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Uncle Toni: “Rafael Nadal doesn’t give a damn about tennis right now”

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Rafael Nadal is auctioning one of the shirts worn in the final of the 2019 Roland Garros. The Spaniard made available ‘one shirt that has a great meaning for me’ The former World number 1 stands alone in the Open Era as the player with the most clay court titles (59), and holds an all-time record of 12 French Opens, 11 Monte-Carlo Masters and 11 Barcelona titles.

 

 
He also stands alone with the longest single surface win streak in matches (clay courts, 81) and in sets (clay courts, 50) in the history of the Open Era. Due to these achievements, many have called Nadal “The King of Clay”, and he is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history.

Rafael Nadal holds

His evolution into an all-court champion has established him as one of the best players of all time. Nadal’s favourite tournament, the French Open, has been controversially moved from May to late September without the consultation of many events.

“There are people who complained about not being consulted, but I’m not Roland Garros and I don’t consult about it. I said a few weeks ago that things were going to be totally stopped for a while. How do you want us to play tennis? It’s unthinkable.

Rafael Nadal and coach

It won’t be played until there is a very clear security measure” – his uncle Toni said. “If not, how do I go to an event? What if another wave [of infections] comes back in October? How many countries won’t make restrictions on movement? How long will lockdown last? I don’t know.

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Tennis is a sport that moves many people from one country to another. With the huge problem we have, all this has been forgotten. It’s secondary. Coronavirus is what counts, not tennis. We [Rafa and I] were talking and he told me he doesn’t give a damn about tennis right now. That’s logical if you have a little sensitivity” – he added.

Novak Djokovic Challenges Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Many Others Over a Crazy Stunt
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

he Serbian legend Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena Djokovic sent their Easters wishes to everyone. Along with their wishes, the couple performed a stunt ‘acro yoga position’ and then they challenged other high-profile personalities in the world.

“Jelena and I decided to challenge you guys and our Novak Djokovic Foundation community to try this acro yoga position this week with a partner- spouse, kids, roommate, sibling, parents, coach, whoever you’re staying at home with that‘s up for it. Keep your cores strong and your backs safe. Show us what you’ve got!” The Serb posted.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic holds

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Happy Easter everyone! Awaiting our Orthodox Christian Easter to arrive with plenty of time for new challenges 🤔… @jelenadjokovicndf and I decided to challenge you guys and our @novakfoundation community to try this acro yoga position this week with a partner- spouse, kids, roommate, sibling, parents, coach, whoever you’re staying at home with that‘s up for it 😏😬🤪 Keep your cores strong and your backs safe. Show us what you’ve got 💪🏼 @rogerfederer @rafaelnadal @stefanostsitsipas98 @medwed33 @karenkhachanov @fabiofogna @cristiano @leomessi @_rl9 @ivanaspanovic @willsmith @stanwawrinka85 @andymurray @nemanjamatic @lukamodric10 @giannis_an34 @kingjames @tombrady @lukadoncic @boban @simonebiles @aleksandar.atanasijevic__14 @thehughjackman @iamgaelmonfils @matberrettini @andriyshevchenko @paulpogba @usainbolt👏🏼👏🏼 – Срећан Ускрс свима који данас славе. У ишчекивању православног Ускрса Јелена и ја смо одлучили да вас позовемо да пробате Јога акробацију у пару са партнером,дететом,родитељем или са ким год проводите време 🤗 Мало кућне активности неће шкодити. А верујем да ће вам бити забавно 😃 #acroyoga #healthyathome #happyeaster #nolefam #NDFacroyogachallenge

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For the crazy stunt, Djokovic challenged his arch-rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. From the next generation column he challenged Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, and Karen Khachanov. Also, the Grand Slam champions Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray and the Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

The American artistic gymnast Simone Biles, footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, and Paul Pogba received the challenge from Novak. Also, the Serb has challenged the fastest man on earth Usain Bolt and American actor Will Smith.

Last week, Novak and Jelena responded to the challenge by Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears. They completed a 100-volley rally and successfully completed the challenge.

Rafael Nadal & Djokovic

“Novak Djokovic doesn’t have weaknesses” – Robin Haase
Recently the former Australian tennis player Pat Rafter highlighted the difficulties of the present era tennis players as they play against a tennis player like Novak Djokovic.

With Novak being the best returner on the tour and having an excellent control on defense, the professionals fail to win points against the Serb. “Someone like Djokovic would make my life miserable. he returns too well,” Rafter said.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic stand

Also, the Dutch tennis player Robin Haase has a similar opinion for the Serbian ace. “The toughest thing is to play against Novak, without any doubt. You feel like an amateur when you play against him,” Haase told Sportsklub.

“I have never been close to a winning set against him. He doesn’t have weaknesses. Against the other players, there were moments when I felt I could threaten a bit — but against