Rafael Nadal attends the 2021 Australian Open with the goal of ousting Novak Djokovic, conquering the 21st Grand Slam. Of course, this is not an easy task.
In the final of Roland Garros 2020, Rafael Nadal easily defeated Novak Djokovic in the final. As a result, Rafa owns the 20th Grand Slam of his career.
With Roger Federer with drawing from the 2021 Australian Open, Rafael has a chance to rise up to become the most successful male tennis player in the open era.
Talking about this ambition, former tennis player Carlos Moya who is currently coach of Rafael Nadal said: “Clash with Djokovic is a huge challenge. Of course Djokovic is one of the greatest players.
I don’t know if it’s harder to be compared to him right now than against Federer at the top of Wimbledon. But we have a plan. We will beat Djokovic at all costs. “
Former No. 1 in the world added, Nadal is willing to pay any price to take down “Nole” if both reach the 2021 Australian Open final. Last year, Nadal stopped in the quarter finals after losing due to Dominic Thiem. . But Coach Carlos Moya believes things will be different this year.
Moya even saw Djokovic’s strength: “One of Djokovic’s strengths is to leave small. Nadal often stands low, far from the net, difficult to run to the net to save the ball. Djokovic took advantage of a small drop from time to time. But we have prepared it in advance. Do you remember how Nadal disabled those little fruit in October? “
For his part, Novak Djokovic coach Goran Ivanisevic also replied: “This is not Paris and the ground is not clay. So if we meet in the final in Australia, I believe that Nadal has no chance of winning. Running for the 2021 Australian Open, Djokovic prepares for the match perfectly, from strategy, technology to nutrition. We will revenge for Roland Garros 2020.
So far, instead of talking between coaches Carlos Moya and Goran Ivanisevic, both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic chose to be silent. Perhaps the result on the field will be the starkest statement for both.