Rivals? Never. Candidates? Maybe. Friends? Forever. Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman shared a training session no less than at the Rod Laver Arena for the first Grand Slam of the year.
In the previous one, the Argentine won two victories and one defeat during the ATP Cup, in Sydney, while the Spanish won the title in the ATP 250 in Melbourne adding three new victories (he also obtained a round pass for not presenting a rival: Tallon Griekspoor).
A while before, Novak Djokovic made use of the same space although behind closed doors and with his work team. The Serbian still does not know for sure if the authorities will withdraw his visa again but he aspires to play the Australian Open.