Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus. He announced it himself with a statement on his site, saying that his wife Jelena was also positive. The news of the positivity of Djokovic, who is 33 years old and is the World number 1 in the ATP tennis rankings, comes after that of the tennis players Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric, both positive results after participating in a charity tournament organized by Djokovic, which took place last week between Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During a recent interview with Tennis Break News, former World number 6 Gilles Simon believes that Roger Federer will always be more loved than him regardless of the number of the slams that Novak Djokovic is going to win.
Simon on Federer and Djokovic
“You just have to accept that Roger Federer is not only Roger Federer in tennis but in the whole world. He’s the most loved sportsman, you can’t fight. Even if Djokovic will make 22, 25, 36 Grand Slams, he can say that he was the strongest, but people will still prefer Roger.
Novak Djokovic, when he forgets that he is less loved and says to himself, like at Wimbledon last year “ok you are all against me, well you are all going to die, I am going to fuck him”, well he is unbeatable, you see it in his eyes.
When he wants to look cool, he doesn’t play as well and he isn’t as strong because he doesn’t have the same determination" - Gilles Simon said. Federer has huge popularity in the world of sport, to the point that he has been called a living legend in his own time.
Given his achievements, Federer is widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with many players and analysts considering him to be the greatest tennis player of all time. He has also been called the greatest athlete of his generation.
Tennis.com listed him as the greatest male player of the open era. No other male tennis player has won 20 major singles titles in the Open Era, and he has been in 31 major finals, including 10 in a row. He has held the world No.
1 spot in the ATP rankings for longer than any other male player. He was ranked No. 1 at the age of 36 and has won a record eight Wimbledon titles. He won five consecutive US Open titles, which is the most in the Open Era. He has been voted by his peers to receive the tour Sportsmanship Award a record thirteen times and voted by tennis fans to receive the ATP Fans' Favorite award for seventeen consecutive years. Federer has been named the Swiss Sports Personality of the Year a record seven times.