Novak Djokovic has paid tribute to Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard gained a file twenty first main on the Australian Open.
Djokovic was tied with Nadal on 20, together with Roger Federer, however he was not in a position to struggle for the title himself after being deported from Australia as a result of a row over Covid-19 vaccinations.
Rafael Nadal took full benefit by defeating Daniil Medvedev in an excellent last, and it has shortly been acknowledged by Djokovic, who additionally hailed all 4 finalists within the event.
“There was some excellent tennis performed at this 12 months’s Australian Open and the finals had been distinctive.
“Congratulations to Ash Barty for an incredible efficiency in entrance of her dwelling crowd and to Danielle Collins for an unimaginable event.
“Congratulations to Rafael Nadal for twenty first Grand Slam. Superb achievement. At all times spectacular preventing spirit that prevailed one other time.
“Daniil Medvedev gave it his all on the market and performed with the eagerness and willpower we now have come to anticipate from him.”
Novak Djokovic is about to make his return to the ATP Tour within the Dubai Tennis Championships in February.
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