Novak Djokovic is looking for something historical. After winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the number one in the world arrived on New York hard courts to hit the Grand Slam, a goal that until now has been achieved, as far as the men's circuit is concerned, only by Rod Laver, able to win all 4 slams twice in the same year: once as an amateur and once as a professional, in the open era.
The Serbian will not have to contend with long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have already put an end to their 2021 tennis court due to injuries, but he will face a host of young people hungry to finally take their place and ready to remove a tasty candy from under Nole's nose.
The number one in the world is concentrated more than ever, after the scorching elimination suffered in the Olympic tournament at the hands of Alexander Zverev first and the defeat in the final for the bronze against the Spanish Carreño Busta then, to make up for the US Open and accomplish a feat legendary.
This is why Nole has already reached American soil a few days ago and is already training on the fields of Flushing Meadows. After a session with Norwegian Casper Rudd, Djokovic shared the pitch with Canadian Denis Shapovalov and then engaged in an interview with Espn, to whom he revealed how the US Open fields are faster than those of 2020.
“We got to play the tie break because we both served well. We both think the fields are faster than last year, so if you have a good serve..." . He told Nole to the microphones of the American broadcaster.
Schett comments on Novak Djokovic
Former World No.
7 Barbara Schett believes Novak Djokovic will go down as the best male player in the history of the sport. The Austrian also reckons Roger Federer will not win another Major, while Rafael Nadal might struggle when he returns in 2022.
"I think he will finish as the best in history, Schett was quoted as by the Punto de Break website. "Whether you like him or not, it doesn't matter. If he wins this tournament, he will be the one with the most Grand Slams.
I don't think Federer will win another one. We would be content to see him play again and with Rafa, things are not getting easy either. I don't think Medvedev, Tsitsipas and the rest will win 21 Grand Slams. Djokovic looks like he is 27 or 28 years old.
He is very fit and takes very good care of his body. Even if he doesn't win the title in New York, he will keep winning more. He knows how important the next few years are for that," Schett continued.