Grand Slam Australian Open 2019 - Day 14

Who do you want to win / who do you think will win ?

  • Djokovic / Nadal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nadal / Djokovic

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6
  • Poll closed .

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3:00 PM - Men’s Doubles Final
- [5] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) / Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) v [12] John Peers (AUS) / Henri Kontinen (FIN)
- Prize money (AUD): $750k / $375k

7:30 PM - Men’s Singles Final
- [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- Prize money (AUD): $4.1m / $2.1m
- Djokovic (age 31.6):, 16-2 sets, 111-54 games, 11h59m on court, seeds defeated 8+15+25+28
- Nadal (age 32.6): 18-0 sets, 110-48 games, 12h11m on court, seeds defeated 14+27
- Djokovic: 14 majors (6 AU titles, 8* AU finals), $125,847,879 earnings
- Nadal: 17 majors, (1 AU title, 5* AU finals), $103,251,975 earnings


The changing of the guard will have to wait, probably until at least Wimbledon or the US Open this year, if not longer.

(2004-2019) 3+ consecutive grand slam tournaments won by the BIG 3:
18 - 2005 FR to 2009 TCW [RF 11, RN 6, ND 1]
11 - 2010 AU to 2012 TCW [RN 5, ND 4, RF 2]
9* - 2017 AU to 2019 AU [RN 3 (possibly 4), RF 3, ND 2]
4 - 2015 TCW to 2015 FR [ND 4]

(2004-2019) 2+ consecutive grand slam tournaments NOT won by the BIG 3:
2 - 2016 TCW to 2016 US
 
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AlwaysHawks15

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When you watch this match you will realise the gap these two have over everyone else, even fed is starting to trail behind now. If they both are in semi final form this will go 5 sets and 4 hours plus. Got a feeling Nadal will win as he hasn't been pushed all tournament and has plenty left in the tank, he could go all night if he has to. Also think his absolute best is slightly better.
 

Lemma

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They have been the 'Big 3' for so long that it's easy to forget that Fed is 5 years older than both of them. Just shows how impressive his longevity is. How many other players are in the top 10 at 37? I can't think of any.
 

Hamingja

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It's been so long since they have played Bo5 on hard. I'm leaning to Rafa just because how hard he pushed Djoker at Wimbledon and going grass to hard favours Rafa.
 

pepsi

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Nadal is in better form. What will be interesting is to see how his more aggressive forehand down the line works against Novak. I think that could be the key shot.
 

PonsfordMagpie

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I was leaning Rafa's way for a while, but the way Djokovic dismantled Pouille was impressive. It's a hard match to predict.

Either way, I'm going to enjoy this contest and appreciate the enormity of this match.
 

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Xtreme

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I am teamnadal but I'd like Djokovic to win to have Fedobsessed fans melt as he would then have 7 Aus Opens compared to 6.

But as a leftie I love how Nadal rips the ball. And would like him to get another Aus Open trophy and not another dinner plate.
 

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