This beginning of the season has seen the return in style of one of the most important players in this sport, Novak Djokovic. After a 2022 marked by many lights and shadows, mainly due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, which caused his exclusion from some of the most important events on the ATP calendar, the Serbian star began the new year winning everything he could. . he could win i.e. the Adelaide 250 tournament and the Australian Open.
The return to the first position in the Ranking, to the detriment of Carlos Alcaraz, was the natural consequence of the very high performance of ‘Nole’, who had already won his 6th title at the ATP Finals in Turin at the end of last year. .
However, the Belgrade player has no intention of stopping, and has set his sights on one of the greatest feats in this sport, the Grand Slam on the calendar, which would mean winning all four Majors in the same calendar year. One of the blows that this incredible record could take, if he maintains the level he has shown at the beginning of the year, is his serve.
Djokovic is the player with the highest percentage of matches won in the tournaments played so far this season. An impressive 151 of 160 (94.4%). Right behind him is Taylor Fritz, current Miami Masters 1000 champion and a true specialist of this shot.
For him, 93 services won out of a total of 101. 92.1% is his average. On the third step of the podium is Melbourne finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, whose only loss of the season came against the 22-time Grand Slam champion. The Greek serve has a service percentage of 91.9% (159/173).
Pilic praises Nole Djokovic
The former coach and Davis Cup captain of Novak Djokovic with whom he won the legendary team competition in 2010, Nikola Pilic was naturally emotional after his former colt’s 10th Australian Open crown.
According to him, this 22nd Grand Slam title won under special conditions, one year after Novak’s unjust and incredible expulsion from Australian territory, reminds everyone that the Serb is indeed the best player in history.
“Regardless of the treatment he received last year in Australia, Djokovic returned to Melbourne and played his best tennis. The results say it all. With all the numbers on the table, I objectively affirm that Djokovic is the best tennis player of all time.
He deserves it. We worked together for years and I’m glad I helped you out. I say all this without any exaggeration.»