The 2021 US Open left several takeaways for British legend Andy Murray. The former world number one stood out for what Novak Djokovic did throughout the current season, where he fell a single victory away from completing the Grand Slam.
"Winning the Grand Slam is possible. In fact, Nole was just one match away from getting it. Anyway, he already won all four Slams in a row. He didn't do it in the same year, but he did," said the 34-year-old. years in statements taken up by 'Break Point'
In turn, the current world number 113, took positive things from his participation, with everything and that he lost in the first round to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas: "I played a great game at the US Open. I am very happy to see that my level is still against the best players, but I need to maintain it for more days and currently it is the most difficult thing."
Finally, the multiple Grand Slams winner referred to the historic triumph that his youthful compatriot Emma Raducanu achieved at the proclaim champion in the women's singles. "What Raducanu accomplished was great.
When I was young, a lot of British players gave me advice, which was not required of me, and judged every loss. It was irritating and I don't want to be that kind of person with Emma. She will follow her path, which will not be easy, but she knows it," he explained.
Andy Murray continues in his set-up, although it is not known to what extent he will get back to the version that he managed to have in the last.
Mujanovic takes a shot at Novak Djokovic
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has often been at the center of controversy, whether it is for his on-court behavior or off-court actions.
His recent pictures with controversial military figure Milan Jolovic and Serbian politician Milorad Dodik, taken at a wedding in Bosnia, have kicked up another storm. Political scientist Jasmin Mujanovic wrote a detailed thread about the photos and their implications, while also criticizing how Novak Djokovic doesn't lose any sponsors despite his questionable company.
"The world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic spent the last few days hanging out w/ a former underling of convicted genocidaire Ratko Mladic, & contemporary genocide denier & secessionist Milorad Dodik.
Let’s see how many sponsorships “Nole” loses as a result," Mujanovic wrote. Some of Djokovic's fans argued that he was only attending a wedding and that he hadn't given any indication he endorses Jolovic's or Dodik's views.
"Should have retweeted this earlier, but this is ridiculous and either a stunning disregard for human atrocity or a lack of care for suffering (assuming Djokovic knows, and considering his CV of careless actions I’m sort of inclined to think he doesn’t). Inexcusable regardless," wrote a fan on Twitter.