'I have never seen Novak Djokovic live in...', says ATP star

Djokovic had arguably the greatest season of his career in 2021

by Simone Brugnoli
'I have never seen Novak Djokovic live in...', says ATP star

Despite numerous successes and incredible feats in the world of tennis, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have no intention of stopping. The Swiss champion is looking forward to returning to play after continuing knee problems and, in an interview with Srf Sport, said: “I am rebuilding everything, I can now slowly think about my return.

A few weeks ago I had an MRI scan, which was very positive. This gives me hope and makes me feel safe. It will definitely take some time. I could come back in late summer or early autumn ". Djokovic, excluding the sad Australian interlude, has lost only one game in the last four Grand Slam tournaments.

His only defeat, the one against Daniil Medvedev at the US Open, prevented him from achieving the Grand Slam dream. Nadal, on the other hand, returned to the Tour and overcame his foot injury. The Majorcan has won three consecutive tournaments, including the Australian Open, and surpassed his two rivals in the fight for the Grand Slam primacy.

Hubert Hurkacz, in a recent interview he will send back to Essentially Sports, spoke about the differences between the Big 3 and the rest of the circuit. “Daniil was able to beat Djokovic at the US Open and I think he is very close to the level of the Big 3.

I think all the players in the top 10 are trying to improve their game to get closer to the best. Playing against certain tennis players allows you to improve. We are moving in that direction”. Hurkacz definitely fell short of expectations at the Australian Open.

The Pole, seeded number 10, lost in the second round in three sets to Adrian Mannarino.

Nole has won the French Open title twice

In a recent interview with SportKlub, Francisco Cerundolo described his first meeting with Novak Djokovic.

“Last year I played the finals in Buenos Aires, and after that I traveled to Europe. Three weeks have passed, and I played Serbia Open. I am in the gym and suddenly Novak enters, I have never seen him live in my life as a player,” said Cerundolo.

Giving details about the meeting, Cerundolo stated that Djokovic first greeted him and then congratulated him for his brilliant campaign at the Buenos Aires Open. “I was nervous at first when I saw him coming. He looked at me, greeted me and introduced himself as ‘Novak’.

I couldn’t talk, I was nervous. He congratulated me on the title in Buenos Aires. It surprised me – number one in the world, he has a million things in his head, and he knows what my results are, and that of my brother. I was flattered,” added the Argentine player.

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