Battle Thoughts: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic | Australian Open 2019

It’s a 2012 rematch of the Australian Open final on tap. Will Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic emerge victorious?



  1. It’s Rafa’s time at this AO. Of all the players to beat, none would make me happier than beating Novak. Personally, I can’t stand the guy.

  2. rafa just put long and deep balls ….dont give short ball and mix it up …rest u know how to win against nole

  3. My wish is to see Rafa in a fair battle and winning the trophy… His run so far was exceptional ๐Ÿ™‚ The finish simply must be phanomenal… Vamos, Rafa…

  4. I am in countdown mode. Fifteen-and-a-half hours [NY time] until Rafaโ€™s match. Already my heart is racing. Going to walk the pooches and run some errands to keep me sane.


  5. In the words of Mats Wilander โ€œI think that he (Rafa) will be pretty relaxed….There is no stresss when he is playing tennis these days…so to see both of them at their peak emotionally, physically and technically, …. I really think that this is the best we have seen them everโ€. It may all boil down to a brain game. I canโ€™t think of much else but the final tomorrow, so Rafa bring it on! Best of luck champ. You WILL do it!

  6. Crying just from watching the Kia ads. Such a humble, beautiful warrior, our Rafa.
    He deserves this win so much after all the pain he’s been through, all the injuries that kept him out of so many GS’s, the ones he couldn’t finish.
    He could easily have 3 more AO’s and the “indoor” Wimby, as well.
    This IS your turn, Rafa. Let’s do this!!!!

  7. Play without pressure. Rafa can win this match…only thing he needs is to be mentally strong during those critical points. He should get that mental advantage…that is the key. We root for you Rafa…Win it…I want you to trash Djokovic…we have been on the receiving end so many times…it was always a pain for me to see you on the losing side with Novak….But this tile the pleasure has to be ours….Trash Novak…He should feel like Tsispitas….after the final….Go Go Go…Trash Him

    • Hi
      My wish too
      And with all my respect to tennis player Djokovic and want Rafa to trash Mr Arrogance once and for all

    • I think Rafa’s aggressiveness and new serve and his ability to counter punch well with Joker will put a victory in his court!

  8. I know Rafa will leave everything he has on the court tomorrow and regardless of whether he takes home the trophy there will only be one champion on the court.

  9. Osaka’s come through for me today! Rafa, you’re up next! Do your best and let’s prevent Djoker going anywhere near Naomi again. Thank you!!

    Good luck champ!

    Djokovic will malfunction in the face of Rafa 2.0!

  10. It seemed as if everyone had Serena pegged to win the womenโ€™s final. It didnโ€™t happen.

    We all know what Rafa is capable of doing on court but I was convinced he will win after his initial AO interviews. I even went as far as saying Rafa โ€œoozes confidence.โ€ Of course, confidence alone wonโ€™t win him the title but confidence coupled with his teamโ€™s approach to improve his serve, among other things [Rafael Plaza article], have given Rafa the tools and a boost of self assuredness to win his 18th Slam title, his 2nd Australian Open title, and a second career Grand Slam.

    The pundits have Djokovic as the favorite but they are basing their decision on numbers, not on what Rafa has succeeded in doing going into the final. And they were ignoring Rafa until they noticed his improvements. One article by had Federer as the winner of Tsitsipasโ€™s match. You can imagine my stupefaction when I read that! I asked them to make the correction or retract the article because Rafa won that match. The nerve!

    There is a second Rafael Plaza article in which Rafa, Roig and Moyรก are interviewed. Good reading too.

    I want to see a Rafa blitzkrief against Djokovic. I think we will get it.


  11. You got Rafa this is your momemt to shine ,this is your vamosssssssssss champ ,this years is yours ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™

  12. Well Iโ€™ve watched every match that I could watch ( due to the recording ) since 2004 until now ! With the dedication and admiration that I have for Rafa i think itโ€™s time for him to prove once for all what heโ€™s made off!
    If he believes in him self like I do,he will win! In my heart heโ€™s always a winner

  13. Rafa is playing phenomenal tennis with the intelligence to vary his game against each opponent. I want him to win with all my heart as he is the warrior and gentleman of the sport. Millions of his loyal supporters are behind him. Vamos Rafa ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŒŸ

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