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Monte-Carlo Final – Nadal vs Djokovic

UPDATE – Rafa hammered Djokovic (6-3, 6-1) to claim his eighth Monte-Carlo title and finally see what it feels like to beat Nole again! Congratulations!

Nadal has won seven straight titles and 41 straight matches in Monte-Carlo, yet has lost seven straight finals (including two on clay) to Djokovic. Which streak will end on Sunday in the Masters series final?

Rafael Nadal still, despite those seven straight losses, leads Novak Djokovic by 16-14 in the head to head. But he desperately needs to change the tide and show that somehow he can still beat Nole – especially as it is on his favourite surface at his most successful event.

Below are a few links to free TV streams - ikerversusnadal.com does not host these streams and does not take responsibility for the legality of the linked sites.

Monte-Carlo Masters Final – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokivic, Sunday, 2pm (midday GMT)

Option 1 – Monte-Carlo – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Monte-Carlo – Live TV – English

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport LemonLive Score Hunter

 

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Dubai – Federer to battle Djokovic, Murray in Top Class Field

Fresh from his title in Rotterdam, Roger Federer heads “home” to Dubai where he will play a very strong field featuring last year’s champion Novak Djokovic, as well as Andy Murray.

Last year Roger Federer lost in the final to Novak Djokovic as the Serb primed himself for an incredible year. Federer will hope to take the title to maintain the great momentum he has shown since the end of 2010.

The men’s first round starts on Monday, 27th February.

Rafa Nadal continues his training programme in Mallorca, although he did take a break on Wednesday to film a new Nike commercial with Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Federer in Davis Cup, Nadal resting until Indian Wells

Following their bruising semis and finals at the Australian Open, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have chosen different paths for the month of February.

We’ll see Federer reappear first as he features in the Switzerland vs USA Davis Cup tie on home ground in Fribourg from February 10th to 12th. With a win hopefully under his belt he’ll head to Rotterdam for the ABN AMRO ATP 500 event, and then on to Dubai at the end of the month.

Rafael Nadal on the other hand has chosen (perhaps out of necessity?) to take some rest, and we hope to see him rejuvenated and mentally toughened after that extremely demanding final in Australia against Novak Djokovic when he kicks off the USA hard court section of the tour in Indian Wells from March 8th.

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Nadal versus Djokovic – Who will win?

One thing for sure is that we’ll see a fantastic match of tennis in Sunday’s Australian Open final. What are the points to consider in who will win? Here is how they stand:

In Nole’s favour:

- “Owned” Rafa in 2011, destroying him in six finals, dropping only three sets

- Has won twice at Australian Open, making this his most successful Major

- Undisputed Number One, riding high on confidence

- Superb all round game, his serve and backhand are superior to Nadal’s, and is able to match him in defensive play. Spectacular form in attacking from the base line.

In Rafa’s favour:

- Despite the memory of 2011, still leads the head to head 16-13. Rafa remembers beating Djokovic, if not the 2011 model Djokovic

- An extra rest day, with a relatively easy 4 set win compared to Nole’s almost five hour marathon finishing 43 hours before final time

- Ten Grand Slams, 14 finals – superior experience when it comes to the crunch of five set Majors

- Enormous confidence boost from a fantastic win over Fed in the semis.

- The guy you just cannot grind down over five sets, the rough and tumble spirit of body and mind that will see him win

Yes, I pick Rafa to win this one, and start a great year with Majors in Australia, France, and possibly Wimbledon.

See the match with the live TV streams of the final here.

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Australian Open Final – Nadal vs Djokovic

UPDATE: Result, Nadal lost to Djokovic in the longest final in Grand Slam history, finally going down to 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5. Congratulations to both, and especially Nole for this tremendous performance which will surely go down in history as one of the very best tennis matches ever.

Nadal leads 16-13 in the head despite losing six finals on the trot to Djokovic in 2011.

So who will win? Here are my keys to the match, and of course, I come out with Rafa on top :) .

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of various sources. We do our best to check these and update these as the games start, so do hit refresh in your browser from time to time.

