Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Novak Djokovic Continues Reigning at Melbourne

February 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 111

The World's No.1 Novak Djokovic met the Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 29th for the final of the Aussie Grand Slam and as expected it was full of emotions for both players. The match thrilled us throughout the five hours and 53 minutes it lasted and it was just brilliant to see both players recover when chances seemed to be banishing. In the end only one of these amazing players could carry the title again and it would be the Serbian's opportunity with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 finale. This is Djokovic's second in-a-row title at Melbourne and the fifth Grand Slam title on his career, which is placing him at the top seed of the season's ATP Rankings Race to London.

The first set started very even and reaching the first hour they were at 5-5, nonetheless Nadal reinforced his attack and took the lead when the Djoker lost 3 straight points and from there on the Spaniard controlled the set and at 80 minutes owned the first set (5-7). By the end the Serbian had 19 unforced errors, while Rafael had 17 errors, but also two aces. During the second game Djokovic couldn't convert a couple of break points, which was raising hope on the Spaniard's side. However didn't took long for the Serbian to recover and take advantage over a couple of mistakes from his opponent, the score of the second set was at 4-1 by then and he was giving Nadal no time to respond. Instead, just like finding himself, Novak started to return as in previous matches of the competition, while El Toro stayed behind the baseline. Still when the Djoker had the 2-5 lead, the Spaniard controlled the next points and soon they were at 4-5 with a point away from even-up at 5s again; but in that moment the Serbian took advantage of a misjudgment from his rival and after 12 aces and unforced errors the No.1 won the second set (6-4).

Although the third set began with Rafa winning every point at the expense of his challenger's mistakes, quickly the Serbian pick-up his game and grabbed the lead, leaving Nadal unable to recover it. It was the shortest set, taking Djokovic 45 minutes to win it. With the fourth game ahead and the last 2 sets won it look like the defending champion was close to raise the trophy again. Nevertheless it would take him longer, as El Toro regained strength responding as the pro he is; and when they were at 3-4 the No.2 broke the Djoker to love to get the 4-4 right before the unexpected. At 11:44am the skies brought the rain and the match was suspended while the roof was closed and the floor was being dried out. Almost 10 minutes after the court was ready to continue in the first Australian Open final played under roof. Novak first took the lead, but it wasn't enough to scare the ruthless contender, so before he knew it they were fighting for the tie-break; and when Nadal had the 6-5 lead, Djokovic saw as he made a mistake how he was losing the chance to finish the game in four sets.

The fifth game was on and in the middle of it they broke another record when the final became the longest ever in a Grand Slam, it was amazing to see how they were holding after all that time battling. When Nadal grabbed the lead with 4-2, 30/15, we all thought he was about to gain his second Aussie title. Then all of a sudden the Djoker used all the energy left and tied-up Rafa again at 5-5 -what an amazing show, the crowd was simply hypnotize. The tie-breaker was the point most fought of the game and it was just impossible to predict which one was about to become the winner of the centennial Aussie Open. The Spaniard then lost concentration and a couple of errors later gave Djokovic the chance to defeat him in a final for the seventh time in-a-row.

The 2012 Australian Open reached its final with the current two best tennis players in the world. By Camilla Mancini

Camilla Mancini is one of the most qualified copy writers on Sports Betting and currently writes for Instant Action Sports. Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety on your site, make sure to leave all links in place and do not modify any of the content.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:






























LED boat trailer lights are designed to offer high-power output and low-power consumption for ultra-bright and reliable illumination; they are sealed to resist UV-radiation, corrosion, and water

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Boating l December 12, 2012 lViews: 273

All these scooters are highly durable as they have been made using qualitative materials. They are ideal for extreme tricks, jumps and stunts for youngsters and are extremely light in weight. All

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Extreme l November 24, 2012 lViews: 413

The interest in BMXing has grown massively over the past few years. With BMX hitting its peak in the 80's with freestyle riders, the sport has never looked back. Even more impressively BMX racing is

By: Alan Trotter l Recreation & Sports > Cycling l October 24, 2012 lViews: 452

Mountain biking has grown vastly over the years from simple, open entry competitions to global world cup and olympic events. There are still local enthusiasts and the sport has a dedicated following.

By: Philip Loughran l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 248

It's unfortunate but true that although summer holidays such as the 4th of July and Labor Day offer some of the best opportunities for families to get out and enjoy some quality time together, with

By: Dexter Luck l Recreation & Sports > Boating l July 10, 2012 lViews: 585

The term "Klunker" that for years became synonymous with heavy, clumsy machines, was actually the model of bike made by the Schwinn company that had something to do with the origins of freestyle

By: John D Meyers l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 269

One of the greatest things about tennis is that it can be played almost anywhere. From having a rally over your garden gate to hitting a ball against a wall, people are forever trying to come up with

By: Stephen I Alexanderl Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 22, 2012 lViews: 172

Today I'm going to show you 3 ways to prevent yourself from tennis elbow. The best thing you can do is to do stretching exercises and strengthening exercises for your arm muscles. By doing this you

By: Patrik Broddfeltl Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 14, 2012 lViews: 163

Why is it so important for tennis players to have a shoulder prevention program? As a tennis player, you will put tremendous stress on your shoulder when you are serving, hitting overheads, high

By: Patrik Broddfeltl Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 13, 2012 lViews: 180

If you're new to the game of tennis, you may not realize there are many factors that affect how well you perform in the game. While technique and skill are certainly important, an often-overlooked

By: Andrea Averyl Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 11, 2012 lViews: 156

You need to identify your swing characteristics and match them to one of three racket types; Type 1 Oversize, Type 2 Mid-Plus and Type 3 Mid size. To get the best from the racket type you choose you

By: Vaughan W Ebrahiml Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 07, 2012 lViews: 237

Americans are obsessed with fitness. So we count carbs and try fad diets that are named after places we'll probably never see and people we'll obviously never know. We take vitamin supplements, even

By: Lamont Prestonl Recreation & Sports > Tennisl June 03, 2012 lViews: 164

The Red Devils conquered its 8th victory in a row, whereas City couldn't do anything against the Gunners, jeopardizing like this the chance to recover the 1st position. So the Citizens are in a quite

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl April 18, 2012 lViews: 174

United earned a 5 points lead from the Citizens, while Tottenham tied Arsenal in the standings points, as well as Newcastle tied Chelsea with 53 points. Roberto Mancini has finally accepted to be

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl April 18, 2012 lViews: 151

Manchester United has reached its third week at the head of the Premier League and with its triumph at home has open up a bit more the gap between it and City. On Saturday Manchester City visited

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl April 04, 2012 lViews: 171

Manchester United retakes the precious throne of the Premier League and Arsenal continues charging points to harass the Spurs. Despite the unsatisfactory result for City in Wales, Roberto Mancini has

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl March 21, 2012 lViews: 140

The Portuguese and Cypriots got a second chance to advance to the next phase and they just couldn't let it go. So now are waiting along Barca and Milan for the other four clubs to join them in

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl March 14, 2012 lViews: 171

The 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is on and some have already got roughly beaten. The Olympique Lyonnais and Zenit have 1 goal in advantage, Barca 2 and from this first group of 8, Milan

By: Camilla Mancinil Recreation & Sports > Soccerl February 26, 2012 lViews: 136