"Novak Djokovic is different from everyone else," the tennis player said

In the press conference during the Pune tournament, Tim Van Rijthoven spent beautiful words for Novak Djokovic, underlining how the Serbian is different from all the other tennis players

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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"Novak Djokovic is different from everyone else," the tennis player said

In the press conference during the Pune tournament, Tim Van Rijthoven spent beautiful words for Novak Djokovic, underlining how the Serbian is different from all the other tennis players. Van Rijthoven explained: "Just before Wimbledon started, I was asked who I would like to face on the London grass.

I said I would like to meet Novak Djokovic and we actually met in the fourth round. Despite losing, it was a great experience. Nole is different from all the other players, we are talking about one of the best ever." After last year's issue, the Australian government lifted Novak's three-year ban.

His return to Australia has been very well received by former AO director Paul McNamee: "I am very happy to see Novak Djokovic back in Australia. In the second half of 2022, he has shown that he is still the man to beat. I think Nole will has received unfair treatment and that his generosity of spirit is too often overlooked."

Novak Djokovic is ready for the Australian Open 2023

Novak Djokovic closed last season on a high note by winning the ATP Finals for the sixth time and equaling Roger Federer's record.

The Serbian champion, who paid dearly for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, also won his seventh Wimbledon in 2022. The 35-year-old from Belgrade managed to end the year in the Top 5 thanks also to his triumphs at the Internazionali BNL of Italy, in Astana and in Tel Aviv.

Djokovic wants to win his tenth Australian Open, especially after last year's events. Goran Ivanisevic's protégé will start under the odds, also given the absence of Carlos Alcaraz (forced to forfeit due to a leg injury).

If Nole were to arrive in double figures at Melbourne Park, he would hook his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slams.

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