'I've seen Novak Djokovic do things on a tennis court that...', says former ace

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'I've seen Novak Djokovic do things on a tennis court that...', says former ace

With Juan Martín del Potro's career coming to an end, there is more than one game that had him as the protagonist and that will remain in the memory of fans. Although he had several battles within the ATP circuit, many of them against members of the Big-3, none like the ones that saw him face Novak Djokovic.

The Argentine tennis player, 33 years old and current number 753 in the world, faced a total of 20 opportunities with the leader of the men's circuit, having a balance of 16 defeats and 4 victories. The faces were seen in a Grand Slam final and in the Olympic Games, where "Nole" suffered one of the toughest defeats of his career in Rio 2016.

"Thank you, Juan Martín, for all your emotions. You are very great," said the Serbian about the "Tandil Tower" Also in Mexico they staged a tremendous battle. Precisely in the spectacular edition of 2017, where Djokovic and Rafael Nadal participated as the main attractions, they faced each other in the second round.

That night match ended with Novak coming back from a set down to end up winning 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 to the delight of all those present at the Acapulco Open, an edition that despite so many figures ended up winning the American Sam Querrey.

Rusedski talks about Djokovic

In his latest interview with Tennis Channel, former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski spoke at length about the battle at the top of the men's game and why he thinks Novak Djokovic will come back stronger from his Australian Open visa debacle.

"So Djokovic wants to go down as the greatest male tennis player in the history of the sport," Rusedski said. "Probably even break Margaret Court's record of 24 Majors. So I think the next tournament he plays where he's going to be allowed to play, depending on his status with vaccinations, and so forth, and countries' rules towards that," he continued.

"Mark my words, he's going to win his first event back. Well, Djokovic is gotta be, you know, upset about the whole situation Down Under thinking, okay, I should win Wimbledon this year, then the US open," Rusedski said.

"So I think this is gonna be an amazing year. Yeah, with with these guys. Oh yeah, he's gonna have the bit between his teeth. There's no question about it to me, I've seen him do things on a tennis court that nobody else has done," he continued.

"I mean, I bring back that match, the 2017 match against Federer at the US open. I was there live on the court and he had 22 and a half thousand people against him, didn't make him flinch or bother him whatsoever against one of the all-time greats."