Score, report, and key facts
Djokovic didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Nadal in the 1st game (1-0). Novak managed to strengthen his lead after breaking Rafael in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2).
Both players were too good on serve during this set and the fight went to the breaker. Eventually, Djokovic won the tiebreak at 4.
At the end of the match, Djokovic scored 75 points vs. Nadal’s 59 points.
The Serbian served extremely well to win 84% of the points (41/49) behind his first serve, and he won 60% points (9/15) on his second serve. Novak struck 12 aces and he committed 2 double faults. The Serbian won this match even if he was struggling when converting his break points since he converted only 25% (2/8). On the other side, the Spaniard wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/5). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this contest, the head to head between Djokovic and Nadal is 29-26 for Novak.
Highlights Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal ATP Cup – Brisbane, Perth, Sydney