Novak Djokovic knocked off defending Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal in a semifinal epic en route to his 19th Grand Slam crown in Paris.
The reigning Wimbledon will launch his grass season on the king of clay’s home turf in Mallorca.
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World No. 1 Djokovic will play doubles at the Mallorca Championships, which is the first ATP grass-court event staged in Mallorca.
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19-times Grand Slam tournament winner ?? @DjokerNole will play the Mallorca Championships (doubles).#ATPMallorca | @atptour | @ATPTour_ES pic.twitter.com/flSGKxMtIb
— Mallorca Championships (@MallorcaChamps) June 15, 2021
Djokovic will reunite with another Nadal in Mallorca. Toni Nadal, Rafa Nadal’s uncle and original coach, is the tournament director of the Mallorca Championships.
The 34-year-old Serbian, who is now halfway to a calendar Grand Slam, is aiming to capture his 20th Grand Slam crown to equal rivals Nadal and Roger Federer, at Wimbledon, which begins on June 28th.