June 25, 2024

“Things haven’t changed that much”: Rafael Nadal praises Novak Djokovic’s performances against younger players

Spain’s legendary tennis star Rafael Nadal has praised the performances of the reigning world number one Serbia’s Novak Djokovic against younger players. The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic is going through a bit of a lean patch in the ongoing season where he is yet to play in the final of an event. That has sparked debate about whether the legendary tennis star’s dominance in tennis is finally coming to an end with the arrival of younger players like Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz and Italy’s Jannik Sinner. Nadal, who himself is regarded as one of the best players in the history of men’s tennis having won 22 major titles, was recently quoted in a report where he heaped praise the performances of Djokovic against younger players despite playing for such a long time.
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“I don’t know, no idea. Of course, they are an amazing players, but at the same time, if we put in perspective that, Novak Djokovic, won three or four grand slams and played the final on another one,” he said. “I mean, he is from my generation. So of course, they’re doing amazing things. But on the other hand, a player from, my generation and similar, I mean, of course, a little bit better numbers but similar, level than the level that we played, for a long time, still having a lot of success. So that says that tennis, have an amazing new champions, but at the same time, things haven’t changed that much.”

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