Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both hurt and has suffered injuries in recent months. Their race for the tennis plum of being the best player in history is put on hold as both try to recover from their injuries.
Federer has seventeen Grand Slam titles to Djokovic’s twelve. With Djokovic reportedly struggling with a wrist injury, is the Swiss pro happy that his rival won’t be 100% for the US Open in August?
Federer is one of the gentlemen in tennis and a classy pro, so it is incredible to think that he may wish bad things to happen for a rival.
It’s all rumors and speculations that he is glad to see Djokovic hurt but he might also feel relieved that the world number one will have a lesser chance of getting another Grand Slam title this year.
Djokovic is currently ranked the top player in the men’s tennis rankings and Federer is a former world number one and is thought to be the best player in the history of tennis.
Djokovic wants to equal or better Federer’s Grand Slam wins to be considered the best in the sport.
Federer missed the 2016 Rio Olympics tennis competition because of a knee injury. The player from Switzerland is also out for the rest of the year because of the same injury.
Federer has struggled in recent tournaments and Grand Slams and his last title was in 2012.
Meanwhile, Djokovic, who represents Serbia, played in Rio but was eliminated in an upset loss to Juan Del Potro in the first round of the men’s singles tournament.
Djokovic will miss the next ATP tournament in Cincinnati, United States but he wants to play at the 2016 US Open.
“I am very sad to announce that I won’t be able to play this year in Cincinnati. I have a recurring injury that has taken its toll on my body due to a very busy and active schedule this year,” Djokovic stated. “I have played many matches and I have to take some rest in order to heal.”
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