Novak Djokovic: "Rafael Nadal is my biggest rival"
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After the daily training in Belgrade and after the celebrations for having touched 377 weeks from the number one in the world, a record that equals him with Steffi Graf, Novak Djokovic has held a press conference, open to the media Serbs and not.
Through the questions of journalists, the Serbian touched several themes, including that of rivalry: from the new that advances, namely Carlos Alcaraz, to whom he snatched the first position of the ATP ranking. And not only.
To the Old Gen who is always there, like Rafael Nadal, the man with whom he shares the men's record of Slam won. Nole explained: "Alcaraz is playing at a high level, especially after months in which he was stopped by injury.
It seems to have the maturity of an expert player, even if it is not, for the way he recovered. He deserves all his successes and is bringing new energy and new personality. My biggest rival, however, remains Nadal. The last year and a half of Alcaraz does not eliminate this: Nadal is my biggest rival and the main one remains Nadal in my career." The next challenge between Djokovic and Nadal would be the number 60.
On where and when it happens, Djokovic has clear ideas: "Final of Roland Garros."
The Big 3, according to Djokovic
Not just Rafael Nadal. If the Spaniard is his main rivalry, the second one may not be the one with Roger Federer.
Also on the occasion of the press conference, Big 3 was asked of Belgrade tennis player, of whom only two in activities now, and the influence of the other two players on him. Nole said: "Federer and Nadal formed me as a player.
While we are still in business, we don't allow ourselves to reflect, we don't have time to do it. But after all, I hope we can talk about it in private, talk about memories. For now we are the grandparents who prevent these young players from winning the Slam."