‘I think that’s the great class of Novak Djokovic’, says WTA legend

Thanks to the triumph obtained in Paris-Bercy, Novak Djokovic has broken other records. The world number 1 has in fact posted his sixth title in the prestigious French tournament, which earned him the 37th Masters 1000 of his amazing career. In addition to having overtaken Rafael Nadal in this special ranking, the Serbian phenomenon has also guaranteed the mathematical certainty of ending the year at the top of the ATP ranking. This is the seventh time for Nole, who has broken off his idol Pete Sampras stopped at 6. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be the main favorite at the ATP Finals, which kick off on Sunday in Turin. The 34-year-old from Belgrade will have to pay particular attention to Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, while great uncertainty still reigns over the condition of Stefanos Tsitsipas (afflicted with an elbow problem). In the course of a long interview with Eurosport, seven-time Slam champion Justine Henin remarked on Djokovic’s exceptional qualities.

Henin on Novak Djokovic

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin recently spoke at length about Novak Djokovic, highlighting some of the Serb’s standout qualities. “He is totally unique,” Henin told Eurosport. “I think it’s really about time – even though there are a lot of people who obviously respect his huge career – that people realise what he is achieving. You can like Novak Djokovic, you can dislike him, there are many people who don’t fancy his character, but what he is doing in his career, what the champion is doing, is simply extraordinary.” The Belgian reckons that even though Djokovic does himself a disservice with his emotional outbursts on court, he has the ability to refocus very quickly. “And he still has this humility, this willingness to question himself tactically. And indeed, the variety that he has shown going forward and serve and volley at important moments,” Henin said. “I think that’s the great class of Novak Djokovic and it shows that he’s still capable of evolving and adapting to a lot of circumstances. On the emotional side, I think Novak Djokovic is capable of digging a hole for himself but also of bouncing back so quickly. I’m not surprised anymore.” The 34-year-old tennis star had history on stake at the US Open this year. Though he reached the finals, Djokovic couldn’t complete the Calendar Grand Slam as he lost to Daniil Medvedev. Funnily enough, Jackman did his bit in the Arthur Ashe stadium.

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