Novak Djokovic made sense of his 2022 by winning his seventh Wimbledon title and matching his idol Pete Sampras. The seeding number 1 left several sets on the street during the tournament, but was always flawless in the decisive moments.
By winning the Championships for the fourth year in a row, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has hoisted himself to 21 Grand Slams and narrowed the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time standings. It is unknown what the Belgrade veteran will do in the next two months.
Not being vaccinated against the Coronavirus and having not changed his mind about it, Nole will not be able to enter the United States unless there are unlikely last-minute second thoughts. In all likelihood, the 'Djoker' will also be forced to miss the American Masters preceding the last Major of the season.
To ESPN's microphones, John McEnroe has railed against the rule that Novak does not enter the United States. The 21-time Grand Slam champion has revealed that he won't be playing minor tournaments to hunt for points.
McEnroe on Nole Djokovic
“These politicians are getting in the way too much,” McEnroe said.
“They did it in Australia. Let’s let the guy come in and play in the U.S. I mean, come on. This is ridiculous”. McEnroe’s brother Patrick also weighed in on Novak Djokovic being unable to compete at the U.S.
Open. “Whatever you think the government should or should not do, it’s a bummer for tennis,” he said on the broadcast. In conversation with Djokovic, Navratilova said, everyone has a favorite drink. Replying to her question, the 21-time Grand Slam champion said, “I am actually still awaiting my first meal after the match.
I haven’t had much of food. You know I don’t drink alcohol. I mean, I haven’t had a beer in years,” he said. Addressing the media after his victory in the finals, Djokovic praised his opponent Nick Kyrgios for his brilliant run in the tournament.
“Congrats to you and your team for an amazing tournament, I wish you all the best man. I really, really respect you a lot. I think you are a phenomenal tennis player and athlete and amazing talent,” he said. With this win, Nole Djokovic went ahead of Federer in the list of most Grand Slam title winners. Spaniard Rafael Nadal still sits on top with 22 titles, followed by Djokovic (21) and Federer (20).