Toni Nadal: 'I always put Novak Djokovic at same level as Roger Federer'

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Toni Nadal: 'I always put Novak Djokovic at same level as Roger Federer'

Toni Nadal is not surprised about Novak Djokovic's great comeback to the highest level. The Serb won Wimbledon and US Open titles and could become world No. 1 in October. Djokovic dealt with an elbow injury and spent a lot of time with his family.

At the end of 2016, Boris Becker said that Novak's top priority was not tennis anymore. Toni said: 'When he set his attention on tennis and put the things of the past aside, the click started. Next year he will be a big opponent not only for Rafa but also for all the ones who want to win something.

Djokovic has been our great rival for our lifetime, I always put him at (Roger) Federer's level. When people were speaking to me about a disappeared Djokovic I always said that when he wanted to, he would have been back because he is very strong.' Toni also shared his gratitude for being invited to the European University to speak about the values that he managed to transmit to the 32-year-old.

Meanwhile, Nadal himself admitted that getting supported is always something crucial for him: 'The family and my dear ones have a decisive impact especially on your formation and professional successes, so it's important to listen at what they tell you every day, you learn from it.

I was lucky to have a favorable camp since when I am little and I joined my uncle Toni since when I was four years old.' ALSO READ: Sponsors do not affect my schedule, says Roger Federer