Djokovic will be Nadal’s rival in Dubai


Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic dThey will play a distance duel at the 2023 Australian Open starting on Monday, January 16 and running until the 29th, the day the Spaniard and the Serbian could meet at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne if they reach the finals of the first Grand Slam of season.

At stake is a third Australian Open for the man from Manacor and a tenth for the Balkans, as well as the record for Grand Slam crowns, which Nadal currently holds with 22, one more than Djokovic.

Their fight, on a different level, will also have other common scenarios. If it was already announced that Rafa Nadal will return to the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai after not playing since 2008, this event confirmed that Djokovic is also among its participants.

He already competed in 2022, when he lost in the quarterfinals to Czech Jiri Vesely. This is a tournament he has dominated in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2020. Nadal was at his best in 2006.

Both have appointments in Dubai from February 27 to March 4, the week when Carlos Alcaraz He will play in the Acapulco ATP 500.

Source: La Verdad


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