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US Open. 15th day schedule
US Open. Day 15. September 12, Monday. The match kicks off at 0:00 Moscow time
Men. The final. Grid
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 1) - Rafael Nadal (Spain, 2)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 1st launch (0:00).
Face-to-face : 12:16 PM (Miami, Montreal 2007, Indian Wells, Cincinnati 2008, Cincinnati, Paris, ATP World Tour Finals-2009, Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, Wimbledon-2011 - Roland Garros-2006, Indian Wells, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Tennis Masters Cup-2007, Hamburg, Roland Garros, London, Olympics -2008, Davis Cup, Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid-2009, US Open, ATP World Tour Finals-2010).
Rating : 1: 2.
Best results in Grand Slam tournaments:
Australian Open: title (2008, 2011) - title (2009);
Roland Garros: 1/2 finals (2007, 2008, 2011) - title (2005-2008, 2010);
Wimbledon: title (2011) - title (2008, 2010);
US Open: final (2007, 2010, 2011) - title (2010).
Path to the US Open-2011:
1st round: Nyland, Q (2 sets) - Golubev (3);
2nd round: Berlok (3) - Mayu (2);
3rd circle: Davydenko (3) - Nalbandian (3);
4th circle: Dolgopolov, 22nd seeding (3) - Muller (3);
1/4 finals: Tipsarevic, 20 (4) - R oddick, 21 (3);
1/2 finals: Federer, 3 (5) - Murray, 4 (4).
Bookmakers' forecast : 1.61 - 2.30.
Championship.com prediction : Djokovic's victory in four sets.
Nadal : Novak takes precedence. Obviously, he is the favorite in the final. I know that I have to play better than in previous matches in order to make a difference. This is what I will try to do. You need to show your game. Earlier I beat Djokovic when I played my tennis. You need to be psychologically strong throughout the match, fight for every ball and believe in victory in every moment. This year, I have not always acted this way.
Djokovic : Obviously, this is the best season of my career. Now I am very confident in my own abilities, and this helps me in such serious matches, helps me to execute such shots as in the first matchball. In the past, I probably would not have dared to take such a risk. I think all this is a consequence of a set of experience, a consequence of my growing up - both as a tennis player and as a person.
Andrey Chesnokov : Djokovic will have a day of rest after this almost marathon match - this is for it's a huge plus. The Spaniard is playing great now, he is well prepared for the tournament and is in shape. I am sure that in the final he will be great to move around the court, so Novak needs to recuperate as much as possible and be on the rise. In general, if Djokovic has time to recover, then he will have an advantage, but if not, then Nadal will win.
Matt Cronin : It seems to me that Nadal is splurging by saying that he could not find a way to beat Djokovic in two months. Rest assured, he will demonstrate something that we do not expect from him. Raphael has a huge arsenal of techniques. The only thing,where Novak has an advantage - self-confidence. If the Spaniard was able to overcome psychological problems, then he should impose resistance on Djokovic. To be fair, I will say that Nadal shows more confident and competent tennis at this tournament. Rafa always gives 100% on the court. He will try to break and gain an advantage in the first games. I would like to see a tense and impressive five-set match, but I think that the meeting will end in four games and, unlike last year, Djokovic will raise the cup over his head.