Rafael Nadal thanks ‘class act’ Novak Djokovic for contribution to Spain’s Covid-19 fund

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal shaking on it

They are fierce rivals on the court, but Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are always happy to put their rivalry aside during a time of need, and the coronavirus is no different.

Djokovic and his wife Jelena had already pledged €1 million (about £897,000) towards the fight against Covid-19 in their native Serbia, but that hasn’t stopped the world No 1 from also contributing to a Spanish campaign to help those affected by the virus.

World No 2 Nadal and NBA player Pau Gasol are the driving forces behind the fundraising initiative after they challenged their fellow Spanish sports stars to help raise €11 million (about £9.9m) to fight the coronavirus.

The Iberian country’s biggest athletes like Fernando Alonso, Andres Iniesta and Alberto Contador, to name just a few, have all already contributed to the fund.

Djokovic has joined the list of sporting heroes to dig deep into their pocks with Nadal thanking the Serb on social media.

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