Rafael Nadal (right) is congratulated by Novak Djokovic after winning their men’s singles final at the 2021 Italian Open in Rome. Photo: EPA
Rafael Nadal (right) is congratulated by Novak Djokovic after winning their men’s singles final at the 2021 Italian Open in Rome. Photo: EPA

Rafael Nadal says Australian Open is ‘more important’ than Novak Djokovic, admits ‘I’m a little bit tired of the situation’

  • ‘If he’s not playing, [the] Australian Open will be great, with or without him. That’s my point of view,’ Nadal says
  • The 20-time major winner insists he respects his great rival Djokovic ‘even if I do not agree with a lot of things he did’

Topic |   2022 Australian Open
Rafael Nadal (right) is congratulated by Novak Djokovic after winning their men’s singles final at the 2021 Italian Open in Rome. Photo: EPA
Rafael Nadal (right) is congratulated by Novak Djokovic after winning their men’s singles final at the 2021 Italian Open in Rome. Photo: EPA
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