Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Miami Final Sony Ericsson Open 2011 | Nadal vs Djokovic Final Sony Ericsson open 2011 in Miami
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Miami Final Sony Ericsson Open 2011: Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached the final of the Sony Ericsson Open 2011 in Miami Djokovic defeating American Mardy Fish in straight sets on Friday to extend his winning run to 25 and set up a showdown with Rafa Nadal. World number one Rafa Nadal produced some outstanding tennis to crush long standing rival Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 on Friday and reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Nadal vs Djokovic Final Sony Ericsson open 2011
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Miami Final Sony Ericsson Open 2011
Djokovic ran out a 6-3 6-1 winner at Key Biscayne to ensure Sunday’s final of the Masters 1000 event will include two of the top three players in the world for the first time. The Serb, whose 25 straight wins date back to last year, again illustrated his ability to rise to the moment as he responded to the challenge every time Fish found a glimmer of hope, ending the match in one hour 26 minutes. Play was delayed by rain with the score at 2-2 in the first set and little to choose between the pair but Djokovic came out and broke at the first opportunity. Fish was in with a chance at 5-3 down in the first set but missed out on a pair of break points when he rushed to the net and volleyed wide left on one opportunity and found the net on another. That marked the turning point in the match, as illustrated by Fish’s facial expression, and Djokovic went on to make short work of the second set.
Nadal, who now has a 15-8 record in meetings between the two, dominated from the outset and was superior in all elements of the game. “I think I played a very, very good match, very solid and serious. In the first set especially I think I played very, very well,” Nadal told reporters. “In the second set I think he played worse. He had more mistakes than usual. He tried to play shorter points, so I think second set he didn’t play well.” The Spaniard was devastating with his serve, particularly in the first set, winning 16 of his 18 service points. In the second he took full advantage of some unusually loose returns, especially on forehand, from the Swiss world number three. A packed, 14 500 crowd under the lights had hoped for a tighter contest and urged Federer to lift his game but the Swiss had just one break point in the match.