Who knows, maybe Rafa will show he is the best when his feet hit the clay, but at the moment it looks pretty hard to bet against Novak, even if he was playing on ice, I would have to tipp him. I would even have money on him taking a bagel, he has had the most out of any player for the year (7).
Sony Ericsson Open website article;
Players on the ATP World Tour will have to wait until the clay court season to have another opportunity to end Novak Djokovic’s undefeated reign in 2011.
In one of the most electrifying men’s singles finals in Sony Ericsson Open history, the Serbian defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal for the second consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event after winning at Indian Wells two weeks ago, upending the Spaniard 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) to win his second Sony Ericsson Open Sunday afternoon.
In front of a record final's crowd of 14,625 fans, Djokovic improved to 24-0 on the season, and increases his overall winning streak to 26 wins in a row, dating back to last December’s Davis Cup Final. His title today gives the two-time Australian Open champion his seventh ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, five of which have come on outdoor hard courts, and 22nd title overall.
Djokovic has turned up the heat on Nadal in the battle for the World No. 1 Ranking. Nadal has more than 7,000 points to defend between now and Wimbledon.
Djokovic becomes the first player since Roger Federer in 2006 to win both Indian Wells and Miami in the same year, a feat that’s now been achieved eight times on the men’s side. This match-up paralleled 1995 in many ways; it was the first time in 16 years that Indian Wells and Miami featured the same two finalists, as well as the top two ranked players (Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras). It was also the first time since the Agassi-Sampras clash in 1995 that the men’s final at Crandon Park was decided by a final set tie-break.
This year's Sony Ericsson Open attracted 316,267 fans, setting a new tournament record.
Sorry guys, but I couldn't help my self! I needed to put this Rafa pic in! I am sure you understand. But look on the birght side, I haven't bombarded you with his Armani photo's...yet.
Time for some happy final snaps!