In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Patrick Mouratoglou explained why Novak Djokovic's backhand is one of the best of all time. Mouratoglou, who has become Simona Halep's new coach, analyzed: "Novak Djokovic has one of the best two-handed backhands ever.
His backhand has no limits, being fast and super compact. Moreover, he always manages to prepare it well in advance. All this allows him to effectively counterattack and change direction as he pleases, regardless of the speed of the ball that reaches him.
Ultimately, Djokovic is able to use his left hand perfectly." Patrick believes that Novak still has a lot to give to tennis: "Although Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open, I still bet on Djokovic. He is not only the youngest of the three, but he has averaged a couple of Grand Slams a year over the past four seasons.
He can play at the highest levels for another three or four years, still being motivated and in excellent physical condition."
Djokovic's season till now
After touching the Calendar Grand Slam last year, Novak Djokovic experienced one of the most difficult moments of his entire career at the beginning of 2022.
The number 1 in the world paid dearly for his choice not to get vaccinated. against the Coronavirus, having to give up defending the title at the Australian Open. The Serbian champion also suffered serious damage to his image, thanks to a soap opera that lasted for almost two weeks.
Strict US regulations forced him to skip the Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000s as well. The 34-year-old from Belgrade took the field only in Dubai, but his race stopped already in the quarterfinals against a wild Jiri Vesely.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will return to action next week in Monte Carlo, a tournament that saw him win in 2013 and 2015. Nole could face Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals, in what would be the highlight of the entire Monegasque tournament.