Djokovic’s request after learning that Nadal will play tennis again

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Novak Djokovic He is waiting to recover after a tennis match and meet his family. Maybe a small hotel pool or some games with your kids. “I won’t watch the game, I will follow the score,” he said about the 9 pm meeting between Jannik Sinnerthe first Italian to qualify for the semifinals of an ATP Finals, and the Dane Holger Rune.

Djokovic, the reigning champion, will be eliminated if Rune beats Sinner in the match that will close the Green Group in Turin.

“It’s not in my hands,” emphasized ‘Nole’, who has one more goal to fulfill if he fails to achieve a seventh ‘master’ crown. Next week he will join the Serbian team to compete in the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga.

At 36 years old, he secured the world number one for the season, for the eighth time in his career. At 37, Rafael Nadal advancing recovery from iliopsoas injury. Positive, as he himself announced in Barcelona this Wednesday. “Now I know that he will play tennis again,” said the Spaniard, who will announce in the coming days when and where his reappearance will take place.

asked about it Novak Djokovicwho agreed with his interlocutor on the chance to have a chance to play again Rafael Nadal. “I think it would be good for the sport to have at least one more match between Nadal and me. It is the biggest rivalry in terms of number of matches. I hope that happens,” he commented.

They have played 59 official matches, with a favorable balance for Serbian 30-29. The latter was won by Nadal, on his home turf, in the semifinals of Roland Garros 2022.

Djokovic praised Nadal’s effort to continue. “He’s a great fighter. He doesn’t give up. With all the injuries he’s had and he’s still going. This spirit is something to respect and admire. For the tennis world, it’s, no doubt, a good news.”

Djokovic has 24 Grand Slams, Rafa Nadal has 22, who assured that “I won’t win as much as him, I am in a different situation, my reality is very different.”

Source: La Verdad

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