Novak Djokovic’s season has been quite turbulent due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The Serbian phenomenon had to miss the Australian Open and the US Open, in addition to suffering serious damage to his image.
For the same reason, the former world number 1 could not participate in the American Masters 1000 (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati). After the disappointment suffered at Roland Garros, Nole redeemed himself by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth consecutive time (the seventh in history).
In addition to having equaled his idol Pete Sampras, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has shortened the distance that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the historical Grand Slam classification. The ‘Djoker’ will play the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and the Turin ATP Finals this last stretch of the season, waiting to find out if he will be able to travel to Australia next January.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion has revealed that his lawyers are in contact with Australian authorities and he is expected to receive a response in the coming weeks.
Pamela Maldonado on Nole Djokovic
Sports betting expert Pamela Maldonado has chosen Novak Djokovic as the big favorite to win the 2022 Paris Masters.
“Honestly, there is no one. Why? Because I’m interested in putting, if I’m betting on tennis, it’s because I’m putting it on ‘a sure thing’. And for me right now, that’s honestly Novak Djokovic.
Think of the (ATP Paris Masters) – the biggest title, Djokovic; the one with the most finals, Djokovic; Most consecutive titles, Djokovic! The most consecutive final, Djokovic. He has played, the most games played in Paris belong to him.
The one who won the most games (is him). He owns Paris, this is another homecoming tournament for him, and if I want to place a futures bet, it will be on Nole Djokovic,” he said. Discussing his claims on Tennis Channel, journalist Jon Wertheim wished the 21-time Grand Slam winner would play in Australia and said what happened in 2022 should be avoided next year.
“I think that anything we can do to prevent a repeat of what happened in January, which did not benefit anyone, is recommended. it’s true that you may get an answer in the next few weeks, one way or another, that’s positive,» Wertheim said.