The certain animosity that it manages to have on the part of a certain sector of fans seems to be left aside when the protagonists themselves speak. There are many, really many, the references or active players of the ‘white sport’ that highlight Novak Djokovic far beyond his work on the track.
They see him as a leader who looks out for everyone, that’s the almost unanimous opinion on tour. One of the best tennis players in history, the German Boris Becker, has always spoken in favor of the Serbian player, whom he managed at one point in his career, although not with the expected results.
These results were far from undermining a relationship of deep respect and admiration on the part of two of the best tennis players in history. But that relationship became even more personal when Becker faced major personal problems.
“We had a professional relationship for many years and we parted ways in 2016. But we always stayed close and especially during my time in prison. While I was in prison, Novak supported me and my family. I started to cry when he started winning,” said the multiple Grand Slam winner.
Within the tour, it is clear that ‘Nole’ is extremely loved by his colleagues who not only see him as the best of all, but also as a friend who always will support your cause. This statement from the Teuton only increases the figure that the Serbian is both on and off the track.
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Former player Mary Joe Fernandez recently showered praise on Novak Djokovic for his resilience in pressure games.
“He’s definitely the one to beat every time he steps onto the court,” Fernandez said. “He just seems to find that next gear when he needs it most,” the former World No.4 asserted. “The only we remember doing it so well was Roger,” she said.
Novak Djokovic started the season in the best possible way, winning the tenth Australian Open of his career and returning to the top of the ATP rankings. The Serbian phenomenon only lost one set on the street at Melbourne Park, confirming that he has a very special feeling about this tournament.
In addition to having ousted Carlos Alcaraz from the throne, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has equaled his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the historic Grand Slam rankings. Nole will go hunting for overtaking already at Roland Garros, scheduled for the end of May on the clay of Paris.