Novak Djokovic: 'I'm here to show them how it should be done'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 10808
Serbia, Germany and Austria. Or what is the same: the opportunity to see a relentless fight between the players of three great tennis nations - with Novak Djokovic among them - defending the colors of their countries in search of a place in the quarterfinals.
That the new format of the Finals is electrifying and intense, and that the emotion and equality are evident from day one, is something that the teams could already experience in Madrid in 2019. Any slight difference can decide the destiny of a nation; and the demand is very high.
For this reason, once the Qualifiers of this edition had been passed, the celebration of the group stage draw raised enormous expectations that undoubtedly did not disappoint. All groups have incentives for tennis lovers. But what luck held for Group F went much further.
Serbia, which started as seed, saw Struff and Kohlschreiber's Germany fall into their group. But there was even more: of the six nations that occupied the third "pot", it was none other than Austria the call to complete a Group F where any confrontation is a true final.
Thiem's ââdischarge due to a wrist injury leaves his team facing a huge challenge, but playing before his crowd in Innsbruck, any story has yet to be written. What you can not miss Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic reveals the aims of the PTPA
Novak Djokovic highlighted how the human race prefers to be "conformist" instead of rebellious. The 20-time Major champion admitted he is aware of how his endeavors have made him a villain in the eyes of many, but asserted he would continue to fight against the system that currently exists in tennis.
"We are a conformist society, we always prefer to join the herd than to leave it," Novak Djokovic said, in a statement translated by Twitter user, Oliver. "Instead of saying "this is not right, it is not fair, I will fight for the other person, who is less fortunate than me", they choose the easier way.
I know that I am a thorn in the side of many, I try to break the monopoly system that has been in our sport for many years." The World No. 1 stressed that he and the PTPA desperately want to fight for the rights of those players who struggle to reach the highest level of the sport.
"I know who I am and what I am, and I know what is right," Novak Djokovic said. "Barely 150 players make a living from tennis in the men's and women's game. Tell me any other sports where this is the case. We fight for exactly these guys and girls.
They put in effort, but they aren't listened to. The elite wants to rise while these players fight. That's why this little guy from Serbia is here to intervene and to show them how it should be done."