‘Novak Djokovic is probably the most complete player in history’, says ATP ace


Although he is almost 36 years old, Novak Djokovic is still very competitive and looks more athletically fresh than ever. The Serbian champion has just won his tenth Australian Open in his career and is back at the top of the ATP ranking, reiterating that he is still the strongest around. The 35-year-old from Belgrade is still unbeaten in 2023 having also won the ATP in Adelaide and many believe that he can once again aspire to the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’. The 22-time Grand Slam champion will return to action in Dubai later this month, before taking an extended break from the circuit. Current regulations in the United States prevent him from playing the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami, given that the state of emergency will only end on May 11th. Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé will use that period to recharge his batteries in view of the clay court season, where he will resume his eternal fight with Rafa Nadal. In an interview for the ATP website, Daniel Vallejo revealed what it was like to train with a legend like Djokovic.

Vallejo reflects on Nole Djokovic

Aged 18 and 730th player in the world this week, the Paraguayan spoke on the ATP website about this necessarily unforgettable and inspiring experience for the rest of his career. “They are very consistent and aggressive in their game. They have big serves. They have a lot of things you can remember and try to practice. I warmed up Daniil Medvedev for his game against Stefanos Tsitsipas. It was a fun experience. Daniil has a completely different style of play. He’s a very relaxed guy. It’s great fun to be with him and play with him. You get used to his ball and it’s a lot of fun. I think one of the coolest things for players to enter the tournament is that they have their own locker with their face on the door. It’s pretty cool. It is a unique event. I have to keep working hard to maybe be there one day, ”he said before giving his impressions of Novak Djokovic’s game, which he was able to observe closely in training. “I love watching Novak Djokovic. He’s an incredible player to watch. Along with Roger Federer, he is probably the most complete player in history. He has everything, he can do everything, so it’s amazing to watch him play.” This achievement also put the Serb level with Rafael Nadal (22) for most Grand Slam singles titles by a male player.

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