Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have ‘different requests’ ahead of their potential French Open clash FirstSportz
As both players win their matches in the third round, it comes in the quarterfinals between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in 2022 French Open is just one lap away. If the match goes through, Djokovic feels that Nadal and himself will have different preferences regarding the session in which the match will be played. The number 1 in the world must first defeat Diego Schwartzman while Nadal must defeat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round on Sunday for the blockbuster match to take place.
In a recent interview, the Serbian superstar was asked if he would like to play Nadal during the day or at night. Djokovic explained that they would reach out to the organizers with several suggestions, stating that he would prefer the Night Session.
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“Rafa and I could make completely different requests” – Novak Djokovic
While 13-time winner Nadal Novak Djokovic, who prefers the matchup on the day, has acknowledged a potential problem could arise in the coming days. Djokovic stated, “All I’m going to say is Rafa and I could make very different requests.”
Explaining his stance, Nadal said: “I don’t like playing on clay at night because the humidity is higher, the ball is slower and the conditions can be very tough, especially when it’s cold. I think that makes a big difference, by the way, who played tennis on clay at night and during the day.”
However, with night sessions – a new element for 2022 – On the main arena of the tournament, Court Philippe-Chatrier, one man will come up short.
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