Their 9th major final and Nadal  leads 5-4 afterwards. Djokovic  began the first indoor French Open final in something I’d call his “90% mode”. He was serving 1st & 2nd serve with the speed below his standards and instead of physically demanding exchanges (his BH vs Nadal’s FH), so characteristic for their meetings, he was overusing BH drop-shots. It could have easily been 2:3*, but it was 0:5* instead (8 deuces in 4 games). Since the beginning of the 2nd set to the end, Djokovic was playing in his “100% mode”, and it was enough to make the things balanced only in the 3rd set when he improved from 2:3* (deuce) to 4:3. At 4-all he saved a mini-match point with the help of 186 kph second serve, but Nadal serving to stay in the set, held at “15”, broke in the following game (Djokovic’s double fault on break point – without increased risk that time) and served the championship out without any troubles, finishing it with a sliced ace on his first match point.
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