Novak Djokovic’s US Open 2020 disqualification was strange for everyone from the tennis world. However, Rafael Nadal has expressed sympathy for his rival’s earlier exit from the tournament through an unfortunate incident.
While Defending Champion Rafael Nadal did not participate this year’s US Open owing to several concerns, besides, Novak Djokovic became a favorite of the tournament. Even though Serbian was moving forward towards his 18th Grand Slam, he has disqualified from the event afterward his accidental fault on the court.
World number two Rafael Nadal expressed when he was asked about the Serbian’s US Open incident in an interview ahead of Rome Masters 2020 in Italy, “Djokovic was unlucky, I’m sorry for him, he had an opportunity in this Grand Slam. We shouldn’t do things like that but they happen in unfortunate circumstances. On the pitch, it’s important to have control so as to avoid bad luck.”
“It Will Be Tough But It Will Also Be a Good Test ”- Nadal on His Opening Match at Rome
19-times Grand Champion Nadal will be ending his seven months of tennis break at the 2020 Rome Masters, which is now playing in the Italian clay-courts. In the opening round, Rafa will go to face his compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta who reached the semifinals at the US Open 2020 and ranked 18th in the world.
The second-seeded Nadal, talking about his opening round match against countryman Pablo Carreno Busta, said, “Now I feel good, I’m normal, or maybe a hair below normal because I haven’t played for a while: to be 100% you have to play games. Against Carreno Busta, it will be tough but it will also be a good test ”
While Nadal leads his fellow player Busta in head to head(5-0), on the other hand, he defeated his junior in the straight-set in the last meeting at the 2020 Australian Open round of 32.