In an interview to Polska Times, the tennis expert Wojciech Fibak commented on Novak Djokovic's comeback to the highest level. The Serb won three Grand Slam titles in a row since last year's Wimbledon and he aims to achieve the Novak Slam at the French Open.
"Everything depends on your mind", said Fibak. "Novak's problems are not connected to sport reasons only, because there were family issues as well. Several thoughts, some experts who were surrounding him. All together, they upset him so much that for some time he was not able to compete at the same level as before.
Being at the top is not just a privilege and pleasure, but it also requires a lot of effort and sacrifice." On the Australian Open results, he added: "Roger Federer's loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas showed that everything is possible.
Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Andy Murray and the defending finalist Marin Cilic. Frances Tiafoe beat Kevin Anderson for the first time and then Grigor Dimitrov." "Hurkacz should have been like LeBron James, playing basketball, but he instead decided to play tennis.
He headed into the professional sport with a lot of respect. He is a good guy. Wins against Nishikori, Pouille or Shapovalov allows you to go beyond and get confident. He is yet to achieve his full potential." Asked if a comparison between Hurkacz and Jerzy Janowicz could be made, Fibak replied: "They have a totally different behaviour.
Janowicz is a natural talent, Hubert has a big talent but they behave differently. But tennis needs big characters and you need to have a big ego to be among the best guys in the world."