Lima, February 16, 2022Updated on 02/16/2022 04:07 pm
The 2022 edition of the Australian Open was immersed in controversy since before the start of the competition. Novak Djokovic, world number one and top winner of this contest, was deported and could not participate due to his position against COVID-19 prevention vaccines, although he was still aware of the activity of colleagues from he.
In a recent interview for the BBC, the Serbian tennis player revealed that he followed the championship and recounted his family’s reaction to the final. “My wife was cheering for Daniil Medvedev, while my son was cheering for Rafael Nadal, even jumping and celebrating every point”, were the first words that ‘Nole’ expressed in the conversation.
“For me, it was very difficult to watch the match. I had a very neutral position and did not encourage anyone, because the truth is that I really wanted to be there. Other than that, I was amused by the circumstances”, Novak Djokovic added.
Finally, the prominent Serbian athlete confessed that his son longs to have a memory of Rafael Nadal. “Stefan asked me about when will be the next tournament in which I will face ‘Rafa’. ‘I’d love to take a picture with him,’ he told me.”, sentenced ‘Nole’ about his anecdote.
Nadal beat Djokovic at Grand Slam
Novak Djokovic’s wife expected Daniil Medvedev’s victory in the Australian Open final, since the Grand Slam record would remain equal between the Serb, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (20 titles for each). The wish seemed to come true, but the Spaniard came back from 2-0 down in Melbourne to claim the outright record.
Currently, the ‘Matador’ has 21 trophies and is the top winner in the men’s category on the international tennis circuit. ‘Nole’ for now will not have options to reach or exceed the historical mark, since he has decided not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and will be out of the competition.