Djokovic shows his respect for Nadal at Roland Garros with a categorical phrase

Djokovic shows his respect for Nadal at Roland Garros with a categorical phrase
Djokovic shows his respect for Nadal at Roland Garros with a categorical phrase

Novak Djokovicnumber one in the world ranking, he did not hold back praise to define the incredible legend that the Spanish built Rafael Nadal (275°) in Roland Garrosa competition in which he was crowned 14 times.

After beating the Frenchman in the first round Pierre-Hugues Herbert (142nd) by 6-4, 7-6 (3) and 6-4, the Serbian began the defense of title obtained at the French Open in the last two editions, in 2022 and 2023, in addition to what was achieved in 2016.

I have a lot of respect for Nadal, for everything he has done for our sport, especially on this court at Roland Garros. Everything he has achieved will go into the future, I congratulate him on his incredible career“said the legendary Balkan player, 37, on the edge of the field at the Philippe Chatrier stadium, provoking applause from the audience present.

The rivalry between Djokovic and Nadal It is the one with the greatest number of confrontations among the members of the Big Three, along with the Swiss Roger Federer: In 59 meetings in total, between 2006 and 2022, there is a slight advantage in favor of the current leader of the ranking, who won 30 times. The last precedent was in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2022, with victory in four sets for the Spaniard.

Djokovic’s next challenge at Roland Garros, in the second round of the Parisian Grand Slam, will be against the Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena (63rd), who comes from defeating the crazyl Constant Lestienne (91°) by 6-3, 7-5, 4-6 and 6-2.

All Roland Garros 2024 matches are broadcast exclusively on ESPN and Star+ screens.

 
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