Lately Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic do not agree on anything. The Balearic and the Serbian have been publicly showing their discrepancies with some frequency. The last time, this Wednesday on behalf of Rafa, which does not coincide with what was expressed with Nole on Tuesday, when the Balkan asked for a review of health protocols given the controversy generated by the quarantine that many players have had to go through before the Australian Open.
“We have to look for a formula like the NBA bubble,” Djokovic said. But Nadal does not believe that things are being done wrong. In the press conference after his defeat in the quarterfinals against the Greek Tsitsipas, Nadal offered his position: “If I am not mistaken, I do not see events in which a prior quarantine will be necessary to play in the next two months. Am I right or wrong? Are there any events that need quarantine before playing next? Honestly, this was the first event we had to do this quarantine in. Maybe New York before, but it wasn't the same at all. “
“We are facing a difficult situation. That is very clear. And you are absolutely right that for our sport things are difficult because governments are constantly changing the rules. There are two options: stop the course or continue. My personal feeling is that it is difficult for the players, of course, to have to blow bubbles at each event, to fly only two, not to be able to bring the family … so our tour is probably harder than ever. But on the other hand, if we stop the tour, how and when can we go back? Many jobs are going to suffer greatly. Not just the players. A lot of people make a living from our sport, so we need to think a little more, “he added.
The manacorense was in favor of implementing new measures to help players in such a turbulent moment: “Of course we must protect the players. We probably need to find a way to protect them with the ranking, not to force them to continue playing 100%, because the situation is very hard for many according to the countries, but that is all. We need to find solutions and we must adapt to these difficult times that we are facing. Not just us, everyone. “We have to be grateful to life for being able to continue doing what we are doing, he settled.