Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continued their rival with yet another epic, but it wasn’t without some extra spice. Midway through a tight third set at 2-2, 30-30 with Nadal serving, the Spaniard tagged Djokovic in the face with a response off a drop shot.
Nadal tried to apologize but Djokovic was having none of it.
Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, remarked two weeks ago that his son and Nadal are no longer friends. This incident won’t help matters. Uncle Toni, who did not make the trip to Canada, must have applauded the effort from his newphew.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who’ll play in the doubles final Sunday, also liked the shot.
Nole just took one in the face! This could get tasty now!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 11, 2013
Nadal went on to win the match in a third set tiebreaker 64, 36, 76 to advance to the Rogers Cup Montreal final tomorrow against Milos Raonic.
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