Novak Djokovic the worlds number one
Annually at Monte Carlo, Rafa had destroyed the best,
so this year Nole arose to the test.
He slipped and slid and pummeled the ball
hell bent this day on denying Nadal.
He contorted his body and time after time
laser ed backhand winners straight down the line.
That was a big part of an overall plan
devised by the ever present Djokovic klan.
The first set, 2-6, brought Nadal some alarm
as Nole’s plan had worked like a charm.
But Rafas’ no quitter, this we all know,
one set lost for him ain’t stopping the show.
So he dug deep in the second and pushed twice as hard
waiting for Nole to drop his guard.
Like fighters, they traded blow after blow,
which man would win became harder to know.
When it reached six all, fans erupted with glee
at the thought that the match might extend to three.
But in the tiebreak, Nole ended the dance
by quickly destroying Rafa’s last chance.
For Nole the win was particularly sweet,
cause “the king of clay” was the man that he beat.
But a loss for Nadal seems to heighten motivation,
a testament to “the soldier’s” unfailing dedication.
Towards Roland Garros, there are more stops along the way,
maybe more battles for these two on finals day.
So, for now on clay, Nole is tops,
but we’ll see what plays out at the next few stops.
For Rafael Nadal, be he ever so humble,