Macci implies Djokovic is a 'complete mix' of Federer and Nadal

Through a X post, Serena Williams' former coach expressed her opinion on the Big 3

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Macci implies Djokovic is a 'complete mix' of Federer and Nadal
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"What an amazing season this has been. Forever grateful to my wife for being the best mother I could ask for to kids,while I was making history of the sport. Her support and love that I have been feeling from my family made this historic season possible.

I would like to congratulate and thank my team for their dedication and efforts. Another very successful year for the team in the books. We will remember this one forever. So many memorable moments that sent chills down our spine.
Journey continues in 2024.

Looking forward to what’s coming up. Onwards and upwards." With these words, the Serbian champion Novak Djokovic summed up the sensations he experienced in 2023. This was a phenomenal season for the ATP No.1, who won 3 Majors and the ATP Finals, losing the final at Wimbledon against Carlitos Alcaraz, after 5 hard-fought sets.

Through a post, Serena Williams' former coach Rick Macci wanted to underline the greatness of the Serb, making a comparison with his two great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Macci's X post summarizes how Serbian best combines the qualities of Spanish and Swiss.

"Roger made the game look like BALLET. Rafa made the game look like BOXING. Novak makes the game look like a BOXING and BALLET," he wrote.

Not just praise: Djokovic argued about the choice of coach of the year

Darren Cahill and Simone Vagnozzi, coaches of the Italian talent Jannik Sinner, won the the ATP best coach award.

Djokovic, who hoped his coach Goran Ivanisevic could have won tit, didn't stomach the ATP decision, and he wrote on his social media: "Congratulations Darren and Simone on a great season with Jannik. Goran, I guess we need to win 4 out of 4 Grand Slams for you, maybe (just maybe), to be considered coach of the year.

Closing the year as number 1 by winning three Slams and the ATP Finals and having made the history of this sport is not enough, my dear coach."

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