Rafael Nadal is getting closer to the end of his career, it is certain that he will no longer be competitive, unless he pulls out the last atom of strength at least for Roland Garros or the Olympic Games, which will be played on Paris clay. He plans to participate in the Australian Open, but the road to his return will not be easy. Ana Ivanovic remembered his words.
Our famous tennis player spoke about her fascination with form Novak Djokovicwho keeps his body at its peak even though many thought he was on the decline of his career.
Ana Ivanovic / Photo: SVEN HOPPE / AFP / Profimedia
– Honestly, we didn’t think it would last that long. What is really fascinating to me is how he manages to keep his body fit and healthy. It’s a hard sport, it has a big impact on the body, we can see it from Roger and Rafa. I remember Rafa telling me in 2008, ‘I don’t know how long I will last’, and here is Novak, fighting. The fact that Novak is so strong and healthy is really fascinating to me, kudos to him for that.
Ana Ivanovic in the Alesto podcast
400. 24. 40. 7. 8. Numbers that have not been seen before in tennis. The ones that confirm that Novak Djokovic is the best in history. And against which there is no debate.
She also confirmed that Novak has changed a lot.
– Definitely, we all mature and age brings its own, experiences. He has definitely changed. And he is somehow a man, he is no longer a child and what we were when we were 18 years old. I think we are all constantly changing.
Novak Djokovic started his 400th week at the top of the ATP list. Yes, you read that right. Novak Djokovic has spent four hundred weeks at No. 1 and has no plans to stop. He has overcome the GOAT debate, he has overcome himself, and he will continue to do so. There is no longer any debate, Novak has cemented his place in the group of the best athletes of all time. In tennis, he “passed the game” a long time ago. That’s why Sportal launched an action – numerous sports greats and celebrities, from Luka Dončić to Pixi, congratulated Novak with us.
She also commented on “hanging up” Ben Shelton.
Honestly, everyone looks at it differently. Sometimes I don’t have time to follow everything that is happening. Honestly, when Ben did it first, I was like, ‘OK, that’s teenage, American, cute,’ and I thought it was funny when Novak did it too. I don’t know, opinions are divided.