The dream of conquering the 21st Slam of his career stopped in the semifinals and Rafael Nadal was unable to confirm himself in Paris, defeated by his great opponent and world number one Novak Djokovic. After four hours of play and 11 minutes Novak prevailed with the result of 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-2.
After a positive start from the Spaniard, the Serbian champion reacted well and managed to overturn the match. Djokovic had just returned from a five-game losing streak in Paris against Nadal, the most recent in last year’s final between the two.
Thanks to this success Nole will challenge Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final today and in case of victory he will reach the title of Slam number 19 and thus approach Roger Federer and indeed Rafael Nadal, both standing at 20 titles.
The Spaniard was very keen, like all his fans, to this Roland Garros because in the event of his fourteenth success in Paris, he would become the first tennis player in history to reach 21 Grand Slam titles in the world of men’s tennis.
But Rafa MUST be present in London. The Slam at the All England Club is tennis’s highlight of the year, and after last season’s cancellation, everyone is eager to see the greatest tennis players on the planet tread the Chruch Road lawns.
Wimbledon without Nadal would be something less: the Big Three, unless they have serious physical problems, know they will have to be there, guaranteeing a great show for all fans, who can’t wait for Wimbledon to return after two years.
Rafael Nadal could skip Wimbledon 2021!
The defeat against Djokovic in what Nadal himself called the most important tournament of the year is a bad blow for him and the Spaniard appeared very disappointed at the press conference, leaving doubts about his imminent future.
Rafa has in fact declared that he will not participate in the tournament on the grass of Palma de Mallorca, a home tournament that starts too early for his return and above all he said words that leave many doubts in view of Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the year that will be played in a few days.
Here are his words about it: “I will not play in the Mallorca tournament this year even though I would have liked it. The problem is that it is impossible because it happens a week before Wimbledon and I cannot prepare myself.
I can’t say much about my current schedule, I have played a lot since April and have yet to decide if I will participate in Wimbledon. I don’t have the mental clarity to think about it now, I just need to calm down a little.”
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.