'I assume Novak Djokovic’ll miss the Olympics', says former ATP ace

The "Big Three" marked a golden era in professional tennis

by Simone Brugnoli
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'I assume Novak Djokovic’ll miss the Olympics', says former ATP ace
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The "Big Three" marked a golden era in professional tennis, a trio that was responsible for rewriting every record in the sport and taking it to heights it had never reached before.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic starred in more than thrilling rivalries and pushed each other to improve every day to compete for glory, rising as the best in history.

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The arrival and beginnings of Novak Djokovic to the professional men's circuit were not easy, tennis was dominated by the Swiss and the Spaniard, with a public that had already taken their favorite, so the Serbian was seen as the third in discord.

But Djokovic never stopped believing in himself and with a unique mentality he evolved to improve his tennis and become number one in the world, a dominance that he broke thanks to a huge ambition that has led him to rise like few others in the ATP circuit.

The Balkan tennis player was gaining followers and the best tournaments in the world, breaking records and collecting most of the records, creating a huge legacy that also brought some sporting animosity towards him, which was enhanced by his attitudes on and off the courts.

Novak Djokovic is in trouble

Novak Djokovic is expected to skip to Wimbledon and play a tournament on clay before the Olympics.

In a recent interview with Fanpage.it, Paolo Bertolucci revealed that he has doubts about Nole's future: “Now I assume he’ll miss the Olympics and if they don’t go well I think he’ll have to think carefully. He might not even qualify for the Turin Finals. I think about it 100 times.

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Then there will be someone who will criticise his choice to lose to inferior players, while there will be those who will praise him because it will underline his humility Let’s leave it to him, out of respect for what he was. Everything he does will be fine.”

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