“It’s sad that he’s not here”

“It’s sad that he’s not here”

Raphael Nadal He has already arrived in New York to play his 16th US Open tournament. There he will seek the 23rd Grand Slam title and the fourth crown at Flushing Meadows. And before his debut, the Spaniard talked about all the topics, among which, the absence of Novak Djokovic.

“We already knew for a long time that Novak wasn’t going to be able to play if things didn’t change. From my point of view, it’s sad that Novak isn’t here. It’s a shame that the best can’t play a tournament. because of injury or for other reasons. In this case, the fact that one of the best in history is not there is a big loss. It’s hard for everyone, the tournament, the fans and us, because we want the best draw possible.. On the other hand, as I have said on other occasions, the sport is much bigger than any player. I also missed many tournaments. I haven’t been here for two years. The tournament continues. The world keeps turning. The world will go on after me, Novak or Roger. Each year there will be a different champion. On a personal level, I feel like I can’t be here”, expressed the man from Manacori three days before the start of the US Open 2022.

In addition, the former world number one also expressed his feelings before the Laver Cup, a competition in which Roger Federer will once again be present: “We are delighted to see him back on the court. I hope he is well enough to be able to play. We haven’t seen him for a long time, so hopefully he can come back. We can only thank Roger for all that he I trust we will see a little more of him here. I can’t wait to share a team with him.”

In turn, he also mentioned Serena Williams, who could hang up her racquet after the US Open: “It’s a shame that he is retiring, from a sporting point of view, but on the other hand he deserves everything he has achieved because he worked hard for a long time, with determination, dedication and discipline. . I hope he can continue around this sport somehow, it will be good for tennis. She’s a legend.”

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