'Djokovic wants his legacy to be greater than Roger Federer and Nadal', says analyst

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'Djokovic wants his legacy to be greater than Roger Federer and Nadal', says analyst

A different treatment, certainly worse from his point of view, by the media. This is what Novak Djokovic perceives towards him and, obviously, it does not make his relationship with some press organs easy. The number 1 of the ATP ranking, in the press conference following the match won in the round of 16 of the Australian Open against Milos Raonic, does not mince words and, speaking with the Serbian media, removes several pebbles from his shoes.

"How to open a Pandora's box - he says - but if we start talking about it now we will make night" As for the reasons for this alleged attitude towards him, he initially opens his arms: "Maybe there are a million different reasons"

Ultimately, however, Nole seems convinced that his "defect", what some media perceives as such obviously, is in his sincerity. "I have never had problems saying how I think and, perhaps, this is not appreciated by some institutions and, therefore, the treatment on some media is a consequence"

With regard to the institutions mentioned, perhaps the reference is to some "political" positions, such as when he founded the Ptpa with Vasek Pospisil in open contrast with the ATP. It must be said that some media have pointed the finger at Djokovic during his long match against Taylor Fritz regarding the injury suffered by the Serbian, considering his reaction to be "excessive" compared to the real extent of the physical problem.

Sam Groth recently penned an article about Novak Djokovic, questioning the Serb's behavior and public persona. According to Groth, Djokovic's actions have severely damaged his image, making him a 'villain' in comparison to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Groth on Novak Djokovic's reputation

Moving on to Novak Djokovic’s recent injury-related controversy, Sam Groth claimed that the World No. 1's history of exaggering his injuries will always haunt him. According to the Aussie, Djokovic’s critics don’t deride the Serb for no reason; Groth opined that Djokovic has, over time, built a reputation as someone who lies for no apparent reason.

"He (Novak Djokovic) wants his legacy to be the greatest player of all time (above Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), and for all this controversy to be forgotten," Groth remarked. "But he's doing himself no favors in that regard.

So when he appears to be an innocent victim of circumstance, his past colors people's views. Injuries usually demand sympathy rather than suspicion," the Aussie added. "This hasn’t just come out of nowhere; people don’t question the severity of your injury for no reason. Djokovic has a reputation for being the boy who cried wolf."