the Serbian who made sure he remained the Invincible one. He also narrowed the gap in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry to 22-16, though he still maintains the 12-7 edge on hard courts, Nadal holds marks of 13-3 on clay and 2-1 on grass.

He started strongly to set the tone for the match by breaking Nadal's first service game to race into a 3-0 lead.

The break proved crucial as the Serb produced some impressive tennis, with the timing and depth of his strokes not allowing Nadal the chance to get his game going.

Djokovic dragged Nadal out wide with his serve and struck a powerful forehand into open space to wrap up the opening set after 35 minutes.

The start of the second set saw Djokovic immediately break the Spaniard again and he continued to hold the initiative in commanding style.

He took the following game to love and, as Nadal struggled to put pressure on his serve, went on to secure an emphatic win.


  1. Itunu in ur own word.. *when an unstoppable object meets an immovable object, what next?*