Novak Djokovic, number 1 on the tennis planet, today praised Argentinean Gustavo “Lobito” Fernandez, the world’s second wheelchair user, pointing out that the man from Cordoba is the source of “real inspiration” for Wheelchair Tennis Players – a real inspiration for me, ”said the Serb in his post on various social networks. , which takes place at the Flushing Meadows complex in New York.
“Gustavo and I talked about tennis today,” said Djokovic, who immediately praised the Rio Tercero native, saying tennis players with different abilities “manage to hit when they keep one hand on the wheel all the time.”
“Gustavo Fernandez very kindly answered all my questions and spoke in detail about the titanic efforts that he makes on the field,” wrote Nole, in a tweet that included a special greeting from Diego Armando Maradona inclusive.
“I’ve tried to play wheelchair tennis several times and it’s very difficult. Great admiration and respect for Gustavo and all wheelchair tennis players, “said Djokovic, who is still undefeated this season, and tomorrow will face Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta for a place in the quarterfinals.
For its part, Lobito also wrote in his Instagram account and thanked the Serb in response: “Nice talking to you, Novak Djokovic. I wish you great success!” – he replied. Fernandez from Cordoba, 26 years old, second in the ranking after Japanese Shingo Kunieda, won five Grand Slam titles: Roland Garros (2016 & 2019), Australian Open (2017 & 2019) plus Wimbledon (2019).