Rafael Nadal Expresses Gratitude for Kind Gesture by Novak Djokovic

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We have exhaustively talked about the Big Three’s ongoing accomplishments in tennis. As we take a break from tennis amid the global fiasco we are facing, the off-court nature of these great players has just shone ever brighter. Rafael Nadal started a vigorous campaign a little while ago to help out the medical authorities with…

We have exhaustively talked about the Big Three’s ongoing accomplishments in tennis. As we take a break from tennis amid the global fiasco we are facing, the off-court nature of these great players has just shone ever brighter. Rafael Nadal started a vigorous campaign a little while ago to help out the medical authorities with financial aid. And now, Novak Djokovic has chipped in to add to Rafa’s relief fund.

Djokovic and Nadal have given us the most amazing rivalry I have ever witnessed in any sport. The two colossal forces have spent the last decade locked in a battle for supremacy, and it will continue after this break too.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal share a laugh
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal share a laugh

We could talk about this rivalry for days on end, but we are not here to discuss and debate about that but rather their humanitarian efforts.

Novak Djokovic chips in

Dire times like these are a threat for all humanity, not just any one nation, or family or person. Such times call for us all to stand together and guide ourselves out of the mess. Ironically, though, social distancing is the best weapon we have against this disease right now.

But that matters not, for we may all be apart, but we stand together in spirit. And that’s exactly what Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are doing. Nadal’s campaign aims to amass a figure of about $12 million in order to help the Red Cross.

many Spanish athletes took Nadal’s call to heart and chipped in. And now, Novak Djokovic has done the same.

Rafael Nadal took to twitter to extend his gratitude towards his Serbian tennis rival.

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! pic.twitter.com/ypnRPHIZAd

— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 3, 2020

These two men have amazed us time and again on the courts, and they keep doing the same off it as well. As blessed as we call ourselves in the tennis community, to have witnessed these greats, in truth they are a blessing to society as a whole.

They have given so many lessons in life and tennis and they will continue to do so as long as they live.

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