Goran Ivanisevic's US Open Tips: Djokovic will beat Nadal


I predicted that Novak Djokovic would win his semi-final against Stanislav Wawrinka in straight sets, but it ended up being a five-set thriller, just like their clash in the Australian Open earlier this year.

Rafa Nadal had an easier match, beating Richard Gasquet 3-0. Now Nadal and Djokovic meet for the third time in the US Open final, having faced each other in 2010 and 2011.

Nadal won the first encounter 3-1, while Djokovic reversed the scoreline the following year. 

After Djokovic's tougher semi-final, he has drifted out to 2.35, with Nadal the 1.60 favourite. 

This will be a tough match like always. A lot of long points and good rallies. I’m going to stick with Djokovic, who was my original pick to win the title two weeks ago.

It will be tight, but ultimately I think Djokovic will come out on top, winning 3-1. That score can be backed at 5.2.

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Back Djokovic to beat Nadal 3-1 at 5.2