'The government has to forgive Novak Djokovic...', says top coach

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'The government has to forgive Novak Djokovic...', says top coach

Victory at Dubai 2020 was one of the most special in Novak Djokovic's career as his children witnessed their father win his fifth title in Dubai. En route to winning the 2020 Dubai title, Djokovic beat Malek Jaziri, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Karen Khachanov, Gael Monfils and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

"I was coming to Dubai very confident, I liked my chances and I had my family here. In fact, it was the first time I had my two children watching my match and I celebrated with them after the match," Djokovic said, according to Sportskeeda.

"So it was a very dear and special moment for me" Monfils had a great chance to earn his first win over Djokovic at the Dubai event in 2020, but the World No.1 saved three straight match points before claiming a 2-6, 7-6(8), 6- 1 on French.

Djokovic admitted that he was on the brink of defeat, but was glad he pulled off an impressive comeback. "I fed him for a long time. I saved match points against Monfils in the semis. I was in the driving position, really.

For most of that match. He was the better player, and then somehow he managed to find the right shots and turn the match around, have a really good third set," he added. "He came a day later, playing my best tennis against Stefanos.

Which of course was fit." Also, Djokovic recalled the 2010 Dubai final match against Mikhail Youzhny, which was played over two days due to rain.

Djokovic has had a difficult year

Speaking to the press recently, former Croatian player and Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic revealed how he once predicted that Roger Federer would be overtaken by the other two members of the Big 3, as far as Grand Slam titles are concerned.

"If someone had said ten years ago that both of them would surpass Federer, they would not have believed it. Even before I was on the team, I said that both Nole Novak and Rafa Nadal would have more Grand Slam titles than Roger, and now it is coming true.

It's hard to say how much he [Djokovic] will have in the end. They're denying him the US Open now," Goran Ivanisevic said. "Australia is good news that mandatory vaccinations have been waived, but the government has to forgive him the three-year sentence. That might be okay. If they're healthy, I don't know where they'll end up," Ivanisevic added.