Everyone would probably want to see Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal playing in the finals on Sunday, but the draw has not been very kind to tennis fans and we are therefore going to see their duel on Friday.
Match: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal
Selection: Novak Djokovic
Best Odds: 2.40 @ Unibet
Nevertheless, that slight change in plans isn’t going to make that duel less glamorous, as both Djokovic and Nadal seem to be playing excellent tennis right now. Rafael Nadal has stepped up to the mark on Wednesday and crushed Stanislas Wawrinka in what was a really one-sided clash, while Novak Djokovic didn’t allow Haas to get into the match at any point and took the match in three sets.
Clashes between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are always hard to call, but there is no doubt that Rafael Nadal deserves to be the favourite in this particular clash due to the fact that it is going to take place on his favourite surface and favourite court. His record in Paris is incredibly by all sorts of standards and he is going to do everything he can in order to keep things on track on Friday, but, judging from what we have seen from the Serb in recent days, he will be in for a very tough challenge.
The most recent meeting between the two that took place in Monte Carlo a few weeks ago might actually turn out to be the most important factor on Friday. You can be sure that Djokovic will be full of confidence thanks to that victory and that he will truly believe that he has what it takes to defeat Nadal on clay this time around. He wasn’t that far from taking the last year’s final to the distance, so he knows that he can challenge Nadal in Paris and should therefore have every chance of upsetting him today.