'Novak Djokovic has a very big soul', says former ATP ace
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4331
The last two decades have given tennis fans three men who have broken any kind of record, who with their titanic feats have written unforgettable pages of the sport, and who have entered the Olympus of the greatest of all time in their own right.
time. We are talking, of course, about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, also known as the Big Three. His greatness is for all to see. From the 103 titles of the Basel, through the King of clay with his 92 tournaments won, to 'Nole', who has just won his tenth Major at the Australian Open (93 in total).
His greatness is simply summed up in the numbers of the Grand Slams, which testify to the total hegemony of the three phenomena from 2013 to the present. 44 such disparate Grand Slams (Djokovic and Nadal with 22, Federer with 20, of which no less than 25 were won 3-0 in the final).
Nine times Federer and Nadal have won the last act without conceding a set to their rival. Seven times instead for the Belgrade star (the last one against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Happy Slam). Some impressive figures that are destined to grow and give the statesman other records to break.
The number one, in particular, has the opportunity to increase his already extraordinary numbers in the Slams. The news of the Serb's participation in the next US Open, which has just arrived in the last few hours, makes possible a feat that in 2021 he had only dreamed of.
That is, the achievement of the Grand Slam of the calendar, which would consist of winning the four Majors of the calendar year (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Us Open). 2 years ago Djokovic, after winning the first three, stopped in the final against Daniil Medvedev, which shattered his dreams of glory.
Corretja defends Nole Djokovic
Former Spanish tennis professional Alex Corretja has spoken highly of Novak Djokovic after his record-extending 10th Australian Open title. “Look how Djokovic celebrated the other day [Australian Open win] and how he hugged his family and especially his brother and his mother.
When he hugs his brother, he feels that harmony that works with Pepe Imaz and at that moment Djokovic feels that this work is not in vain,” he told Cadena SER (via Express). “That hug to his brother is the accumulation of managing many situations for years,” he added.
“What Djokovic transmits is pure passion for everything he does. I think that Djokovic has been misunderstood many times, he has a very big soul, beyond his things and his ideals, which he has maintained and respected without deceiving anyone, he has always been very sincere”.