Novak Djokovic: 'I'm not surprised when I win Slams'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2750
The round of the last 16 of the men's division at the United States Open was ready. In it they managed to get 3 of the top 5 seeds (Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev), after the defeats of Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) and Andrey Rublev (5).
The number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, will have a theoretical commitment to the American sensation Jenson Brooksby, with whom he will meet for the first time on the ATP circuit. In that same part of the table, the Italian Matteo Berrettini (6) will do the same with the German Oscar Otte.
Germany is precisely the country, along with the United States, that got the most representatives in this round with three. The main one remains Alexander Zverev, the fourth seed, who will try to take advantage of his great moment after obtaining the gold medal in the Olympic Games and the title of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati.
Sascha will face Italian youth Jannik Sinner, with whom he has a 1-1 record. The top of the box will have a clash between powerful servers. The North American Reilly Opelka and the South African Lloyd Harris will compete for one of the tickets to the quarterfinals.
In turn, at the bottom of the draw, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2) will be challenged by the British Dan Evans. It will also be the first time they see each other. The Argentine Diego Schwartzman will collide with the Dutch Botic Van de Zandschulp, while the Spanish youth Carlos Alcaraz will face the German Gojowczyk, who is coming from qualifying.
Nole is never surprised when he wins Majors
During his post-match press conference, Novak Djokovic was asked how he wishes to be perceived by people outside of his tennis achievements. And the Serb, who has seldom enjoyed as much love and adulation as Federer or Nadal, lauded the reporter for the question.
"I would like people, particularly my peers, the fellow tennis players, both men's and women's side, to remember me as someone that first of all left his heart out on the court and has inspired maybe players to get better and to improve and to believe in themselves more," Djokovic said.
In a separate question, Novak Djokovic was asked if he had ever been surprised by any title win or by victory in any particular match. The 20-time Major champion replied that he has never entered a Slam without believing that he could go all the way.
Djokovic also claimed he is never surprised when he wins Majors or other big events because he always aims to do so. "Well, I would not be honest fully if I told you I don't think or I don't believe or I don't visualize that I can win every single Grand Slam that I play in," Djokovic said.
"I'm not surprised when I win Slams and big tournaments because that's always a goal. It's very clear image in my head and I try to do everything I can to get my hands on the Grand Slam trophy."