Novak Djokovic has won four titles in 2022, including a Grand Slam and a Masters 1000. Despite this, it cannot be said that it has been a fully satisfactory season for a phenomenon of his caliber. In fact, the Serbian has paid dearly for his decision not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, since he had to give up the Australian Open and the US Open.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade has ended up in the eye of the storm several times, in addition to having suffered serious damage to his image. Nole managed to revive his year by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, the fourth in a row.
The ‘Djoker’ has not only equaled his idol Pete Sampras, but has also shortened the distance that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the historical Grand Slam classification. Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé also beat Italy’s BNL Internationals, in Tel Aviv and Astana, to clinch his spot at the ATP Finals in Turin.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion is waiting to find out whether or not he will be able to travel to Australia next January.
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Invited to a neurology congress in Belgrade, Novak Djokovic was surprised by this honor, although he very quickly tried to draw a parallel with the course of his life and as a champion.
During his speech, Novak of course mentioned the famous resilience, the one that allows you to overcome disappointments and move on. “When the organizers asked me to come, I was wondering what I was going to talk about when it’s not my favorite course.
But I realized that together we share a love of work, a passion… You are heroes to me, you save lives. We are honored to have received the “Benefactor” gold plaque and to be a part of this event. Recognition like this inspires us to continue working with even more dedication and love.”
Speaking on the ‘Advantage Connors’ podcast recently, boxing legend Mike Tyson was asked about the players he followed on tour. «Djokovic, definitely, and Federer. Speaking of Djokovic, he’s recovered from all those injuries,» Tyson said.
«You know, I love Djokovic personally, but I’m just a big fan of Federer. When he was at his best, he was always moving in the air. He’s smooth. He’s really smooth. Nadal was all over the place. He’s a great player, but he doesn’t look very good playing. Federer is smooth and very elegant.»