In ATP Djokovic is number 1 player in ranking. After he is Nadal. Nadal plays tennis very strong, his forehands are very very strong and fast. As you know his serves are so fast, his serves speed are about 200km in hour.
He is 25 years old . He was born in 1986.
Spain people love Nadal very much because he is Spain champ.
Rafa likes also playing golf.
The World No. 2 ranked Rafael Nadal has been enjoying playing golf with his best friend Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia at the Castellon Pro Am on Wednesday 19th October.
I bet rafa's golf is as good as his tennis
Life of Nadal. Nadal is a practical person.
It is better to use a bicycle than a car so you avoid plenty of traffic jams.
It is better to cook your own meals because you love it more.
Masha&Rafa have the same problem, they both want to be number 1 again.
MASHA'S BACK FOR GRANDSLAMS. I know that Masha is doing her best.
i hope federer win olympics and copture gold medal.
Federer is a top player in ATP but Djokovic is so better than Federer! I respect your idea Frida but
Djokovic plays more stronger than Federer!!
Masha always supports Nadal's tennis, she told us in the past that Nadal has a good head on his shoulders.
ROME (AP)—Rafael Nadal showed he's still the man to beat on clay, defeating Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 Monday in a rain-delayed final to win his record sixth Italian Open and regain the No. 2 ranking.
After losing to Djokovic in seven straight finals - including Rome last year - Nadal has now won two straight against the top-ranked Serb after also capturing the Monte Carlo Masters on clay. Nadal also moved ahead ofRoger Federer in the rankings with the French Open starting Sunday.
``I don't think I played that well. I can do better,'' Nadal said. ``When you are not serving 100 percent perfect then you are in trouble because he returns hard. I am trying to play more aggressive and I am hitting the ball better than last year.''
Djokovic, drained in Monte Carlo after the death of his grandfather, made 41 unforced errors in this match. His double-fault on the last point gave Nadal his 49th career title and his 35th on clay.
Nadal did not drop a set all tournament to clinch his third Italian Open victory in four years, with his winning streak interrupted last year by Djokovic. Monday's match was the first time the same players competed in back-to-back finals since the tournament began in 1930.
``He is always the favorite even if I win against him seven times,'' Djokovic said. ``He is the best player in the world on this surface and the two wins I had gave me confidence and I think that the match today was quite close even if he won in straight sets.
Djokovic played well at the start but the turning point came midway through the 10th game when a line judge called the Serbian's shot out. The umpire overruled the decision, but Nadal won the replayed point and then held his serve to make it 5-5.
Nadal acknowledged last year that Djokovic had a mental advantage over him after all those losses.
``You need to accept your losses because this is a game and in this sport you will always lose, but it is normal that you lose and you need to be patient to wait for your moment,'' Nadal said. ``I accept my losses and try to keep being competitive. You win a few points and you lose a few and you can lose a match. Today I won and that's the difference. You don't need to find great things - it is the small things that make the difference.''
Nadal is a six-time champion at Roland Garros; Djokovic will be looking for his first title there. He holds the other three Grand Slam titles, having beaten Nadal in the finals of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Australian Open.
``I cannot say that thought is not present. It's there,'' Djokovic said. ``I am going and preparing for a Grand Slam as I prepare for any other big event, with more focus. It's two weeks long and the most important tournament and we always want to deliver out best game. I feel good on the court and I need to make a few adjustments before Paris, but I'll be in top form.''
Nadal broke first, in the fifth game of the first set, but Djokovic broke back when the Spaniard netted a forehand. Djokovic appeared in good shape, holding to love. Nadal, meanwhile, was struggling with his first serve.
Then came a long rally that ended with the overturned line call. Had Djokovic won the point, it would have given him two break points. But Nadal held and broke in the next game, drawing Djokovic to the net before sending a sharp volley past him. Djokovic was so angered he smashed his racket against a net post and drew a warning.
Nadal took the first set with the second of three set points after Djokovic hit long. And the Serb was immediately broken again in the second set as Nadal took control.
It’s Rafael Nadal’s 26th birthday!!! To celebrate today, Rafa was lucky enough to have the day off and was presented with a birthday cake at Roland Garros stadium. French Davis Cup team captain Guy Forget was also there and it looks like he gave Rafa a gift! Wonder what other gifts Rafa will get today…
The most remarkable part of Rafael Nadal’s 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 win over Juan Monaco was that it somehow
took one hour and 46 minutes to compile. Still, credit where it’s due; at one stage the Argentinean was
actually ahead in the match, albeit at 2-1 in the first set. It was the next 17 games that Monaco will
need to forget, as Nadal took him apart, displaying terrifying form. The result bears testament to the
Spaniard’s lethal potency at Roland Garros – but even allowing for that, the scoreline was embarrassing
alongside the name of any player seeded 13 in a Slam tournament.
go rafa you can beat novak ! go go go !
After a long rest due to the rain, Nadal has more chance to win the match.
The weather is with Nadal today.
The French Open final between Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was halted by heavy rain with the Spaniard leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2.
The match will continue tomorrow, at 13H00 moscow time.
Nadal won two sets today. Novak won one set today.
Nadal captured his Open-era record seventh Roland Garros crown .defeat world NO.1 novak djokovic.
rafa is the king of clay.
Masha supports Nadal's tennis, she told us in the past that Nadal has a good head on his shoulders.
Yes for Novak, it was not easy to win after losing 2 sets before the rain.
We have to congratulate Nadal for his determination to keep his title at RG 7 times and his new record in tennis.
Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy after winning the mens final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday June 11, 2012. Nadal clinched his seventh title in four sets 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, passing Sweden's Bjorn Borg as the all-time record-holder for French Open titles. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy with the inscription of the six titles of Sweden's Bjorn Borg after winning the mens final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday June 11, 2012. Nadal clinched his seventh title in four sets 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, passing Sweden's Bjorn Borg as the all-time record-holder for French Open titles. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Serbia's Novak Djokovic hold their trophy after their men's final match in the French Opentennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 11, 2012. Nadal passes Bjorn Borg as the all-time record-holder for French Open titles. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Congratulation Nadal And congratulation frida!
That's right that Nadal beats Djokovic but Novak is still World NO.1!
Go Go Djokovic
thank you so much, but my favorite male player is roger . you are real fan of novak.congrulation my dear friend