Some people believe that this year’s unprecedented changes in the French Open may interrupt Nadal’s dominance in Roland Garros, but Rafa won his 13th championship in Paris, once again proving that he is the greatest player in clay court history (without losing a set) To win). The Spaniard also tied the record of 20 Grand Slams for eternal rival Federer. The Swiss withdrew from the competition this season after undergoing two right knee surgeries in recent months. The progress of the game against Djokovic in the French Open final this year was symbolic to say the least, because the Serb was favored by some insiders before the game and only lost one game throughout 2020 (in the US Disqualification does not count).
In the latest podcast hosted by Craig Shapiro, eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl praised Rafa’s super tactics against Novak: “I don’t think you should You only saw Djokovic in the final. You should look at Nadal. Rafa did something he had never done before against Novak. His tactics successfully suppressed Djokovic. Offense."
Djokovic will return to Vienna next week to compete, and Nadal recently announced that he will participate in the Paris Masters and London ATP year-end finals. Djokovic won the Italian Open in Rome last month, surpassing Nadal, setting a record of 36 ATP Masters titles.
Nadal confirmed that he will participate in the Paris Masters after winning his 13th French Open on October 11. Rafa defeated Djokovic in the French Open final, tying the record of 20 Grand Slam titles set by Federer. He has not yet entered the roster for the tournament to be held in Vienna from October 26 to November 1, but is expected Will participate in the ATP year-end finals to be held in London from November 15th to 22nd.
Djokovic, who won the Paris Masters last year, will not lose any points because of missing this event, because the ATP Tour’s revised ranking system due to the coronavirus pandemic allows players to retain last year’s points. (Full tennis)