"Nadal won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 by switching gears from previous matches and relentlessly attacked Djokovic’s forehand, particularly with many more forehands down the line in what was the 42nd meeting between these two giants of the game.

Nadal’s forehand was the by far the biggest weapon in the final, crushing 27 winners to Djokovic’s 17 as the strategic change in directing traffic away from Djokovic’s stronger backhand delivered more and more baseline control as the final developed."

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