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Novak Djokovic: ‘Rafael Nadal is mentally stronger than Roger Federer’

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Novak Djokovic never shrouded that he utilized the endless adversaries Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as wellsprings of motivation to improve his game. During an ongoing talk with his companion Andy Murray, they picked the best player for every part of tennis.

At the point when it came to mental quality the primary name Novak said was Rafael Nadal. “With regards to mental quality there is nobody better than Rafa. Throughout the years, we have seen him skip once more from injury so often. He likely has had a larger number of wounds than anybody on the ATP tour.

he has figured out how to rebound from each and every one of them” – the World number 1 said. “At the point when you walk onto the court with him and you see him hopping, you realize you are confronting a warrior. You realize you are confronting a psychological goliath.

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He is intellectually more grounded than even Roger Federer” – he included. Djokovic and Nadal confronted each other 55 times with Djokovic driving 29–26. Djokovic drives 15–11 in finals. Of these matches, 15 have been in Grand Slams with Nadal leading 9–6.

Nadal drives 6–1 at the French Open and 2–1 at the US Open, while Djokovic drives 2-0 at the Australian Open and 2–1 at Wimbledon. Of their 55 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 24 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass.

Nadal leads on clay (17–7), while Djokovic has the edge on hard courts (20–7). They are tied on grass (2–2). The principal ever meeting between the two happened at the 2006 French Open in the quarterfinals, where Nadal won after Djokovic resigned with a physical issue in the third set.

This match started the competition, with Djokovic later remarking to the media that he comprehended what he expected to do to beat Nadal and guaranteeing Nadal “was conquerable on clay”

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Rafael Nadal Says “No Chance” Statement Was “Arrogant” From Novak Djokovic’s Coach

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 French Open was postponed to September. The cooler conditions at that time didn’t suit Rafael Nadal, and many thought he wouldn’t win. One of those people was Goran Ivanisevic, who said that the Spaniard had ‘no chance’ against Novak Djokovic in the final.

The Former Wimbledon Champion was proved wrong as Rafa thrashed Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. It was clearly a one-sided contest and the 20-time Grand Slam champion had his own opinion on Ivanisevic’s comment. He said:

” I swear that I hadn’t heard what Ivanisevic said before the final. Someone told me after. It was a bit arrogant from him. But in fact, the conditions were better for Novak.”

Rafael Nadal trying to end 2020 on a high note

After proving Goran Ivanisevic wrong and winning the French Open, Rafael Nadal equaled the record for the most Grand Slams. This achievement has made 2020 a memorable year for him, and now he can make it even better at the upcoming Paris Masters and ATP Finals.

These are two events that Rafa has never won, and that is largely due to the scheduling. Since these events are played at the end of the year, Nadal has often injured himself before them. However, that is not the case for him in 2020.

Many events were canceled due to the pandemic, and hence, Rafa has not strained his body. He will be arriving at both events in the best of health, which surely going to give him an advantage. This will be his best chance to win both titles, and all of his fans are hoping that he will do so.

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