'I objectively state that Novak Djokovic is...', says top analyst



by SIMONE BRUGNOLI

'I objectively state that Novak Djokovic is...', says top analyst

One of the blows that this incredible record could go through, if he maintains the level he has shown at the beginning of the year, is his serve. Novak Djokovic is the player with the highest percentage of games won in the tournaments played so far this season.

An impressive 151 of 160 (94.4%). Just behind him is Taylor Fritz, current Miami Masters 1000 champion and a true specialist of this shot. For him, 93 services won out of a total of 101. 92.1% is his average. On the third step of the podium is Melbourne finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, whose only loss of the season came against the 22-time Grand Slam champion.

The serving Greek has a service percentage of 91.9% (159/173). Just below them is Australia's shock quarter-finalist Ben Shelton, who ended his career at the hands of compatriot Tommy Paul. For the 21-year-old American, the serve average is very high: 91.8% (112/122).

In the last position is Matteo Berrettini, who despite his false step against Andy Murray in the first round of the Australian Open appears in this classification. The Roman tennis player won 77 matches out of a total of 84.

91.7%. Novak Djokovic already caused insecurity in his rivals by having one of the best returns in history, establishing himself as one of the tennis players with the most breaks per game, but now, these numbers show that his service is also another powerful weapon to go to the conquest of bigger titles.

Pilic reflects on Nole Djokovic

Former coach and Davis Cup captain of Novak Djokovic with whom he won the legendary team competition in 2010, Nikola Pilic was logically thrilled after his former colt's 10th coronation at the Australian Open.

According to him, this 22nd Grand Slam title won in special conditions, a year after the unjust and incredible expulsion of Novak from Australian territory, comes to remind everyone that the Serb is indeed the best player in history.

“Regardless of the treatment he received last year in Australia, Djokovic returned to Melbourne and played his best tennis. The results say it all. With all the numbers on the table, I objectively state that Djokovic is the best tennis player of all time.

He deserves it. We worked together for years and I'm glad I helped him. I say all this without any exaggeration." After a 2022 characterized by many lights and shadows, mainly due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, which led to his exclusion from some of the most important events on the ATP calendar, the Serbian star began the new year winning everything he could win, that is, the Adelaide 250 tournament and the Australian Open.

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