2008 CINCINNATI MASTERS  

SF

                   NOVAK DJOKOVIC   v    RAFAEL NADAL                       

6-1 , 7-5   

Nadal had guaranteed his spot as the new world #1 by reaching the semifinals, but needed to play at his top level to compete against an inspired Djokovic.
Djokovic got off to a roaring start and need less than 30 minutes to win the first set.
But Nadal's warrior spirit was rekindled in the 2nd set as he fought valiantly.
But Djokovic was just too good on the day. In the first set, he was so good that nobody could have beaten him.

Every shot was blasted for a winner and every serve seemed to find the lines. Amazing stuff to watch!
"No one is unbeatable but the way he was playing we all thought he's not going to lose any time soon," said Djokovic.
"I tried not to think of his winning streak and what his new ranking spot will be. I tried just to focus on my game.
"It was my intention to have a fast start and to step in and go for it. And in the second set I just tried to stay with him."

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