Djokovic: “I’m going to need some fresh legs against Rafa”

Djokovic Roma 2021

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play this Sunday (17:00) a final of the Masters 1,000 in Rome conditioned by the weather. The rain disrupted the day on Friday quite a bit, forcing the completion of some of the quarterfinal matches on Saturday. It was the case of Djokovic against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, whom he ended up defeating 4-6, 7-5 and 7-5.

That delay forced the Serbian to have to play a new match later, the semi-final match against the Italian Sonego, who also settled in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (5) and 6-2). Nadal, on the other hand, has had all his commitments in the usual order and will arrive, a priori, fresher. That is why Djokovic is aware that rest in the hours leading up to the final will be key. “First of all, I need to recover. That’s what I’m focused on right now. I don’t have much time.po, today I played a lot of tennis, “he said on Saturday after knocking down Sonego.

“I hope I have fresh legs for tomorrow (for this Sunday), because that is what I will need to have a chance against Rafa”, predicted the Balkan, that he will face the Spaniard for the 57th time in his career with what would be his sixth title in Rome at stake.

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