Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic - Final Roland Garros 2012 Highlights HD

  • Published on Oct 17, 2018
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  • Nacho Croes
    Nacho Croes 7 days ago

    Rafa for ever vamoooos 🎾

  • Vicky vikki
    Vicky vikki 9 days ago

    23:50 that banana swing😮

  • Om Seth
    Om Seth 9 days ago

    Loved it When he jumped on uncle tony

  • Sameer Singh
    Sameer Singh 11 days ago

    AS IT'S..........

  • marietto2008
    marietto2008 12 days ago

    this is not tennis,but boxe. its not funny.

  • Sameer Singh
    Sameer Singh 13 days ago


  • Suresh raina Mousi
    Suresh raina Mousi 14 days ago

    Djokovic for some reason has been nadal's bitch over the years, vamos rafa

  • Sarmad Mubarik
    Sarmad Mubarik 16 days ago +2

    When Rafa is fully 100% or even 70-80% fit no one can really mess with him at RG..End of story

  • dpa71999
    dpa71999 19 days ago +1

    Is Djokovic the best player on clay after Nadal? I think so .

  • julevega
    julevega 20 days ago +1

    This was after 2011 when Novak had beaten Rafa in six or seven straight finals. But Rafa reasserted himself in his backyard.

  • ravi kumar
    ravi kumar 21 day ago

    Watching after 19th slam

  • Nowhere Man
    Nowhere Man 24 days ago +1

    I'm trying to see more of Nadals points, I'm 7 mins in and their just showing Djokovic points.

  • TheFlash3237
    TheFlash3237 24 days ago +1

    Djokovic has lost 2 RG finals by double fault. 2012 and 2014.

  • Sharon Holder
    Sharon Holder 28 days ago

    Amazing #12 Rafa's house indeed

  • Sidhanth Mishra
    Sidhanth Mishra 29 days ago

    Nadal had to win this match. A loss would have destroyed him mentally. But he was clearly the better player and this was not 2009 or 2015 even though his backhand was nowhere as penetrating as it is today

    • Sidhanth Mishra
      Sidhanth Mishra 15 days ago

      @Nina No, but you are ignoring the context of this match. Rafa had lost 3 straight finals to Djokovic. A 4th loss on clay at RG would have broken him for the year if not longer plus what happened at Wimbledon and the US open that year? This was a crucial win as was 2011. Also his win against Medvedev was just as important for many reasons.

    • Nina
      Nina 15 days ago

      It's not easy to "destroy" Rafael Nadal mentally. We have seen it over and over again. It just doesnt happen.

  • QraNCk
    QraNCk Month ago

    The fucking KING OF TENNIS!!

  • bubufubu
    bubufubu Month ago

    Holy shit! That backhand by Nadal at 1:47 is fantastic! He doesn't get enough credit for his backhands. And he always seems to hit his best ones from an awkward position. Incredible strength.

  • Darth Sidious
    Darth Sidious Month ago

    prime nadal on clay!

  • André Vieira
    André Vieira Month ago +12

    Damn djokovic played absolutely incredible and nadal still won. There will never be a more dominante player on clay than nadal. Never.

    • Sidhanth Mishra
      Sidhanth Mishra 14 days ago

      @bubufubu Thiem has shown remarkable consistency since 2016 at the French open (SF, SF, RU,RU). I think he can be a multiple French open winner one day but hopefully after Rafa calls it quits 😁 though I will be very happy for him if he wins against Rafa too. The guy is like Rafa in many ways, humble, hard worker and a class act and does he have the game !

    • bubufubu
      bubufubu Month ago +3

      There will, likely, never be a more dominant player on one surface than Nadal on clay. No one else comes remotely close.

  • Abdul Wahab Khankhail
    Abdul Wahab Khankhail Month ago +2

    Rafael Nadal is the master of clay courts
    Roger Federer is the master of grass courts
    Simply French open is meant for Nadal and Wimbledon is meant for Federer....
    I love both these legends..
    Go ahead both Nadal and Federer

      WARRIOR FIGHTER PAHLAWAN 28 days ago +1

      u wrong ..roger dominant no where near nadal dominant in clay ..i not call roger kinf of grass coz he lost to many time in final..in other hand nadal is unbeatable in final 12 final 12 win

  • h s.A
    h s.A Month ago +15

    Novak certainly gave it his best, no doubt.. Nadal is just unrelenting on clay

  • 티똥TV
    티똥TV Month ago +20

    The greatest tennis you'll see is Nadal on clay. nobody else dominates their favorite surface more than nadal does on his

  • Lilbird
    Lilbird Month ago +1


  • Samsung Tab
    Samsung Tab 2 months ago +1

    Rafa clay king.... Joker Nole tenis hard core GOAT

  • AbuLaban
    AbuLaban 2 months ago +1

    i hope i can understand why exactly nadal is deadly on clay, and why cant he do anything against djoko on hard court? can it be confidence and belief? you just dont see nadal going for deadly winners deep in the courts a lot on hard court. i dont think these type of deep hard shots has something to do with the surface.

