Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: French Open Mens Final live scores, blog (Pt II)
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2012 French Open Live Scores
Men's Singles, Final
R. Nadal won in 4 sets
The troublesome Parisian weather has forced the 2012 French Open Mens Final to take a leaf out of Harry Potter’s book and split its final into two parts. Join us from 9pm AEST (1pm local time) to see if Rafael Nadal can advance his two sets to one lead over Novak Djokovic as play commences in the stalled match.
Nadal leads: 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 at the start of play
Part one of the Final saw Rafael Nadal gain the early ascendency by taking the first two sets rather convincingly, courtesy of 30 unforced errors from his opponent, and after getting up a break in the third, a swift victory seemed inevitable.
However, as in the quarter final against local favourite Jean Wilfred Tsonga, Djokovic refused to be beaten and came roaring back to win a spectacular eight games in a row to take the third set.
Sadly, Djokovic’s momentum was halted as rain interrupted play early in the fourth set causing the rest of the match to be postponed for a day for the first time since 1973. Event organisers are coming under fire for not scheduling the final for earlier in the day with rain being forecast for the evening.
Play is scheduled to resume today at the 1.00pm local time but with the rain refusing to let up and showers forecast till the middle of the week it looks likely that the weather will further influence the match.
With the game now finely balanced in the fourth set both players will be looking to put all distractions out of their minds, come back fully refreshed and give the final everything they’ve got.
Look for an explosive performance from both players in this final sprint towards the line.
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