Nadal: I must dictate to beat Djokovic
Rafael Nadal, who has lost to Novak Djokovic in the finals of the last three majors, says he has to take control of the action if he is to win his seventh Roland Garros on Sunday, and stop Djokovic from winning his fourth straight Grand Slam title. Nadal has beaten the Serbian in their last two matches, in the finals of Monte Carlo and Rome.
"I don't know how I can win if he dictates his game," Nadal said. "I have to dictate my game. I can't let him feel comfortable. I want to make him move on the court. If I just return the ball I can't win. But if I manage and vary my shots and be aggressive and I don't allow him to attack too much, the match is going to be different ... I intend to play even better than in Rome. It's very positive that during difficult matches I had the opportunity to play well in a very aggressive way, and I managed to win because I was attacking. That was the only way I could win, thanks to my forehand, my volley when I had to come to the net. That's what I'm going to try and do tomorrow if I succeed, of course."