“Killed Me”: Rafael Nadal Recalls His Loss To Djokovic After French Open 2020 Victory

Diksha Arya

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal remembered his embarrassing defeat in the 2019 Australian Open to Novak Djokovic after the French Open final victory. Additionally, it was the 13th Grand Slam for the Spaniard at the Roland Garros. And it was a fantastic performance by world number two, and won the match in straight sets. Moreover, he defeated the world number one by 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

In addition to this, with this win, Nadal also tied-up with Roger Federer’s record of winning 20 Grand Slam tournaments. 

Remembering his defeat against Djokovic in 2019 in the Australian Open, Nadal said, ”Congrats to Novak for another great tournament. Sorry for today. In Australia, he killed me a couple of times ago.”

“Just Playing Here Is A True Inspiration”- Rafael Nadal

Moreover, Nadal also looked into the rivalry of both the tennis stars. He said, ”It is clear that today was for me. That is the part of the game.” Besides, he added, ”We have played plenty of times together. And one day one wins, another the other.”

Nadal also thanked everyone who supported him and shared how much he loves coming to this Philippe Chatrier court. And he regards this place as no less than an inspiration for him. He said, ”Thank you very much to everybody here. Just playing here is a true inspiration. The love story I have with this court.”

Rafael Nadal

Moreover, this victory also extended Nadal’s winning lead against Djokovic at Roland Garros to 7-1. Besides, apart from the disqualification at the US Open, world number one has not lost a single match this season, thereby making this match his first legitimate loss of the season.

Besides, the Serb was in awe of his opponent after the final match. And he said in the post-match interview admitting that Rafael Nadal was a far better player. Moreover, adding that it was a phenomenal performance by the Spaniard.

With this brilliant performance, Nadal proved again why he is called the ”King Of Clay.”

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Diksha Arya

Diksha Arya

A student by day and a writer by night, she expresses her thoughts through writeups and poems and is an ardent cricket, football and tennis lover.
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