#sports activities Rafa Nadal shares his disappointment over Novak Djokovic’s absence from the US Open
Rafa Nadal shares his disappointment over Novak Djokovic’s absence from the US Open calling it ‘very unhappy information’ as the Serb misses out on the Grand Slam resulting from not being vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19
- Rafael Nadal says it is ‘very unhappy information’ Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open
- Djokovic will miss second Grand Slam of the 12 months resulting from vaccination refusal
- Nadal can be seeking to win a record-breaking twenty third Slam at Flushing Meadows
- World No 1 Daniil Medvedev additionally upset to not see the Serb in New York
Rafael Nadal has mentioned that the absence of Novak Djokovic from this 12 months’s US Open is ‘very unhappy information’ for the event.
The 35-year-old will as soon as once more be sitting out a serious Grand Slam due to his ongoing refusal to be be vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.
Djokovic has already missed this 12 months’s Australian Open resulting from his stance and has now withdrawn from the US occasion after giving up hope that the American Government would chill out restrictions to permit him to play.
Novak Djokovic will as soon as once more miss the US Open resulting from his refusal to get vaccinated for Covid
Rafa Nadal says its ‘very unhappy information’ that he will not be dealing with his rival at Flushing Meadows
With Djokovic out the means, the path is evident for Nadal so as to add one other main slam to his glittering assortment. A twenty third Grand Slam championship would transfer him two away from the Serbian in the all-time document record.
However, the Spanish star says that he fairly see the greatest gamers at Flushing Meadows and is unhappy to see his rival absent from the event.
‘From my private perspective, it’s extremely unhappy information. It’s all the time a disgrace when the greatest gamers of the world usually are not capable of play a event due to accidents or due to totally different causes.
The pair final met at a majors in the quarter-finals of this 12 months’s French Open, which Nadal received
‘In this case, not having one in all the greatest gamers of historical past in the draw of a Grand Slam is all the time an essential miss. It’s robust for the followers, robust for the event. In my opinion, robust for the gamers, too, as a result of we wish to have the greatest subject attainable.
‘But, on the different hand, I repeat what I mentioned loads of occasions: the sport in some methods is greater than any participant.
‘I missed a whole lot of essential occasions in my tennis profession due to accidents. Last 12 months I used to be not right here. Two years in the past I used to be not right here. The event continues. The world of tennis retains going.’
World primary Daniil Medvedev can also be upset to not see Djokovic in New York
Medvedev shocked the sport with his straight units win over Djokovic finally 12 months’s US Open
World primary Daniil Medvedev has additionally spoken out on his disappointment on not seeing the Wimbledon champion in New York.
The Russian’s straight units win over Djokovic in final 12 months’s US Open ultimate was one the largest tennis upsets in latest reminiscence and the 26-year-old thinks it is a disgrace he will not have the ability to face him once more in 2022.
‘I want he would play right here,’ Medvedev mentioned.
‘The rivalry in opposition to Rafa (Nadal) is de facto I really feel heating up in a means. 22, 21 (Grand Slams), a joke of a quantity.
‘It’s a pity he’s not right here. It could be a terrific story I believe for tennis. Not solely tennis-wise, but it surely’s not us tennis gamers, it is American authorities guidelines. Completely comprehensible additionally.’