'Novak Djokovic says what he feels', says ATP ace

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'Novak Djokovic says what he feels', says ATP ace

Everything is almost ready for the Montreal Masters 1000, the first of the three major events of this part of the 2022 season in North America, which becomes a particular protagonist of the tournaments on concrete with all the best tennis players in the world involved.

It will be the first really important test for athletes who want to prepare in the best possible way for the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year. There are 1,000 points at stake for the winner, many of whom are aiming for the trophy to climb the ATP rankings and move closer to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.

There are plenty of opportunities for the players, given the absence of the Big Three: Roger Federer is still stuck in the pits; Serbian Novak Djokovic had to resign due to Canada's current anti-Covid regulations; and Rafael Nadal recently canceled due to sudden physical discomfort (click to read more), preferring the path of caution.

The seeds have been updated in this way before the official draw for the Canadian competition, scheduled for Friday, August 5, starting at 4:00 p.m. The number one favorite remains the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who will have to defend all the points as he is the title holder.

Even in second place, and therefore at the bottom of the scoreboard, is the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz.

Nole thanked his fans

Speaking on an episode of the ‘3iguales’ tennis podcast, Francisco Cerundolo said that Novak Djokovic should be lauded for being ‘authentic.’ “I don't see [Novak] Djokovic as a villain.

Quite the contrary. What happens is that people are very much in love with [Roger] Federer and [Rafael] Nadal. Novak says what he feels, it's authentic,” Cerundolo said. Djokovic is locked in a fight for the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles with Federer and Nadal, and Cerundolo believes that the 21-time Major winner will surpass both eventually.

“Surely, Novak will pass both in Grand Slams won. Djokovic is the one who moves the most to help the players who earn the least. To those who play Futures or challengers,” Cerundolo stated. All signs currently indicate that Novak Djokovic will be denied entry into the United States of America and therefore miss the US Open.

“I just wanted to take a moment and say to all of you how grateful I am to see so many messages of support and love from all around the world these days. I wasn’t expecting it, and that’s why it feels so mindblowing. Just wanted to say Thank You."