If Novak wins today he'll overtake them both. A Federer win puts him a little more out of reach. Federer has to serve very well to win today. If he does it could be a cracker. If his serve drops - I can't see him getting any joy.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Novak.
Denster wrote:That passing shot from Novak when he was facing Federer's second championship point at 7-8 was astonishing. He's so tough to beat.
Felt for Federer because I think that's the best he's played against Djokovic for a long time. He'd have beaten any other player fairly comfortably today.
That's the thing with Djokovic, he's so hard to beat. If you'd looked at the stats after 3 sets Federer was much the better player yet he was still 2-1 down.
I think a lot of people don't find his style of play as entertaining but I love watching Djokovic, a point is never over because he gets on the end of things no other player would. We have been spoiled the last 15 years or so, it will be a sad day once the big 3 have retired, hopefully other players will step up to deliver.
Wow that was a hard-fought win from Nadal...Medvedev did amazing to come back and win sets 3 and 4 then nearly reclaimed the double-break on set 5. Surely Nadal is going to overtake Fed on slams won now