Will Rafael Nadal dominate on clay once again? The former Switzerland Davis Cup captain Yves Allegro tried to give an answer to that in an interview to Bluewin. "Until he plays tennis, he will be the be favourite every time he steps on a clay-court.
However, Djokovic was able to beat Nadal regularly on clay. Nadal's game is perfect to bother Roger, Djokovic's game is an ideal one to bother Rafa, and Federer is perfect to bother Djokovic. That's why they have always been so interesting", said Allegro in an interview to Bluewin.
Will Djokovic be the biggest Nadal's rival on clay? "Making a prediction is always dangerous. When we thought Federer would win everything, he started losing. We thought Roger would not have won a Grand Slam title again, from then he won three.
Even Nadal was already cut off and he reached the Australian Open final. Djokovic, we thought he would have won 25 Grand Slams and all of a sudden he disappeared. So many things can happen that predictions are really tough. But yeah, I think Djokovic will finish the year as a No.
1 although I think Nadafavouriteavorite at the French Open." Meanwhile, Toni Nadal recalled what his feelings were when Rafael had a very tough season in 2015: "I was trying to look at what he had achieved. If his career ended in that moment, I insisted that he would have been much better than what he ever dreamed of.
For years we lived with the fear that an injury could stop his career. We thought his career would last until 25-26 years due to a foot injury."