“It Is Strange”- Novak Djokovic Concerns About Playing US Open Without Rivals Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal


Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic is going to play the first Grand Slam Tournament with the absence of his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Moreover, He has played 60 major events in his career since 2005. Serbian won 17 titles in 15 years rally and claimed several titles against Swiss and Spaniard.

In 2019, World No.01 Djokovic defeated the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in the Melbourne Major while Novak overcame the Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the SW19. Besides, Nole took his eight Grand Slam title from his rivals four times each.

The part of “Big 3” Novak Djokovic said about the absence of his rivals Federer and Nadal in the New Times Interview.“It is strange because these two guys(Roger and Rafa) are the legends of our sport and with or without crowds, they are going to be missed a lot.”

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

While US Open defending champion Rafael Nadal will not play this year’s event due to health concerns, Five times New York major winner Roger Federer would be skipped remaining part of the 2020 season for his injury rehabilitation.   

Why I’m Here(United States) – Novak Djokovic Explains His Participation In US Open Despite Absence Of Rivals

A senior tennis player Novak Djokovic went to say when he has realized his responsibility as a top player, at the same time he decided to play the US open 2020 in New York.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

He also explained, “One of the reasons why I keep on playing professional tennis at this level is because I want to reach more heights in the tennis world. I cannot say it’s the main reason why I’m here, but it’s one of the reasons.”

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“First of all, I have to think about myself and my health and my fitness and whether my team is OK to be here. Once that was checked, then I of course also felt responsible as a top player to be here. It’s important for our sport to keep going.”,Djokovic concluded.


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