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Some good news here for Djokovic- and tennis fans in general although I’m not so sure it is good news for Nadal fans. Nadal will play in Acapulco too and has lost his last 15 sets against Djokovic, including the 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 beatdown at his favorite French Open.
I thought the break until Indian Wells will do Djokovic well but obviously, he feels he doesn’t need it. It sure makes things more interesting for next week!
Next week there is the Dubai 500 event as well where Murray and Federer will make their first appearances since Melbourne. Dubai and Acapulco will both be strong events. Here are the top eight seeds:
Acapulco is definitely the stronger event with the addition of Djokovic and I see Del Potro will also be there. Djokovic and Murray will both be eager to reestablish themselves after what happened in Melbourne while Federer and Nadal will want to continue their winning ways.
Can Federer win an eighth Dubai title or will the world number one win his first one? Or will the defending champ Wawrinka defend his title? For me, Acapulco is the more interesting event because it has more depth and I’d love to see what happens if Djokovic and Nadal meet each other now.
A win over Nadal may be just what Djokovic needs to get his groove back. What do you think? Is this a positive move by Djokovic? Are you excited about next week?