Nadal, Djokovic, vaccine … This terrible testimony on the GOAT
Posted on August 4, 2022 at 07:35 by Hugo Ferreira
Despite profitable Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic nonetheless has one much less Grand Slam title than Rafael Nadal. Not vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, the Serb couldn’t take part in the Australian Open, which was lastly received by Rafael Nadal. A state of affairs which, Ivan Lendl hopes, won’t bias the debate on GOAT.
In the world of sports activities, followers usually like to match totally different gamers with a purpose to discover out who’s the better of all time. And tennis is not any exception. For a few years, the trio Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic and Roger Federer dominate their counterparts, and the latter have seized a really giant variety of Grand Slam titles. At the begin of 2022, the trio have been even tied, with 20 trophies every.
Wimbledon: Kyrgios’ terrible confession about his closing in opposition to Djokovic https://t.co/h1w56rOQWO pic.twitter.com/5Xoc3B061n
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Nadal has taken the lead this 12 months
After the victory of Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2021, the Serb then tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer the variety of Grand Slam titles, with 20 coronations. However, the Mallorcan has taken the lead this 12 months. Against all expectations, the latter received theAustralian Open taking the benefit over his rivals. Victim of foot ache afterwards, the 37-year-old additionally received Roland Garroswhereas he was not likely positioned amongst the favorites.
Djokovic received Wimbledon
But Novak Djokovic do not get sidetracked so simply. Indeed, the Serb triumphed over Nick Kyrgios in the closing of Wimbledon, which he received for the seventh time in his profession. Unfortunately for him, since his vaccination state of affairs has nonetheless not modified, the 35-year-old participant won’t be able, except there’s a big turnaround, to take part in theU.S. Open. Thus, the Serb ought to keep at a size of Rafael Nadal in the rating of the variety of Grand Slam titles at the second. A state of affairs that doesn’t please Ivan Lendl.
“I regret that the fight between Nadal and Djokovic is affected by politics”
In an interview with the Croatian website Gol.Dnevnik, Ivan Lendl referred to the rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. While the Serb was unable to participate in theAustralian Open because of his vaccination state of affairs, the former world number one hopes that this example won’t skew the rating of the most Grand Slam titles, usually talked about in the debate for the finest participant of all time. “The solely factor I remorse a bit is that the battle between Nadal and Djokovic is someway affected by politics at the second due to the vaccination drawback. I simply hope that in 20 years we can’t be taking a look at it via that prism, and saying who’s the biggest due to politics. If Nadal ends his profession with yet another Grand Slam than Djokovic, he should reply the query about vaccination and the undeniable fact that Novak could not play, and I do not suppose that is honest. In reality, I wish to see somebody have a bonus of two, three or 4 Grand Slam titles. I do not care who it’s, I haven’t got a favorite. Just to reply this query, to be clear, and to not say ‘if this man (Djokovic) might have performed, perhaps it could be totally different’. It just isn’t honest “ he defined, in remarks relayed by We Love Tennis.