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Nadal edges Novak in thriller semis

Recently I started playing tennis video game (Dream match tennis). In that, whatever the shot you hit from any place in the court, mostly it will return correctly to the opponent. And the type of tennis is very aggressive, high precision game. Morning when I was watching the match between Rafa and Novak, it was exactly same the way I've played in video game, high quality,aggressive and high precision.

Undoubtedly the two best mentally and physically stronger personalities started the match calmly but the devil of double faults helped Nadal to gain first set with 6-4.

And second set was grueling, Novak fought back hard and clinched set with 6-3. In the decider at 2-2 and 30-30, Nadal was serving, one pecular directed at Novak's body hit at Novak's face. And Novak in shock. Nadal apologized, but Nole seemed not so happy with that. Infact a bad sign from Novak, he didn't seem to accept Rafa apologies. And in the next point itself, Rafa hit an ace to take 3-2 lead. And eventually decider went to tie break. And Rafa was in strong position winning 6 consecutive points to have 6 match points. Nadal converted the third one to win the match and registered clash with local hero, Milos Raonic who defeated fellow Canadian Pespisil.

Here is the point.

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“I said yesterday the only chance to win against Novak, the only tactic is to play very well. To play very well, I have to play aggressive. If not, I cannot play very well on this kind of surface. And I did. I played a very high level tonight, I think. I played with the right decisions in the important moments. Yes, the serve worked well during the whole night. And the shots from the baseline, I tried to stay very close to the baseline, go inside when I had the chance. I started this important part of the season with a big result for me. To be in the final is amazing. To be in a final of a Masters 1000 is amazing for me. Especially beating the best player of the world, Novak, tonight, it is a big result for me. Very happy for that. Tomorrow is an important match. For me, to win another Masters 1000 is a big illusion. But I know that anything can happen. If I lose tomorrow I will be very happy the way that I played and the result that I had this week.” - Rafael Nadal

"It was very close match. So, I mean, there were very few points that decided the winner. Can't really pick one moment. I had my chances. He had his chances. You know, I guess at the end he played better… Whenever we play against each other, it's always a thrilling match for the crowd to see. We are both competing at the high level. We both want to win these matches.” - Novak Djokovic

I/we can say that most probably Nadal bags another Masters today in finals. :)




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