2008 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN
RAFAEL NADAL v NOVAK DJOKOVIC
Serbian Novak Djokovic moved into Sunday's Pacific Life Open final Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No. 2 Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells, Calif.
The two met last year in the final, with the Spaniard Nadal winning the championship.
Nadal, reigning three-time French Open champion and two-time Wimbledon runner-up, still leads the all-time series between the pair, 6-3.
"I played really well and tactically I played really smart," the 20-year-old Serb said.
"I knew that I had to be aggressive, take control of the match and try to go for the shots, which I did.
Nadal might have exhausted his energy in battling Tsonga and Blake in big wins leading up to this match. But Nadal still ran down a lot of shots from Djokovic
to make for some amazing rallies. Djokovic battled Nadal shot for shot and was usually able to finish off the rallies by running down a great shot and smacking a winner.