John McEnroe is convinced that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s way of understanding and interpreting tennis, on and off the court, is essentially the polar opposite. However, this does not mean that one is correct and the other incorrect.
The Serbian champion has never hidden the desire to overcome the record of Grand Slam victories, currently held by the Spaniard himself, on the opposite side Nadal has repeatedly reiterated that finishing this special ranking at the top is not an obsession.
Believe it or not is not up to us, especially after the Australian Open and Roland Garros brace this season, brutally interrupted by an abdominal injury during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
John McEnroe: “Nadal and Djokovic are similar but different”
McEnroe explained: “They are completely different approaches. Djokovic talks about the matter without problems, Nadal instead behaves as if nothing matters other than playing point after point every single match.
However, it seems that it has worked great for both of us if we look at the history and how much they have won over the years and their careers. As a result, whatever makes you happy is probably the right one and they know it too.
However, I think it can be frustrating for those who face Nadal to know that despite all the problems he can always be so competitive and win the vast majority of the times.”
Nadal was forced to give up the Wimbledon semifinals due to an abdominal problem and to stop at nineteen the streak of consecutive successes in the Grand Slams after the victories in Australia and Paris.
In theory, he should return to the field before the US Open for the ATP 1000 Toronto-Cincinnati brace. Djokovic has instead crowned the dream of the seventh seal at the Championships by overcoming the obstacle of twenty victories at the Slam level: now he is only one step away from Nadal, even if he will hardly be able to participate in the US Open or more generally in the North American tour due to restrictions. for those who have not even taken a dose of vaccine.
In the next days they will come some updates about theis issue and its final decision.