The image of Nadal and Djokovic at Roland Garros that went around the world


Rafael Nadal He left the door open for him not to face his last Roland Garros. It is likely that his nineteenth participation will close the cycle in this Grand Slam that he has won fourteen times, but it is still not clear to the king of the clay court, who since his arrival in Paris has received united heat of the fans. .

He alone is capable of attracting ten thousand spectators to a training session at Follow Suzanne Lenglen. He tests sensations in training rivals like the Russian Daniel Medvedev or the danish Holger Rune.

It will arrive at its premiere with seven days of filming at the Parisian complex. The day before facing the German Alexander Zverev (the one who drew the painting) decided, however, to opt for peace of mind. He is ‘enclosed’ on the slopes of Jean Bouin, next to the main ones, although you have to cross two streets to get to them.

No access for fans, entry of people other than players is highly restricted. Rafa Nadal has done a more specific job with his technical team, with Carlos Moyà in charge of operations and Marc López helping to translate the planned work plan on court.

The presence of Rafael Nadal In a special edition he created an iconic moment with one of his passes in the middle. From Geneva he came Novak Djokovicbeaten in that Czech city Tomas Macac in the semi-finals.

The Spaniard and the Serbian joined hands, immortalizing the moment with high-fives and hugs. 46 Grand Slams, 17 Roland Garros. ‘Nole’ contributed more overall (24 to 22), but less in Paris (3 to 14). An image that spread around the world, as happened with the one shared by Djokovic when they met on a plane to Indian Wells.

The one in Paris was a strange moment, because of their rivalry and track record, but also because their circumstances were so delicate, they went to the event without results or good tennis. With more irregularity and frustration than joy. But the great time has come, when they are always changing.

Nadal has barely competed due to injuries, playing only eleven matches this season. He had to start from very low in a gravel session where he didn’t do either Djokovic was able to leave. He could not reach his best level, he complains of physical problems because he received an accidental but painful bottle blow from a fan in Rome.

Source: La Verdad


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