This match could have gone either way, what a pity one had to lose. Sorry to Alex & Djokovic supporters.
Djokovic has such heart, and to take it to the wire after a shaky start / bizarre 3rd set, was remarkable, not just due to that achievement but because of who his opponent is! I'm sorry that the match had to end as it did, but it was close & ND showed yet again that he can play RN & beat him. I hope Djokovic will take heart from that. I liked the way he left the court, clapping the crowd & blowing kisses. A gentleman.
Congratulations to RN. What belief & resilience in the face of adversity. Getting through to his 8th final at RG is just outstanding. To have done it by beating the world number one after a close match, remarkable. I have said all along that RN will lift his 8th title, and I can't see any other outcome after this win. I mean no disrespect to Ferrer/Tsonga & would love to be proved wrong by one of them, but can't see it happening. I predict a straight sets win for RN in the final.
In the womens doubles, my girls Errani/Vinci are ahead in the 3rd set! It looks like they'll play the final.
And I see Tsonga / Ferrer have finally started.