Tony Nadal – the uncle and former mentor of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal – commented on the defeat Nadal in the finals of the competition in Melbourne.
“Already at the start of the fight it was obvious that Novak would strive to play aggressively and at high speed. At certain moments, the attacks performed by Rafa only helped Djokovic – he responded even more dangerously.
I’m not sure that effective tactics could be developed against such an opponent. It seems to me that the result of the final meeting could create the illusion of Novak’s invincibility.
However, he showed a phenomenal game in the finals, while Rafael was more stable throughout the tournament, ”Tony Daily Express quotes.