Currently there does not seem to be another tennis player with better shape than Novak Djokovic (he has just won in Belgrade and Roland Garros). Unlike Rafael Nadal, who specializes in clay, and Roger Federer, who enjoys his performances on faster courts, the Serbian has a chameleon adaptation: his game never seems to be affected despite the changes of surfaces.
In that sense, he wants to keep his Golden Slam dream alive and to match the other two members of the Big-3 at the top of Grand Slam titles and for that he must surpass Cristian Garín. Although the Chilean has been doing well at Wimbledon, his tennis reality places him far from the No.
1 in the world. In fact, he had to work hard to get into the second week of competition. Meanwhile, an aggressive Nole was seen from the first ball, with a serve that is "one of the best in his life" - according to the tennis player himself - and with the usual shark mentality.
He may have a short slump that could cost him a set, but it seems difficult to imagine such a strong shock at this stage of the tournament. In any case, Franco Davín's pupil will have to work on a right-wing exchange, avoid the setback of his rival - except to surprise - and will have to be firm from the service.
Otherwise, he will not have much of a chance.
Becker reflects on Novak Djokovic
Boris Becker recently gave his thoughts on his former charge Novak Djokovic's never-say-die attitude. Becker reckons Djokovic has an incredible ability to keep fighting until the last point is played.
"It’s important to learn to control your emotions and to not give up the fight until the last point is played," Becker said. "That’s what Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal] have got. Novak [Djokovic] could write the book about that.
I love Djokovic’s attitude. He’s like a street fighter." According to Becker, Djokovic is robotic and merciless on the court but is the "most endearing character" off it. "When I started coaching him, I took the time to get to know the person away from the player," Becker continued.
"The person is very different to the player you see on the court. The player is mechanical, even cold. But he’s the opposite in private. He’s got the most endearing character you can find. I always found it intriguing how those two personalities can exist within one person."