In the first months of 2022, all tennis fans lived the story of Novak Djokovic with curiosity and tension. The number one in the world initially entered Australia, but after a long legal dispute he was sent out of the country, thus forced to miss the Australian Open 2022.
A story that undoubtedly marked Djokovic and that forced him to only see the first Grand Slam of the year from afar, won by his arch rival Rafael Nadal. A similar situation in the United States, where given the Covid laws, the Serbian was unable to participate in Indian Wells and Miami.
In today's press conference, the number one also talked about these complicated months: "We need to calmly see what has happened and clarify everything. I try to go on and everything that happens to me I try to keep going with positive energy.
I try to learn from everything that happens to me, even the negative things and big things like what happened in January. Then we move on to tournaments and I believe that there is something inside me that is ready to go out.
It's been a tough few months, but I don't have any scars to heal. I will try to use everything as energy for the future." Next week Djokovic will reach 365 weeks at the top of the standings and Nole talked about it like this: "I am really very satisfied with this goal, I honestly did not think I would remain number one without playing tournaments, I think I was also a little lucky.
Jaramillo opens up on Djokovic
Acclaimed tennis coach Gabriel Jaramillo has hailed the Big 3 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for their stellar accomplishments and longevity. "Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, for the tennis they play and the number of years they have been competing," Jaramillo said.
Jaramillo feels that Djokovic (34), being younger than Federer (40) and Nadal (35), has every chance of outlasting his counterparts and adding to his legacy. "It's difficult [...] Being younger, because of his style of play and because of the way he moves on the court, I would say that Djokovic can go further," said Jaramillo.
"Nadal is a much more physical player; he wears out more; there will come a day when the body no longer responds to him," he said. "Then there is Federer, who makes everything easy and plays more beautiful than anyone, but I would say that Novak is the most complete of the three."