2008 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

SF

RAFAEL NADAL            v     NOVAK DJOKOVIC     

6-3, 6-2

 

 

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.
 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00