Record-setting Djokovic wants to see ‘healthy’ Nadal back in 2024

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (left) and Spain’s Rafael Nadal shake hands after their French Open match on June 1, 2022. Djokovic hopes a ‘healthy’ Nadal will return next year and resume their epic rivalry. – AFP pic, June 5, 2023.

NOVAK Djokovic reached his 55th Grand Slam quarter-final and record 17th at the French Open yesterday before urging a “healthy” Rafael Nadal to return next year and resume their epic rivalry.

Djokovic, chasing a third Roland Garros championship and 23rd men’s Grand Slam title, eased past 94th-ranked Peruvian opponent Juan Pablo Varillas, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

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