It is the US Open final everybody expected – Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal. It is also the US Open final most people wanted. How can you better having the two best players in the world going head to head in the final Grand Slam final of the year?
Of course, there are some that would have liked an American finalist during what is a significant time of year for the whole country. However, Andy Roddick and John Isner didn’t quite have enough in their locker to progress to the final two.
Paddy Power have been in touch to say they are offering live streams of the tennis and are also throwing in £100 worth of free bets for all SqueakyBumTime visitors to spend on the US Open Final! Claim this exclusive offer here
Nobody can be disappointed with the prospect of Djokovic and Nadal going head to head though. They are two incredible players and even though the former is ranked as the No.1 player in the world right now, there really isn’t too much to choose between them.
It is no secret that Djokovic has had the edge on the Spaniard in 2011 though. He has incredibly won the Australian Open and Wimbledon already this year with his only defeat in Grand Slam tennis coming against Roger Federer in the French Open semi-final.
Nadal then conquered Federer to win the title at Rolland Garros, meaning that he holds one title compared to Djokovic’s one as things stand. He would love to even this up tonight by winning at Flushing Meadows.
The Spaniard is the defending champion after all and he will be desperate to hold onto his title, but it really is a tough one to call. How can you call it when both players are capable of such high standards?
Spectators will simply be hoping that both players are on their best form. If this happens, a thrilling five set match full of twist and turns beckons. This would be a great way to end a tournament that has been frustrating at times due to adverse weather conditions.
One thing to not is that if Nadal gets himself a set or two up, Djokovic will have his work cut out massively. The Serb fought back from two sets down against Federer in the semi-final, but could he produce such a comeback again?
As ever the start is crucial in setting the tone, although there is an overwhelming feeling that this one will go all the way.
It gets underway at 9m this evening.