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.
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”