Novak Djokovic: 'That is something I have never faced before'

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Novak Djokovic: 'That is something I have never faced before'

Between Novak Djokovic and Wimbledon there is a love story without end. The Serbian tennis player has won the title number seven at the All England Club, the fourth in a row: 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. The last one came in the final against Nick Kyrgios: the Australian had managed to snatch the first set from him, but the former number one of the world stepped up his game in the next two hours, winning the remaining three legs.

By winning his seventh trophy of the eight finals played (Djokovic only lost in the final against Andy Murray in 2013, ed.), Novak Djokovic also won his 21st Grand Slam title. He thus surpasses Roger Federer, who continues with twenty titles, and approaches Rafael Nadal, who is the first in this exceptional classification, with twenty-two Slam titles won.

After this feat, several messages arrived for the Serbian champion: from his teammates and former teammates to stars of other sports. The old qualms are over and the bromance era has officially begun between Djokovic and Kyrgios.

To symbolize it, the Instagram story of the handshake on the Serb's profile, later shared by the Australian with the words "brother". The tweet from Andy Roddick, the former number one who has spent years commenting on important matches on Twitter, could not be missing: "So impressive.

Congratulations to Nole" He also commented on the highlights of the match Juan Martín Del Potro, who finally congratulated one of the great rivals of his career: "Great champion!!!"

Nole Djokovic won 21 Grand Slams

"All the bad things that happened went through my mind and when I sat on the chair, I just felt huge relief, because emotionally I have been constantly stressed out, like never before in my life – not solely because of what happened in Australia, but because of what followed me afterwards in relation with that, lots of negative comments and provocations from various people," Novak Djokovic said.

Facing something like this for the first time in his career, Djokovic admitted that he was at a loss trying to get a handle on the situation. "That is something I have never faced before, so I did not know how to handle it," Djokovic said.

"I always strive to do things which make me calm and mentally balanced, but I am a human being after all – there were some very ugly insults, provocations, media constantly reminding me about what happened, and it got to me."