‘I’m glad I helped Novak Djokovic’, says expert


This beginning of the season has seen the return in style of one of the most important players in this sport, Novak Djokovic. After a 2022 characterized by many lights and shadows, mainly due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, which led to his exclusion from some of the most important events on the ATP calendar, the Serbian star began the new year winning everything he could win, that is, the Adelaide 250 tournament and the Australian Open. The return to the first position in the Classification, to the detriment of Carlos Alcaraz, was the natural consequence of the very high performance of ‘Nole’, who had already won the 6th title at the ATP Finals in Turin at the end of last year. However, the Belgrade player has no intention of stopping, and he has set his sights on one of the greatest feats in the sport, the calendar Grand Slam, which would mean winning all four Majors in the same calendar year. One of the blows that he could take this incredible record through, if he maintains the level that he has shown at the beginning of the year, is the serve from him. Djokovic is the player with the highest percentage of games won in the tournaments played so far this season. An impressive 151 of 160 (94.4%). Just behind him is Taylor Fritz, current Miami Masters 1000 champion and a true specialist of this shot. For him, 93 services won out of a total of 101. 92.1% is his average. On the third step of the podium is Melbourne finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, whose only loss of the season came against the 22-time Grand Slam champion. The serving Greek has a service percentage of 91.9% (159/173).

Pilic praises Nole Djokovic

Former coach and Davis Cup captain of Novak Djokovic with whom he won the legendary team competition in 2010, Nikola Pilic was logically thrilled after his former colt’s 10th coronation at the Australian Open. According to him, this 22nd Grand Slam title won in special conditions, a year after the unjust and incredible expulsion of Novak from Australian territory, comes to remind everyone that the Serb is indeed the best player in history. “Regardless of the treatment he received last year in Australia, Djokovic returned to Melbourne and played his best tennis. The results say it all. With all the numbers on the table, I objectively state that Djokovic is the best tennis player of all time. He deserves it. We worked together for years and I’m glad I helped him. I say all this without any exaggeration.”

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