The first week of Wimbledon 2021 is over and on this Sunday of rest world number one Novak Djokovic spent time talking to the media about his run-up to the title. The Serbian champion is the big favorite of the London tournament and spent the first week not offering great tennis but passing his rounds quite easily, losing only one set in the first round against young British Jack Draper.
Novak Djokovic is now part of the Big Three's rivalry with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but a good part of the world audience continues to see him as the 'bad guy' due to certain behaviors and does not put him on the same level as the other two.
The number one in the world gave an interesting interview to the microphones of Tennis Majors where he answered all the questions and spoke like this: "In 90% of the competitions I play the crowd is against me, I don't have to face only my rival, but also the crowd.
It's something I've gotten used to, but I'm a human being and I have feelings. I think it is human to see situations where I react to fans who provoke me."
Novak Djokovic: "90% of the time I have the crowd against"
In many parts of the world they do not like the behavior of the Serbian champion, who instead, for example, he receives great affection from the crowd in Asia.
Nole said:" Sometimes I have explosive reactions but I need to express my emotions. I have to release the tension in the heat of battle, I am inspired by wolves as a guide of my spiritual nature and when I was a child I spent a lot of time in the mountains to see them.
Those encounters had a big impact on me and generated a connection that I still feel today. I have that hunger for glory, that energy that I sometimes develop through real roars, which are very useful for my victories." In the next round Nole will be engaged in the Round of 16 against the Chilean Christian Garin, certainly not a formidable opponent on this surface but at the same time the Serbian will have to offer a good version of himself.