The Serbian was trying to come back in the third set, converting his first breakpoint after losing the previous four in the sixth game. But a deadly double-fault in the 11th gave Nadal a chance to serve for the title.
The result on Sunday will shift the tide in the all-time battle for most major trophies. Roger Federer leads the way with 20 titles, with Nadal (19) and Djokovic (17) right behind. If Nadal lifts a record 13th Coupe des Mousquetaires, he will tie Federer's Grand Slam trophy count for the first time. If Djokovic emerges victorious, he will claw closer to both all-time greats and complete a second career Grand Slam, which no other man has done in the Open Era.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen was the only driver to come close to the Briton on pace, finishing second and also taking home the bonus point for fastest lap. A strong weekend saw Daniel Ricciardo round out the top three, taking Renault's first podium as a constructor since 2011 and his first since leaving Red Bull in 2018.
The event will feature a marathon, a half marathon and a 7km race. "Runners are allowed to register through the official website or Qujiang event's Wechat public platform from October 11 to 13," read an official announcement. "We will choose 24,000 competitors totally."
BERLIN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- It looks like the 2014 World Cup winner Germany is trapped in a crisis while past financial scandals also seem to be catching up on the country's soccer association.
Messi told Barcelona officials that he wanted to leave in August before changing his mind two weeks later to avoid a legal battle with the club he has called home since the age of 13.
"The quarantine will last ten days and only after two negative tests the infected skaters will be able to return to training with the group. Everyone was ready to take off and there was no indication that anyone was sick. Unfortunately, the coronavirus did not spare us, and now we have to deal with it," added the bronze medalist from Sochi.
"It's a good experience for me and my young team. We have many difficulties, but they are just temporary, and these players don't lose their guts, which I am the most satisfied with," Ji noted.
"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
Espanyol's Wu Lei (4th R) and David Lopez (3rd R) react during a Spanish league segunda division match between RCD Espanyol and AD Alcorcon in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct 10, 2020. (Photo by Joan Gosa/ Xinhua)
Five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei bagged 16 and 15 respectively.