Sometimes everything can change in a few hours. What seemed like a failed and unfortunate Australian campaign for world number one Novak Djokovic, has evolved over the shifts into a veritable manifestation of technical skills and mental strength by the Serbian, capable of annihilating Medvedev in the final and to interrupt the streak of consecutive victories of the Russian that had begun at the master thousand in Paris-Bercy with a caesura worthy of an executioner. Yes, because the one in Melbourne was a tournament which, even before confirming Nole’s tennis superiority on those fields, rewarded and sublimated the resilience of the Serb, his mentality. In the period of his tennis resurrection, the Serb – who is about a year younger than Rafael Nadal and nearly six years younger than Roger Federer – benefited from their decline in performance to gnaw his own disadvantage in terms of Big Titles. To understand how much, just think that from July three years ago to today, the Spaniard has won seven tournaments (3 Majors and 3 Masters 1000) and the Davis Cup, while the Swiss has raised five cups to the sky (the most important of which is the Masters 1000 in Miami 2019, the other four titles are ATP 500) and grabbed three finals. We will see how much these three legends of our sport will still want to win: however, their greatness has long since been immeasurable and no statistics will be able to enclose and order it. Pepe Imaz recently claimed that World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has done a lot of work on his inner self over the last few years, which has helped him tremendously on the professional front as well.
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“Novak Djokovic has spent years working on himself, his interior, understanding that when one is better inside, everything he does, he does it with more harmony, and (does it) better at the end of the day,” Pepe Imaz stated. Pepe Imaz went on to explain that the work Novak Djokovic has done has helped him over the last year in particular, which has been a difficult one for the entire world. “In this difficult year that we have all lived, Novak Djokovic has become even more aware of the importance of what is the human being, the family and prioritizing things,” Imaz said. “I think that has helped him. The calm that you get through the result, that does not depend on you, you can have it today and not tomorrow,” he went on. “The intrinsic calm is more solid and goes within you, that is the one you have to nurture.” During the interview, Pepe Imaz also touched upon Novak Djokovic’s quest to break the record for most Grand Slams in men’s tennis. The Serb’s Australian Open title marked his 18th Major, taking him to within two of the all-time record which is jointly held by rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. “Novak Djokovic’s desire and goal at a professional and tennis level is to achieve the maximum possible Grand Slams,” Imaz said. “He has it in his sights, and he has a lot of determination. But when there are 3 people with that determination, it is not easy,” he added. “Rafa and Novak are people with impressive mental strength. It will be nice to see what happens year after year.”
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are three of the most successful players in the history of menand#039;s tennis