'Novak Djokovic is even better than the year before', says ATP ace
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 3407
With the success obtained in the final of the Australian Open 2023, Novak Djokovic achieved the 22nd Grand Slam of his incredible career. With clashes with Rafael Nadal in the all-time rankings, Roland Garros, scheduled for May-June, may represent a coveted opportunity to top him in the rankings.
Nole, with the success obtained at the Rod Laver Arena, against Stefanos Tsitsipas, rose to the 10 titles obtained in Melbourne, an absolute record, which at least as regards the Grand Slams was only achieved by Nadal, in Roland Garros (14).
But if we also take into account the 1,000 and 500 tournaments, the list expands and sees the presence, in addition to the two mentioned, of Roger Federer, who once again attests to the authentic, almost indisputable dominance of the Big Three in the last twenty years.
In the ranking of the most dominated tournaments we see the first three positions occupied by the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal, and they are all on clay. If in the first place we see the Parisian Slam, in second (12) and third (11) are the tournaments in Barcelona and Monte Carlo.
In fourth and fifth place Halle (10) and Basel (10) won by the Swiss legend. Always in 10, Nadal returns to the classification with the Italian Open. In the last hours, another great news has also arrived for the Serbian champion, he will be able to participate in the US Open and thus potentially contribute to another incredible feat that he already caressed in 2021, the Grand Slam of the calendar, which consists of the victory of the 4 Majors.
in the same calendar year. On that occasion, his triumphant march was interrupted right in the last act, in the Flushing Meadows final, where Daniil Medvedev closed the doors of the title, winning his first Grand Slam. Impressive numbers that automatically make Djokovic the tennis player with the best chance of winning the remaining Grand Slams of the season.
Stefanos Tsitsipas pays tribute to Djokovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas is using his heartbreaking loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Australian Open final as motivation to keep improving. "I take Djokovic as an example, who for the last few years we thought he had reached the highest level that tennis has to offer and every year he shows that he is even better than the year before," Stefanos Tsitsipas said in a recent interview with Sports DNA. "This inspires me and I have him as a role model at this time."