In a long published interview, Stéphane Robert, who works as a coach in Novak Djokovic's structure, analyzed his relationship with the Belgrade champion. Roberto said: "Actually, Novak Djokovic is not exactly my boss.
I don't have that kind of relationship with him. I watch the evolution of our boys. We exchange opinions, he gives me and the players useful advice. It's all very simple and straightforward, there's nothing complicated." In a video posted on Instagram, Patrick Mouratoglou analyzed Djokovic's prospects: "Novak needs to regain his rhythm and confidence in this last part of the season, as he has played few matches this year.
His big goal is to beat Rafa. Nadal in the Grand Slam classification. He may not have much of a chance, as his appearance at the Australian Open and US Open 2023 is in strong doubt." Although he has had to miss two Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic can be satisfied with his season.
The Serbian phenomenon paid dearly for his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, having to give up the Australian Open and the US Open. The 35-year-old tennis player from Belgrade ended up in the eye of the hurricane and suffered serious damage to his image.
After the disappointment suffered at Roland Garros, the former world number 1 redeemed himself by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career (the fourth in a row). In addition to having matched his idol Pete Sampras, Nole has reduced the distance that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the historical classification of the Majors.
Goran Ivanisevic's player also prevailed in Tel Aviv and Astana, getting rid of the pass for the ATP Finals in Turin. The 21-time Grand Slam champion wants to finish the season well and then focus on 2023. It is still unclear if Djokovic will be able to travel to Australia next January.
Mischa Zverev talks about Djokovic
Hailing Novak Djokovic for the way he comes in with confidence no matter how long he has been away from the sport, Mischa Zverev is of the opinion that the World No. 7 could get even better with age, hinting at a very long career ahead of him.
"I think that's incredibly strong. Novak comes back, wins two tournaments - and that's it," Mischa Zverev said. "Obviously he wasn't injured and he's only had one break, but he comes on with a lot of confidence and plays his thing down. I'm sure he'll get even better. It's very impressive, especially at 35."