Novak Djokovic: 'I don't want to hear things about what...'

Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players of all time

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic: 'I don't want to hear things about what...'

The 2023 Australian Open is going through one of its h*ttest phases, with tomorrow's dispute of the men's semifinals. First the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov will be staged and then, in the evening, Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul will face each other.

The Serbian tennis player is the big favorite of the tournament, he has won nine times here in Australia and he is the big favorite for the final victory of the tournament. Specifically, there is great curiosity about a possible final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas, which could represent the rematch of the 2021 Roland Garros final.

For Stefanos, an eventual victory would mark the first final of his career in Australia, while Nole would claim his 10th final and has nine wins out of nine so far. Djokovic's journey in Australia has been exciting so far and everyone is curious to see the reaction of the tennis player, who was ruled out last year due to his decision not to get vaccinated.

Well-known coach Patrick Mouratoglou, former coach of Serena Williams among others, had this to say about the winner of 21 Grand Slam titles: "Novak is the best tennis player in the world when it comes to defending and then counterattacking.

However, Nole is an even better tennis player when it comes to commanding exchanges, as is happening here at the Australian Open." Nole's progress in this tournament has been almost immaculate and, aside from some minor concerns about physical issues, no one has really questioned the status of the talented Serb.

Djokovic opens up on his team

In a press conference following the win, Novak Djokovic was asked how he deals with "intense scrutiny" from the media during big events. "Yeah, I mean, it's not an ideal situation or circumstances to be in when you have to kind of deal with all these other outside factors that are not really necessary during such an important event," Djokovic said.

"But it's been part of my life. Unfortunately last few years more so. I just try to evolve from it. I try to become more resilient, more stronger. I don't want to hear things about what was written in this article or that news or that news.

I want to keep my mind as sane or serene as possible in order to conserve the vital energy that I need for the court," he added. He will face third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday.

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