“Myself and Roger are so upset”: Renowned Comedian Mimics Rafael Nadal to Make Fun of Novak Djokovic’s US Open Loss

Published 09/15/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic failed to accomplish his Calendar Slam at the US Open 2021. The Serbian legend lost to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the finals, who also ended his 27-match winning streak at the Grand Slams. Thus, he is currently tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally.

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Renowned comedian and voice-over artist, Elliot Loney, recently made a video after the end of the US Open 2021. Famous for doing the mimicry of tennis players, he described how some tennis players would have reacted on Djokovic’s defeat at the US Open 2021. He first disguised himself as Rafael Nadal and shared a message.

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“Hello everybody, this is Rafa Nadal. Obviously, I want to congratulate my good friend, Novak Djokovic, on winning the US…” said Loney when he was suddenly interrupted. He got to know that Djokovic actually lost the match and then he had to alter his speech.

Loney clearly wanted to portray that Nadal was in a way, prepared to congratulate Djokovic since he knew that he would win. However, to his surprise, that didn’t take place.

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Elliot Loney’s Rafael Nadal shows a remarkable transition when he gets to know that Novak Djokovic lost at the US Open 2021 finals

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As and when Loney’s Nadal comes to know that Djokovic lost the US Open 2021 title, he suddenly becomes cheerful. Even though he says that he and Roger Federer are really upset for his loss, his expressions reveal something else- as if he is really happy. He was clearly trying to make fun of Nole and was saying all this sarcastically.

Roger Federer of Team Europe and teammate Rafael Nadal react as they sit down during a practice session ahead of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (The Laver Cup consists of six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team and Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg) The event runs from 20-22 Sept. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

“I am so sorry, you lost the Novak. That is terrible news for me. Myself and Roger are so upset that you lost. That was the worst news,” added Looney in his role.

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Rafael Nadal has already ended his 2021 season with immediate effect due to a foot injury. Fans hope that the Spaniard makes an incredible return on the court next season. Will he be able to end the year within the top 10 ATP players?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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