'The problem is that Novak Djokovic is...', says ATP player



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'The problem is that Novak Djokovic is...', says ATP player

When it comes to the number one in the world Novak Djokovic there is always something to discuss. Just as the number one in the world receives praise for his extraordinary achievements, it also happens that the Serb receives criticism for his attitude, sometimes quite extravagant off the pitch.

In any case, thinking only of the tennis played, one cannot fail to be dazzled by the results of the Serbian champion in 2021 alone. Novak Djokovic has won three Grand Slam events, thus managing to reach his two long-time rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, at 20 titles.

The Serbian won the first three Grand Slam tournaments and in Flushing Meadows was one step away from achieving an incredible feat, never achieved in the Open era, namely winning the Grand Slam Calendar. Only the Russian champion Daniil Medvedev, winner of the US Open 2021 thanks to a peremptory 6-4; 6-4; 6-4, managed to extinguish the hopes of Nole and all his fans.

Nole clinched three Grand Slam titles this season

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal have dominated tennis for nearly two decades, winning a whopping 60 Grand Slams among them. While some reckon that their continued dominance has taken tennis to greater heights, Teymuraz Gabashvili believes it has been "very bad" for the sport.

"I think he can get it soon, since Djokovic defends absolutely everything," the Russian added. "In Australia he is worth making semifinals and that Novak does not come out champion, the problem is that Djokovic is still the best and that Rafa will return to the fullest again."

That said, the former World No. 43 firmly believes that Medvedev will be World No. 1 once Djokovic and Nadal call it a career, as the Russian has proven to be better than the other players in his age group. "The day they (Djokovic and Nadal) are not there, I have no doubt that he will be No.

1, so far it has already managed to be a little better than the (Alexander) Zverev, Rublev and (Stefanos) Tsitsipas," said the Russian. Finally, the World No. 1, Novak Djokovic has announced his plans for the remainder of the 2021 season.

In a recent interview, Djokovic revealed his future schedule, confirming that he will participate in Paris, Turin, and the Davis Cup. He stated, “For now, I plan to play Paris, the Final Masters in Turin and the Davis Cup.

That’s my schedule until the end of the season. I should be in Belgrade by the end of the week, and then a week before the competition in Bersi, I will leave Serbia in order to dedicate myself more to training and preparations”.