Novak Djokovic hunted by haters, but Brett Connors is right to defend him

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Novak Djokovic hunted by haters, but Brett Connors is right to defend him

Novak Djokovic is constantly hunted by haters. This has been a constant throughout his glorious career. The Serbian champion, who suffered from being in (media) competition with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Many fans didn't forgive the Serbian champion for beating the two idols so many times.

Many fans, indeed many haters. Some of them even famous insiders, who should approach their work with more restraint. You may or may not like him, but Novak Djokovic is a tennis treasure that must be protected. Especially now, after the retirements of Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

A period of transition, from the old era to the new. And Djokovic, with Nadal, are the last ones left to be able to complete this transition. The haters should leave Djokovic alone. In the latest edition of the Advantage Connors podcast, Brett Connors, son of former US legend Jimmy, defended Novak Djokovic from criticism.

He explained: "Novak Djokovic became the world's villain last year, while now everyone is trying to back down. You have to wonder if many people didn't just follow the direction of the wind in 2022. Nole was identified as the leader of the no-vax movement in a totally improper way.

When asked for his thoughts on the anti-Covid vaccine, Djokovic made a very cultured and profound reasoning. He made it clear that the body is essential for an athlete, being his tool of work. No one replied to his arguments, but they limited themselves to portraying him as a buffoon." In an interview with the Tennis365 portal, Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas spoke about Nole's status: "It would be nice if the rule could be changed a little earlier than expected, so as to allow Djokovic to play the 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami.

I think he wants to be there, so we should give him the chance to come. We are keeping hopes that we can have him here. It would be a real shame if he missed these two tournaments because he is barred from entering the United States." Novak Djokovic took his revenge after last year's events by winning his tenth Australian Open.

The Serbian star player, struggling with a left hamstring injury on the eve of the tournament, managed to raise his level from the round of 16 onwards. Suffice it to say that the 35-year-old from Belgrade dropped only one set in the whole tournament, demolishing the poor de Minaur, Rublev, Paul and Tsitsipas.

In addition to having hooked his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slams, Djokovic returned to the top of the world rankings by ousting Carlos Alcaraz from the throne after 20 weeks of reign. Nole reiterated that he is still the strongest around and many believe that he can once again aspire to the Calendar Grand Slam.

Goran Ivanisevic's pupil will play the ATP 500 in Dubai at the end of February, while his presence in Indian Wells and Miami is very unlikely, due to his vaccination status.

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