"Novak Djokovic was unstoppable," said former tennis star
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In an interview released in recent days, former tennis star Nikolay Davydenko analyzed Novak Djokovic's season in detail. Davydenko explained: "Novak Djokovic's season was conditioned by his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
He had to give up the Australian Open and the US Open, as well as having missed all the American Masters 1000. The best Djokovic was not seen at the Roland Garros, while the player we all know is back at Wimbledon. The seventh title in London gave him confidence and in the second part of the season he was unstoppable.
There are no more adjectives to describe his greatness. If he had also played in Melbourne and New York, it is likely that he would have finished 2022 at the top of the ATP rankings”. The 21-time Grand Slam champion will start his 2023 by playing the ATP 250 in Adelaide, before going on the hunt for his tenth title at the Australian Open.
The Serbian champion will have to be especially careful of Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz.
Novak Djokovic's season
Novak Djokovic won five titles in 2022, making up for a season heavily conditioned by his choice not to get vaccinated against the Covid-19.
The Serbian champion had to miss the Australian Open and the US Open, two tournaments in which he would have been the main favorite to win. The former world number 1 did not shine at the Roland Garros, where he did not go beyond the quarterfinals, but he redeemed himself by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row.
In addition to having matched his idol Pete Sampras with seven title at Church Road, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has moved just one length behind Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam rankings. Nole will try the hook as early as the 2023 Australian Open, having been cleared by the local government to fly Down Under next month.
Goran Ivanisevic's pupil embellished his 2022 by also winning the ATP Finals in Turin, the Masters 1000 in Rome, the ATP 500 in Astana and the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv.