4 hours, 3 sets, and Novak Djokovic comes this close to beating Rafael Nadal on clay. Awesome stuff, but you still have to wonder: if it’s this hard to win two sets from Rafa, how can anyone win best of five?
Here are the highlights if you somehow missed the match:
Roger Federer enjoyed a less-than-epic straight sets win over Juan Martin del Portro on Saturday, which means we have that Federer-Nadal final we’ve all been waiting for since the Australian Open. I see no reason to bet against Rafa – who cares if he just played the longest Masters series match in history? Remember that semi against Fernando Verdasco Down Under?
But there’s a reason they play the matches – so we’ll just have to watch and see.