Pepe Imaz, spiritual guru and former mental coach of Novak Djokovic, gave an interview in defense of the Serbian tennis player. Djokovic, after the events related to his decision not to get vaccinated, lost the sympathy of many people and suffered heavy criticism.
The Spanish guru, who knows him well, has decided to take the defense of the 20-time slam champion. Speaking to AS.com, Imaz argued that the Serbian has done everything in his career with "the best intention and desire to help" others.
Former Spanish tennis player Imaz, who achieved modest career results as a sportsman, followed Nole between 2016 and 2018. Imaz reiterated that the 20-time Grand Slam winner has always done everything with his heart. “The way I feel and see it, everything he has done, he has done it with the best intention and desire to help and has contributed to the status he has acquired in the world of tennis.
He did it with his heart. Some things have been more or less successful. He is a human being and he learns,” said Ymaz. The former Spanish tennis player runs 'Amor and Paz' in Marbella, Spain. Ymaz claims that Djokovic faces criticism, even the harshest, always in a positive way.
“For some he has made a mistake and has lived through the criticisms and received them with acceptance and learning. So he took them better and digested them. He accepted the right of opinion of many people, even if sometimes they do it too lightly.
The information arrives very confusing and is not very close to reality. Still people dare to launch opinions,” Ymaz replied.
Djokovic has featured in just one tournament this year
Serbian youngster Hamad Medjedovic has heaped praise on Novak Djokovic for his willingness to offer advice to up-and-coming tennis players.
"I have been training at the Novak's structure for about a year and a half," Medjedovic told Serbian TV channel RTV Novi Pazar. "His success is incredible. We have good contact. We see each other often and he is always ready to give some useful advice to the young tennis players.
I must also mention the support of the Tennis Association of Serbia. They selflessly help young players in every sense, as much as they can." Medjedovic also spoke about his goals for this season. The Serb said he is aiming to reach the top 300 by the end of the year and qualify for next year's Australian Open.
"The goal is to win as many points as possible in the next period and to advance on the ATP list. I am ready to welcome the season on clay. I started preparations before December and worked hard until mid-January. Now it needs to be confirmed at tournaments.
I would be pleased to be among the top 300 by the end of the year and to qualify for the Australian Open. It is ambitious, but in my team we think I can achieve that," he said.