Monte Carlo 2012 – The Final

Djokovic v Nadal:

Nadal leads the head to heads 14-12.  Djokovic has won their laat 7 matches which were all finals. Nadal has won Monte Carlo for the last 7 years. Who will make it 8 in a row?

Djokovic has had a difficult week with the death of his grandfather. It clearly affected him against Dolgopolov  and Haase. Having reached the final he is likely to dedicate his performance to his grandfather which could add a litle extra spice.

Nadal hasn’t lost  a set this week although Wawrinka almost staged a comeback in the first set and Simon had several break points in the semi final.

Two of the finals  that Djokovic won in 2011 were also on clay so Nadal’s supremacy on  clay doesn’t work when Djokovic is on the other side of the net. It should also be noted that Nadal has won just 1 title in the last 12 months which was the French Open.

Before I started writing this  I had said in an email to someone that my gut feeling was that Nadal would win this but now I aren’t so sure. I did read an opinion somewhere ( I think it was the betfair forum) which said that they thought Nadal may tank the final so his great friend could dedicate the win to his grandfather!  Complete bollox obviously but I’m not sure the Spaniard will have a say in it.

Djokovic to win in 3 sets.

Update: Should have gon with my gut. Nadal wins in straight sets.

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4 thoughts on “Monte Carlo 2012 – The Final”

  1. Ive never heard bigger bullshit:
    “Nadal may tank the final so his great friend could dedicate the win to his grandfather”

    yes, nadal’s nightmare is djokovic 7 wins (finals) in a row, and now when nadal has Monaco on his side he will tank it to biggest rival…

    good that you are on Djokovic, cause I back NADAL – you are always wrong last months 😉

      1. no, you didn’t agree and me neither – it’s kiddy bulshit about his tank.

        i back nadal, now it’s his time to win over djokovic, in last hard final AO2012 he almost won it and is much closer to novak this year.

  2. As I said, Rafa won it easily 2-0, 2nd set was a total masacre of Djokovic, 6-1 for NADAL !

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