'We cannot ignore that betrayal Novak Djokovic was talking about', says top coach



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'We cannot ignore that betrayal Novak Djokovic was talking about', says top coach

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic visited Sarajevo and then went to visit the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun in Visoko. Last year, Djokovic visited the Bosnian pyramids on several occasions. Semir Osmanagic, the founder of the pyramids, claims that pyramids have magical healing powers.

The European Association of Archaeologists has said that the Bosnian pyramid theory is not based on genuine science and has repeatedly criticized Osmanagic's work since then. After last year's Adria Tour controversy, Djokovic went to Visoko to find peace.

Djokovic failed to win the 21st Grand Slam and capture a Calendar Grand Slam after losing to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. After the final, Djokovic acknowledged that the tennis transition is happening in front of our eyes.

"I think it has already started in some way, with Dominic Thiem winning here last year. Daniil, I don't know if he's No. 1 now or if he'll be No. 1 soon. Look, that's normal. The transition was inevitable," said Djokovic.

"The older guys are still holding on. We are still trying to shed light on the tennis world as much as we can. I speak in my own name. I still want to move on, try to win more slams, play for my country. Those are the things that motivate me the most, I think right now.

But the new generation, if you want to call them that, is nobody new. It is already in force, established. Of course, they will take over. I think tennis is in good hands because they are all good boys and very, very good quality tennis players.

They have something to offer on and off the court."

Toni Nadal reflects on Novak Djokovic

In a recent column for El Pais, Rafael Nadal’s former coach, Toni Nadal penned down what went wrong for Novak Djokovic in the finals.

He believes that his plan completely failed and Daniil Medvedev served brilliantly throughout the US Open 2021 finals. “We could argue that the break initial Medvedev made him Djokovic. It made a dent in the Serbian player, who quickly saw that the tactic he had planned with long rallies from behind was not going to work for him as the Russian was willing to suffer.

Or that the new champion managed to serve very well throughout the game. And that he is deserving of the title and a firm candidate for others to come,” wrote Toni. “But we cannot ignore that betrayal he was talking about.

Well, evident in those tears of the great Serbian champion playing one of the last games of the third set,” added the Spanish coach.