Alexander Zverev believes that a player must be in his prime if he is to beat Novak Djokovic. Furthermore, Zverev believes that no one reads the game better than 20-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic. "Novak is someone, if you are only 2% less in your best form, you lose 1-6, 2-6.
There is no one who reads the game better. Nobody else can do that like him, "Zverev said. Recently, Zverev declared Djokovic the greatest tennis player of all time. Zverev said he knows Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have a bigger fan base, but Djokovic has the best.
numbers. “I know that many tennis fans are more in favor of Roger or Rafa, but the statistics cannot be disputed. Novak has won more Grand Slams with Roger and Rafa. He has been number one in the world for most weeks and has finished number one most years, Novak has won most of the Masters titles and much more, "Zverev told Tennis Magazine.
“You can't always go against the numbers and say that Roger or Rafa are better because we've all been fans of them from a young age. Sometimes you have to see things realistically and Novak's records are just a given," Zverev added.
Zverev beat Djokovic twice on a big stage this year. Zverev beat Djokovic in the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics. , before beating the Serbian in the semi-final of the ATP Finals.
Craig Tiley reflects on Nole Djokovic
At a press conference on Tuesday, CEO of Tennis Australia, Craig Tiley highlighted that Novak Djokovic can only play at the 2022 Australian Open if he is "vaccinated" or has a "medical exemption."
"If Novak appears and plays the Australian Open, it will be either because he is vaccinated or because he has a medical exemption. Keeping your medical details private is your choice, as any of us could do with any matter we have or don't have.
We will not force you to disclose these details nor will we ask you to do so," said Tiley at the press conference. The Australian also emphasized that he would be happy if Djokovic plays at the upcoming Grand Slam. "He does not speak to anyone on a medical level, but I know that if he is here it is because he meets the conditions.
We want to have the best players here, I would love for Novak to come. If he agrees with the conditions, luxury, if not, it will be disappointing," added the CEO of Tennis Australia. Coming to his 2021 season, Djokovic won three out of four Grand Slam events this season, including a record-extending 9th Australian Open title.
He reached the US Open final but sadly lost, which stopped him from winning all four Majors this season. Nonetheless, we wish him all the best for the upcoming 2022 season.