At 37, Rafael Nadal is honest as ever about Novak Djokovic: “I think he…

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

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While the date of his return is not yet known, Rafael Nadal continues his rehabilitation. The Majorcan hopes to be entitled to a last stand next season but in the meantime, he has spoken out on the Novak Djokovic case…

Will we one day see Rafael Nadal on a tennis court again? If this question is rather chilling, it is clear that it seems legitimate given his long absence. While he had announced that he wanted to make his return next season with the aim of an iconic last dance, it is difficult to know where he stands at this very moment in relation to this objective.

One thing is certain, everyone in the tennis world misses the Manacor bull. If his body has never left him alone, he seems closer than ever to the end of his career and that provokes a bit of nostalgia. His most fervent fans may also regret this injury when they see that Novak Djokovic has come to reclaim his throne at Roland-Garros this year…

Straight away, Rafa Nadal takes on Novak Djokovic!

For several years now, Djokovic has positioned himself as THE star of world tennis. With three Grand Slams won this season, the Serb has become, according to some, the indisputable GOAT, according to them distancing themselves from the other candidates Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Recently interviewed by Movistar+the Spaniard also spoke about his rival and sent a well-placed little quibble:

Would I have liked to be the tennis player who won the most Grand Slam tournaments in history? Without a doubt, of course. That’s what sport is, trying to be the best you can be. Was it an obsession for me? No not at all. It doesn’t frustrate me either, you can’t be frustrated all the time in life. I’m not frustrated for one simple reason: I think I did everything I could to make things go as well as possible. I think Novak experiences this more intensely than me.

I think he would have been frustrated if he hadn’t succeeded, and perhaps that’s why he succeeded. He had the ability to push ambition to the maximum. I think I’ve always been an ambitious person, but a healthy ambition that allowed me to see things in perspective, without getting frustrated or too angry when things didn’t go well. It’s my way of living, they’re different cultures, each player or each country experiences it in a different way…

When we know that Rafa and Nole have never been the best of friends, we can necessarily take this outing as a small attack on the last winner of the US Open. The Mallorcan describes him as a player who is a little too obsessed with titles and the desire to become the best of all time. When we see its recent results, we can conclude that this way of thinking is paying off…

Still recovering after many months of absence, Rafael Nadal spoke for the first time in a long time. The king of clay took the opportunity to give his opinion on Novak Djokovic, whose way of thinking he does not share at all…

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