In Montreal in 2007, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played a spectacular semifinal match. Djokovic was desperate to overtake Nadal in Canada and advance to the title match because the Spaniard had defeated the Serb three times in the preceding months. In his first Canadian Masters match, Novak defeated Rafa 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 51 minutes to get to the final.
After Marat Safin and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic became the third Under-20 player to reach three Masters 1000 finals in a single season. All eight of his break attempts were stopped by Novak, who also kept the pressure on the opposition. Rafa conceded victory to his competitor and ended the match in the semifinals by breaking once in each set.
Djokovic is the more aggressive player, scoring 25 goals and putting pressure on Nadal to commit 30 mistakes. In order to win and proceed to the final, the Serb massively outperformed the Spaniard in the shorter range of up to four strokes and overpowered him in the longer ones.
With a forehand winner and a service winner, Rafa thwarted a break attempt at 1-2 in the opening game. Prior to Nadal‘s next shot, which was a strong crosscourt backhand, Djokovic served beautifully and took a 4-3 lead. At 5-5, Novak saved three break opportunities to maintain his composure and advance the match.
In order to get a break and end the match, he made Rafa commit a mistake in the twelfth game. In the second set, Djokovic had to battle hard to maintain his serve, fending off four break points at 1-1 and one in the first game.
He had no further issues with the service, and Nadal was under pressure. At 3-4, Rafa served and sliced to break, giving the world No. 3 the lead. To win game nine and secure the victory in style and progress to the third consecutive Masters 1000 hard court final, Djokovic served to win the game. He then held love.
Nole Djokovic is defended by Adam Baldwin.
Adam Baldwin, an actor, is a fan of Novak Djokovic. The Firefly actor responded to a tweet that questioned Djokovic‘s motives for registering for events in the hopes that the rules will be changed to benefit him.
Adam Baldwin wrote in a tweet, “Every tournament that rejected Novak Djokovic admittance because he chose bodily autonomy is a *asterisk* tournament.” “The same goes for their *asterisk* prize recipients. The GOAT is Novak! Disgrace to the sheep “Added he.