In the end, logic prevailed. The ATP portal released a video in which, in the preview of the season, they asked some of the most prominent tennis players on the circuit who was their favorite to win the title of the four Grand Slams.
Everyone, without exception, went with logic and it came true. The first to respond was the British Jack Draper, one of the players who arrived with the best feelings at the tournament, who replied: «Australian Open, Novak Djokovic.» In the same position was the American giant John Isner, who appealed to the past to give his winner: «Not out of the box so much, but I’ll go with Novak.» The members of the NextGen, the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, the American Frances Tiafoe and the Russian Andrey Rublev agreed in their forecast: “Novak”.
Other prominent players who were clear that the Serbian would win his tenth title at Melbourne Park were the German Alexander Zverev, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the Canadian Denis Shapovalov and even the American youth Ben Shelton.
Even the ‘Pequeño’ gave the reason why he opted for ‘Nole’: «It seems that the years are not passing him, you know. Time stops when he plays. He’s going to do very well this year». And no one was wrong. There’s a reason ‘Nole’ is one of the best tennis players in history and, above all, he is the best player to have played at Melbourne Park.
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Novak Djokovic shed some light on his tough Serbian upbringing in a recent conversation with former pro Somdev Devvarman.
«Look, you know, I don’t do them because I want publicity. I do them because I feel like I want to help, I want to be there for people who are less fortunate. I came from Serbia in the ’90s, where I’ve been through two wars, an embargo for six years.
For four years, no Serbian athlete was allowed to leave the country to compete in international competitions,» explained the Serb. AM with hundreds of people and my grandfather, so that we could put the loaves on the table for the family of 5-6 members to eat that day.
How you feel that. I think the appreciation for everything I have, what I have been blessed with, what life has given me and God is very appreciated and more respected by me, ”he said.