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“Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and I Have Communicated More Than Usual” – Novak Djokovic

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World Number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has signed up for the Adria Tour exhibition event which is scheduled to take place from June 13 to July 4, 2020. The event will be taking place in the cities of Belgrade, Zadar, Montenegro, and Banja Luka.

 

 
On Monday, Djokovic interacted with press reporters which was a part of the Adria Tour. He revealed being in touch with his arch-rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer during the abrupt layover on the tennis tour.

Rafael Nadal and superstars speak

The three super-successful men of tennis discussed the vulnerable situation of the lower-ranked players, conversed about helping them, and also spoke about their personal wellbeing.

“Rafa, Roger and I have communicated more than usual, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and talked about helping the lower-ranked tennis players. Federer is still recovering, I didn’t ask him whether he’s training or not. Rafa has been playing recently. We talked last week about the US Open,” Djokovic stated (as per SportsKlub).

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Novak Djokovic to soon resume tennis in his hometown
Along with Djokovic and Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, and Grigor Dimitrov will be present in the Adria Tour event. Djokovic is delighted to have big tennis stars in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia. Presently, Sascha has been practicing in Florida, and Thiem has been staying in Austria.

Rafael Nadal with coach

Hopefully by then there aren’t any strict travels bans and restrictions and players get to travel without any hassles.

“We don’t know who is in what form. Zverev trained in America. Dominic has been active, working for several weeks. Clay is his favorite surface. I believe that they will be motivated. We are professional tennis players, we miss doing our job,” Novak Djokovic added.

Rafael Nadal training hard

In 2020, World Number one Djokovic is the undefeated man on the men’s tour as he’s yet to drop a match on the singles circuit. He has amassed three titles which include his 17th Slam victory in Melbourne.

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We spread rumours of Rafael Nadal doping’ because he was too good, says French star

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Gilles Simon believes doping rumours were spread about Rafael Nadal as many were uncomfortable with the idea he could simply be better than Roger Federer.

There were allegations of a connection between Nadal and Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor who was ultimately jailed for his part in a Spanish cycle doping scandal.

No evidence has ever been produced linking Fuentes to Nadal, though, who has always very successfully denied any rumours to the contrary.

However, Simon believes the rumours only existed to discredit opinions that Nadal could actually be a better tennis players than Federer rather than just a better athlete.

“It is difficult to conceive [for some] that, in terms of game, Rafael Nadal could be better than Roger Federer,” Gilles Simon wrote in his new autobiography This Sport That Makes You Crazy

“We even spread rumours of doping on his account.

“Nadal does not fit into the framework. Moreover, I emphasize here that we never talk about the physique of Federer, who has little to envy that of Nadal.

“That he went five sets at 35 like what he did in Australia in 2017, it’s extraordinary. But no one noted this point.”

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