Fans Come Out in Support of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal After Novak Djokovic’s Uncanny Comments

Published 12/30/2021, 7:00 PM EST
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Rafael Nadal of Team Europe speaks with teammate Roger Federer during a practice session ahead of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 19, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


Novak Djokovic has become the talk of the tennis world lately because of the uncertainty in his participation at the Australian Open 2022. Recently, Djokovic also praised Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev for admitting their mistakes on and off the court.

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion also talked about how there’s no such thing as perfection. However, when the Serb made these statements, people interpreted him to be taking a dig at rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Novak Djokovic feels perfection doesn’t exist

Novak Djokovic has had a scintillating year, grabbing three out of four Grand Slam titles and he also equaled the record for the most number of the Majors with 20 Slams. In a recent interview, Djokovic opened up about making mistakes on and off the court.

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

According to the Serb, perfection doesn’t exist. He paid respect to Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev for being genuine.

Djokovic said, “I don’t like people who pretend to be perfect on and off the court, perfection doesn’t exist. That’s why I love Medvedev and Zverev. They are authentic, they admit their mistakes and they do everything to make up for it. We have a great friendship.”

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Fans react to Djokovic’s statement perceived to be about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

As soon as Djokovic made those statements, fans reacted furiously on Twitter. They believed Djokovic was targeting Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

One comment read, “Nasty digs at his rivals.” Everyone feels Novak Djokovic purposely made the statements for his rivals, i.e. Federer and Nadal, commonly known as Fedal.

However, some people did come out in support of Novak Djokovic, as they perceived the reactions of ‘Fedal’ fans to be blown out of proportion.

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It’s clear that after Novak Djokovic’s comments have enraged Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fans. What do you make of the situation? Let us know in the comments below.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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