French tennis ace Rafael Nadal has agreed with Novak Djokovic that their French Open Quarter-final clash started too late.
“It is too late, without a doubt,” said Nadal. He had requested not to go ahead with the evening session.
“I can’t complain because we have two days off now but if you only have one day off, or like [Alexander] Zverev had in Madrid when he had to play the final the next day, then it’s a big issue.”
“I understand the other part of the business, without a doubt, that television pays a lot of money. We need to find a balance.”
Djokovic believed the same as he appreciate the grace of Nadal’s tennis in the tough moments of the game.
“I think they are starting too late. But TV decides, that’s the world we live in,” said Djokovic.
“He was just able to take his tennis to another level in those particular moments in the beginning of all sets, except the fourth…”
“I had my chances but he showed why he’s a great champion, staying mentally tough… he deserved it.”
Rafael Nadal now inches closer to winning this year’s French Open. Only time will tell whether the King of Clay gets his hands on the trophy.