Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic will be the final of this year’s French Open, where the best two tennis players will meet. It should be an amazing final because both players are showing good form and knowing their rivalry, it’s never a boring match. Considering it’s a clay tournament, Nadal will have an advantage, but Djokovic can never be underestimated. To have more insights on this Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic match, please read our preview below.
Nadal still hasn’t drooped a set in this tournament and his record is just stunning. He lost only twice in his entire career. Nevertheless, he is facing the most dangerous opponent. Djokovic knows how to play finals and on very rare occasions he is being considered underdog. But in this case, it can only help him, because all the pressure will be on Nadal. Spaniard knows how to deal with it, but it still gives an advantage to his opponent. Rafa will have to use his forehand and try to avoid playing at the net. But this time he knows his opponent very well, and if he performs as he did against Diego, he should once again lift the trophy.
Novak played well till the quarterfinals, where he suddenly lost first set against Busta and risked losing the second set, but a medical timeout quite helped him and he won comfortably 3:1, however in the semifinals, he was leading 2:0 by sets against Tsitsipas and managed to lose the next two sets. However, the fifth set was only a formality, Novak showed his best game and won 6:1. But his physical problems might be a huge disadvantage here. Obviously, his neck and shoulder still causes him problems and against such a player like Nadal, it is very hard to even expect a win when you are not totally healthy. However, Novak always trusted himself and now his biggest test is ahead.
Raphael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic H2H
Both players have faced each other 5 times in the last two years, and Nadal won twice. This is a good opportunity for him, to improve his record.