Rafael Nadal congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning 20th career grand slam

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer attend the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. // Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal took to Twitter to congratulate Novak Djokovic on his 20th major win after he beat Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to complete a hat-trick of Grand Slam titles in 2021.

Novak Djokovic also paid “great tribute” to Rafa and Roger in his victory speech when asked what the milestone meant to him.

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    • Rafa fan 1, I agree with you!!! Sometimes I wonder, why God allow so many Djokovic in the world and so littles Rafael nadals … that it’s behind our understanding and control as humans !!! But Rafa fan 1, deep down in core I have this strong faith, that when everything it’s said and done, history will favor Nadal over the Joker and the jokers… I believe Djokovic it’s a very envious person of the success of Federer and Nadal

  1. The Citi Open has been cleared to hold a full capacity tournament. That should brighten up the players.

    GOOD LUCK RAFA

  2. According to the National Bank Open’s website, Rafa has confirmed that he intends to play in Toronto. The tournament is in the process of getting approval to allow spectators.

  3. Really sad about the state of the Olympics. Dunno re Djoker – according to his quotes he seemed to be particularly upset about not being able to have his stringer along. Seriously? That’s the secret to his success?!? And without his stringer he can’t hope to win even in a depleted field? Eh, my guess is he’s gotten a little more realistic about how the Olympics would impact his chances at the USO.

  4. Rafa is back to golfing. I hope he is enjoying his time off and comes back refreshed ready for the Citi Open.

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    Just checked the registration list for the amateur tourney at Pula Golf being held this weekend (4th leg of the Hexagonal circuit). Today was the deadline. Look who’s representing the RNA in this installment. #’s to the left are the individual handicaps.

    10.3 NADAL HOMAR, Miguel Angel
    18 NADAL HOMAR, Rafael

    4.2 MASON, Peter
    -1.2 NADAL Parera, Rafael

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  5. Although Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Olympics, citing knee issues, I think he made up his mind not to go when it was confirmed that there would be no crowd. Rafa made an early, wise decision not to play and the list of withdrawals just keeps growing.
    Even though Novak has said he’s undecided, i’m sure he won’t pass up on the opportunity to play, especiallly as there’ll be a depleated field and considering his poor Olympic record . Another bronze medal for him PLEASE!
    What a strange and soulless games it’s going to be without spectators! 😟

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