'That’s up to Novak Djokovic to make those choices', says former ATP ace

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'That’s up to Novak Djokovic to make those choices', says former ATP ace

Novak Djokovic's ride on the ATP circuit in recent years has been truly impressive: consistency in performance and results has definitely been the Serbian's trademark, who has the possibility until the end of his tennis career to beat all imaginable records.

and become more and more the best player in history. The number one in the world ranking, after practically every tournament, writes a page of history and reaches new important goals. This year, the Belgrade native also touched the great chance of achieving the Grand Slam, winning the titles of all four major competitions, stopping on the most beautiful in the final at the US Open against the Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Continuity at the top of the ranking will allow him to target one of the records still held by Roger Federer, the Swiss champion with whom he shares the same number of Grand Slam triumphs (together with the Spanish Rafa Nadal).

The 40-year-old player will live the last period of activity before retiring and is facing a physical condition almost never at the top (due to small and large injuries, as well as to age), which has not given him the opportunity to be competitive in the circuit.

Nole will close at the end of 2021 the 14th year, in the course of his long career, among the best three tennis players in the world. A great result, but in the special ranking there are those who did better: on the podium, behind him, is the king of clay at an altitude of 13; however, in front of everyone, King Roger commands with 15 seasons finished in the top 3.

Woodbridge speaks about Djokovic

Todd Woodbridge expects Novak Djokovic to be present in Melbourne in January to defend his Australian Open title, despite uncertainty over the Serb's vaccination status. The doubles legend believes it would be a major surprise if Djokovic missed the chance to win a record 21st Major in Melbourne.

“I think given what’s on the line, it would be amazing if he didn’t turn up. Yeah, I do think he’ll play,” Woodbridge said on Thursday. “[If Djokovic doesn't play], it would be his own personal statement in a sense of what he believes in."

During the conversation with AAP, Todd Woodbridge, a 16-time Major champion in men's doubles, pointed to Novak Djokovic's openness to different views and approaches as a reason for his success. “I suppose that’s what’s given him that point of difference in his career, where he made the decision to make changes to his diet and his fitness and in his health. And that’s up to him to make those choices," Woodbridge added.