'Respect for Novak Djokovic's performances has always...', says former ace

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'Respect for Novak Djokovic's performances has always...', says former ace

It is undoubtedly being the most talked about topic lately within the circuit. As the days go by, numerous contradictory information comes to light in the face of the Australian Open 2022. If a few days ago an alleged leak by the WTA came to light through an email, opening the hope that they could dispute the first Grand Slam all the players despite not being vaccinated, now Tennis Majors has published the content of an email by the ATP in which it says exactly the opposite.

The message basically informs that life will be more complicated next year for tennis players and technical staff who are not vaccinated, thus recommending the need to be vaccinated to have the same privilege with respect to those vaccinated.

On the other hand, the ATP will support any decision by local authorities to allow only vaccinated players to participate in tournaments and recalls that many countries may require vaccination to enter their domains. Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic has finally begun to receive the support he deserves from tennis fans, in light of the ovation he received during this year's US Open in New York.

Becker on Novak Djokovic

Boris Becker revealed on the Das Gelbe vom Ball podcast that the support received by Novak Djokovic would have done wonders for the Serb. The German reckons his former charge is finally receiving the adulation he deserves.

"The incredible ovation he received during the final was very good for him," Boris Becker said. "That ovation should make it very clear that Novak is on the way to being loved in the final stretch of his career.

Respect for his incredible performances has always been there, but now people attach themselves with him emotionally," Becker added. In that context, Boris Becker believes Djokovic is still coming to terms with the huge opportunity slipped through his fingers.

"Novak is still digesting the tremendous opportunity he could not take advantage of in the last US Open," said the German. "It became a major emotional problem for him, things did not go as expected." Daniil Medvedev put on an amazing show at US Open 2021 as he lifted his maiden Grand Slam trophy.

By defeating the World No.1, Novak Djokovic in straight sets, the Russian displayed his immense potential. In a recent interview, Medvedev claimed that Djokovic’s wise words helped him a lot mentally during his US Open run. Novak Djokovic suffered a surprising loss against the World No. 2, Daniil Medvedev at the Flushing Meadows.