Rafael Nadal thanks ‘class act’ Novak Djokovic for contribution to Spain’s Covid-19 fund
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.
A huge thanks to @djokernole for the contribution to the #nuestramejorvictoria campaign helping those in need in the fight against Corona Virus.
Class act 🙌🏻👏🏻 Hvala Nole! pic.twitter.com/ypnRPHIZAd
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 3, 2020
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