Dear tennis friends,
It is going according to the script!
World No 1, Novak Djokovic vs World No 2, Rafael Nadal.
It will be their 37th encounter, their third in this raucous setting in four years (they are at one apiece), after the Serb's third straight five-setter in a slam semi-final in 2013.
For Nadal, who beat Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the second semi-final, to return in a final after missing the 2012 championships through injury caps a remarkable comeback. This was his 59th win of the year, and 21st on hardcourts without losing.
Humble to the point of saintliness, Nadal said of his enduring rival, "He's an amazing competitor. He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen."
Djokovic, who retains his No 1 ranking for the 98th week by reaching the final, arrived there after four hours, nine minutes and five sets of spirit-bruising tennis against Stanislas Wawrinka in the first semi-final, probably the best match of the tournament.
What is your take on this mouth watering clash?
My predictions are that this going to be another 5 grueling sets of tennis. These two great fighters will try their best effort to outlast each other. It is very tough to make a choice. I will pick Nadal to win his second US Open title on Monday.
After the finals, I will be writing my post match analysis on this finals and post it on my website. I received great feedback from my subscribers when I wrote about the Wimbledon finals post match analysis. I hope we all can learn something from this US Open finals together.
Let me know your predictions. I will be looking forward to hear from you.
Enjoy the finals.
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