2021 gave a show and twists. Novak Djokovic has written further pages of history this year, posting three majors and touching the legendary 'Calendar Grand Slam' Had he triumphed at the US Open, the world number 1 would have become the second man in the Open Era after Rod Laver to win all four Grand Slams in the same season.
Tension and a Daniil Medvedev in a state of grace shattered his dream. The Serbian phenomenon has, however, cleared the gap that separated him from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by lifting himself to 20 Majors, with the greedy chance of overtaking in 2022.
As everyone knows by now, Nole's presence at the Australian Open is shrouded in mystery . The 34-year-old from Belgrade has won nine times at Melbourne Park, as well as having won in the last three editions. Federer will not be back on the pitch until summer 2022, while Nadal will warm up at the prestigious Abu Dhabi exhibition in a few days.
During an interview with 'Il Fatto Quotidiano', Tathiana Garbin said she had learned a lot from two icons like Roger and Novak.
Garbin on Federer and Djokovic
“The good coach knows how to bring out the talent from his pupil and above all makes him independent in thinking for himself," Garbin began.
"A coach must transfer passion and determination, making children grow even humanly. I really appreciate that my girls read books and don't stay on their cell phones all day." To prove her point, the Italian cited the examples of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, revealing how the two have maintained their humility despite their immense stardom.
"You don't become a champion if you don't work on yourself first. I have understood many things on the pitch, relating to great champions such as Federer and Djokovic, very humble people who talk to you serenely as if they have always been friends and in a few minutes they are able to give you a lot," she said.
Italian tennis has been making huge waves lately. After bagging the rights for the ATP Finals and conducting the first edition successfully, the Italian Tennis Federation is on the lookout to bag the rights to host one of the groups for the Davis Cup 2022.
Coming to the Davis Cup 2021, it was Russia who took on Croatia in the final. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and others guided their nation to claim the title. The World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev capped off an amazing year for himself with the Davis Cup win. He claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open this year.