Rafael Nadal seems to be delighted with Novak Djokovic’s return to the Australian Open as he has called the news from Djokovic Australia “the best possible news.” On Tuesday, Australian media reported that the Australian government lifted Djokovic’s three-year entry ban.
The next day, Djokovic himself confirmed that these reports were true. Nadal, who will be the defending champion at the Australian Open 2023, believes that it is good for everyone that Djokovic competes at Melbourne Park. “Tennis is better when all the best players are on the court.
Although last year was a big mess, nothing good for our sport, it’s the past. That Novak can play again is the best possible news. I’m happy for him, for the tournament and for the fans,” Nadal said of Djokovic being cleared to play in Australia, according to Tennis Majors.
Nadal’s 2022 season is over as he will not represent Spain in the Davis Cup tie in Malaga. Nadal, who has won five Davis Cup titles with Spain, hints that he may not play in the competition again. “For the Davis Cup it was not an option this year, the captain knew that he could not put all my passion, confidence and spirit as in 2019.
Roberto Bautista-Agut and Pablo Carreño Busta can beat everyone. We’ll see if Spain have a chance,” Nadal said. Meanwhile, Nadal defeated Casper Ruud 7-5 7-5 in their Round Robin final at the ATP Finals. After posting back-to-back losses to Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger -Aliassime, Nadal defeated Ruud to avoid going winless in the tournament.
“I don’t know how many matches of this kind I need. It was about looking competitive against a great player. From the personal satisfaction that, after a very difficult few days, I had the right attitude and good training yesterday.
I gave my best until the last game,” Nadal explained.
Rafa Nadal on the importance of journalists
Rafael Nadal made an intriguing observation in support of journalism and the professionals who follow tennis. “Surely you have seen me train these days and you have seen me well, because I have also looked good.
But probably those who are not here will say ‘how badly Rafa Nadal has prepared for this tournament’, and that doesn’t fit the reality. What you transmit, you do from an external point of view what happens to the player.
If a player transmits it from a direct point of view, well, those who receive the information receive it directly but from a personal point of view of the player,” the Spaniard asserted.