'To Beat Novak Djokovic There Has To Be...', Says Former Ace

‘To beat Novak Djokovic there has to be…’, says former ace

Novak Djokovic in Milan, between medical exams and Milan. On Monday, February 13, as La Gazzetta dello Sport writes, the tennis player from Belgrade landed in the Lombard capital to undergo medical examinations, after the injury he suffered in Melbourne: those three centimeters of muscle edema did not prevent him from succeeding in the Open from Australia, for the tenth time in his career at Melbourne Park, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The medical examination in Milan could serve to establish, with more certainty, what will be the next steps of the Serbian tennis player. Uncertain about the long-term schedule, but sure in the short term: the Dubai tournament is next.

Seeded first, he is the only 22-time Slam champion since Rafael Nadal’s resignation. The next two commitments would be the two 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, but the dilemma remains the same: will he retire because he cannot land on American soil, since he was not vaccinated, or will he return thanks to special permission? Awaiting an answer, the new director of the Monte Carlo tournament has confirmed his presence, as well as that of Rafa Nadal, in the first 1000 tournament on clay: both must start their season there on the second surface of the circuit (in order chronological). ), bound for Paris.

In the French capital, the two will be able to compete for the 23rd Grand Slam title, which would allow one of the two to surpass the other in the most coveted ranking in world tennis. Novak Djokovic has not played an official match since he won the tenth Australian Open, the 22nd Grand Slam that returned him to the top of the ATP ranking.

The native of Belgrade awaits an answer about his entry to the United States to play the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells and Miami.

Galimberti talks about Djokovic

In his current form, Novak Djokovic is virtually unbeatable, according to former Italian player Giorgio Galimberti.

«He started the year very well, objectively, how he won the Australian Open, I won’t tell you either, for sure. The only problem for the others is Djokovic, if he’s okay, you can’t play. Nole Djokovic won the final with an injury serious.

To beat Nole Djokovic there has to be a combination of things: he doesn’t have to be 100% and the opponent has to play the game of his life. It is complete and does everything», expressed the Italian.

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