Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) The former Australian Open champion bluntly declared Nadal “underneath” Djokovic and Federer to play on hard court.
Nadal lost to Thiem, stopping in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2020
From February 8 to February 21, Rafael Nadal will begin the journey to conquer the Australian Open 2021. If you win the championship, “Gaur” will officially surpass Roger Federer to become the richest player in history. Grand Slam. Currently the legendary duo has the same 20 coronation times.
Nadal was criticized for beating a hard court less than Djokovic, Federer
However, the Australian Open is also the Grand Slam that Nadal played the worst with only 1 crown (2009) after 5 times in the final. This achievement is completely inferior to Novak Djokovic (8 crowns), or Federer (6).
This year, Federer did not attend the Australian Open, so Nadal and Djokovic are considered the top candidates for the championship. Fans are waiting for the branch schedule to see if the chance to see the “final” match of two legends Nadal – Djokovic at the 2021 Australian Open.
In an interview with Tennis Channel, Paul Annacone, former Australian Open champion of the doubles content, admitted that “Gaurs” were weaker than the two great rivals when playing on hard courts in Kangaroo:
“Nadal is a bit worse than Djokovic and Federer on the hard court. If I meet someone in the finals, I would bet for him, and if the opponent is Djokovic not.”
Only once crowned the Australian Open, but Nadal won 4 US Open championships, another Grand Slam also took place on the hard court. Explaining this, Annacone said that the timing of the two tournaments led to the difference in the performance of “clay king”:
“At the start of the Australian Open, Nadal went on a long break, he played only a few games at the ATP Cup or some other small tournament. Meanwhile, the US Open was held just weeks after Wimbledon. , Nadal has also heated up after 3 Majors and is in good shape.
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