Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have often garnered praise from all quarters and made headlines for their top-quality play on the tennis courts around the world. From clinching those coveted Grand Slam trophies to winning fans’ hearts with their heartwarming gestures have often been the primary traits of these two supremely talented gentlemen. World no. 2 Nadal has started a vigorous campaign to help the medical authorirites in his homeland Spain. Spain is one of the worst hit countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Over 100,000 people have been infected and more than 11,000 have died. Also Read - Lockdown 4.0: This State Allows Taxis And Auto-rickshaws in Red Zones From Today
Sensing the need of the hour, world number one Djokovic has extended his support for his on-court rival Nadal and chipped in towards his charity project Nuestra Mejor Victoria, which has been setup to help in the fight against COVID-19. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0
Thanking the Serb for his kind gesture, Nadal wrote a special message for Djokovic on his official Twitter handle: “A huge thanks to @djokernole for the contribution to the #nuestramejorvictoria campaign helping those in need in the fight against Corona Virus. Class act Hvala Nole!” Also Read - On First Day of Last Week of Lockdown 4.0, India Reopens Its Skies; Highest Single-Day Spike of 6,977 Recorded | 10 Points
Nadal had started the project with Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol and football great Andres Iniesta later joined the initiative. Spain have declared a national emergency to deal with the pandemic.
Nadal would have been gunning for his fourth consecutive and a record extending 13th French Open title with the 2020 edition of the clay court Grand Slam being scheduled for May 24. However, the coronavirus outbreak has led to the dates being shifted to September 20-October 4, making it possibly the last Grand Slam of the season.
This too is under a cloud of doubt especially after the recent cancellation of Wimbledon. It was the first time since the second World War that an edition of the grass court Grand Slam was cancelled and All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis expressed his fear that there may be no more tennis this year.
Both Nadal and Djokovic have amazed us time and again on the courts, and they keep doing the same off it as well.