July 6, 2022


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Rafael Nadal congratulates Novak Djokovic conqueror Davidovich Fokina for Monte Carlo run

Rafael Nadal has despatched a message of congratulations to fellow Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina after the world No 46 loved a career-best week on the Monte Carlo Masters, beating world Novak Djokovic on the earth No 1’s opening match earlier than reaching his first-ever last. The 22-year-old suffered a straight-sets defeat to defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s last, because the Greek received the title for a second consecutive 12 months.

Nadal has shared an Instagram submit paying tribute to his younger compatriot after his profitable week on the Monte Carlo Masters. Davidovich Fokina began his week within the principality by defeating prime seed Djokovic in what was the Serb’s first match since February, producing a shocking 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 upset win.

His dream week continued as he overcame current Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz and former top-ten gamers Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin to make his first-ever profession last in opposition to defending champion Tsitsipas. It wasn’t to be for the world No 46, who ended up dropping 6-3 7-6(3) however he saved himself in it till the tip, breaking the world No 5 when he first served for the title at 6-3 5-4.

The 21-time Main champion has now congratulated Davidovich Fokina for his outstanding run, sharing a photograph of the Monte Carlo runner-up alongside champion Tsitsipas as he wrote: “Congratulations to @aledavidovichoffocial for the ultimate on #MonteCarlo Nice week!!!!” including a number of applauding emojis. The world No 4 additionally counseled Tsitsipas, who turned the primary man since Nadal himself in 2006 to efficiently defend his Monte Carlo title.

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