'Novak Djokovic is a guy that everyone should look up to', says former NBA star
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 5391
The Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy will be giving away many points and will be one of the decisive appointments in the ATP Finals key. The last edition of the French event was won by an extraordinary Daniil Medvedev, who then ended up also conquering the Masters' tournament.
In the last few hours, the entry list of the tournament, which will take place in the first week of November, has been made official. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are not registered, stopped in the pits due to physical problems, but Novak Djokovic could meet again.
The Serbian champion has had a very intense season and has come just one step away from the Grand Slam dream. The Belgrade won the first three majors of the year and only stopped in the final at the US Open, thanks to the tension and a demon-possessed Medvedev.
Right at the end of the match against the Russian tennis player, Djokovic opened more than one question mark about his season finale. The 20-time Grand Slam winner, just like Federer and Nadal, could indeed return to the field directly in 2022.
“To be honest, I don't have a plan, nothing at all. I don't know if I will play any tournaments or where. Right now, my head is only here: in New York,” Djokovic explained at a press conference. We'll see if the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 can count on him.
Medvedev, who wants to confirm himself as champion in order not to lose too many points, will certainly play in the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.
Wolters pays tribute to Djokovic
Former NBA player Nate Wolters believes Novak Djokovic is a person everyone should look up to.
Wolters also reckons Djokovic is the greatest player of all time. "I know he (Novak Djokovic) comes to some games," Nate Wolters said. "I know he follows the team, which is pretty cool. He's probably the greatest tennis player of all time.
Hopefully, he can come to some games this year and obviously, I'm a big fan of his and I watch tennis quite a bit, especially the Majors. He's a fun guy to watch. That'd be great," Wolters continued. "He's a great athlete and a guy that everyone should look up to, and he takes care of his body, and works extremely hard, and is obviously super talented.
So yeah, he would be a fun guy to meet." Wolters revealed that he sees himself playing a lot more tennis once he retires from basketball. "I was always a lot better at basketball than tennis, so it was kind of just something to do on the side, and something you can do the rest of your life", Wolters said.
"So I don't play a lot of tennis now just because I'm focused on basketball, but I think when I'm retired from basketball, I will play a lot of tennis."