The US Open tennis 2010 final arrives today, but the last final has a lot to live up to, after yesterday’s US Open tennis centerpiece. The final won’t be a Federer-Nadal showdown, which likely disappointed a lot of people. However, if Novak Djokovic has anything left after yesterday’s comeback win, a Nadal-Djokovic championship might take the sting out of it. Still, if today’s US Open tennis 2010 final is like the women’s championship, instead of the Djokovic-Federer semifinal, it will be regarded as a true anti-climax.
By and large, yesterday’s Super Saturday was devoid of drama, save for the middle match. To start the day, Rafael Nadal cruised to another straight set victory, his sixth straight at Flushing Meadows. With that, it appeared that a championship showdown with Federer was all but assured.
Instead, the 2010 US Open tennis final is between Nadal and Novak Djokovic, after the third seed rallied from the brink against Federer. Djokovic rallied from a one set deficit twice, and overcame two match points, to take a five set upset victory. After starting slowly in the tournament – and after having one match overshadowed by a grandstands fight – Djokovic has become the spoiler of the tournament.
However, the fear is that Djokovic will have little left after such a draining win, especially against Nadal. The US Open tennis 2010 results have already had one anticlimactic final, after a thrilling semifinal showdown. After Kim Clijsters held off Venus Williams in Friday’s semis, she didn’t have to break a sweat last night against Vera Zvonareva.
In just 59 minutes, Clijsters breezed to her second straight title, and third in her last three attempts. Today’s final could easily have the same result, given how Nadal has cruised thus far.
Still, Nadal is in his first Open final, and has the pressure of trying to complete a career Grand Slam. This would be his third straight major title, but he has not had to face Federer yet. But technically, Djovokic has more experience on this stage, as this is his second Open final – although Federer had better luck against him in that match.
The US Open tennis 2010 schedule and results have been extremely conventional, although the upset losses by Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were late surprises. But if Djokovic is able to beat Federer and Nadal this weekend, it will be enough of a shock to make up for it. If Nadal maintains his form, however, history will still be made.
Flushing Meadows, and the Grand Slam season as a whole, hopes for one last big show this afternoon. The US Open tennis 2010 final will try to do that, starting after 4 p.m. on CBS.
SI.com- “Nadal vs Djokovic: What you need to knowak”
Yahoo Sports- “Clijsters beats Zvonareva for 3’rd US Open title”