“Novak Djokovic has all eyes on him,” said former top player


Novak Djokovic will attempt to hook Rafael Nadal into the Slams as early as the 2023 edition of the Australian Open, having been cleared by the local government to travel to the Slam Down Under. Mats Wilander spent nice words for the Serbian champion, underlining how everyone will want to see what Nole will be able to do.

Wilander told: “There is more entertainment in professional tennis now, because players have finally learned to express their emotions. If players show their emotions to the public, tennis becomes more popular. It is no secret that Novak Djokovic has all eyes on him, especially after what happened earlier this year.

People scrutinize everything he does and are always ready to criticize him. Despite this enormous pressure, Nole has shown that he is still a beast,┬áphysically and mentally. He’s a real animal on the tennis court.”

In an interview, Daniel Vallejo spent beautiful words for Novak: “I trained several times with Novak Djokovic during the ATP Finals in Turin and it was a fantastic experience. He was very kind to me and I understood why he is the best to the world. He made me feel at ease and I will never stop thanking him. After a training session, he told me that I have good ball quality but that I need to accelerate more with my right hand. It is advice that I will keep in mind. “

Novak and the Slam Race

Novak Djokovic has found the strength to revive a season that risked being a failure. The Serbian had to miss the Australian Open and the US Open due to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, as well as having suffered serious image damage.

For the same reason, the former world number 1 also withdrew from all the American Masters 1000. The 35-year-old from Belgrade needed time to find the right balance, so much so that he failed to go beyond the quarterfinals at the Roland Garros.

The best version of Nole was seen again at Wimbledon, where he forfeited his fourth consecutive title. In addition to equaling his idol Pete Sampras with seven hits at Church Road, Djokovic is just one length clear of Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam rankings.

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