The last two year was not very lucky for Novak Djokovic by a media point of view. At the beginning of 2022 Djokovic's vaccine issue has generated various and heavy criticisms. Nole's choice not to get vaccinated for Covid-19 led him to receive severe attacks and above all forced him to give up what he loves most, namely tennis.
At the beginning of the year, the situation in Australia intrigued all fans and there were various schools of thought regarding the choice not to involve Nole in Melbourne. The number one in the world was thus forced to see only his biggest rival, Rafael Nadal, on TV, winning and obtaining 21 Grand Slam tournaments.
Thanks to this result, the Spaniard is now the tennis player with the most Slam titles, ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, behind in this particular ranking with 20 titles.
Monte Carlo crowd hostile crowd to Novak Djokovic?
The Serbian tennis player came back to the court in the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 2022, but he was defeated after a tough battle in three sets, by the Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Nole appeared unloaded mentally and physically, recently not used to such a match and thus collapsed 6 to 1 in the third and decisive set. During the press conference Djokovic commented on the relationship with the crowd and the presumed hostility on the part of someone in Monte Carlo.
The Serbian champion denied this and instead declared: "Honestly, I didn't have any feelings of hostility and on the contrary, I think they helped me in certain moments. The audience was nice, but I think they supported both me and Alejandro.
In the past I have had much more hostile challenges with the crowd, which I think was not the case. Future? After such a defeat it's normal to be frustrated but I think I did well on the court and I think I fought well.
Physically, however, I was very far from my level, I found myself battling against a specialist of this surface, I was expecting a very difficult challenge and in fact it went like this. My goal is still to win Roland Garros, I have to continue to be optimistic and aim for that."