This first part of the season, in which he has triumphed first in the Adelaide 250 tournament and then in the Australian Open, has sent a clear message to the world of tennis. Novak Djokovic is back and wanting to take back everything he was denied in 2022.
Last year he had two faces for the Serbian star. On the one hand, the hard media moment for not getting vaccinated against the Coronavirus, a decision that was followed by the exclusion of some of the most important tests on the circuit.
On the other, the victory at Wimbledon, the Internazionali d’Italia and his 6th title in the ATP Finals (record shared with Roger Federer). Djokovic wants to make 2023 a historic year, something he was close to achieving in 2021.
In case of winning the three remaining Grand Slams, he would hold the extraordinary distinction of the Calendar Grand Slam (that is, winning all four Majors in the same calendar year). The number one in the world has an incredible streak of 17 consecutive victories and will try to replace it in the “Double of the Sun”, where he will probably have the opportunity to participate in the two tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, in which he is duly registered (but there will be to see if by then the ban on unvaccinated players from entering the United States is lifted).
The young Serbian tennis player Hamad Medjedovic, who has an idol and reference in his compatriot, dedicated splendid words to him, having also had the opportunity to compare notes and share time with him: “It’s incredible what you can learn from Novak just by spend time with him.
He does everything possible on and off the court to improve every day, he is incredibly disciplined and lives for tennis. He constantly thinks about what is best for his career. He helps me a lot and emphasizes the need to work on my mind and enjoy the process and not focus so much on goals related to results,” the current world number 261 told Eurosport.
Borg pays tribute to Djokovic
Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg has showered praise on Rafael Nadal for his “unbelievable” commitment to the sport. He also conveyed his best wishes to Novak Djokovic for his future endeavors.
“Djokovic is fit and he’s eager to play. He has three to five more very good years of tennis in him. He wants to break all the records and set new records. I think he’ll win a few more Grand Slams. I wish him the best,” he added.