Novak Djokovic’s incredible season is finally over. Incredible results, many satisfactions but at the same time two big regrets for not being able to win everything. 2021 left a lot of space for the new generations, also due to the injuries of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, and compared Nole with the new young players for long stretches of the year.
The Serbian once again demonstrated his dominance, especially in the best of 5 sets matches, which then allowed him to triumph at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Poker missed the US Open, the last Grand Slam in which the Russian Daniil Medvedev annoyed and beat the number one in the ATP ranking in the final, who then took revenge at the Master 1000 in Paris-Bercy.
The 34-year-old from Belgrade can also complain about the appointment of the Tokyo Olympics, in which he set out to get the gold medal: Alexander Zverev's growth and excellent grip on concrete blocked his way to the hypothetical Golden Slam .
The winner of 20 Major titles has not yet formalized his programming for the beginning of 2022. Djokovic will necessarily have to get vaccinated to participate in the Australian Open and his stance on the issue in recent months leaves the trip to the oceanic continent in doubt.
At the end of the Davis Cup experience for his country, Novak returned to talking about the topic: "Honestly, I will try to use the next few days to recover well, completely forget about tennis and recover my energy.
I am very exhausted all season, so now I have to take a break to spend some time with my family. Then we'll see what the future holds” he made his debut at the press conference.
Croatia edged past Serbia
During his post-match conference, Novak Djokovic spoke about his Davis Cup experience and plans for the future.
"Honestly, I'm going to try to use the next days to just rejuvenate, recover, and forget about tennis," he said. "So right now I understand you want some answers on where I start the season, how I start it.
I'm really, really tired from this season and this whole year, so I just prefer sticking to the family quality time, rehab mode, then let's see what the future brings." Djokovic hopes the team will learn from what happened at the Davis Cup this year and figure out where they need to improve.
The goal is to always perform better at the tournament because they care about playing for their country. "Hopefully we will learn what has happened this year during Davis Cup," the Serb said. "There are lot of things we can improve individually and as a team.
But the goal is always to go far in the Davis Cup competition because we all care about playing for our team and for our nation."