The high-quality tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic amused the tennis fans globally. With Djokovic toppling over Nadal in the singles tier, Serbia and Spain will play the deciding doubles match for the ATP Cup 2020 title.
From Spain Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez will be taking the doubles court, and Nadal decides to stay out from the deciding rubber.
Why is Rafael Nadal not playing doubles?
Recently, Rafa has been playing quite a few arduous tennis matches in Brisbane and Sydney, and the Spaniard is exhausted. He feels it’s better to sit on the bench and cheer for his team. Due to fatigue, he pulled out from the deciding doubles tier.
“I have been playing a lot of tennis in the last couple of days. My level of energy is a little bit lower than usual because I played long yesterday, very long before yesterday, very long in Brisbane in the last day. This is a team decision and we believe in our team.” Rafael Nadal said.
Carreno Busta and Lopez are a good choice
World Number one Nadal and Team Spain have full faith in Carreno Busta and Lopez, and the pair won’t let them down. “That’s why we had success in the past because we were able to give confidence to the rest of the players. We give a chance to Feliciano and Pablo. They are doing well and we are going to support them and hopefully, they have a good day,” Nadal added.
In Australia, Nadal played some tough matches against Yoshihito Nishioka, David Goffin, and Alex De Minaur. He was also played two doubles matches. In a nutshell, playing incessant tennis for more than seven days has worn out his body.
Meanwhile, the Serb Novak Djokovic decides to play the deciding doubles match alongside compatriot Viktor Troicki.