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Djokovic vs. Nadal
Djokovic and Nadal, two of the world’s best tennis players, met in the final of the Madrid Open last night. Djokovic won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. This is the first time Djokovic has beaten Nadal on clay, and it puts him in a great position heading into the French Open. Let’s take a look at how the match played out.
The two players
Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history for a male player, as well as 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP Tour 500 titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Nadal has held the French Open men’s singles championship record with 13 victories since 2005.
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Tour Finals titles, 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 295 weeks.
It was a close match, but Djokovic ultimately won in three sets. Nadal took the first set 6-4, but Djokovic rallied back to take the next two sets 6-3, 6-2. This was their first meeting since last year’s Wimbledon final, which Djokovic won in five sets.
Federer vs. Murray
The two players
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for a record 302 weeks. He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles—an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal—and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland, ranked No. 127 in men’s singles as of 2 March 2020. Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, and former world No. 1 in singles.
The match was a very close one, with both players fighting for every point. In the end, Federer just had too much experience and won the match 7-5, 6-4.