The former coach of Rafael Nadal has said ‘statistic’s‘ prove that Novak Djokovic’s win over Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Sunday was not as good as the 2008 final.
Toni Nadal spoke out about the match during an interview with COPE and Radio Marca. Djokovic required five hours to defeat his Swiss rival in a marathon encounter at The All England Club.
“It was a very good and lively match for the fans,” Toni Nadal said.
“It had all the ingredients that it could’ve had, with Federer’s two match-points, the length [of the match] … although the data shows that the 2008 final was better.”
In this year’s tournament, Rafael lost in the semi-finals to Federer.
“I said that [Rafa] Nadal would come close at Wimbledon because he won in Rome and Roland Garros, and was in a great place mentally.” Said former coach Nadal.
“He didn’t play his best tennis in the semi-finals, he wasn’t like he was on other days.”
Nadal believes defending champion Djokovic is the favourite to win US Open.