Novak Djokovic has silenced any rumors about his upcoming farewell from tennis, but has also spoken on behalf of his illustrious colleague and rival Rafael Nadal. They, who recently witnessed Roger Federer’s retirement in London at the Laver Cup, remain the only members of the Big Three still in business.
If on the one hand, however, there is Nadal who encounters physical problems quite often, on the other hand there is Djokovic who suffers practically zero injuries and therefore does not even remotely think about retiring.
Djokovic said: «I live a very special moment in the history of tennis, perhaps the greatest, and I feel incredibly honored to be in a position to write the history of our sport. The time has not yet come, neither for Rfaael Nadal nor for Rafael Nadal». for me.»
Nole should play until at least 2024 if all goes well for him.
For Norrie it is unfair see Djokovic in the Finals
Paris-Bercy and Turin. These are the last two stages of Novak Djokovic’s complicated tennis season.
The former world number one struggled to find tournaments to play due to the decision not to get vaccinated against Covid.19. However, despite the few appearances, the Serb has maximized his performance on the field: victory at the Rome Internationals, conquest of the 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and victory at the Tel Aviv and Astana tournaments.
These last two, in particular, were included in the program with the aim of obtaining the necessary points to qualify for the Turin Finals. In fact, according to the ATP regulations, a winner of a Grand Slam title who is outside the top 8 can access the Masters tournament, as long as he is between the ninth and twentieth position of the Race.
A rule that found the contradictory opinion of Cameron Norrie, defeated in the Wimbledon semifinals by Djokovic: «Djokovic’s qualification for the Finals, as a result of his victory at Wimbledon, seemed a bit strange to me. I don’t know if the rule already existed, but It seemed unfair to me.»