(Sports news, tennis news) The two top opponents, Novak Djokovic (No. 1) and Daniil Medvedev (No. 2), are having difficulties, this will be a good opportunity for Nadal to become No. 1 in the world.
Although Rafael Nadal could not win the Indian Wells 2022 championship, but with 3 titles, this is also said to be the best start to the season of the Spaniard’s career (20 wins, 1 loss).
Djokovic (left) and Medvedev (right) are both facing different problems
In contrast to Rafa, the two opponents ranked above in the ATP rankings are Novak Djokovic (No. 1) and Daniil Medvedev (No. 2) are not in their best form for different reasons. With Medvedev it may be a psychological problem, and Djokovic is due to not being able to play regularly.
While Rafa has achieved many successes, Medvedev and Nole have continuously received bad news. Recently, when asked if Medvedev would be allowed to play at Wimbledon in late June and early July in the UK, Minister Sport Nigel Huddleston replied that Medvedev needed to give “assurance” that he did not support Russian President Putin.
“We will be willing and able to allow them (Russian athletes) to compete as neutral athletes, without flags. But we also need to make them clear that they are not supporters of Vladimir Putin,” he said. Huddleston said.
On the side of “The Djoker”, the Serbian tennis player will have little chance to compete because he is not vaccinated. He has been denied entry to the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami Open, first the world No. 1 will attend the Serbia Open from March 18, then he hopes to play in Madrid and Rome Masters as well as Wimbledon.
But Nole’s ability to attend the Cincinnati Masters and Canadian Open, as well as the US Open, is at stake. Eugene Lapierre, director of the Canadian tournament, said of Djokovic in Le Journal De Montreal: “We are in no hurry. I think there will be a change (relaxation of stance on Covid-19) in the next few months. We need to see the situation. If the situation improves or worsens. With Djokovic, under the current rules, he is not eligible for the Canada Open. So we will wait and see if that will change.”
The two top opponents face certain difficulties, Nadal will have the opportunity to return to the world No. 1 if he plays well in the clay season.
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