Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic not contending at this time’s US Open is” veritably sad news.” On Thursday, Djokovic pulled out of the US Open. Djokovic was hoping until the last moment that the CDC would change their policy and allow him to enter the United States as an unvaccinated outsider.
But that did not be and Djokovic is out of the final Grand Slam of the season. Nadal, who’s aiming to win his third Grand Slam in 2022, insists it’s always better to have all the top players. “ It’s veritably sad news.
Not having one of the stylish players of the history in the draw of a grand slam is an important miss. We want to have the stylish field possible. But the sport is, in some ways, bigger than any player,” Nadal said, per James Gray.
Rafa Nadal on Djokovic absence: “It’s very sad news. Not having one of the best players of the history in the draw of a grand slam is an important miss. We want to have the best field possible. But the sport is, in some ways, bigger than any player.”#USOpen— James Gray (@jamesgraysport) August 26, 2022
Nadal on his abdominal injury
After being out for a month and a half, Nadal returned to action last week in Cincinnati, where he was beaten in his nature by Borna Coric.
“ It has been tough. Dealing with the gash in the abdominal is a tough injury because it’s dangerous and parlous. You need to find inflexibility again because when you have a scar there at first it isn’t flexible,” Nadal said.
before this time, Nadal took the advantage of Djokovic’s absence and won the Australian Open.” Novak is a great champion and it’s veritably unfortunate that he’ll be unfit to contend at the 2022 US Open, as he’s unfit to enter the country due to the civil government’s vaccination policy fornon-US citizens.
We look forward to drinking Novak back at the 2023 US Open,” the USTA said in a statement released. Nadal is a three- time US Open champion. Nadal is playing at the US Open for the first time since winning it all at the event in 2019.
Nadal opens his US Open crusade against Rinky Hiijkata. It remains to be seen if Nadal can win a record 23rd Grand Slam title.