It is a shopworn cliché, but has rarely it was so meaningful in tennis as just now, on the eve of the V. S. Open of men the select final: What a difference a year makes.
Rafael Nadal left rides New York almost a year present ago that the comb of a wave of feeling, respect and value accession. Although only 24, he had Put down gravel only its career Slam vervolledigd. Consider never Roger Federer and its record 16 Put down gravel Slams choose titles from—was the possible that Nadal, with its superior head-to-head record (14-8 against Federer at the time, but with three additional victories in 2011), a better candidate for is.
Djokovic needs to return with authority, and he’ll really help his own cause if he can get free points on his own service games. Having developed into one of the most spectacular shotmakers in tennis history, Djokovic should strive to keep the pressure on Nadal—get into his head by essentially letting his strokes say: You can run, but you can’t hide