'Roger Federer’s too smart and realistic to allow...', says top journalist
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 9746
Due to the ongoing pandemic outbreak, the Tokyo Olympics have many rigid restrictions. Therefore, numerous top-tier players have made the difficult decision to retire, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. However, determined on his way to the Golden Slam, Novak Djokovic will travel to Japan and try for the gold medal.
Earlier, the Serbian ace dropped a hint about his plans for the Games when he wished her a young Japanese fan on his sixth birthday. However, many wondered if the video was before the "closed doors" policy went into effect.
Sensing the confusion, Djokovic stepped up and confirmed his plans for next week. “I cannot disappoint my little friend Koujirou. I booked my flight to Tokyo and will be proud to join #TeamSerbia for the Olympics, ”Djokovic wrote on Twitter.
Given that Djokovic will be the only member of the 20 Grand Slams club, will they improve his chances at the Games? Or will Britain's Andy Murray take gold for the third time in a row?
Steve Flink opens up on Roger Federer
Tennis legend Roger Federer has thrilled the world by displaying some of the best tennis ever to be played.
The manner in which he commands the tennis courts has been second to none. However, in the current season, the Swiss maestro has been performing below his usual standards. Recently, top analyst Steve Flink analyzed Federer’s recent results.
They indicated that age has caught up with him and that he should consider making a decision sooner or later. If the results are below par in the next few tournaments, he would need to give retirement a serious thought. The journalist stated, “I think he’s too smart and realistic to allow himself all that to happen.
I don’t think he’s going to tolerate too many matches like the one he played on center court when he lost in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon. I think he’s smart enough and hopes the people around him are too.
People like Lubicic, Severin Luthi, and his wife are all trying to be honest and tell him what they really think about his immediate future and how to make his plans”. When the US Open arrives next month, the Serb will be the overwhelming favorite to win his 21st Major.
That would take him, for the first time in his career, ahead of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam race. But regardless of whether he gets to 21 or not, I have little doubt that Novak Djokovic will go down as the greatest male tennis player of all time.