'I want to find out more about how Novak Djokovic...', says top footballer
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 7960
The comings and goings between the organizers and the ATP have disrupted the 2022 edition of Wimbledon before its start. For the first time in history, Russian and Belarusian tennis players have been excluded due to the current war and will not be able to participate in the competition, no ATP points will be awarded throughout the event while those of 2021 will be regularly lost by the different athletes and last but not least, the prize money will break all-time records to keep the tournament attractive to all the "Big Ones".
An almost surreal situation that obviously favored some, especially those who did not achieve an excellent result last year on the London grass, and penalized others (those who did a great deed). The consequence of the case that has emerged in recent weeks is a drastic change in the world rankings at the end of the third Grand Slam of the season, and the reason is not the results on the court.
In fact, it is already possible to analyze what the new classification will be at the end of the grass part of the year, being practically definitive at the conclusion of the last preparation tests for Wimbledon, which will also give the athletes their just reward with points.
The most unlucky are undoubtedly the finalists of the last edition, namely Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini. The Serbian, after the spoils reduced this week by the 2,000 Roland Garros points, will lose many others for the victory and the title won in 2021, without being able to compensate or match them in any way.
A very hard blow for the Serbian, who would fall to number 7, almost saying goodbye to the dreams of seeing the top of the ranking again soon. Taking into account the Us Open final and other competitions in the United States in which he is not expected to participate due to vaccination, Novak's chances of playing and succeeding are slim.
Vlahovic praises Djokovic
With his rigorous journey and explicit mental strength, 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic has swept millions of fans, as well as athletes, off their feet in the last decade and a half. "Michael Jordan, I like his mentality.
And Novak Djokovic. He’s from Serbia and he’s definitely number one so I have always admired him. He’s a great champion. I want to find out more about how he has done certain things. He is so good for mental strength: how he deals with certain problems and how he can play seven matches in a row and overcome seven obstacles to win a Grand Slam," Vlahovic said. In 2022, Nadal moved ahead in the race by winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros.