“Showing Tremendous Stability”: Rafael Nadal Lauds Rival Novak Djokovic For Phenomenal 2021 Season


World No.1 Novak Djokovic lifted his twentieth Grand Slam title on the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The Serbian legend has now equalized each his arch-rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, within the Grand Slam tally and has introduced a special approach to the GOAT debate.

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It’s turning out to be an incredible yr for Novak Djokovic. He received three Grand Slam titles and misplaced only a single match on the majors this yr.

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Rafael Nadal believes that Novak Djokovic has no weaknesses

In a current interview, 20-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal, complimented rival Djokovic. The Spaniard believes that he’s an ideal tennis participant and may play very well on any floor.

2018 French Open Tennis Match – Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia whereas enjoying a tie break doubles exhibition match in opposition to Simone Halep of Romania and Alexander Zverev of Germany on Court docket Philippe Chatrier throughout a packed Kids’s Day at Roland Garros earlier than the beginning of the 2018 French Open Tennis Match at Roland Garros on Might twenty sixth 2018 in Paris, France. (Photograph by Tim Clayton/Corbis by way of Getty Photos)

“He’s an ideal tennis participant and has no weaknesses. He can play on clay courts, turf courts, and laborious courts,” stated Nadal within the interview. (Translated by way of Google Translate)

Curiously, Djokovic and Nadal have confronted one another 58 instances on the court docket of their careers up to now. Though the Serbian at present leads the head-to-head battle with 30 triumphs, Rafa just isn’t far behind with 28 victories. Intriguingly, Djoker is the one participant who has been profitable in battling previous Nadal twice on the French Open.

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“This yr he’s displaying super stability”- Nadal on Djokovic

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In the identical interview, Nadal highlighted that Nole’s stability has been good, particularly this yr. He feels that in 2021, even when he was not in the perfect of his type, he managed to beat his opponents fairly simply.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain after the ATP Cup Last that Serbia received in 3 units on day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Enviornment in Sydney, Australia. (Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Photos)

“Furthermore, this yr he’s displaying super stability. Even on days when he appears to be like sick, he makes up for the dearth of vitality with the sensation that he’ll positively win,” added the 35-year-old.

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As of now, Rafael Nadal has already ended his 2021 season resulting from harm. However, Novak Djokovic is more likely to function on the ATP Finals 2021 quickly. Will he have the ability to finish the yr because the World No.1 participant?

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