Australian Open Final- Live  TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, Sunday, 7:30pm (8:30am GMT)

Option 1 – Australian Open – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Australian Open – Live TV – Spanish
Option 3 – Australian Open – Live TV – English

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport Lemon, Live Score Hunter

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Australian Open – Djokovic vs Murray

UPDATE: result – Novak Djokovic scraped past Andy Murray, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the final where he will play Rafael Nadal on Sunday

Defending champion, Novak Djokovic must surely now rate as the hot favourite given his 2011 form and the 6-4 lead in the head to head, but Andy Murray has had a running start to the year and could represent a tough hurdle for the Serb.

The same pair met in last year’s final, with Djokovic overcoming Murray in straight sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-3).

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of various sources. We do our best to check these and update these as the games start, so do hit refresh in your browser from time to time.

Australian Open Semifinals- Live  TV Streams (Free)

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray, Friday, not before 7:30pm (8:30am GMT)

Option 1 – Australian Open – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Australian Open – Live TV – English
Option 3 – Australian Open – Live TV – English

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport Lemon, Live Score Hunter

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Abu Dhabi – Nadal vs Federer, Djokovic vs Ferrer

UPDATE – Results: Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-1, 7-5 and Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-2, 6-1.

Having lost to Ferrer and Djokovic respectively, Nadal and Federer have a chance to recover some form and pride in the play off for third and fourth place.  Ferrer and Djokovic will meet in the final.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of various sources. We do our best to check these and update these as the games start, so do hit refresh in your browser from time to time.

Abu Dhabi – Live  TV Streams (Free) – December 31st

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, 3pm (11am GMT)

Novak Djokovic vs David Ferrer, 5pm (1pm GMT).

Option 1 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – Spanish
Option 3 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – English

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport Lemon, Live Score Hunter

 

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Abu Dhabi – Federer vs Djokovic, Nadal vs Ferrer

UPDATE – Result: Federer and Nadal both lost. Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1 and David Ferrer beat an injury-troubled Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2. The two will now meet for the 3rd place play off on Saturday.

A great chance to see which of our champions will be first to shake off the winter cobwebs for the 2012 season. Prize money of USD 250,000 is at stake.

By virtue of their past performances and status, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been given direct access to the semifinals.

Federer will then play Djokovic, who was able to beat Monfils in the play off for the third slot, while Rafa will get play Ferrer, who overcame Tsonga.

Hope the two can make it through to what would be a December 31st final – nice way to “end” the year!

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of various sources. We do our best to check these and update these as the games start, so do hit refresh in your browser from time to time.

Abu Dhabi – Live  TV Streams (Free) – December 30th

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, 3pm (11am GMT)

Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer, 5pm (1pm GMT).

Option 1 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – Spanish
Option 3 – Abu Dhabi – Live TV – English

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport Lemon, Live Score Hunter

 

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ATP World Tour Finals – Live Draw

Link to ATP World Tour Finals Official Website

Today at 12:30pm GMT we will find out the draw for the finals. Will Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fall in the same round robin group?

Last year Roger Federer beat the then No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the final. This year, Rafa has chosen again to sit out Paris in order to prepare for the finals, whilst Fed had the best possible warm up by claiming his first Paris Masters title.

And then there is the unknown factor – how will Novak Djokovic’s shoulder be, and can the Serb top one of the greatest tennis season’s ever with yet another title?

BBC will have a live audio feed of the draw, which you can listen in on here:

Listen Live To Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Draw

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US Open Final – Nadal vs Djokovic

Novak Djokovic - Link to ATP Profile

Result – Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to claim his first US Open title. Congratulations Nole on a sensational match and victory.

Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal have played a grand total of 28 times, with the Spaniard still holding out with a 16-12 lead, despite Nole’s sensational inroads in 2011, when he has won five straight.

Rafa will have to be at his very best today, and probably even then hope Djokovic drops form for a few patches if he is to win, such has been his play of late. I pick five sets, and Nadal to just come through on experience and will to win.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of various sources. We do our best to check these and update these as the games start, so do hit refresh in your browser from time to time.

US Open Semifinal – Live  TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, Monday 4pm (8pm GMT)

Option 1 – US Open – Live TV – English
Option 2 – US Open – Live TV – English
Option 3 – US Open – Live TV – English
Option 4 – US Open – Live TV – Spanish

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, check  the listings at  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Sport Lemon, Live Score Hunter