Novak Djokovic: 'It’s just whether we can survive as a family'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4778
After weeks of terrible waiting and a situation hanging in the balance until the last minute, the official confirmation has arrived: Novak Djokovic will not participate in the Us Open 2022. The tennis player, champion of 21 Grand Slam titles and winner in New York in three different editions, will not be part of the American tournament.
After missing the entire American tour and in particular the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Montreal, the Serbian champion is forced to give up the American Grand Slam and loses another chance in the GOAT clash against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
With the Swiss stopped at 20 and Nole therefore forced to stay at 21, Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to extend to 23 Grand Slams and thus win the third Grand Slam title in this career. More chances of confirmation also for world number one and reigning champion Daniil Medvedev, looking for a good season after a difficult year.
The American tournament has left cryptic messages until the last, such as the image of the tournament without the photo of Novak Djokovic, and now, after a long wait, the official has arrived. After the confirmation by the government of the country to renew the anti-Covid measures, with the difference between vaccinated and not, and also after the signal of the official US Open page that has deleted the Grand Slam champion from its list of players, the confirmation has arrived.
by Djokovic himself, with a post on his social profiles. "Sadly, he won't be able to travel to New York this time for the US Open. Thanks to #Nolefam for the messages of love and support. Good luck to all my fellow players! It will keep me in good shape and spirit.
positive and I look forward to the opportunity to compete again. See you soon world of tennis."
Djokovic will drop out of the Top 10
As a teenager, Novak Djokovic flourished on international platforms even as a child. “It was mostly the decision of my parents to be honest, you know.
Yes, I was of course included and involved in the conversations. I personally didn’t feel it from the beginning because I said listen I don’t want to go and live in England. I don’t know anybody (there). I want to stay here with my friends, I have my school, I have my friends, I have my life, I have my country, I have my language, I have everything here.
I just didn’t feel that I would feel (the) happiest there,” he revealed. “I understood that it was a decision that my parents had to take because it was not only about, I guess, how you feel somewhere but it’s just whether we can survive as a family and something had to be sacrificed so if I wanted to pursue the tennis career then they had to strongly take into consideration moving to London. But dad and mom made that risk turned down the offer and we stayed here,” the Serb said.