After Andy Murray, now it’s the king of clay who has spoken in favour of rival Novak Djokovic.
The Spaniard concluded that the decision of the court that came in favour of the Serb on Monday was justice to him and that Novak should participate at the Australian Open following the judge’s decision.
“Regardless of whether or not I agree on some things with Djokovic, without any doubt, justice has spoken,” told Nadal to Spanish radio station Onda Cero on Monday.
The 13 times Roland Garros champion said that it’s the fairest thing if the case is settled and that he can participate in the Australian Open. “They have said he has the right to play in the Australian Open and I really believe that is the fairest thing if the issue has been resolved, which seems to be the case,” the Spaniard further said.
The World Number One player was released today after the Australian judge Anthony Kelly announced the decision in his favour. The 34-year-old Serbian is claiming to defend his 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Both Nadal and Djokovic have won 20 Grand Slams along with Swiss Roger Federer.
The two great rivals will be seen protecting their 21st Grand Slam in the absence of Federer to become the player with most Grand Slam singles titles.
Nadal made a positive return to the sport after almost four months following a foot injury. The Australian Open preparations seem to be good for the player as he grabbed the 2022 ATP Melbourne Summer Set trophy defeating America’s Maxime Cressy.