Through two rain delays, the momentum of the match certainly shifted throughout the final.
The first rain delay occurred at the end of the second set with Rafa clinging to a 5-3 lead. Things looked to be in control for the Spaniard. The first delay was definitely beneficial for Djokovic to regroup and try to get back into the match.
While the rain delay was brief, the momentum seemed to shift to the Serb. After losing the second set, Djokovic was able to swing loosely in the third set. He fell down a break early but was able to bounce back and play like the top-ranked player in the world.
Nadal was on the ropes. It seemed that the final could go the distance.
Then again, the rain wouldn't let up on Sunday. After losing the set relatively easily 6-2, Rafa saw himself get broken immediately in the fourth set.
The rain started to pick up, and Nadal was trying his best to hint to the chair umpire and tournament referee that the men couldn't play in such conditions.
At one moment, Rafa even threw a wet tennis ball in the direction of the tournament referee to try to persuade him to get the guys off the court.
Djokovic was in complete control, but at 2-1 in the fourth set, the guys had to head back to the locker rooms and get ready for continuation on Monday.
The rain definitely proved to be a factor in the final. In whose benefit? Both players, but one could easily argue how the match was getting away from Nadal.
With the rain helping Nadal in extra rest and fitness, he was able to come back on Monday and take care of business.