Toni Nadal: "Novak Djokovic has a big problem"

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Toni Nadal: "Novak Djokovic has a big problem"

After the decision of the Australian Federal Court regarding the cancellation of his visa, Novak Djokovic returned to his Belgrade and was greeted by hundreds of fans at Nikola Tesla airport. The Serbian champion, however, has decided not to indulge in the crowd and to return directly to his family.

After days of silence, Djokovic appeared again in public, as some photos posted on social media by his fans testify. The newspaper Informer subsequently made it known that the Belgrade participated in a religious service at the Ruzica church.

Commenting on the statements made by the French minister of sport Roxana Maracineanu regarding the bill (already approved, ed) which provides for the introduction of the vaccination pass in France, Toni Nadal spoke about Djokovic's future.

"You can have your ideas on a topic, but at a given moment I think a person should review his position," Uncle Toni told Onda Cero microphones. "It is said that he will not even be able to play Roland Garros.

Nole has a big problem right now. He has no choice but to stop and think and change his beliefs about him. We hope that the pandemic passes as quickly as possible and things return to normal. " Toni Nadal then spoke about Rafael Nadal's chances of winning at the Australian Open.

The Majorcan is the only one of the Big 3 present in Melbourne and could have a great opportunity to overtake Roger Federer and Djokovic in the fight for the Grand Slam primacy. "If there is one thing that Rafa stands out in it is the desire to win as many games as possible.

Sometimes it's okay, sometimes not. Winning Grand Slam tournaments is what drives him to play again, but he has already said that his life would not change if he won one more or less tournament than Roger and Novak. He has already done something incredible by winning 20 Grand Slams.


Australian Open 2022: Nadal, Osaka and Barty to the 3rd round

Rafael Nadal's march to Melbourne Park at the Australian Open 2022 continues without any particular hitches. Fresh from the very rapid success against Marcos Giron, the very Spanish champion does not make any particular changes to the script in the match-up with Yannick Hanfmann and reaches the third round for the sixteenth time in his career in the Slam Down Under.

After a relatively poor first set of problems, spiced only by an empty pass at 2-2 and in equal measure by a 4-0 breakthrough, Nadal gets chances in the four response rounds in the second. Even if he needs the eighth game to deliver the decisive push.

The third set is definitely more struggled, with the 2009 champion who still breaks in the third game and who at the first useful opportunity with the available serve fixed at 6-2 6-3 6-4 the seventy-one success at the Australian Open .

Wins also for Matteo Berrettini, Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda. Pablo Carreno Busta breaks down the resistance of Tallon Griekspoor in five sets and Denis Shapovalov who overcomes Kwon in the same way. Naomi Osaka played and won the second round at the Australian Open 2022, beating the American Madison Brengle in straight sets.

Also Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova reaxched the 3rd round. Belinda Bencic, beaten in two sets by the newfound Amanda Anisimova. Even the American star, fresh from the first WTA seal in his career after a nightmare 2020, keeps alive the streak of consecutive successes and reaches Naomi Osaka in the third round.