Unfortunately, Rafael Nadal was not able to win the final of the Qatar Open in Doha. He lost 1-6, 3-6 to Novak Djokovic in 73 minutes.
After the match, Rafa said:
I am going go keep working so hard to be ready for Australia and the rest of the season.
It was Djokovic’s ninth victory over Rafa in 10 meetings – the last five in straight sets.
The Serb broke twice in both sets as our champ had no answer to the pace and power of his groundstrokes.