    • Robert Halili
      Robert Halili 19 days ago

      Why don't you flip the question around. Why is Federer so tough on grass but can't beat Nadal on clay

    • GTS
      GTS 27 days ago

      Nadal has more time on clay.

    • Anis Meridji
      Anis Meridji Month ago

      In hard and grass court you need a good serv and flat shot but in clay you need to work hardly to win a point

  • Eric Kuandykov
    Eric Kuandykov 2 months ago +1

    Back in those days these two were crushing each other

  • Velha Guarda Tricolor
    Velha Guarda Tricolor 2 months ago

    and to think by the start of the match he only had 6 Roland Garros titles. Now he has 12. UNREAL!
    A lot of amazing records will be broken, but nobody never, ever will win 12 Roland Garros' Titles ever again.
    It is impossible. They should change the name of the Tournament to RAFAEL NADAL OPEN, Roland wouldn't mind.

  • Velha Guarda Tricolor
    Velha Guarda Tricolor 2 months ago +2

    11:34 unreal power and intensity!!!

  • Velha Guarda Tricolor
    Velha Guarda Tricolor 2 months ago +6

    Roland Garros makes for the most compelling matches to watch. No free points on serve here, you have to play the point.

    • Riya Nag
      Riya Nag 28 days ago +1

      Jafatard always say that

  • RealRogerFederer
    RealRogerFederer 2 months ago +4

    Djokovic played very well but too many unforced errors

    • Théo Becquet
      Théo Becquet Month ago +1

      He had to be super aggressive. He can't expect to play his normal game against Rafa on clay and win

  • RamboK221
    RamboK221 2 months ago +2

    Double fault king Chokovic

  • Ignacio Muñoz
    Ignacio Muñoz 2 months ago +1

    9:26 That was LET ??

    TREASURE13 *OUTSOLD* 2 months ago

    علما انو اكره جوكوفيش بس بالاخير انقهرت علي

  • m Norsy
    m Norsy 2 months ago

    Nadal he will still no.1 in the world

    • mtgne 53
      mtgne 53 2 months ago +1

      We will see in next 2-3 years.
      Djokovič will be GOAT!

  • Hüseyin Demir
    Hüseyin Demir 2 months ago +2

    N A D A L 👑

  • Mohamed Hisham
    Mohamed Hisham 2 months ago +2

    3 magic double faults from Nole as usual in very decisive moments

  • Syed Shahrukh Raza
    Syed Shahrukh Raza 2 months ago +1

    What a strange final. The scoreline says Nadal takes it in 4 which makes it seem like a typical Roland Garros final.
    However it doesn't tell you;
    1) Nadal being very dominant the first two sets and Djokovic unable to hold onto his serve
    2) After being 0-2 in the third, Djokovic absolutely pummeling Nadal to win 8 straight games
    3) Nadal getting the match delayed at that point since he was under the kosh and needed a breather in order to avoid a fifth set
    4) Nadal showing incredible mental resilience to comeback and win a very even fourth set

  • walid azaro
    walid azaro 3 months ago +1

    Rafa's house indeed

  • Lenny Pickel
    Lenny Pickel 3 months ago

    These nbc openings are iconic

  • Proud Indian
    Proud Indian 3 months ago +1

    Nadal made French open interesting. Otherwise was most boring grandslam before.

  • Proud Indian
    Proud Indian 3 months ago +1

    Love u nadal

  • Kristy Sokoloski
    Kristy Sokoloski 3 months ago +2

    Like Nasdal and Federal matches when Nasal plays Djokovic the matches become amazing to watch. I like to watch Novak too but Nadal is who I am a fan of but love to watch these two play no matter who wins.

  • Ed Gonz
    Ed Gonz 3 months ago +2

    One watches these matches and realize that there are peak and valleys in every success story. You see the fight, the struggle, the ultra high skill level and shot making of these two competitors and it's like an example of life to everyone of us watching. Watching it seven years later, and I still feel the tension.

