“My Nephew Was Unbeatable”: Toni Nadal Reveals Novak Djokovic’s Playing Strategy Against Rafael Nadal at French Open 2020 Final

Diksha Arya

Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal

It looks like Rafael Nadal’s final performance will be in our minds for days to come. And maybe for many years to come as well. After an unbelievable win at the Roland Garros, Toni Nadal, uncle and former Spaniard coach was into tears after seeing his nephew’s performance. Besides, also admitting that Nadal’s performance was unbeatable.

While the final match was expected to be a knockout, the Spaniard made sure that he produced his best play ever. Ultimately, Nadal conquered Paris for a record 13th time, beating world number one Novak Djokovic. In addition to this, the ”King of Clay” won the finals in straight sets in a one-sided match by 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal

In conversation with El Pais, Toni Nadal said that he knew Nadal will come with something special from the beginning. He said, ”From the beginning, at 40 to 15 for Rafa, I understood that he was making an insurmountable performance.”

“He(Djokovic) Tried To Break The Rhythm With Short Balls”: Toni Nadal 

In addition to this, he also said, “I think Novak also understood this. And immediately entered the field badly.”

Talking about Novak’s strategy, Toni said, “When he came to know my nephew was unbeatable, he tried to break the rhythm with short balls. But they were only the result of nervousness. And certainly not of preparation.”

Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal

Besides, the win was even more special for Nadal as the conditions in Paris were difficult for world number two. Usually played in the months of May-June, the tournament took place in September-October. Due to this, the conditions in Paris were adverse. Toni mentioned, “It was a difficult match. It was an adverse condition that we all saw throughout the tournament.”

Moreover, with this Grand Slam, Nadal also equaled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams in his career. This acted as the icing on the cake for the Spanish legend. Additionally, the whole team is amazed by his win. And as tennis fans, let us see how many more titles he adds to his name.

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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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