World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has acknowledged that winning the US Open will not be easy, as he believes there are several players capable of winning it all at Flushing Meadows. "There are tremendous players in the box: Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas are the best contenders.
I feel the different tension, but I don't give it importance on a daily basis," Djokovic said, according to Sasa Ozmo. Djokovic won this year's Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon and is now aiming to win the US Open.
And picking up a Grand Slam Schedule for the second time in his career. "I have not spoken to Rod Laver (about the slam schedule), but I will try to communicate. We always have a chat in Australia, I admire him and I admire him.
Hopefully you can tell me something to help me," Djokovic revealed. "I feel like it should be a personal decision whether you want to get vaccinated or not. I hope it stays that way," said Djokovic. Djokovic hasn't played since the Tokyo Olympics and feels refreshed before the US Open."
I took an extra break and didn't play at Cinncy, which was previously planned. I am satisfied with my preparations for the US Open. There's no need to put extra pressure, but the pressure is a privilege, it really is, this is what you play for," said Djokovic.
It will be a bit of a strange feeling at this year's US Open as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will not play.
Andy Murray praises Novak Djokovic
During his pre-tournament press conference on Saturday, Andy Murray was asked by a journalist about his early impressions of Novak Djokovic.
The 2012 US Open champion replied that even though Djokovic always had a strong and multifaceted game, winning 20 Slams wasn't something that anyone could have predicted. "With Novak, I mean, he always had lots of qualities on the court, had a very solid all-around game," Murray said.
"But I don't think many people would have predicted that he would go on to win 20 Grand Slams, trying to do what he's going to do here." He added that the World No. 1 has made major improvements to his game over the course of his career and turned himself into a "complete player"
"Yeah, like if you look at his game over the years, the things he's improved, he's turned himself into a complete player," Murray said. "He plays great on all surfaces. He has an underrated serve. He's the best returner of all time.
I think his movement and his athleticism is something that maybe would stand him out from other players, maybe something you could have seen when he was younger," Murray continued.