  • Ed Gonz
    Ed Gonz 3 months ago

    If one of these three (Roger, Rafa, Novak) weren't born; there would be two 20+ Grand Slam winners; or a 25+ GS champion.

  • radamel falcao
    radamel falcao 3 months ago +46

    7 years later, the guy wins his 12th French Open and also his 18th grandslam! Sweet :)

  • DragonTesteeZ
    DragonTesteeZ 3 months ago +5

    Wow, to think Rafa won the most Roland Garros's back in 2012, and he has won an extra 5 on top of that.

  • Kieran Daly
    Kieran Daly 3 months ago

    Beyond genius.

  • Nicholas Aridi
    Nicholas Aridi 3 months ago +4

    Nadal,is the greatest tennis player of all time. !

      AINA LARSSON 3 months ago +1

      The greatest clay player of all time. !*

  • jimmy jones
    jimmy jones 3 months ago

    Rafa must have nightmares when he sees novaks backhand

    • Alberto DP
      Alberto DP 2 months ago

      And Djokovic with Rafa. Look the head to head, most iguality

    • Théo Becquet
      Théo Becquet 3 months ago +1

      Not in Roland Garros tho

  • Roger Brown
    Roger Brown 3 months ago +1

    They're hitting so hard but the ball seems like it's in slow motion.

    • Roger Brown
      Roger Brown 3 months ago +1

      It looks the opposite of the U.S Open back before hardcourts were slowed and when balls were smaller @Robert Bilson

    • Robert Bilson
      Robert Bilson 3 months ago

      That's the beauty of clay, it's very deceiving to the eye.

  • 7ussam2007
    7ussam2007 3 months ago +130

    Watching it after Nadal's 12th crown anyone?.. It's my honor to be a Nadal fan for more than 12 years now.

    • Lilbird
      Lilbird Month ago +2

      Me too! Since he stepped on the court i was dedicated fan!! VAMOS RAFA!🏆🇪🇸

    • Big D
      Big D 3 months ago +3

      Huge fan of Rafa's the Goat!

    • Ernest Sears Jr
      Ernest Sears Jr 3 months ago +2


    • Dennis Fields
      Dennis Fields 3 months ago +3

      Welcome! I officially joined the Rafa fan club after 07 Wimbledon. I’ll be coming up on 12 years next month.

    • Kyparissia Gate7
      Kyparissia Gate7 3 months ago +2

      Me too

  • 88feji
    88feji 4 months ago +4

    Take a snapshot here ... this is the only time you will see Nadal throw a racquet on the tennis court ...

  • Big W. Studios
    Big W. Studios 4 months ago

    Rafa has 12 of these now. Not even realistic

  • RossBayCult
    RossBayCult 4 months ago +2

    Nadal 18 Grand Slams now.

    • Jeffrey Beshears
      Jeffrey Beshears 3 months ago

      He will break the slam record of Fed just by showing up at RG. Doesnt even have to play the other 3 majors. This from a Novak and Roger fan. Hats off..an amazing champion esp on that crushed red brick

  • Roland Hill
    Roland Hill 4 months ago

    Djokovic's backhand is cobra-quick with its change of direction. Would rather watch him on the court than any other player, and by far. Still great after all these years. Easily the best male tennis player from 2011 on. I hope he's got some greatness in him for a few more years yet. Can't enjoy that greatness forever, I guess, mortality being what it is and so on.
    Heck, Rafa won this match, but I was much more impressed with watching Novak on the court than Rafa, and that's saying something, for Rafa is otherworldly at the French Open. Novak is the only player that can make Rafa hit one more shot after Rafa has ripped one of his bullet forehands.

    CELESTIAL SPARTAN 4 months ago

    All said and done it is still 28-26 in favour of Serbinator .Clay season is done and dusted.It can only get better for the Serb if and when he meets the Bull while GOAT is praying draw at Wimbledon doesn't put him across Serbinator in semis. Bull can be tamed on grass by GOAT.

  • Ruturaj Vyawahare
    Ruturaj Vyawahare 4 months ago

    Great mini-comeback by Djokovic!

  • Nazneen Manji
    Nazneen Manji 4 months ago +6

    Without question this is Rafa's house

  • shreyansh aswal
    shreyansh aswal 4 months ago +1

    This was djokovic in his prime form, he had beaten everyone(including nadal) in every surface, but even a prime djokovic couldnt beat nadal in french open

  • arlene torres
    arlene torres 4 months ago +1

    And done with 12th title a few days back. What a match from these two amazing players. They bring out the very best in them. But there can be only one King. And this is my idol Rafa ladies and gentlemen!!!!!