As Djokovic’s racket is auctioned for the largest amount ever, Nadal lets his fans know what to expect from his comeback

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Just a tennis update, involving both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

A tennis racket belonging to the current Serbian number one sold for an immense amount at an auction in California, USA. It is about the racket with which Djokovic won Roland Garros for the first time in his career in 2016. At that moment, the Serbian achieved the so-called ‘career grand slam’, or conquering the four grand slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon & the US Open).

After drawing a heart in the clay, Djokovic then threw his racket into the audience, where a certain Abby managed to get the piece of memorabilia. After much deliberation, she now decided to sell the racket at auction. “On the one hand, you have a very special piece of sports history in your possession, but on the other hand, I must honestly admit that it had been in my closet for about six years.” A decision that now earns her a lot of money, more specifically 107,482 US dollars. Converted to 99,314 euros. Never before has so much money been spent on a tennis racket at an auction.

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“I don’t expect anything from myself”

Last week, Rafael Nadal announced that he will make his comeback at the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane, Australia, which will take place from December 31 to January 7. The 37-year-old Spanish clay court king posted on Instagram what fans can expect.

“I have been afraid to announce new things for a long time, because I have not been able to compete for prizes for a year,” Nadal begins. But I think I’m ready. I hope everything continues to go well and that I can enjoy it on the court. I have been out of action for a long time, so I hope that I will soon be able to experience the excitement of old times while playing tennis again. I don’t expect anything from myself. That is the truth. I can’t demand the same from myself more than what I have demanded from myself throughout my career. I am currently in a new situation that I have never had to deal with before. I have to accept that everything will be very difficult in the beginning. But I can’t let that upset me,” the Spaniard said.

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