Rafael Nadal is believed to be a much more promising candidate than Roger Federer for the Australian Open 2020 championship in the quest to dethrone the rival of Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal closed the year in 2019 with great success when he recaptured the world No. 1 from Novak Djokovic. Although again missed an appointment with the ATP Finals, “Gaur” has also contributed greatly to help the male Spanish tennis team to be crowned the Davis Cup (new version) right at home in Madrid.
This year, Rafael Nadal and the biggest rival of his career – Roger Federer met twice, both at the Grand Slam. In the semi-finals of Roland Garros, the Spaniard beat Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the final, where Rafa defeated Dominic Thiem for the second year in a row to win the “Holy Land”.
In the semi-final of Wimbledon 2019, Federer successfully revenge to beat Nadal 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Unfortunately, in the final of this prestigious tournament, “Express Train” lost to the tough and brave Djokovic when the first 5 set applied tie-break series after they drew 24 games main battle.
Nadal and Federer almost met in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals if Alexander Medvedev did not beat Daniil Medvedev in the last round of the group stage.
However, Mr. Roig still believes that in the Australian Open 2020 (January 20 – February 2), his hard-working student is still the largest candidate candidate and can completely defeat Federer in the confrontation as well as deposed Djokovic to pay off his debt to the Serbian tennis player at the final at Melbourne Park earlier this year. If he wins the silver medal in the Australian Open early next year, Nadal will even level Federer’s own 20 Grand Slams.
Talking about how Nadal (No. 1 seed) could face Federer (No. 3 seed) in the Australian Open 2020 semi-finals, coach Francisco Roig said: “We will see him (Nadal) when confronting the opponent. how great it feels, if the match takes place in 5 sets, he is of course a good candidate for victory.”