“I Was Surprised To See Him”: Toni Nadal on Novak Djokovic Burst Into Tears at US Open 2021 Final


Novak Djokovic

Unfortunately, world No.1 Novak Djokovic missed the chance to complete Calendar Slam this year after a straight-set defeat against Daniil Medvedev at the United States Open final. Most notably, Serb broke down in tears when the New York crowd began chanting his name.

The Tennis world has been reacting to one of the resilient athletes on-court meltdown. In that row, uncle and former Rafael Nadal coach Toni Nadal wrote on his Elpais column that he was astonished after seeing Djokovic break into tears.

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“The enormous weight of all that was at stake for him made it impossible for him to resist Daniil’s relentless level of play. And I have to admit I was surprised to see him so affected,” Toni Nadal penned. 

“Coaches May Prepare Their Players, Try To Cover All Aspects Of The Game”: Toni Nadal

Serbian is generally known for his stability and endurance. As a result, he is a source of inspiration for thousands of the young generation worldwide.

Uncle Toni continued, “He(Djokovic) may have been a little less resilient lately, but we all know his tremendous ability to withstand moments of maximum tension with strength and focus.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)  

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Felix Auger-Aliassime mentor Toni Nadal emphasised that coaches must concentrate on players’ physical and mental health. 

“Coaches may prepare their players, try to cover all aspects of the game, the different approaches to a game, improve technique, polish shots and physical endurance, there is something that cannot be done. Always be controlled: the control of emotions at certain moments of a match or, in this case, at the decisive moment of an entire sports career,” the 60-year-old Spaniard explained.

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