Novak Djokovic has performed simply three video games on this first a part of the season. The selection to not get vaccinated in opposition to the Coronavirus upset the plans of the Serbian, who was unable to defend the title on the Australian Open.
The #1 on the planet was expelled from the nation after a cleaning soap opera that lasted for nearly two weeks, in addition to struggling critical harm to his picture. The Serbian phenomenon performed within the ATP 500 in Dubai, however didn’t make it previous the quarter-finals.
Strict US rules compelled him to overlook the Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000s as properly. Barring additional twists and turns, Nole will likely be again in motion on the pink clay of Monte Carlo. As France has determined to abolish the vaccination go, the 20-time Grand Slam champion should not have any downside attending Roland Garros in Might.
If Daniil Medvedev had been to achieve the semifinal in Miami, he would once more snatch the highest place of the ATP rating from Djokovic. In an extended interview with the Spanish journal ‘Jot Down’, Alex Corretja defended Novak from the criticisms which have rained on him in latest instances.
Alex Corretja talks about Djokovic
“I believe in the present day, with every little thing that has occurred to Novak Djokovic lately – the US Open 2020, the ultimate he misplaced final yr, this yr in Australia… – he’s stronger than ever.
I like him deeply as a result of he says what he feels. He does not say the correct issues to get individuals to like him and that is to his credit score. Then you may kind of agree along with his mind-set, however you may’t criticize how constant he’s along with his rules.
He respects the truth that I obtained vaccinated, however for some purpose he determined to not. I do not know, I am a giant fan of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. Not simply Nadal and Federer. Djokovic is far smarter than individuals suppose. In truth, there may be one factor about Djokovic that could be very Martian and which, in my view, won’t be exceeded for a really, very very long time: greater than 361 weeks (362 now, editor’s be aware) as world primary.
And this file went fully unnoticed. And that is unfair. As a result of if this file had been held by Nadal or Federer, it could be completely highlighted as one thing inaccessible, unbeatable. Djokovic shouldn’t be thought of to his honest worth as a result of he generates plenty of controversy and since there are lots of individuals who don’t agree along with his lifestyle.
It needs to be impartial. If you wish to worth his sporting work, it’s a must to worth his sporting successes. It could be one other factor if we did a ballot to seek out out who you want probably the most or who forwards to you probably the most” – Alex Corretja said.