(Sports news, Tennis news) Weekly tennis news from February 1-7: Novak Djokovic was about to return to the tournament in Dubai (UAE) when he suddenly received a “cough” from “Steel Man” Stan. Wawrinka. Meanwhile, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are both delighted that they will once again share the same battle line.
Djokovic is despised by Wawrinka more than Federer and Nadal
Video Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka in the 4th round of the US Open in 2019:
Recently, when giving an interview on Eurosport TV channel, Stan Wawrinka suddenly revealed that he considers winning the world No. 1 reigning tennis player Novak Djokovic to be easier than defeating Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the group. “Big 3”. In the past, “Stan The Man” won against Djokovic 6 times, while facing Federer or Nadal, he only enjoyed the joy of the triumph song 3 times.
Djokovic is underestimated by Wawrinka compared to Federer or Nadal
Wawrinka shared: “Novak has always been the opponent in the ‘Big 3’ group that I like to face the most. His playstyle suits me best, although he has also beaten me more times than I can count against him. But I know Novak is afraid to see me, mainly at Grand Slams.”
“We met again at the US Open 2019. Even though he had some injury problems at the time, he still maintained his top form. I feel like he had a little bit of early stress. Novak is always like that every time he has to see me. That’s why we had some fierce battles.”
Federer is eager to join Nadal again on the same battle line
Video of Rafael Nadal bringing the 2022 Australian Open championship trophy to his house:
Roger Federer and great rival Rafael Nadal have both announced that they will attend this year’s Laver Cup in London (UK) from September 22-25. This will be the first time in five years that the pair nicknamed “Fedal” will have the opportunity to play doubles together after they did the same thing at the Laver Cup in 2017 during the first season of the tournament held in Prague ( Czech Republic).
Federer and Nadal will have the opportunity to play doubles again after 5 years in the Laver Cup
Speaking to the press, Federer praised Nadal: “Rafa is a man who always creates amazing things and is an inspiration to me and countless others around the world.”
“He messaged me on social media after attending the Laver Cup in Boston last year (when Federer missed the tournament due to injury) and asked us to play doubles together in London. I’m definitely gearing up for the Fedal duo’s Laver Cup return!”
And Nadal revealed he will convince Bjorn Borg, the captain of the European team to invite Federer back to this year’s Laver Cup to join him.
The new Australian Open king said: “I suggested to Roger that we play doubles together in London and he seems very interested, so now we just have to convince our captain Bjorn!”
“Roger has been an important part of my career, a great rival and a true friend. Being a part of Team Europe together is great and if we can get together again as a couple it will be a really special experience for both of us at this stage. this part of my career”.
Video Federer and Nadal beat the pair Sam Querrey / Jack Sock in the Laver Cup in 2017:
Medvedev missed the opportunity to approach Djokovic’s world No. 1
Daniil Medvedev has just announced his withdrawal from the ATP 500 Rotterdam Open, a hard court tournament that takes place in the main round from February 6-13 in Rotterdam (Netherlands) because it takes more time to recover physically and mentally after the defeat. bitterly defeated by Rafael Nadal after 5 sets in the Australian Open men’s singles final.
Medvedev withdraws from this week’s Rotterdam Open
This makes the Russian star still only have 10,125 points, ranked 2nd on the ATP rankings and cannot close the gap of 890 points behind Novak Djokovic (11015 points). Nole will attend the Dubai Tennis Championships taking place from February 21-26 in Dubai (UAE).
Meanwhile, Medvedev will return to compete at the Mexican Open in Acapulco (Mexico) which also coincides with the tournament in Dubai. This year’s tournament also has the participation of Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zvrevev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini.
According to Marca, if Djokovic is not allowed to attend the two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami in the US because he refuses to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, Medvedev will still be able to take the Nole No.
Video Daniil Medvedev plays against Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open 2022:
Junior beauty Sharapova missed the opportunity to defend the throne in St. Petersburg because of Covid-19
Sharing on her personal Twitter page, the beautiful Russian female tennis player who is ranked 22nd in the world Daria Kasatkina wrote: “Hello everyone. I have some sad news. I went to St. Petersburg and tested positive for Covid-19. I am currently in complete isolation and following all the rules of disease prevention.”
“St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy is one of my favorite tournaments. Sorry to miss it. But the most important thing is to take care of yourself and others,” confided in Maria Sharapova’s fellow countryman.
Tennis beauty Daria Kasatkina has Covid-19
Tsitsipas, Murray attend the Rotterdam Open
1st seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will start his journey at this year’s ATP 500 Rotterdam Open tournament against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at around 4pm this afternoon (February 7th, Vietnam time).
If advanced, the Greek star could face eighth seed Nikoloz Bashilashvili in the quarterfinals, fourth seed Hubert Hurkacz or fifth seed Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals, or second seed Andrey Rublev in the final. .
Tsitsipas and Murray are in different branches at the Rotterdam Open 2022
In the remaining bracket, defending champion Rublev will be able to face sixth seed Cameron Norrie, former world number one Andy Murray, third seed Felix Aubameyang or sixth seed Cameron Norrie.
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