The world number 2 took off to a shaky start as he found himself trailing Djokovic 3-0 in the opening set before he stormed back, leveling the match and taking it into a tie-break where he prevailed and moved on to bag the second set to seal a 7-6, 7-5 victory over the Serb.
This is Nadal's first grass-court title and it is exactly what he needs heading into Wimbledon, where he has reached the final the past 2 years but failed to overcome the resident King at the All England Club, Roger Federer.
Djokovic, who has had a good run at Queen's Club toppling Hewitt and Nalbandian en route to the final, still remains a hot contender to the Wimbledon title despite his defeat today. The reigning Aussie Open champion has reached the semis at Wimbledon last year where he also lost to Nadal, but it was because he sustained an injury and had to retire.
Meanwhile, Federer highlighted the grass-court action in Germany as he defeated home favorite, Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-4, to clinch a fifth Halle title and extend his winning streak on grass to 59 matches. The last time Federer lost on grass was in 2002 when he fell to Mario Ancic in the first round at Wimbledon. It's been cruise control on grass every since!
The build-up to Wimbledon this year places the three top players, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all in top contention for the title. It's tough to tell what's gonna happen but I must say, it's looking good for the Spaniard.
Who do you think can pull it off this year at Wimbledon?!?!?