Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are playing in the ATP Sony Open finals in Miami on Sunday and the match is streaming live online from ESPN and the WatchESPN website and comes after the two stars made it in on walkovers and now that sets up a great matchup in Florida heading into the clay court season.
Djokovic and Nadal have played very well to start the season and now Nadal has the chance to win the only ATP outdoor tournament he has never won in his career and it comes against his best current rival. Nadal made it to the finals of the Australian Open after winning the US Open last year but he lost after injuring his back and now he has the chance to play after Tomas Berdych was forced to pull out of the semis against Nadal. Djokovic was able to have an easy road as well after Ken Nishikori had to withdraw after suffering a groin injury and now the top two players meet each other in the finals. The AP reported that it was the first time in over 40 years that an event had both semis as walkovers and now the finals are set.
Nadal still leads the rivalry against Djokovic at 22-17 in his career and the two faced off six times last season and each won three and now they come in as the number one and two players in the world and they will remain there no matter what happens in the tournament on Sunday. Nadal has won two tournaments this year already and he had a banner year in 2013, winning 10 times on tour for the most in his career and he now has the chance to keep that going heading towards the French Open, which he has utterly dominated over the last decade.
Nadal won over Milos Raonic in three sets before the semis and that was in the quarters and before that he had not dropped a set and won his first match after a bye against Lleyton Hewitt and he dropped just four games and then he won over Denis Istomin in straight sets and he only dropped one game in that matchup. In the third round he only lost four games to Fabio Fognini and now he will matchup with Djokovic in the finals after he won against Andy Murray in the quarters. Djokovic won against Jeremy Chardy to start things off and then he walked over Florian Mayer before winning against Tommy Robredo in the fourth round and he has already won one title this year on tour.