'Novak Djokovic has the ability to rise from...', says WTA legend

Novak Djokovic is a 24-time Grand Slam champion

by Simone Brugnoli
'Novak Djokovic has the ability to rise from...', says WTA legend
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Novak Djokovic is truly 'immortal' Throughout his career we have witnessed his historic feats several times but also in this Roland Garros 2024 we are noticing something magical. First against our Lorenzo Musetti, on the court until after 3 am and without practically ever stopping in four hours of play, then bruised, almost injured, Djokovic beat in five sets and after four and a half hours the Argentine Cerundolo, clay court player and tennis player present in the Top 30.

After dominating the first set with a clear 6-1 the Balkan tennis player slipped on the court and then complained of a knee problem. In the press conference he then said that he had a resentment to a problem already suffered in recent days and that the fall simply exacerbated the case.

In addition to this, Djokovic - on several occasions during the match - argued with the chair umpire and the supervisor, guilty of not underlining the conditions of a court in his opinion dilapidated or almost. During the match, Djokovic asked for the court to be swept several times, also to avoid putting the safety of the tennis players at risk.

Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Clive Mason

Justine Henin praises Novak Djokovic

Many times at the change of court world number one Novak Djokovic has joked, underlining (in an ironic way) the excellent conditions of the court.

In short, in addition to the opponents and the physical problems, also the court and the supervisor, at 37 years old Djokovic no longer stops and tries to achieve the best possible result. The tennis player from Belgrade remains in the fight for the number one position in the world that he defends from the attack of Jannik Sinner.

Tomorrow he will face the Norwegian Casper Ruud, a tennis player who he has often beaten in his career but who recently defeated him at the Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo. A new opponent and Nole is looking for his revenge. In a recent interview, WTA legend Justine Henin opened up on Nole: "He once again found the means to come back from nowhere and this is really from nowhere.

We thought that this match might have been over. We keep in the back of our minds this ability of Djokovic to rise from the ashes," Henin was quoted as saying on France Television.

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