Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic joke before ATP Cup Final

Tennis - Rivalry on the court, respect and friendship outside of it

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic joke before ATP Cup Final

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the protagonists of the ATP Cup Final met in the corridors of Ken Rosewall Arena right before their match. The two legends walked side by side and exchanged words before stepping on the court.


Although Nadal and Djokovic are rivals, they respect each other.

The Serbian has talked about their relationship. "Nadal and I have always respected each other," Novak said. "We always meet up in the most important tournaments' finals but we always speak well one of the other and that is a good thing.

Above all, we are people, human beings and we should have that clear in our heads. Obviously, we can't be best of friends. We aren't, but it's important to respect and understand each other." , Djokovic concluded.

Also, although Rafael Nadal lost the duel with Novak Djokovic in the ATP Cup Final, the Spaniard stepped up alongside Nole to announce the 725,000 Australian dollars donation to help the Australian bushfire relief efforts.