Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, which was forced to postpone and cancel numerous tournaments in 2020, the Tokyo Olympics will be held again this year and will be postponed for 12 months. Four years ago, Andy Murray of Scottsman won two consecutive gold medals in singles at the Rio de Janeiro game in Brazil. This is a very difficult record to break.
No. 2 in the world today in a new interview published by Essentials Sports Rafael Nadal In 2008, the year of Rafa’s definitive consecration of tennis to Olympus, the Spaniards overtook our potato stares, Lleyton Hewitt, Igor Andreev, Jurgen Melzer, Novak Djokovic and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile. .. (Only) Olympic medal in career: “My rival Gonzales in the Beijing final was a very good player,” Nadal said.
Rafael Nadal: “Olympic atmosphere is unique”
“I played against Djokovic in the semi-finals, but I think Federer lost to Berdych. I enjoyed the Olympics to the fullest. It’s a completely different event than any other tournament.”
The previous ATP number one continued: “You are responsible because you play for yourself as well as for your country.” Nadal did not participate in the subsequent 2012 London Olympics. However, he lost to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the 2016 Rio semi-finals and won the third set comeback.
In the bronze medal challenge, Rafa was unexpectedly beaten by Japanese Kei Nishikori in one-third. In Brazil, No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic was surprised by Del Potro with a 7-6 double in the first round.
2020 was a particularly satisfying season for Rapha. Rafa made his 13th seal at Roland Garros and eventually reached Roger Federer’s slam record, winning 20 titles. The greatest tennis stars on the planet, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep, are back at the next Australian Open 2021 in Melbourne. I will come. From February 8th: The long-awaited sporting event in the first half of the new season.
It will be a very spectacular season, and we all hope that there will be some crowd in courts around the world, without the final problem. Federer will have to return to the court at the end of February or early March after announcing that he will skip the Australian Open for the pleasure of his fans.
The new season hasn’t started yet, but the desire to put off the disastrous 2020 in all respects and start the new year in the first Grand Slam of the year, hoping for a slow retreat and resurrection of the pandemic, has already been made. There is. The earth lives seriously and allows the world of sports to act in front of the general public.
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Rafael Nadal: “Olympic Games is a Unique Event”
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