'The match in Paris influenced Novak Djokovic's consideration...', says top coach

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'The match in Paris influenced Novak Djokovic's consideration...', says top coach

Novak Djokovic is here in New York at the US Open to make tennis history. If he wins the tournament, the number one in the world would become the first player in the Open era to make the Grand Slam by winning all four majors in the same year and above all he would detach the great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and become the man tennis player with the most.

Slam in history. During the first round of the tournament Djokovic beat the very young tennis player Holger Rune in four sets and many were surprised by the fact that the public cheered for the very young opponent and not for the number one.

Former British tennis player Mark Petchey gave his own reading on all this and defended the Serbian champion. According to Petchey, all those who criticize Nole should look in the mirror to understand and do this before judging.

Given the great goal that Djokovic is pursuing, Petchey said that we must respect and support Novak at this moment. Here are his words: "Whatever your opinion on Novak Djokovic, you cannot fail to respect your work, the sacrifices he made and the success he achieved in his era, probably the most difficult ever, if you judge this negatively it's a reflection of who you really are." Then the former tennis player continued: "It would be nice to see the people of Arthur Ashe stand and cheer at the entrance when Novak Djokovic enters the field next time.

We can see something unique in history in men's sport and that thanks. to Nole and all tennis fans should appreciate this."

There has never been any certainty about the New York weather conditions

Lorenzo Musetti's coach Simone Tartarini has revealed that the Italian got a chance to train with Novak Djokovic ahead of his US Open second-round clash against Reilly Opelka.

Lorenzo Musetti's coach further confirmed that both Novak Djokovic and his coach Marian Vajda were on board with the idea of inviting the teenager to train with them. "The idea was immediately shared by both Vajda and Nole," Musetti's coach added.

"And now we are in this beautiful place in New Jersey, a villa with an immense park and an indoor field, owned by a private individual who could be defined as wealthy, where Nole is a guest during the tournament. Actually the relationship is excellent, first of all thanks to Marco Panichi (the athletic trainer), who is a very dear friend of mine, but we are on excellent terms, as I told you, also with his manager Edoardo Artaldi," Tartarini said.

"Then of course, it may be that the match in Paris influenced Djokovic's consideration of Lorenzo."

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