'We needed to help Novak Djokovic more', says ATP ace



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'We needed to help Novak Djokovic more', says ATP ace

Novak Djokovic has seen all the goals he had set for himself in this season finale vanish. The number 1 in the world made himself the author of an impeccable year up to Wimbledon, having posted three Slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon).

The Serbian phenomenon then went to Tokyo for the Olympics, where he was defeated by Alexander Zverev in the semifinals (wasting a set and a break advantage). The 34-year-old from Belgrade missed the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati, preferring to focus all his energy on the US Open.

Nole reached the last act in New York with more effort than expected, but was unable to complete the work. The tension and a Daniil Medvedev in a state of grace prevented him from making the 'Calendar Grand Slam' Djokovic partially redeemed himself in Paris-Bercy, where he won the 37th Masters 1000 of his extraordinary career.

Presented as the big favorite at the ATP Finals in Turin, Novak surrendered to Zverev in a balanced semi-final full of twists. His latest commitment was the Davis Cup finals, in which he attempted to lead Serbia to a historic triumph.

Despite having won in all four singles, 'Djoker' could do nothing in the decisive double against Croatia in the semifinals.

Krajinovic on Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinovic was very critical after the elimination of Serbia in the semifinals of the Davis Cup 2021: "It is a great honor to have Novak Djokovic in the team.

We learn a lot from him. He is our idol. He has given us many victories in Davis Cup. He loves to play, and we are trying to help him whenever we can. Unfortunately, falling in the semi-finals is very sad. We needed to help Novak more.

It is difficult for him to play both singles and doubles, but Nole always squeezes his body to the maximum for his country. In the near future we will try to form good doubles pairs so that the singles players can dose their efforts," he said on Okko Sport.

Novak Djokovic must absolutely devastated as Team Serbia crashed out of the Davis Cup 2021. The team that looked strong throughout the tournament fell short against Marin Cilic’s Croatia. In their decider match, Djokovic was caught kicking his tennis kit bag in frustration.

Meanwhile, Luka Modric watched the Serb lose his temper. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic/Filip Krajinovic suffered a major straight-set defeat against Croatia’s Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic 5-7, 1-6. At one point, the world No. 1 got so frustrated that he vigorously kicked his tennis bag.